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80MBS of storage for under $12K? ComputerWorlds top 10 retro ads

80MBS of storage for under $12K? ComputerWorlds top 10 retro ads

My favorite: What the heck is electronic mail? That’s the question posed in this Honeywell ad, which explains: “Simply put, it means high-speed information transportation. “One of the most advanced methods is terminals talking to one another. “Your mailbox is the terminal on your desk. Punch a key and today’s correspondence and messages are displayed(…)

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Top Five Best Criminal Computer Hackers of All Time

Top Five Best Criminal Computer Hackers of All Time

Kevin Mitnick From marvequin:  1. Kevin Mitnick. Mitnick is perhaps synonymous with Hacker. The Department of Justice still refers to him as "the most wanted computer criminal in United States history." His accomplishments were memorialized into two Hollywood movies: Takedown and Freedom Downtime. Mitnick got his start by exploiting the Los Angeles bus punch card(…)

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Hoax nuke blast seen on TV weather

Hoax nuke blast seen on TV weather

  PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) — Members of a Czech art group who hacked into television broadcasting with images of a hoax nuclear explosion were charged and will have to stand trial, a state prosecutor said Thursday.art.nukeblast.jpg The six members of the Prague-based Ztohoven group were charged last month with spreading false information and face(…)

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Ancient Rome rebuilt, virtually

Ancient Rome rebuilt, virtually

Not only was Rome not built in a day, but a digital model took 10 years to construct. A team of archaeologists, architects and computer specialists from Italy, the United States, Britain and Germany has just unveiled a sprawling 3D digital simulation of the ancient city as it appeared at the height of its development(…)

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The mystery of how an animal has survived for 80 million years without sex has been solved by UK scientists

The mystery of how an animal has survived for 80 million years without sex has been solved by UK scientists

There could be some benefit to millions of years without sex after all—Dr Alan Tunnacliffe, University of Cambridge Clip from article: A Cambridge team says the creature owes its existence to a genetic quirk that offers some recompense for its prolonged celibacy. Many asexual organisms have died out because they cannot adapt to changes in(…)

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Will the San Francisco Chronicle be the first newspaper to kill print in favor of its online sfgate.com?

Will the San Francisco Chronicle be the first newspaper to kill print in favor of its online sfgate.com?

photo: in2jazz From article: Why the San Francisco Chronicle is a candidate to exit print Play with me on this one: Which major American newspaper should be the first to throw up its hands and stop publishing a print product? It’s a question worth asking. This could be the worst year for newspapers since the(…)

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Swedish underground ISP, looks like something out of James Bond…

Swedish underground ISP, looks like something out of James Bond…

This underground data center has greenhouses, waterfalls, German submarine engines, simulated daylight and can withstand a hit from a hydrogen bomb. It looks like the secret HQ of a James Bond villain. And it is real. It is a newly opened high-security data center run by one of Sweden’s largest ISPs, located in an old(…)

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