General Computing

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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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Return of the '70s Microsoft Weirdos

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/. shares a Newsweek article on the famous photograph/photo. of eleven weirdos, in '70s clothes, seen on the Internet.

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A History of Copy Protection

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/. shares a four pages Next Generation article (one print page) on "the epic struggle between game makers and pirates has yielded some crazy copy protection methods over the past decades.

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Upgrading from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0

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Hemmy.net shares Prameya’s Blog that shows an old funny geeky e-mail joke

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An amusement park hires parenting cops to confiscate smart phones and portable device assistants (PDAs).

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The Sun (official press release) briefly reports that Alton Towers, a theme park in United Kingdom (UK), has banned adults from using pocket computers -– so they spend more time having fun with their kids. Any parent seen tapping on a personal digital assistant (PDA)/smartphone will have it confiscated by special wardens at Alton Towers.

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apt-get install wife

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Digg shares a funny comic strip showing what happens when a user runs "apt-get install wife"

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Chronology of the History of Computing

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Digg shares an extensive timeline (allow Web browser referrers if you see missing images) showing a chronology of the computing history

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Infrared photographs of heated personal computer/PC hardware parts.

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Dark Roasted Blend shares PC Games Hardware's infrared photograph gallery (German texts) showing many infrared photographs

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