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Labrador Retriever Awarded Britain's Highest Military Honor

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Treo, a nine-year old Black Labrador Retriever who served in the British Army, was awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. He’s repeatedly saved the lives of his comrades in Afghanistan: Now he is being rewarded with the Dickin Medal – the animal equivalent of a Victoria Cross –...
Labrador Retriever Awarded Britain's Highest Military Honor

Jack Tramiel, Founder Of Commodore International, Dies At 83

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Jack Tramiel, one of the PC industry’s major pioneers, has died. He was born in 1928 and, after surviving imprisonment in Auschwitz and another concentration camp during World War II, first established the Commodore name in business in 1953. His most successful endeavor, and one of the most successful in...
Jack Tramiel, Founder Of Commodore International, Dies At 83
Here’s what Wikipedia looks like over time and place

'When You Supervise a Woman': The 1940s Instructional Manual

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Congratulations, old chap! You've done the deed: You've gone and hired women to work on your factory floor! Very progressive of you, sir! But ... now what?  The blog Retronaut has unearthed a booklet, created by RCA in the 1940s, intended to inform male bosses about the best ways to supervise...
'When You Supervise a Woman': The 1940s Instructional Manual

WikiLeaks To Ship Servers To Micronation of Sealand?

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Velcroman1 writes "Julian Assange's investors are in the process of purchasing a boat to move WikiLeaks servers offshore in an attempt to evade prosecution from U.S. law enforcement, FoxNews.com has learned. Multiple sources within the hacker community with knowledge of day-to-day WikiLeaks activities say Assange's financial backers have been working...
WikiLeaks To Ship Servers To Micronation of Sealand?
40 years of icons: the evolution of the modern computer interface

25 Other Lists Featuring Perennial List-Maker David Karp

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Congratulations, David Karp! The Tumblr founder will grace the cover of the January 21 issue of Forbes, headlining the magazine's "30 Under 30" issue, in which pages he reveals his "Jason Bourne or James Bond fantasy" and holds forth on his minimalist proclivities. It's a fine honor for the...
25 Other Lists Featuring Perennial List-Maker David Karp

Mr. AAPL's Wild Ride

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Mr. AAPL's Wild Ride: Chris O'Brien of The L.A. Times look at Apple's recent stock volatility. Talking to Howard Silverblatt, a senior index analyst for S&P Dow Jones Indices: Silverblatt said the only company that has come close to having such a strong influence on the broader stock markets since...
Mr. AAPL's Wild Ride

Supreme Court Movie Piracy Case Could Reveal Wrong Person

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Max Manus, a World War II movie based on the real-life events of resistance fighter Max Manus was the most expensive Norwegian film production to date. Inevitably, a version of the movie that had been recorded in an empty theater leaked onto the Internet. Producer John M. Jacobsen was furious,...
Supreme Court Movie Piracy Case Could Reveal Wrong Person

Commodore 64 Pioneer Dies at 83

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Jack Tramiel, a computer-industry pioneer whose Commodore 64 is widely considered the best-selling personal computer in history, died Sunday in California, his family said. He was 83 years old. After leaving Commodore in 1984, Mr. Tramiel acquired Atari from Warner Communications and transformed it from a maker of game consoles...
Commodore 64 Pioneer Dies at 83
The Case for E-Commerce Acceleration (a.k.a., Bye Bye BBY?)

Should You Really Be Reading This Post?

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This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. Let’s say it’s 8 p.m. on a weekday. Or...
Should You Really Be Reading This Post?

George Takei, Ancestry.com commemorate Japanese-American internment

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Long before he was Mr. Sulu on Star Trek, actor George Takei had to face a harsh reality. At the age of 5, Takei was one of more than 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent who were ordered into internment camps during World War II. Read full article >>...
George Takei, Ancestry.com commemorate Japanese-American internment
Library of Congress posts elusive color photography from World War II
Why is Wikipedia's editing community dwindling?
Watch this: the chilling history behind the abandoned island in 'Skyfall'
Map out the 1940 Axis attack on London with the Bomb Sight project
'Company of Heroes 2' devs want you to care about the Eastern Front

Elpida Files for Bankruptcy Protection

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Chip maker Elpida Memory filed for bankruptcy protection with the Tokyo District Court, in the largest corporate failure among Japan's manufacturers since the end of World War II....
Elpida Files for Bankruptcy Protection
The 'tsunami bomb' that could have altered the face of World War II
Company of Heroes 2 will feature cool new weather simulation technology for even more strategic gameplay

43 Years Ago Today, We Walked On The Moon

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As lovers of technology and slaves to the news cycle, we all get caught up in the next new thing. The cynic in me notes that the 43rd anniversary of the moon landing – an occurrence that changed the course of history with a completeness and intensity that few warmongers...
43 Years Ago Today, We Walked On The Moon
3taps sues Craigslist to save the internet (no, seriously)

Uncovering a World War II Colossus

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How revealing a wartime secret rewrote history...
Uncovering a World War II Colossus

Co-inventor of the barcode, Norman Joseph Woodland, dies at 91

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Last year saw the death of the man largely responsible for bringing the barcode into the mainstream, Alan Haberman, and this week has unfortunately brought the sad news that one of the men responsible for creating it has also died. As The New York Times reports, Norman Joseph Woodland,...
Co-inventor of the barcode, Norman Joseph Woodland, dies at 91

The transistor turns 65, awaits AARP card

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Without the transistor our modern world would not be possible. It is, arguably, the most important scientific advance of the 20th century and this weekend it officially enters its golden years. 65 years ago William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain (above) worked together to create the world's first...
The transistor turns 65, awaits AARP card

Why a Bad Economy Is the Best Time to Start a Business

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A guest post by Adam L. Penenberg While researching my latest book, Viral Loop, an in-depth look at how companies like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Skype and others grew so big so fast, it occurred to me that each of them was founded when the economy was flat, bad, or worse,...
Why a Bad Economy Is the Best Time to Start a Business

Hark inks deal with the AP, gains access to 100 years of audio clips

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Hark has sealed a new content partnership with the Associated Press, gaining access to more than 100 years of audio clips and photos from the news agency. As part of a licensing deal, Hark will post everything from World War II broadcasts to presidential debates to sporting milestones. “Some of our...
Hark inks deal with the AP, gains access to 100 years of audio clips

Two World War II reference apps for the iPad

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When I was about 10 years old, I decided it was time to graduate from the Scholastic Reader-approved books of my youth to what I determined was meatier, more adult fare. I checked out a book from the library about World War II--it may well have been one of those...
Two World War II reference apps for the iPad
The maker movement isn't just for hackers anymore
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