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    Who are you and what do you want with my data?

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    If you’ve got data, there are probably people who want to use it, analyze it, do things with it... that you never imagined and possibly don’t want them to. “Those people” might even be government agents. Who can put you in jail. If you’re not careful...
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    Do you want the bad news first? Or the worse news?

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    Oh noes!! "We're interested in seeing COBOL as a first-class citizen on .NET and on the Azure cloud," [chief technology officer of application modernization at Micro Focus] said. "Wherever cloud computing is going, we want COBOL to be running...
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    That’s not teen spirit I smell…

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    I’m not sure that I’m ready to smell my video games yet… Researchers in Birmingham have been developing new technology to add smells to the virtual world of video games. Firm adds smell to video games (bbc.co.uk) We’ve already got people getting nauseas...
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    Voice Command: FORMAT C: [ENTER]

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    Well, that’s how the joke used to go about Vista voice command... Apparently somebody thought it would be fun to actually implement something similar in their mobile o/s. On purpose or not. Heh. The bug can hardly be called a security problem, given it...
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    Michael Crichton: RIP. We’ll miss you.

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    Loved the books, Michael. We’ll miss all the ones that you didn’t to write. The novelist passed away in Los Angeles after a private battle with cancer. His family said the death was unexpected. Author Michael Crichton Dead at 66 (foxnews.com) Catch up...
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    Voting in R’lyeh?

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    I’m pretty sure that Lovecraft would know how to interpret these “mysterious massive waves”, especially since the last time that New England (home to Arkham and other scary places in ‘20s pulp fiction) saw this kind of big wave was in the ‘20s... Our...
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