They should pay the fine in batches of 140 single cents.
Digital archaeologists are only able to browse the ancient web on their emulators until the day in history W3C introduced DRM.
That is one of MY biggest cons against DRM in HTML.
Having all this Minitel page data is nice, but would only be useful if they would use a memento style interface where you can browse through time.
I remember Minitel was used several times to organise rallies against the government, as a type of social media if you like.
Would really like to see Unicorn become open source.
Where I work we use datamarts spread across several data warehouses, which is quite similar to the FB way.
Since we use a bottom-up design model, creating so called solutions using this indexer would be very straightforward.
because they applied some BGP trickery to have the IP resolve in NK
Most of the times I end up at SO through the google and in over 50% of all "cases" that helps more than ploughing through documentation pdfs, wikis and kbs.
Even though I am a documentation evangalist as part of my job, I believe documentation will never get better and will always be incomplete.
Good, or at least, good enough documentation saved my ass numerous times. For example documentation about a custom compiled database function that got lost because somebody, dropped the database instead of the table as intended. A binary restore from a backup got the data back, but the function was lost. The application using the function failed instantly. Although I wrote the function myself, it would have taken days to rewrite it from scratch. Luckily I documented the function code and how to load it, and a smart coworker managed to restore it without consulting me.
Documentation is an ambiguous beast, too little is bad, but too much is sometimes worse...
There are WAY MORE java web apps you might think
Where I work we have at least 3 applications that only can be used through an applet.
Plus all our KVMs are java applets, thanks to HP...
They already own the rights of having stuff melt after a few uses.
In addition, learn kids not to use and learn only a single OS or particular programming language. Use them all, get to know them, learn their pros and cons.
But you'll need loads of cash, connections in South America and a replacement face.
On a serious note, no. I have always been careful (since CompuServe) but there are some traces, if you dig usenet. Most sites from back then are gone. Lucky I have a generic name, first hit is a guy somewhere far away, so I am happy...
When we write programs that "learn", it turns out we do and they don't.