Tag Archives: open-source

Unsealed documents show how Facebook orchestrated a multi-year effort that duped children who played video games into spending their parents’ money…

Nathan Halverson / Reveal : Unsealed documents show how Facebook orchestrated a multi-year effort that duped children who played video games into spending their parents' money   —  Facebook orchestrated a multi-year effort that duped children and their parents out of money, in some cases hundreds or even thousands of dollars …

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Unsealed documents show Facebook orchestrated a multi-year effort that duped children who played video games into spending their parents’ money…

Nathan Halverson / Reveal : Unsealed documents show Facebook orchestrated a multi-year effort that duped children who played video games into spending their parents' money   —  Facebook orchestrated a multi-year effort that duped children and their parents out of money, in some cases hundreds or even thousands of dollars …

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As the number of US students studying computer science doubled to over 106,000 from 2013 to 2017, the supply of professors is struggling to keep up…

Natasha Singer / New York Times : As the number of US students studying computer science doubled to over 106,000 from 2013 to 2017, the supply of professors is struggling to keep up   —  Lured by the prospect of high-salary, high-status jobs, college students are rushing in record numbers to study computer science.

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Intel Q4: revenue of $18.7B, up 9% YoY, vs. $19.01B est., Client Computing Group revenue of $9.82B, up 10% YoY, vs. $10.01B est.; stock down 6%+ after…

Jordan Novet / CNBC : Intel Q4: revenue of $18.7B, up 9% YoY, vs. $19.01B est., Client Computing Group revenue of $9.82B, up 10% YoY, vs. $10.01B est.; stock down 6%+ after hours   —  Shares of Intel stock fell as much as 8 percent on Thursday after the company reported lower-than-expected revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter and light guidance.

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Emulator project aims to resurrect classic Mac apps and games without the OS

It's not an OS. It's an application. Want to be able to run classic Mac OS applications compiled for the Motorola 68000 series of processors on your ever-so-modern Mac OS X machine? Or maybe you'd rather run them on a Raspberry Pi, or an Android device for that matter? There's an emulation project that's trying to achieve just that: Advanced Mac Substitute (AMS). Emulators of older computer platforms and game consoles are popular with vintage game enthusiasts. But emulators also could be attractive to others with some emotional (or economic) attachment to old binaries—like those with a sudden desire to resurrect aged Aldus PageMaker files. Advanced Mac Substitute is an effort by long-time Mac hacker Josh Juran to make it possible to run old Mac OS software (up to Mac OS 6) without a need for an Apple ROM or system software. Other emulators out there for 68000 Mac applications such as Basilisk II require a copy of MacOS installation media—such as install CDs from Mac OS 7.5 or Mac OS 8. But AMS uses a set of software libraries that allow old Mac applications to launch right within the operating environment of the host device, without needing to have a full virtual hardware and operating system instance behind them. And it's all open source.

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