Do you sometimes feel like a “purple squirrel” – someone with unique challenges, but struggling to find people with whom you can share those challenges? Well, feel alone no longer -- there are others like you, and we're bringing them to you!
You may have heard about Special Interest Groups (SIGs), which create communities to advance a specific area of knowledge, learning or technology. Members of SIGs cooperate to affect or to produce solutions within their particular field, and may meet communicate, meet and organize conferences.
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Time magazine recently ran an interesting photo essay showing vintage computers from the very first, ENIAC, right up to the Cray supercomputers of the early 90s.
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Wired magazine has an interesting article about an interested application of cloud computing. They tell the story of an investigation that led to the arrest of a pair of alleged spammers. It seems the accused were suspected of using Google to store their data:
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To --> Done is an interesting new twist on the to-do list. Normally, a to-do list is simply a list of stuff you need to do. And isn't it always the way that actually getting things done becomes a big pain? It's so hard to find the time!
Well, To-->Done takes a different approach. When making out your list, you also tell the app how long you think each item will take. Then, when you have some spare time, you log on, tell it how much time you have, and it assigns a task based on the available time.