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Anything else, off-topic, or stuff that's difficult to classify

When Javascript became the world's new CPU

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The computing world is always very unpredictable. That must be why there is a small number of people who make large amounts of money from it: they are in the right (unpredictable) place, at the right (unpredictable) time. Who would have ever guessed that Javascript, a simple scripting language initially thought as a simple means to make web pages “cooler”, would become… drum roll… the world’s new CPU? Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.

andLinux: Run Linux Applications Seamlessly In Windows

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andLinux is a complete Ubuntu Linux system running seamlessly in Windows 2000 based systems (2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7; 32-bit versions only).

1,000 year-old math problem solved

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computerworlduk.com: Mathematicians from North America, Europe, Australia and South America have resolved the first one trillion cases of an ancient mathematics problem.

10 habits of superstitious users

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blogs.techrepublic.com: For some users, the computer is unfathomable - leading them to make bizarre assumptions about technology and the effect of their own actions. Here are a few irrational beliefs such users develop.

Writing a book with the help of the Sakai free software community

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This article is about writing a book with the help of the free software community. The book in question is Sakai Courseware Management with the main authors being Alan Berg (Me myself and Sleepy and Michael Korcuska, the executive director of the Sakai Foundation. In reality, around forty community members delivered valuable content, which the authors distributed strategically throughout the book.

Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.

Book Review: Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++

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The creator of the C++ programming language brings us a new textbook in programming principles that could well become a classic tome. Read the review at Freesoftware Magazine.

Top ten biggest egos in technology

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itnews.com.au: This week, we count down some of the biggest egos in the IT business - the larger than life personalities that dominate IT.

Napster: Ten years of change

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news.bbc.co.uk: In June 1999 a US teenager wrote a computer program that turned the music industry on its head, and created shockwaves that are still being felt by the global entertainment business a decade later.

Valentine's Day ASCII Art

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Bill Gates releases mosquitoes during conference for malaria awareness

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wikinews.org: Bill Gates, the founder of computer software company Microsoft tried to bring attention to malaria on Wednesday February 4 by releasing a "swarm" of mosquitoes from a jar, into the crowd.

7 tech comics that will put a big smile on your face

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royal.pingdom.com: Sometimes you just need to take a short break, relax and have fun. A great way to do so is to check out some funny web comics, and we here at Pingdom are big fans of comics that dive into the slightly more geeky aspects of life.

LEGO logos by and for computer geeks

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royal.pingdom.com: Lego started selling their now world-famous bricks 60 years ago, and has a certain inherent geek appeal. This post shows what happens when computer geeks combine their love for Lego with their love for certain popular tech companies and their logos.

A Disconnect from the Real World

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lovehateubuntu.blogspot: After reading both Jeff Atwood's article and Joel Spolsky's response to a discussion topic, I'm wondering if these guys really live in the real world of programming or not. These two also don't seem to understand that there is a difference between programming and software development.

20 bizarre and funny ways people have broken their computers

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royal.pingdom: We here at Pingdom have gone through those press releases and handpicked the funniest and most bizarre incidents, for your reading pleasure.

Nine awesome computer ads from the 70s and 80s

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royal.pingdom.com: There are lots of vintage ad collections out there, and it’s always a fun to look through them. For your viewing pleasure, we have handpicked nine of the most fun, creative or just plain weird computer ads we have ever seen.

some off-topics

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  • dinosaurs+mice, HPUX+Linux, OOo+google office, aka the Innovator’s Dilemma
  • Major League Baseball to Silverlight: You're Out
  • The Myth Of Personal Freedom In The Digital World
  • RIAA win: Tennessee to police campus networks
  • Tech layoffs: The scorecard
  • Why Google Must Die

Java and Linux on the Android - Almost the Perfect Match?

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steamingopencup.blogspot: As this blogspot's subtitle states, you'll be reading more about Java and Linux here (aside from physics) than anything else, and I was hoping I'd have the opportunity to write a post that would talk about both of them under the same spotlight. Tonight, I was given that opportunity.

A baby named Linux

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linux.com: Reader Christian Nielsen wrote from Sweden to tell us he and his girlfriend have named their baby Linux, after the operating system, and attached this darling photo.

Standing Up to Hurricane Ike. . . with Linux, of Course

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linuxjournal.com: All of us at Linux Journal's Houston office are just fine, and we have found ways to stay in touch with each other and our community. We have used whatever technology is available to us to exchange information and coordinate our efforts.

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