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The branded bug: Meet the people who name vulnerabilities.

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This ZDNet opnion article says "Summary: Opinion: As 2014 comes to a close, bugs are increasingly disclosed with catchy names and logos.

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2/Two funny images related to computer tech(nical) support.

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Note: This will get (dirt/raunch)y/sewer. ;)

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10:01AM [Mousey] https://imgur.com/gallery/is0Kk9y
10:01AM [Flexo] [Link Info] title: "But... Plugging in cables is so hard!" -
          Imgur
10:02AM [Mousey] buttplugging cables are actually pretty flexible
10:06AM [m4tic] I ahve a lenovo with a esata right next to the usb... I give
          it the ole' reach around and am like: "wtf, why is this usb not
          working"... Oh, i put it in the wrong hole (again)
10:08AM [FngSaiYuk (remove AQFL to e-mail] hope it enjoyed it
10:08AM [FngSaiYuk] and didn't slap u instead
10:09AM [m4tic] always go slow
10:09AM [FngSaiYuk] and always w/lube
10:09AM [FngSaiYuk] plenty of lube
10:09AM [m4tic] hehe
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10:29AM [Mousey] https://xkcd.com/627/
10:29AM [Flexo] [Link Info] title: xkcd: Tech Support Cheat Sheet
10:30AM [Mousey] think i might just print this out
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What did you think of Microsoft's Windows XP?

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5/Five Unemulated Computer Experiences

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Vintage Computing and Gaming shared Jason Scott's blog titled 5/"Five Unemulated Computer Experiences" -- "While I and many others work to turn the experience of emulation into one as smooth and ubiquitous as possible, inevitably the corners and back alleys of discussions about this process present people claiming that there are unemulated aspects and therefore the entire project is domed.

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Data storage -- then and now.

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/. shared a nine/9 pages Computerworld's slideshow gallery (one ugly web page) showing "Data storage -- then and now -- As the size of storage drives shrink, capacity increases -- dramatically. Here is a look at how data storage has changed over the last six/6 decades..."

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The Mac and other things turning 30 in 2014

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MacWorld (United Kingdom (UK)) -- "The Macintosh launched 30 years ago on January 24, 1984. The world was a different place back then. To give you an idea of what the world was like that year, here are a few other things that are turning 30 or celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2014..." and "Mac turns thirty on 24 January. For a glimpse into 1984, here are some other things turning thirty, including plenty of tech from Flash to Facebook's father..."

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Your overlord's computers are like this!

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This xkcd comic strip shows what your overlord's computers are like like the one on Friday morning PST. :/

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Screen shots of computer code from television/TV and (movie/film)s.

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Boing Boing shared a brand new web site titled Screen shots of computer code -- "Images of the computer code appearing in TV/television and films and what they really are..."

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Should Ant finally dump the 10+ years old Windows XP Pro. SP3 installation & install 64-bit Windows 7 HPE during Xmas 2013 week?

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Yes, dump XP and install 7 already!
31% (8 votes)
Yes, dump XP but use something else!
12% (3 votes)
No, wait again until Microsoft/MS drops XP support on April 8th, 2014.
0% (0 votes)
No, wait until the old Windows/hard disk drive (HDD)/something important computer related finally dies.
19% (5 votes)
No, keep going as long as possible!
27% (7 votes)
Ant should not be/stop using computers (thanks Otaking71 :P).
4% (1 vote)
I don't know. [gets slimed]
8% (2 votes)
Total votes: 26
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Obama Takes His Shutdown Government to the Apple Store

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Jason Gauci (MAMEhub's developer)'s Google+ post shared a funny one minute and 41 seconds YouTube video showing President Barack Obama taking his shutdown government to Apple Store -- "AppleCare, Obamacare...

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Progressbar -- An animated video.

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Boing Boing shared an 1.5 minutes animated Vimeo video titled "Progressbar".

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The New REALLY Cheap iPhone (Funny)

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VideoSift shared a funny 1.75(+) minutes YouTube video (also on the original Funny Or Die's web site) showing "The New REALLY Cheap iPhone -- Introducing the new iPhone, it's really cheap!"

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Over A Third of Americans Confess to Verbal or Physical Abuse of Their Computers

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Crucial press release says "over a third of Americans confess to verbal or physical abuse of their computers -- Crucial.com reveals the extent of frustration, anger, and helplessness felt by Americans when faced with computer problems..."

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