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The First-Ever Bit of Computer-Generated Music Ever Created Has Been Restored

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Back in 1951, computers were room-sized things powered by hot, finicky vacuum tubes that required multiple people to program and operate. British computer scientist Alan Turing was in the middle of it all, creating the foundations of all the devices were have today. Working at the Computing Manchester Laboratory in Manchester, Turing figured out how [&hellip

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Groovin' to the oldies!
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IMDb Launched

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October 17, 1990

Colin Needham, an English movie fan, launches the “rec.arts.movies movie database”, which would later be known as the Internet Movie Database, or IMDb. An engineer working for HP at the time, by 1996 Needham quit his job to work on IMDb full-time. The IMDb is one of the most visited sites on the Internet and was acquired by Amazon in 1998. Needham is still the General Manager of the IMDb to this day.

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WPA2 vulnerability: just a small update

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prototype MacBook, going 100% touch bar
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Bun Trend

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Our experts have characterized the ecological impact of this trend as "adorable."
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Bun alert!
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Trump Threatens to Pull Comcast NBC's Broadcast License -

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Donald Trump has threatened to pull Comcast NBC Universal's broadcast license after the news outlet reported the President was seeking a ten fold expansion in the country's nuclear arsenal. The report cited three military officials that were in the room at the time of the request, who all stated that advisors, Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were collectively "surprised" at Trump's request, and struggled in explaining how the request was logistically cumbersome and could run afoul of disarmament treaties.

The report apparently upset the President.

Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a tenfold increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN! Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning. With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!

This isn't the first time Trump has specifically targeted Comcast NBC Universal. During the election, Trump promised to somehow break up Comcast NBC Universal, which merged in 2011, because the combined company had "too much power."

"Comcast's purchase of NBC concentrated far too much power in one massive entity that is trying to tell the voters what to think and what to do," Trump also said on the campaign trail. "Deals like this destroy democracy and we'll look at breaking that deal up and other deals like that. That should never, ever have been approved in the first place, they're trying to poison the mind of the American voter."

Of course that didn't (and likely couldn't) happen, and Trump's promise to pull the company's broadcast license is generally seen as just as empty.
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Waaaa, the press is mean to me, waaaa.
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Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Mobile Is Dead

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Microsoft has put Windows 10 Mobile on life support, administering the bare minimum in order to keep it alive. But in reality, Microsoft’s dream of making an impact in the mobile market is over. And this isn’t based on the opinion on some no-nothing tech journalist, but from Microsoft itself. Microsoft has been desperate to gain a foothold in the mobile market for a long time. Unfortunately, it acted too late, and delivered too little. Windows Phone is no longer being supported, and, thanks to Microsoft exec Joe Belfiore, we know that Windows 10 Mobile is now just treading water....

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I admit, I didn't know it was still alive.
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