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Steven Vaughan-Nichols
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This shot of the Cygnus Loop, as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, the remnant of a supernova that exploded 20,000 years ago, is gorgeous..
In early May 2015, a sounding rocket will launch carrying new technology to peer at X-rays streaming from a supernova remnant called the Cygnus Loop and assess what the debris from this 20,000-year-old explosion is made of.
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Be neat if this stuff really existed wouldn't it :-)? Nice computer art!
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Dumb Microsoft, dumb, dumb, dumb. 
Summary:How can there be a future for Windows on smartphones and tablets when Microsoft is encouraging developers to bring its apps from Apple and Google's ecosystem?
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Not the typical "embrace and extend" strategy but by co-opting AOSP, GNU licensing issues may have unintended consequences for Windows itself 
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Dumb. Really dumb. 
Summary:How can there be a future for Windows on smartphones and tablets when Microsoft is encouraging developers to bring its apps from Apple and Google's ecosystem?
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Don't dismiss MS so easily. They currently have an extremely strong strategy and are positioned the best for unified device management combined with strong collaboration & productivity capabilities.

The fact that W10 offers unified/mobile device management across PC's tablets phones etc will make cross-platform W10 very attractive to the business domain, possibly alleviating some of the security vs usability concerns that currently exist.
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There's a lot for hard-core Linux users to like in the latest Debian distribution. ... unless you can't stand systemd of course.
Summary:Getting a Debian Linux release out the door is never easy, but the latest and greatest, Debian 8, "Jesse" is out now.
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Anyone who can take Iceweasel should be alright with the Systemd thing.
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The science is looking better and better for this, which means we may have a true space drive in a few decades.
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+Brendan Minish I totally agree and I'm still skeptical myself, but it is encouraging that tests that remove possible outside effects or measurement errors have so far still reproduced the result.
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After decades apart, Carmen and Waldo finally found each other.
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This is def. C2e2
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What I find interesting isn't so much the new features as the overall clean-up of the code.
Summary:The latest OpenStack release brings bare metal support, better identity federation, and new object storage support to the popular open-source cloud.
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Depending on what photo I feed it, Microsoft's How Old site is telling me I'm anywhere from 46 (yea!) to 77 (What!?)
#HowOldRobot. b_searchboxSubmit. Use This Photo. Use your own photo. Max Photo Size 3MB. Sorry if we didn't quite get the age and gender right – we are still improving this feature. Try Another Photo! Read the story behind this demo · Tweet · Privacy & Cookies | Terms of Use | View Source.
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yes, I got anywhere from -7 to +15 (yikes)
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Now, this, this is a selfie. It's John Grunsfeld and he took this photo off the reflective surface of the Hubble space telescope in 2009. That's the Atlantis shuttle in the background.
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Totally cool!
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There's a lot for hard-core Linux users to like in the latest Debian distribution.
Summary:Getting a Debian Linux release out the door is never easy, but the latest and greatest, Debian 8, "Jesse" is out now.
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+Alan Rochester Typo! It's been fixed.
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Ready or not, well actually "ready not," here comes Windows 10.
Microsoft could do a lot to rectify the fiasco that was Windows 8 by taking the time to fix the problems in the very promising Windows 10 beta. Or it could instead meet an arbitrary deadline and release a buggy OS guaranteed to annoy users.
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Does Satya Nadella have any trips to Taiwan on his itinerary?   :-D
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Here's what you're going to find in the new Fedora Linux.
Summary: The new Fedora, with its GNOME 3.16 interface, is an interesting, powerful Linux desktop.
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    Journalist, 1989 - present
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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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  • West Virginia University
    History, 1982 - 1984
  • Glenville State College
    English & history, 1974 - 1975
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