General Computing

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The History of the Internet in a Nutshell

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Six Revisions share "The History of the Internet in a Nutshell" starting 1969 -- "Here's a brief history of the Internet, including important dates, people, projects, sites, and other information that should give you at least a partial picture of what this thing we call the Internet really is, and where it came from.

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Windows XP's default wallpaper's "Bliss" versus/vs. 2007's "After Microsoft".

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Neatorama shares a Goldin+Senneby article showing the history and comparison of Windows XP's default wallpaper's "Bliss" versus/vs. 2007's "After Microsoft"

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Vintage versus/vs. Modern Personal Computers/PC Prices

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This four pages Technologizer article takes six classic personal computers (PCs) from yesteryear–some cheap, some expensive–and compare one could buy today for the same price

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Toilet-as-computer comic.

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Why computers suck at maths: How simple calculations can be a matter of life and death.

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This three pages TechRadar article explains "why computers suck at maths and how simple calculations can be a matter of life and death. Computers might struggle to exhibit intelligent behaviour, but blindly performing arithmetic calculations is surely their forte. Or is it? ..."

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What do you think of Windows 7?

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24 years of Windows package designs.

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Digg shares a TechRadar article on the "24 years of Windows package design

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Do you sleep/snooze with your computer(s) and/or laptop(s)/notebook(s)/netbook(s) off in your room?

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Who Writes Linux: Big Business

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This Computerworld blog reports The Linux Foundation's report (portable document format/PDF) on who writes Linux -- "... Linux isn't written by lonely nerds hiding out in their parents' basements. It's written by people working for major companies -- many of them businesses that you probably don't associate with Linux.

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Obsolete Technology: 40 Big Losers; A Dial-up Modem Emulator Too!

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Digg shares a 2/two pages PC World article (also on Computerworld) showing 40 big losers that are obsolete technology -- "Old technology/tech. friends we used for years are now deceased or on life support..."

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16 Breakthrough Notebooks: A Look Back

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Linux Today shares a seventeen (17) pages PC World slideshow that looks back at the biggest technology breakthroughs in the evolution of laptop/notebook computers

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100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About

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Digg shares a Wired article on old/outdated/nostalgia stuff -- "There are some things in this world that will never be forgotten, this week's 40th anniversary of the moon landing for one. But Moore's Law and our ever-increasing quest for simpler, smaller, faster and better widgets and thingamabobs will always ensure that some of the technology we grew up with will not be passed down the line to the next generation of geeks.

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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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