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Comment I've been using this since NCSA httpd 0.4 in 1993. (Score 1) 221

The NCSA httpd 0.4 release in 1993 announced support for Group Annotations, which was basically this. So all of you "I had this idea four years ago" people need to get in line behind Marc Andreesen, who had this idea, dear god, 16 years ago.

It never really took off--I think even though httpd supported annotations, I don't think Mosaic itself ever really did.

Comment Re:The loss is all microsoft's (Score 1) 756

I too use the Cisco VPN software. It's not too bad to work around if you have a spare copy of XP.

Install VirtualPC on the 64-bit OS, and then install a spare copy of 32-bit XP into a virtual machine. Install the Cisco VPN software on that. Works like a charm, and I kind of like the fact that I've got another firewall between my home machine and the company network.

New State of Matter Could Extend Moore's Law 329

rennerik writes "Scientists at McGill University in Montreal say they've discovered a new state of matter that could help extend Moore's Law and allow for the fabrication of more tightly packed transistors, or a new kind of transistor altogether. The researchers call the new state of matter 'a quasi-three-dimensional electron crystal.' It was discovered using a device cooled to a temperature about 100 times colder than intergalactic space, following the application of the most powerful continuous magnetic field on Earth."

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