General Computing

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If driving was like Windows's file copy dialog...

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Xkcd shares its funny comic strip on Microsoft (MS) Windows' file copy time and driving.

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The Amazing World of Software Version Numbers

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/. shares a three pages Technologizer article on the history of version numbers -- "They exaggerate. They fudge. They confuse. And sometimes they're not even numbers.

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Like teenagers, computers are built to hook up. Abstinence doesn't work for Information Technology (IT) or for teens.

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Guardian reports "Like teenagers, computers are built to hook up. Demanding that users abstain from net will never work when they need it for their jobs. Better to practise safe hex. While Information Technology (IT) departments may wish to restrict users' connections, they are less eager to obey such limits themselves..."

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Mac Dock Icon Spelling

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Neatorama shares Mike Giepert's screen shot collections showing Mac Dock icons

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Fifteen (15) Classic Personal Computer (PC) Design Mistakes

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/. shares a four pages Technologizer article showing fifteen (15) classic personal computer/PC design mistakes/errors -- "There's no such thing as the perfect computer, and never has been.

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McAfee H*Commerce: A minidocumentary on online security and privacy.

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Boards' Screening Room shares three short McAfee (boo!) videos (trailer, #1, and #2) showing an investigation to the business of hacking.

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Computers Can Send You to the Emergency Room (ER), Study Shows. Serious Computer Injuries Outpaced the # of New Computer Owners.

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This two pages ABC News article says the "first report to count computer-related emergency room (ER) injuries shows that each year more and more Americans are tripping over cords, dropping monitors, banging heads and snagging limbs.

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10 Unusual and Creative USB Hubs

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Digg shares a Toxel article that shows ten (10) unusual and creative universal serial bus (USB) hubs -- "USB hubs come in all shapes and sizes.

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Using a 1964 modem to dial up to the Internet.

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An eight minutes and 27 seconds YouTube video shows a huge "circa 1964 Livermore Data Systems 'Model A' Acoustic Coupler Modem, live demonstration.

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HI: Human Interface

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VideoSift shares a six minutes and 21 seconds musical Vimeo video showing a real-life Human Interface (HI)

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From Voodoo to GeForce: The Awesome History of 3D Graphics

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Maximum PC article (one print page) shares the past and current 3D video cards -- "Try to imagine where 3D gaming would be today if not for the graphics processing unit, or GPU. Without it, you wouldn't be tredging through the jungles of Crysis in all its visual splendor, nor would you be fending off endless hordes of fast-moving zombies at high resolutions. For that to happen, it takes a highly specialized chip designed for parallel processing to pull off the kinds of games you see today, the same ones that wouldn't be possible on a CPU alone. Going forward, GPU makers will try to extend the reliance on videocards to also include physics processing, video encoding/decoding, and other tasks that where once handled by the CPU.

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A Review On Things You Can And Can't Use As Thermal Interface Material (TIM) In A Pinch.

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Gabrieltessin's Overclockers Club Forum thread shows a review on things you can and can't use as thermal interface material (TIM) in a pinch on your central processing unit (CPU)

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A funny comic strip of software quality assurance (SQA) and software development...

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Xkcd shows a funny comic/cartoon strip of a guy's dream software quality assurance (SQA) and software development...

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If Everything Was Made by Microsoft (MS)

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Linux Today shares a funny Cracked.com article (might be inapproriate to the kids/children and sensitives) showing eighteen (18) cheesy doctored images of what the world might look like if it really did run on Microsoft (MS)

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LoadingReadyRun's Funny Video Spoof/Parody: Installation Anxiety (With Linux)

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UserFriendly's link of the day is on a five minute videos LoadingReadyRun video spoof/parody titled "Installation Anxiety" with Linux -- "With today's advances in Open Source software (OSS), you can install Linux anywhere you want. And some places you probably shouldn't."

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Gadget jargon still confuses many and the ten most confusing tech./technology terms/terminologies.

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BBC News reports that "Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), dongle, and cookie are some of the least understood words by the British public, according to a survey. Gadget Helpline surveyed more than 5,000 users and came up with a top ten (10) list of technology-related words people find most confusing. The firm says companies should use language people understand, rather than resorting to jargon..."

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Raising Bill Gates: Bringing Up Bill

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/. shares a Wall Street Journal article, with its ninteen photographs/photos. slideshow of the family album and a 3.3 minutes video story, on Bill Gates and his family's life including Bill's misbehaved rebel teenage life, his changes, etc. It was mainly an interview on Bill's father, Bill/William H. Gates, Sr.

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Personal Computer/PC End User License Agreement (EULA)

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Ant saw one of the latest Apple Mac vs. PC advertisement/spot/commercial about end user license agreement (EULA) [watch the high definition (HD) QuickTime video] and laughed.

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What if our tech is good enough? Incremental improvements just don't get us excited.

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TechRadar shares how "incremental improvements just don't get us excited. Perhaps Blu-ray is the canary in the coalmine. To its makers, it's a fantastic new format, the pinnacle of home entertainment technology. To the public, it's digital video/versatile disc (DVD) with a slightly better picture and double the price tag -- and most people have decided to stick with what they already have.

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The History of Comic Sans Font

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The Wall Street Journal reports on how "Vincent Connare designed the ubiquitous, bubbly Comic Sans typeface, but he sympathizes with the world-wide movement to ban it. Mr. Connare has looked on, alternately amused and mortified, as Comic Sans has spread from a software project at Microsoft Corporation/Corp. 15 years ago to grade-school fliers and holiday newsletters, ads and tags, business e-mails, street signs, Bibles, porn sites, gravestones and hospital posters about bowel cancer.

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