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Submission + - Uborne Children's books release for free computer books from the 80's. (

martiniturbide writes: To promote some new computer coding books for kids, Uborne Children's Books has put online 15 of his children books from the 80's to learn how to code games. The books are available for free in PDF format and has samples to create your game for Commodore 64, VIC 20, Apple, TRS 80, Spectrum and other. Maybe you read some of them like "Machine Code for Beginners" or "Write your own Adventure Program for MicroComputers". Other publisher should also start to make their 80's and 90's computer books available for free?

Submission + - It's dead Jim

An anonymous reader writes: In the latest court filing at Groklaw, Judge David Neffer approved a motion for dismissal of the last of SCO's claims against IBM. Absent appeals, there is nothing left to litigate.

"ORDER granting [783] Motion for Summary Judgment on SCO's Tortious Interference Claims (SCOs Seventh and Ninth Causes of Action). Signed by Judge David Nuffer on 2/8/16 (alt) (Entered: 02/08/2016)"

Comment Disney's Mistake (Score 1) 562

....the only mistake Disney made for the moment is firing LucasArts people. Now LucasArts do not do game development anymore, just manage the IP. Wikipedia: "Disney Interactive Studios retained the ability to develop, and LucasArts retained the ability to license, the franchise for the casual gaming market."

Comment Donate to Internet Archive (Score 1) 122

It can be interesting to donate some books to the Internet Archive. While your local library may sell your donated books to students or recycle them, the Internet Archive will scan them and put them on

I also hear that you can pay the Scanning Service close to your location to scan your books. but you will need to check on that.

Check if by any chance your books are already digitized on

The Internet Archive Book Drive -

Scanning Services -

Submission + - Internet Archive's 24 Hour Fund Raising Telethon

martiniturbide writes: The Internet Archive, the online non-profit library that stores almost everything that is digital, the same that hosts a lot of classic games , hosts a massive collection of MAME ROMs and runs the WayBackMachine to preserve the internet web pages.... Is now running an old fashion 24hours fund raising telethon from Saturday 19, 12:00 PM to Sunday 20, 12:00 PM (PST). This live event is being hosted by Michelle Krasowski and Jason Scott (the guy from that Wants Your AOL & Shovelware CDs) with the suppor of several guests. You can visit the telethon live video and donate to support this library.

Submission + - Star Wars: The Force Awakens reviewed

An anonymous reader writes: “So, here we are, Episode VII — The Force Awakens is finally with us and the question is, was it worth the wait? To quote Han Solo from the first trailer, and the moment that a million voices suddenly cried out in joy, “Chewie, we’re home!” ...It may be a blatant attempt to play the nostalgia card with older fans, and it works a treat, but it’s also very welcome and as comfortable as pulling on a favourite Jedi robe...

The Force Awakens is fun, it's vibrant, it's got heart and emotion, and as Obi Wan Kenobi once almost said, this IS the Star Wars film you’re looking for. ”

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