General Computing

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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Digg shares a Wired article on old/outdated/nostalgia stuff -- "There are some things in this world that will never be forgotten, this week's 40th anniversary of the moon landing for one.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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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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