doconnor writes: The first Apple I computer will be put up for auction at Christie's, complete in its original box and including a letter signed by Steve Jobs. It is is expected to fetch up to 150,000 pounds.
doconnor writes: We do a rather complex financial calculation involving a fair number of steps, like multiplying and dividing by various factors, choosing one value or another based on criteria. The issue has been raised about what steps along the way we should round to the nearest cent. These steps are showing in various reports with various levels of details. Should only the major input and output values be rounded, should rounding be done after each step that is shown in the reports or is it worth rounding at all?
doconnor writes: "Canadian human-rights investigators used a women's unsecured wireless network to post on white supremacist websites as part of an investigation. It was discovered when the source of the source of the messages was subpoenaed from Bell. The office of Privacy Commissioner is investigating. The article goes on to warn of the dangers of unsecured wireless networks."
doconnor writes: "JPL announced that Ulysses' mission will be ending after 17 years. The power generated by the decay of a radioactive isotope has been slowly decreasing. To conserve power its main transmitter was shut off. Unfortunately due to a fault in its power supply it cannot be turned back on. The team plans to continue operating the spacecraft in its reduced capacity, using the alternate S-band transmitter, for as long as they can over the next few weeks."
doconnor writes: "The Canadian version of TV Guide (which is completely separate from the US version) will stop publishing Nov 20 and go online instead now that so many people get their TV listings online or through settop boxes. It has been publishing since 1976."