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Donald Knuth
Nice profile of an excellent old-fashioned computer scientist
computerscience  knuth  algorithms  computers  tootme 
15 hours ago by nelson
trimm One: The new paradigm of cycling computers by trimmbike — Kickstarter
trimmbike is raising funds for trimm One: The new paradigm of cycling computers on Kickstarter!

Slim and stylish aluminum body cycling computer with energy saving technology and solar charging capability.
gear  biking  computers 
21 hours ago by kger
Apple Computers Used to Be Built in the U.S. It Was a Mess. - The New York Times
Apple Computers Used to Be Built in the U.S. It Was a Mess.
Steve Jobs tried to create a manufacturing culture in Silicon Valley. As one former Apple engineer put it, "It wasn't great for business."
Apple  manifactuting  technology  vintage  computers 
yesterday by kOoLiNuS
WOMAN IN BUSINESS - The New York Times
Article on E ‘Berezin, woman founder and pres of Redactron Corp, LI, producers of automatic editing typewriter system, the Data Sec; Berezin sketch; Berezin, designer of United Air Lines on‐line computer reservations system and former systems mgr of Digitronics Corp, founded Redactron with Amer Science Assoc financing; noting that Data Sec uses competitor IBM Selectric typewriter as its base, anticipates that Data Sec's employment of cassettes or magnetic cards to read typed words, s...
technology  history  evelyn.berezin  word.processing  interview  computers 
3 days ago by po
Word processor inventor Evelyn Berezin has died — Quartz at Work
She may be one of the most important figures in tech history that you’ve never heard of.
history  biography  obituary  computers  technology  evelyn.berezin 
3 days ago by po
I Swear to Fucking God, If I Come Home This Christmas and Find Out My Parents are Still Unplugging Their Computer From the Wall When They Want to Turn It Off, I Will Fucking Snap - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Oh is it, Alan? Is it counterintuitive? Would it help if, instead of a START icon, Microsoft created an icon that looked like a 63-year-old retired accountant with back problems bending over to unplug his computer from the wall? Would that kind of visual be less “counterintuitive”? Apparently it would because every FUCKING year I come home and find that you’ve been resorting to exactly that kind barbarism.
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4 days ago by toastednut
How do I mount a hibernated NTFS partition? - Ask Ubuntu
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o remove_hiberfile /dev/sda2 /mnt/ntfs
Computers  Linux  mount  ntfs  hibernate  Windows  8  8.1  10 
4 days ago by themanjay
Automate the Boring Stuff
In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you'll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand-no prior programming experience required.
python  programming  computers 
5 days ago by miller.travis100

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