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Technostalgia: Remembering our first computers

Ars editors remember the computers that began their digital lives.<p>Being a bunch of technology journalists who make our living on the Web, we at Ars …

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

7 Nuclear Weapon Screw-Ups You Won't Believe We Survived

From the 1950s up through the early 1990s, the specter of nuclear war cast a shadow over the world like a giant, gloomy mushroom tattoo. Hollywood …

War

Time-Saving Tricks on the Command Line

I remember the first time a friend of mine introduced me to Linux and showed me how I didn't need to type commands and path names fully—I could just …

Linux

When Malware Comes to Linux | Best of ECT News

<i>This story was originally published on Aug. 19, 2013, and is brought to you today as part of our Best of ECT News series.</i><p>There once was a time when …

In the footsteps of the US: Why next man on Moon will be Chinese

A Chinese Long March rocket is scheduled to blast off to the Moon on Sunday evening at about 6pm British time carrying a small robotic rover that …

Space Exploration

Mike Rowe on How Many Are Following the ‘Worst Advice in the History of the World’

Mike Rowe, widely-known from the hit TV show “Dirty Jobs” and a series of Ford commercials, appeared on The Glenn Beck Program Wednesday to discuss his efforts with the mikeroweWORKS Foundation in challenging “the absurd belief that a four-year degree is the only path to success.”<p>“We’re lending …

After 30 Years of Silence, the Original NSA Whistleblower Looks Back

The four-story brownstone at 141 East 37th Street in Manhattan has no remarkable features: a plain building on a quiet tree-lined street in the …

Linux Mint 16 RC Is Out With Cinnamon, MATE Desktops

The release candidate version is now out for Linux Mint 16 "Petra" with MATE and Cinnamon 2.0 desktop flavors.<p>It's getting close to another six-month …

Give the President a Break

Everyone seems to be piling on the president about the lie that killed a million health plans. But I feel sorry for the president; really, he is a …

Fraud And Disability Equal A Multibillion Dollar Black Hole For Taxpayers

A parasite has insidiously invaded the body of America. It has fed and grown large on nutrients from government handouts and now is enervating its host, our capitalist system.<p>Since our president entered the White House in January 2009 through September of this year 5.9 million people have been …

Lonely, young planet drifting in space without a star

It's just a newborn in planetary terms, and it's drifting all alone in space without a star to orbit.<p>The solitary life of this newly discovered planet, with the catchy name PSO J318.5-22, has astronomers excited.<p>Only 80 light-years from Earth, the 12 million-year-old planet has properties similar …

NASA releases new photo of Saturn, Earth

NASA has given the people of Earth a rare treat: A color mosaic that captures not only Saturn, but also the tiny dots of Earth and other planets in the background.<p>The panorama, released Tuesday, was captured by the Cassini spacecraft on July 19, when the sun slipped behind the ringed planet. Earth …

Obamacare: Penalties And Exemptions

There are few contemporary issues which have garnered as much attention and created as much frustration as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a., Obamacare. In addition, given the recent website snafus, this frustration has risen substantially. Obamacare also ranks high on the …

How we know the NSA had access to internal Google and Yahoo cloud data

The Washington Post reported last Wednesday that the National Security Agency has been tapping into the private links that connect Google and Yahoo data centers around the world. Today we offer additional background, with new evidence from the source documents and interviews with confidential …

Congressionally Duped Americans

Posted: Nov 06, 2013 12:01 AM<p>Last week's column, "Is There a Way Out?", generated quite a few responses, some a bit angry. Some people were offended …

CNN: ObamaCare "war room" worried about reaction when some enrollees figure out they can't keep their doctors

This is the big unexploded landmine in the ObamaCare mine field. There have been little booms about it here and there — the NYT story last week about …

Here is why vim uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys - good coders code, great coders reuse

I was reading about vim the other day and found out why it used hjkl keys as arrow keys. When Bill Joy created the vi text editor he used the ADM-3A …

Vim

Henry Payne by Henry Payne for Nov 4, 2013

Everything You Needed to Know About the Internet in May 1994

Back in 1994, the Internet was the next big thing in technology — hot enough that TIME did a cover story on it, but so unfamiliar that we had to …

Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps

Like a super strain of bacteria, the rootkit plaguing Dragos Ruiu is omnipotent.<p>Three years ago, security consultant Dragos Ruiu was in his lab when …

12 Practical Examples of Linux grep Command

Nov 02, 2013, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s]) <br>(Other stories by Ravi Saive)<p>grep is a powerful file pattern searcher that comes equipped on every distribution …

Obama signs order to create climate change task force, may give fed overreaching authority

Through the stroke of the pen, President Obama on Friday used his executive powers to elevate and take control of climate change policies in an attempt to streamline sustainability initiatives – and potentially skirt legislative oversight and push a federal agenda on states.<p>The executive order …

Rich families hoarding cash: Citi

A new survey of family offices by Citi finds that the wealthy are cash heavy—meaning they may fall short of the investment returns they're …

Climate change warriors: It's time to go nuclear

<b>(CNN) —</b> Four top environmental scientists raised the stakes Sunday in their fight to reverse climate change and save the planet.<p>Climate and energy scientists James Hansen, Ken Caldeira, Kerry Emanuel and Tom Wigley have released an open letter calling on world leaders to support development of …