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+ - GoDaddy appears to be offline-> 3

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "It appears that all of GoDaddy's sites are offline including large numbers of sites hosted by GoDaddy. Twitter is indicating anonymous is claiming responsibility.

Current DNS lookups for some hosted sites are failing and the main GoDaddy sites aren't able to be reached."

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Microsoft

The Secret Origins of Microsoft Office's Clippy 263

Posted by kdawson
from the melinda-has-a-lot-to-answer-for dept.
Harry writes "Most folks think that Microsoft Office's Clippy, Microsoft Bob, and Windows XP's Search Assistant dog were perverse jokes — but a dozen years' worth of patent filings shows that Microsoft took the concept of animated software 'helpers' really, really seriously, even long after everyone else realized it was a bad idea. And the drawings those patents contain are weirdly fascinating." The article, a slide show really, spreads over 15 pages.

The wages of sin are high but you get your money's worth.

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