Over 100 Missing Episodes of Doctor Who Located
Though it's interesting to see that with Tomb of the Cybermen, not everyone felt that way:
Those fans who were too young to have seen the black-and-white stories when they originally went out were generally disappointed, because they had unrealistic expectations and a lack of understanding of what TV shows in general, and Doctor Who in particular, were like in the 1960's.
Personally I love the early Doctor Who episodes, especially Tomb of the Cybermen, but I have to be honest that the quality of some of these early episodes is very hit and miss, and while some are great, classic pieces of television, others have really not aged well.
GNU Savannah Site Compromised
Are you seriously trying to claim that GNU run their production servers on Hurd?
Come on, they do some crazy stuff but they're not THAT crazy.
The World's Smallest Legible Font
This doesn't seem much smaller than Tom Fine's Atari-Small font (maybe a pixel shorter?). I expanded this font to a full DOS extended ASCII version for my Doom source port.
Recalling Windows 1.0 At 25 Years
A while ago, I scanned in a review of Windows 1.0 that I found in an old magazine. It's quite interesting to read - the subtitle is "brightening up MS-DOS", and it is described as taking only four seconds to switch applications, compared to 30 seconds to start Microsoft Word from scratch! Glad to see some things never change.
Google CEO Confirms Social Integration
The question everyone is asking: Will Google Me be as successful as Windows Me?
Student Wants Science To Name 'Hella' Big Number
Wikipedia has this chart of increasing hard disk capacities over time. If the current rate is maintained (factor of 10 increase every 5 years), we may see hellabyte drives in around 70 years!
Company Invents Electronic Underpants
I for one can't wait to get some of these "smart e-pants".
Google Indexing In Near-Realtime
I've noticed that when I post a new blog entry on Livejournal, it appears in Google's results within 2-3 minutes. I know that Livejournal has a public feed for all new blog entries across the site, so I assume Google must be indexing this (and presumably others).
Write Bits Directly Onto a Hard Drive Platter?
Neat hack, but the OP specifically mentions binary data ("writing bits ... in a completely controlled fashion", "1s and 0s") :-)
Write Bits Directly Onto a Hard Drive Platter?
I need to be able to control exactly where 1s and 0s will appear physically on the platter.
No you don't. Rethink what it is that you're actually trying to achieve and try again.
That hasn't stopped source port authors from adding motion blur effects.
Making Old Games Look Good On Modern LCDs?
I'm the author of Chocolate Doom, which deliberately maintains the low resolution of the original game, but has to run in modern, high resolution screen modes. One of the problems with Doom is that the graphics are designed for non-square pixel modes (the original game ran in 320x200, stretched to a 4:3 aspect ratio screen), so there's the double problem of having to scale everything up to work in a square pixel screen.
I developed a technique that does a blocky scale-up, interpolating the edges of the blocky "pixels" appropriately, so that you end up with a fairly decent looking result. I don't know if this is useful to the developers of programs like DOSBox, but the code's there if anyone wants it.
D&D On Google Wave
In a related note, over the past couple of weeks I have been porting Colossal Cave Adventure to Google Wave. Send a ping to firstname.lastname@example.org to play :-)
Favorite type of electical wall socket?
Incredible. Even the wall sockets in Denmark look like LEGO minifig faces.
Vint Cerf Imagines the Net's Future At NASA
Has anyone else noticed how much Vint Cerf resembles the Architect out of the Matrix films?
I think maybe we should be worried, especially if he's lecturing at "Singularity University".
Microsoft Puts C# and the CLI Under "Community Promise"
So really, even if MS adds the 2 standards to their Community Promise, that still doesn't mean you get anything useful - if you write a simple app that does nothing, you're fine. If you want DB access, or web serving, or a GUI.. you're still in the same problem as before.
Not true. The main controversy recently (which presumably was what prompted this "promise") was after RMS warned people against using Mono to develop Gnome applications under Linux. This uses C# as a convenient high level language for Gnome development, with none of the Windows-only library like ADO.NET or Winforms. Assuming that Microsoft keep to their patent promise, this is a big win in that respect.
Teen Diagnoses Her Own Disease In Science Class
What were they doing in this science class that involved students examining tissue from their own intestines, and how was this tissue acquired?
CoS Bigwig Likens Wikipedia Ban to Nazis' Yellow Star Decree
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Like all Scientologists, I am outraged that in the 21st century, it is acceptable for Wikipedia's ArbCom to commit such a despicable hate crime as blocking Scientology parishioners from editing Wikipedia in the comfort and security of Scientology-owned properties. Blocking the IP addresses of computers located at Scientology's Pac Base, Int Base and Celebrity Centre is just a way to force Scientology parishioners into an undesired beingness . What's next, will Scientologists have to wear yellow, six-pointed stars on our clothing?
The goal of Scientology is a sane world, without criminals, without psychiatric terror, without war . Ultimately, the goal of Scientology is sanity itself . Only the insane would attempt to stop Scientology. With this brutal decision, not only is Wikipedia criminally attacking the world's most ethical people, members of the Scientology religion , but it is preventing Scientologists from presenting our religion in the most positive and truthful light [neutrality disputed]. There is so much nonsense on the internet about Scientology, all of which was written by anti-religion extremists in the employ of the Psychiatric-Pharmaceutical industry . Many [who?] are also being paid by certain depraved, degenerate factions within the German government . You can't believe any of it . If these scumbags had their way, all children would be psych-drugged into oblivion , most eventually becoming high school gunmen ; vicious de-programmers would constantly be leaping out from shadowy corners ; there would be all-night electroshock parlors on the high street of every village, town and city ; and anyone who tried to live an ethical life would quickly receive an icepick lobotomy . This is why it is necessary for Scientologists to try to present a balanced perspective, by showcasing all the good things  about the Scientology religion, and removing all the lies.
The Scientology religion is the only major religion to have emerged in the 20th century . It is the world's fastest growing religion , found in over 264 countries, with tens of thousands of new people becoming Scientologists every day . Scientology was accepted as a religion by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 1993 . Scientology has also been declared a bona-fide religion by Mr. Frank Flynn, Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of Kansas . Scientologists in the United States enjoy tremendous tax advantages, not available to members of other religions . Many [who?] celebrities are Scientologists, and ordinary public Scientologists sometimes get to meet them . As members of a minority religion, Scientologists deserve to be treated fairly , which means that we should be allowed  to do things that other groups may not do. In this way, we are just a little bit compensated for all of our humanitarian efforts  and our sharing of Mr. L. Ron Hubbard's extremely workable  technology.
Make no mistake: WE are the ones making huge progress  in the Global Obliteration of Psychiatry. Wikipedia is acting at Big Psychiatry's beck and call . We do not find critics of Scientology who do not have criminal backgrounds .
What Data Center Designers Can Learn From Legos
Just like Oreos (not Oreo(tm) cookies), or Kleenexes (not Kleenex(tm) brand facial tissues),
I think you mean Kleenices.