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Fight with hordes of mosquitoes? Hike through a jungle? Put an acoustic coupler on a payphone!? Read about all these and more in our desperate hunt for bandwidth.
From the early days of the internet to today, there's little we won't do to get a good connection.
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I think I'm going to have to check these novels out. They sound like my kind of crazy.
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I love e-books, but there's still nothing like the feel of a book in my hand. It's nice to know I'm far from the only one.
Book shops are attracting more and more customers by offering cafes and running events.
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Just reading the Lord of the rings again... Finally got around to it, finally have some time for it
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Yes. Yes, you should.
Check out these five tips for using revision control in operations.
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My story of a failure that's been in the making, I now realize, for years. Oh, and Verizon, putting two rotten sticks together--AOL & Yahoo--won't make a strong stick.
There was a time when Yahoo was The Internet company the way Google is today. What happened?
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Many years ago I had a free Yahoo! e-mail account, which I used daily.

And one day, suddenly it was cancelled by Yahoo! without previous warning.

I had always used the account according to the terms of service, so I did not understand why it was cancelled. Besides, I feared I was involved in something illegal: perhaps somebody could have stolen my e-mail password and using my account for money laundering or any other criminal activity.

I asked Yahoo! for an explanation. Perhaps I have inadvertently violated the terms of service; or the e-mail account was being used for unlawful purposes, as I said before. I did not get any response. Instead, I was told that the company had not any obligation to give one; and, believe or not, I was prompted to create a new Yahoo! free e-mail account.

This surrealistic response got me very, very angry. Since then, Yahoo! does not deserve any respect from me.

Bye, Yahoo!, bye.
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Want to know about the nuts and bolts of tech journalism? Join me and some of my friends and colleagues on this video conference. With a special guest appearance by my editorial assistant, Twiggy!
 
Lunduke & Whatnot (with Matt) - Episode 2.

+Matt Hartley and myself hang out with some some of our technology journalist buddies -- +Steven Vaughan-Nichols, +Rikki Endsley, and +Whitson Gordon -- to talk about click-bait, journalistic integrity and how the mainstream news so often get tech topics wrong. Plus a surprise appearance from a wounded tech journalist, +jack wallen.
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Thanks for hanging out, Twiggy!
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Who is going to foot the bill for this? 
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Ack! Existentialist error message!
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Book.Open() Book.Read() Book.Close()
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My good friend +Carol Pinchefsky has a number of excellent suggestions here. I'll just add that I continue to be surprised at how Max Headroom, now almost 30-years old, still feels relevant.
 
8 TV shows that deserve a revival--but with better special effects.
Let’s face it. Hollywood loves a good remake/reboot/revival as much as it likes original programming. So why not ask Hollywood for revivals that we would actually want to watch?
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The technology evidence really does point to Russian groups being behind the DNC leak.
Was it to cover for hack, or part of info-war on NATO? Putin won't tell.
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Pointing the finger at the Russians could be a complete snow job.  To me it is way too early in the investigation to be pointing any fingers.
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Oddly enough I happen to be reading a history of London and I just got to the section about the Great Fire.
 
The Great Fire of London has been reimagined in Minecraft
Discover how fire ravaged the capital at the Museum of London's 'Fire! Fire!' exhibit
Discover how fire ravaged the capital at the Museum of London's 'Fire! Fire!' exhibit
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That's strange. I too am reading a book about the fire. The one I'm reading is "By Permission of Heaven - The story of the Great Fire of London" by Adrian Tinniswood.
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In case you know someone who's still unclear on the basics.
 
From Agile to Waterfall: Demystifying Programming Methodologies

Need a software methodology cheat sheet? I wrote this overview to put some of the most popular methodologies in perspective. Hopefully it will clear up lingering confusion about exactly what they are and what they’re good for. Think of it as the least you need to know about each one!
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CMMI FTW! (Not...)
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Introduction
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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  • West Virginia University
    History, 1982 - 1984
  • Glenville State College
    English & history, 1974 - 1975
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