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Networking

Submission + - The Slashdot Capable i486 (go-beyond.org)

sega01 writes: "Is it possible that a 486 from the early 1990's can withstand a Slashdotting? I have committed to a quest to see what the limits of such hardware are; mathematically, it looks feasible. I have a 40Mhz 486DX with 16MB of RAM running on my Arch Linux fork with dynamic content that needs to be tested for Slashdottability. I need your help, and you can become part of 486 history; and potentially beat the Diggers, Redditeers, and Farkers for 486 supremacy! Make a stand by hitting the 486 directly, or you can read my massive blog post about the project."
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Rush Limbaugh Begs Steve Jobs For Bug Fixes 689

jlgolson writes "Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh complained on his radio program about some problems that he was having with his Mac: 'Mr. Jobs, please help me. I know we don't agree on anything ... But can you put me to somebody that can get this going, because I know it's gotta work for most people. What am I doing wrong?' Eventually he shared that he was running into actual problems with Time Machine and Back to My Mac. Can you fix them?"
Programming

Submission + - Granny Hackers make History (go.com)

Catbus writes: "During World War II the Army ran out of male mathematicians and turned to six women to program the world's first computer — ENIAC. Historian Kathy Kleiman has recorded oral histories of these women — now in their 80s — in her upcoming documentary film, "Invisible Computers.""
Microsoft

Submission + - Users, Web developers vent over IE7

Spinlock_1977 writes: "ComputerWorld is running a story about developers frustration with IE 7, and Microsoft's upcoming plans (or lack thereof) for it. From the article:

But the most pointed comment came from someone labeled only as dk. "You all continue to underestimate the dramatic spillover effect this poor developer experience has had and will continue to have on your other products and services. Let me drive this point home. I am a front-end programmer and a co-founder of a start-up. I can tell you categorically that my team won't download and play with Silverlight ... won't build a Live widget ... won't consider any Microsoft search or ad products in the future."

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