Profile

Cover photo
Victor Laurie
Worked at Princeton University
Attended Harvard University
117 followers|23,724 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos+1's

Stream

Victor Laurie

Shared publicly  - 
 
How fast is your connection to the Internet? Ever wonder if your Internet service provider is actually giving you the speed that they claim in their advertising? According to a report in the Wall S...
1
Add a comment...

Victor Laurie

Shared publicly  - 
 
Studying the cultural production of ignorance
Article from Physics Today with disturbing observations about widespread and obtuse ignorance about scientific facts in the general public.
1
Add a comment...

Victor Laurie

Shared publicly  - 
 
How third-party cookies from advertisers are used to track an individual's web activity
1
Add a comment...
 
Free Windows!

I never thought I'd see the day that Microsoft actually provided free copies of Windows. There really is a new regime. It was announced today that OEMs will get free Windows 8.1 for devices smaller than 9".
The "Internet of Things" will join the Microsoft ecosystem without paying.
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
117 people
Chuck Stempler's profile photo
 
AOL email has been hacked and many accounts are being spoofed  to send out spam.
The undead are rising from their graves—or at least a legion of long-forgotten AOL email addresses are. Folks have been complaining about a flood of spam email flowing out from a sea of AOL email addresses over the past several days, with tales of angst being chronicled under the #aolhacked hashtag on Twitter. People are not pleased, to put it mildly. My wife & I were very early Internet users, new thing called "AOL" - & now #AOLhacked regar...
1
Add a comment...
 
Are wearable computer devices a fad that has come and gone?
1
Add a comment...
 
Windows 8.1 Update
If you are interested to know what is in the Windows 8.1 update that is soon to be released, here is a pretty good rundown on what's new. 
1
Add a comment...

Victor Laurie

Shared publicly  - 
Below is my first computer. It's the Univac I that I used in graduate school at Harvard in 1956-57. Below that is a recent Intel wearable computer device. Its computing power is far greater than th...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
117 people
Chuck Stempler's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Retired chemistry professor- now busy with various computer activities.
Employment
  • Princeton University
    Professor, 1966 - 1995
  • Stanford University
    Assistant Professor, 1960 - 1966
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
VW Laurie, Victor William Laurie, v.laurie, Victor W Laurie
Story
Tagline
Vic Laurie is a retired chemistry professor who is currently involved in a number of computer activities.
Introduction
Victor (Vic) Laurie is a former professor of chemistry at Princeton University, now retired.
Bragging rights
He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has received a number of honors, including fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan and John Simon Guggenheim Foundations.
Education
  • Harvard University
    PhD Physical Chemistry, 1954 - 1957
  • University of South Carolina
    BS Chemistry and Mathematics, 1950 - 1954
Victor Laurie's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
The Windows Command Line Interpreter, Batch Files, and Scripting- Using...
commandwindows.com

Site has introductory how-to tutorials and easy-to-understand articles on the Windows command line (DOS prompt) and batch files

Computer tips|tricks|tutorials|Use Windows better
vlaurie.com

Learn how to use Microsoft Windows and the Internet better, faster, and safer with these articles, slide shows, and tutorials.

The Command Line in Windows: Run Line
commandwindows.com

The Run line in the Windows Start menu can be used to speed up access to a whole variety of functions. Some examples of the shortcuts that a

The Command Line in Windows: Batch file basics
commandwindows.com

The basics of how to construct a batch file in Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 is described