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    Remnants of the Precursors (Master of Orion 1 remake)

    A group of fans of the original Master of Orion game made a free version that runs on any computer system that has Java on it. Check it out. https://rayfowler.itch.io/remnants-of-the-precursors The game mechanics are very similar to the original game, but they are also different. I lost my...
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    It's software this time!

    I am too late to vote in the poll, but I vote yes. Given the choice between getting incorrect results sooner versus getting correct results later, I choose the latter.
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    Release DBGL + DosBox with 3Dfx

    The SD card on which my DOSBox installation was installed became corrupted, and I had to reinstall the latest Java and DOSBox packages. In regards to blimpsgo180's inquiry from years ago, I encountered the same issue this time with the missing, "dosbox.conf", file. The, "dosbox.conf", file is...
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    Huge spike in GitLab imports after Microsoft reportedly acquires GitHub

    "Embrace, extend, extinguish," is a phrase that I associate with Microsoft. I just did a Google search and found out why: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend,_and_extinguish
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    Release FoxtrotGPS

    I just downloaded Foxtrot, and it works really well as a mapping program. Is there something that I can do to make this, "API Key Required", text disappear from the map?
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    SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC card

    SanDisk is reportedly selling a 400GB microSDXC UHS-I card with 100 MB/second speed for $250. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3221410/storage/sandisk-crams-400gb-into-a-tiny-microsd-card.html
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    Writing to a EXT2 partition

    The following command should make a file readable and writable by everyone: chmod 666 filename That means you can also delete the file.
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    Noone can find the source code to Icewind Dale II.

    I had the impression that Larry DeMar and Eugene Jarvis completed and delivered an arcade video game in a contract job for Atari, not an incomplete game, and not a pinball game. I have had the privilege of meeting both Larry DeMar and Eugene Jarvis, and if I ever see them again, I will ask them...
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    Noone can find the source code to Icewind Dale II.

    In an interview of Larry DeMar and Eugene Jarvis, the creators of Robotron: 2084 and Stargate, Eugene Jarvis states that they completed and delivered a game for Atari in the 1980s shortly before Atari imploded and laid off a lot of people. The game was never released by Atari or any other...
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    Ransomware / wannacry

    People who pay the ransom are reportedly not getting their data back.
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    HP laptops coming with keylogger

    My understanding is that you cannot disable all of the privacy invasions in the non-business versions of Windows 10. That might include the keylogger. If I were a defense contractor or a government employee working on classified materials, then I would consider a keylogger that sends...
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    HP laptops coming with keylogger

    That's kind of redundant, since Windows 10 comes with a built-in keylogger anyway.
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    New Release Of StarCraft In 4K Ultra High Definition Announced

    The time has come. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3190801/gaming/the-original-starcraft-and-its-beloved-brood-war-expansion-are-now-free.html https://starcraft.com/en-us/articles/20674424
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    Power, Memory and Schematics

    Two operating cores require more current than one operating core, so you may need to either increase the voltage or reduce the resistance when two cores are running.
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    Burning Samsung Galaxy S7 Cell Phones

    I already did.
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    Burning Samsung Galaxy S7 Cell Phones

    I suspect that some of the Samsung Galaxy S7 cell phones are igniting because the LiPo batteries are expanding and being punctured and short-circuited by pointy soldering points or board edges. The same problem will probably not happen to Pandora and Pyra computers, because there are multiple...
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    Anyone else here played No Man's Sky yet?

    The Angry Review says the claim that spaceships go to and from the planets to trade is false, but that is actually true. You can see spaceships from a distance following thin, gray trade routes to and from the space station in each system. The gray lines connect the space station to moons and...
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    Anyone else here played No Man's Sky yet?

    Some clever people have figured out that there is an adjacency bonus for having similar items adjacent to each other in the inventory of the exo-suit or the space ship. I wonder how the developers came up with this. One of the conclusions is that having exo-suit bonuses in the sequence +2 +3...
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    Anyone else here played No Man's Sky yet?

    If you can jet up to the side of the floating island, then you can climb the vertical wall without using any of your jet pack fuel as long as you keep pressed forward against the wall. You keep using the jet button, but it doesn't use any jet pack fuel this way. There is this other thing you...
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    Astronomy, engineering and a 2000 years old computer.

    The Chinese had a lot of knowledge that was lost, because, as I understand, rulers occasionally ordered all of the past writings to be burned and the holders of that knowledge to be executed. That may happen again, and people 1,000 years from now might wonder how people created such wonderful...
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