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When the moon kisses the sea. I wish I knew who took this shot. It's glorious. Google Image Search didn't help this time.
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My friend +Naomi Friedman latest take on Middle East foreign affairs.
Before signing the Iran deal, Obama administration officials often repeated an "I think I can't" mantra.
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At last, someone has interviewed Hamilton, who's alive, well, and still programming. 
 
Margaret Hamilton, the Engineer Who Took the Apollo to the Moon

We interview this computer science pioneer after her photo with the Apollo 11 mission code conquered Twitter.
We interview this computer science pioneer after her photo with the Apollo 11 mission code conquered internet
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She doesn't need github. She does the hiring.
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You tell 'em +Mike Elgan ! We're still here and for me G+ is still the best social network.
 
Sorry, tech press. Google+ is alive and well.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/Z6sQ6w )

A chorus of tech journalists this week is saying that Google is phasing out its social network, Google+.

Where did they get this juicy nugget of information? Well, they made it up. And I'll tell you why.

But first, let's look at what the press is saying and compare that with reality:

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/google-is-alive-and-well-despite-persistent-media-reports.html

#GooglePlus #Google+
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^ errr, maybe not including that one.
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Some people were afraid all those Windows 10 downloads, 3.5GBs a pop, would break the Internet. Nope, not happening. Here's why.
Windows 10 is now available for anyone to download and the Internet is holding up well to the strain of millions of 3.5GB downloads.
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I can wait for your advice, "wizard"  ;-)  Thanks!
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A new Windows, a new Blue Screen of Death.

This is a real error "message" by the by. If you run into it, book back into your original Windows and: ‘Right Click > Manage on "Computer"> Event Viewer> Windows Logs" to see what went wrong.
 
Upgrade to Windows 10. It will be fun. They said. Via /u/joey_frydrych #funny #IT #Microsoft #Humour #UseLinux
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+Carl Snyder​ please wait until the connection is restored or contact your system administrator.

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Eventually, this is going to end up in the Supreme Court, but for now, here's one step in the right direction. 
It's a tug of war for cell-phone privacy as U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh rules mobile-phone tracking does requires a warrant.
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That was on content, this is for tracking your location 24x7.
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So, how many different ways could the password cracker order a beer?

#SysAdminDay 
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83er, 833r, be3R
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Hmmm...
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+Shang Heng Wei​ he is Gandalf, he runs Windows on OSX (oh, and he arrives precisely when he means to) :) 
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If this is what you see after "upgrading" to Windows 10, you've actually downloaded the little-known Windows 9.5 release. 
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oh, I am not waiting, I got it already :-)
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If you're involved in serious network work, you're seriously going to need to learn about software-defined networking in general and OpenDaylight in particular.
OpenDaylight, the open-source, software-defined network, is moving from the lab into full-scale production.
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In the last few years, Microsoft has:

Embraced supporting Docker Linux containers in Windows and Azure
·         It’s emphasis on Azure as a multiplatform cloud (now 25 percent Linux)
·         Embraced Kubernites
·         Windows gurus Mark Russinovich and Jeffrey Snover having starring roles at the recent Chef developers’ conference
·         Last year’s opening up of the .NET Framework
·         Support for Android emulation in Windows 

In short, this doesn't look like Steve Ballmer's MSFT anymore. But, do you buy that MSFT has actually seen the open-source light? I'd like to know what your take on MSFT's recent moves, especially if you are an open-source developer, for a story.
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While it is really a lot, as opposed to ‘too little’, it is definitely too late. 

I do not think the open source community should care for two reasons. On the one hand, there is nothing M$ is able to offer, now or in the foreseeable future, that has not already been available to open sourcers. On the other hand Mr. Nadella might not last long in his byzantine environ, in spite of my deepest sympathies, and his successor will, I am afraid, steer back to basics, the good old days via the good old ways of splendid isolation.

M$, imho, does not intend to lure open sourcers, they merely attempt to stem the exodus. They are the underdogs on the brave new hunting ground where their established business model of selling inferior quality at a premium price is no longer applicable. The most dangerous moment in M$ corporate life, to paraphrase Alexis de Tocqueville, when they began to reform. Mr. Nadella is left with no alternatives.
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it!

Steven was also the first writer to notice this little thing called the Web and he thought it just might be important some day. Who knew!? :-)
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    History, 1982 - 1984
  • Glenville State College
    English & history, 1974 - 1975
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