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Computer Data Storage Through the Ages -- From Punch Cards to Blu-Ray

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Blue's News shares a six pages Maximum PC article (single print page) on "Computer Data Storage Through the Ages -- From Punch Cards to Blu-Ray"

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10 Funny Ways Microsoft's Retail Stores Will Differ From Apple Stores

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Digg shares a PC World blog with its ten funny ways Microsoft's retail stores will differ from Apple stores: "Microsoft announced plans to open retail stores, hoping to boost visibility of many of its products and its brand.

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Welcome to Macintosh: An one hour and 23 minutes documentary on Apple.

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Welcome to Macintosh is an one hour and 23 minutes documentary on Apple. There are some technical parts as well for the geeks/nerds.

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Windows Millennium Edition (Me) and Me.

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UserFriendly shows what Ant was like when he used Windows Millennium Edition (Me) at work and on his uncle's former laptop/notebook.

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Two-Thirds of Americans Without Broadband Don't Want It

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Digg and Arstechnica mention the recent Pew's Internet & American Life Project report (an portal document format/PDF link inside) to say that two-thirds of Americans without broadband don't want it

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Got a Seagate Hard Disk Drive (HDD)?

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Seagate officially reports that a number of their hard disk drives (HDDs), from specific families, may become inaccessible when the host system is powered on... Once a drive has become affected the data becomes inaccessible to users but the data is not deleted. Seagate has isolated this issue to a firmware bug affecting drives from these families manufactured in December 2008..."

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Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

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Digg shares a funny 2.5 minutes Onion video showing the Apple's introduction to a revolutionary new laptop/notebook

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How Windows Became The Market Leader.

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VideoSift shares a 20.75 minutes YouTube video (two parts: 9.5 minutes #1 and 10.75 minutes #2) on how Microsoft Windows became the market leader.

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Kroll Ontrack Top 10 Data Blunders of 2008: Weirdest computing disasters.

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Digg shares a ZDNet story on another annual Kroll Ontrack list of its top 10 data blunders of 2008. The company has seen people across the world falling victim to acts of great stupidity and misfortune.

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A hungry spider chases after a moving mouse cursor.

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Funny Animal Videos has a funny 29 seconds video showing a small hungry jumping spider chasing and trying to catch

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Vintage Computing and Gaming

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UserFriendly's link of the day is on Vintage Computing and Gaming. It shows "adventures in collecting, playing, and hacking vintage computing and gaming devices.

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Famous technology/tech. myths that just won't die.

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This Computerworld opinion article talks about the technology/tech myths that come in all shapes and sizes: Some contain a morsel of truth, but many of them are so wildly preposterous that it's hard to imagine anyone taking them seriously...

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Which one(s) are you?

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Which one would you pick? Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) or your significant one (SO)?

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Survey: 35% would pick Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) over spouse.

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Network World and Chicago Sun-Times report Sheraton Hotels & Resorts' survey saying "... 85% of U.S. professionals surveyed said that because of modern technology, they feel compelled to be connected to work 24/7 and 81% say they work harder now than they did five years ago.

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Animator vs. Animation II: The Chosen One Will Kill Your PC

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VideoSift shares a three minutes and 26 seconds YouTube video (original source) showing The Chosen One destroying an owner's Windows XP desktop.

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Your laptop/notebook is lying to you.

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Dan's Data reports your cellular/cell/mobile phone is lying to you. So is your laptop/notebook. And not just when they whisper to you in the night.

Mobile phones, and most modern laptops, have signal strength and battery life displays. One or both of these displays has probably been the focus of all of your attention at one time or another. Neither display is actually telling you what you think it's telling you.

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Ballmerland in Redmond, Washington/WA, United States/US.

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UserFriendly made a funny comic strip showing a future map design in Redmond, Washington/WA, United States/US.

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Laptop/Notebook Losses Total 12,000 Per Week at United States/U.S. Airports; And how to avoid the losses.

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/. shares a Dark Reading article on how "companies (not personal) lose a lot more laptops/notebooks than they disclose, according to a report published Monday.

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