Raymond Chen authored the Windows 3.1 Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen
The title is incorrect: Ray Chen wrote the Windows 95 BSOD.
Please take the submission down (I can't edit it), as this is not what I meant to send.
Google Reader: One Year Later
It says design mockup at the bottom.
Slashdot Launches Re-Design
It's a little heavy on white space, but not too bad..
What SciFi Should Get the Reboot Treatment Next?
Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, The Day of the Triffids, Chocky, The Tomorrow People, ...
How Do I Keep My Privacy While Using Google?
But you didn't!
This is not about whether people are interesting or not. This is about privacy, which seems to be devalued in the public's opinion.
1984 was a cautionary tale, not a guidebook.
The Best First Language For a Young Programmer
C# is a modern, multi-paradigm, feature-rich and evolving language. It can be most intriguing for a young programmer because you can play at various levels of abstraction (from unsafe all the way up to LINQ) and express computation in various ways (you may do a Lambda expression for one thing and a method for another). And you can use it as a scripting language, as well.
Young programmers running Windows can always get Visual Studio for free via DreamSpark. Young programmers running anything else can get MonoDevelop. There really is no excuse to skip this incredibly productive language.
The plus side? migrating from C# to other paradigms should be simple. And the C# user community is just as friendly as any other free language's (minus the "RTFM, N00b!" replies.)