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Submission + - Dennis Ritchie passed away last weekend (

evohe80 writes: Rob Pike has been one of the first to announce the dead of the creator of C, UNIX and many other great works: "I just heard that, after a long illness, Dennis Ritchie (dmr) died at home this weekend. I have no more information.

I trust there are people here who will appreciate the reach of his contributions and mourn his passing appropriately.

He was a quiet and mostly private man, but he was also my friend, colleague, and collaborator, and the world has lost a truly great mind."

Submission + - Dennis Ritchie Passes Away (

An anonymous reader writes: Dennis Ritchie, one of the creators of the C programming language (along with Ken Thompson) passed away after battling a long illness.

Submission + - Dennis Ritchie Passes Away (

An anonymous reader writes: After long-suffering from illness, Dennis Ritchie has died today at the age of 70.

Submission + - RIP: Dennis Ritchie (

walterbyrd writes: "Computer scientist Dennis Ritchie is reported to have died at his home this past weekend, after a long battle against an unspecified illness. No further details are available at the time of this blog post. He was the designer and original developer of the C programming language, and a central figure in the development of Unix. He spent much of his career at Bell Labs. He was awarded the Turing Award in 1983, and the National Medal of Technology in 1999."
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Submission + - Dennis Ritchie, creator of C & Unix reported d (

Whiney Mac Fanboy writes: "The register & many others, are reporting on the death of Dennis Ritchie", confirmed by a google plus post by Rob Pike, a former colleague at Bell labs.

Dennis Ritchie was best known as co-creator of the Unix operating system (modern versions of which underpin most smart phones, Linux & OS X) and the creator of the powerful & elegant C programming language.

This is a truly sad day. The computing community has lost one of the giants, on who's shoulders so many who came after stood."


Submission + - Dennis Ritchie, co-creator of Unix and C, has died ( 5

mikejuk writes: Dennis Ritchie the designer and original developer of both the C programming language, and co-creator of Unix has died at age 71 after prolonged illness.
It seems incredible from today's perspective that two people, motivated mainly by enthusiasm, should develop both an operating system and a programming language but that's exactly what Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thomson achieved.
Unix and the Unix way of doing things eventually transmuted into Linux and is now the server OS that powers industry and the Internet.
C on the other hand has been the basis for all of the C-like languages we all know and use every day — Java, C# and of course C++. Whenever you write a three-parameter for loop, for(init;test;inc), you owe a debt to C and should think of the fun that Dennis Ritchie had inventing it and making it all work.


Submission + - Dennis Ritchie, creator of C programming language (

WankerWeasel writes: The sad news of the dead of another tech great has come. Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C programming language and a key developer of the Unix operating system, has passed away. For those of us running Mac OS X, iOS, Android and many other non-Windows OS' have him to thank. Many of those running Windows do too as many of the applications you're using were written in C.

Submission + - The End of The Internet in Turkey: August 22, 2011 (

lambda-foo writes: The law that was prepared by Council of Information and Communication
Technology (BTK) will come into force on August 22, 2011. The law states that
users of the Internet will have to select one of the 4 filtering types:
"family", "children", "domestic", and "standard". The whole control of
the filtering criteria will be up to BTK.

Currently, there are nearly 60.000 banned websites. Well-known websites
such as YouTube [0], Wordpress [1], and Blogspot [2] were also
banned a few years ago. Most of the users have been using banned websites by
changing their DNS servers. However, accordingly to new law, this kind
of behaviour will be counted as crime.

The proposed law is used in the countries such as China, Cuba and Iran,
which want absolute control over the internet. Apparently, the law is a
threat to freedom of speech on the Internet.


(The original article was posted in CNNTURK. You can use google translate to read it)

Original Article:


Submission + - Proposing in a movie theatre with an iPhone (

An anonymous reader writes: There’s no magic formula to rely on when asking a girl to marry you, and while you can go the classic route and get down on one knee, today’s technology affords men a lot more room for creativity. And in that regard, the following proposal is hard to top. Earlier this September, an enterprising fellow named Chad Clay took his girlfriend to the same movie theatre where the two first watched a movie together. During the course of the movie previews and commercials, up popped what appeared to be a regular ole’ iPhone ad. In reality it was a creatively crafted proposal.

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