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Prince of Persia Source Code Found – In Dad’s Closet
7 years ago

Prince of Persia Source Code Found – In Dad’s Closet

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You may not have ever heard of Jordan Mechner. But you’ve heard of the game he made – Prince of Persia. Back in 1989, Brøderbund published Mechner’s Prince of Persia for the Apple II. A million nerds joygasmed.

But, then the source code went missing.

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Windows 8 Fails ‘The Dad Test’
7 years ago

Windows 8 Fails ‘The Dad Test’

Though we weren’t fond of the Huggies “dad test,” a couple of people have conducted their own father-based scientific studies, and here’s one we can get behind: The Windows 8 Dad Test.

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Ray Kurzweil to Talk to Dead-Father-Computer-Avatar-AI
8 years ago

Ray Kurzweil to Talk to Dead-Father-Computer-Avatar-AI

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BTW, in case you missed it last week, Ray Kurzweil has declared that he’s going to talk to his dad. Problem is, his dad’s been dead for 40+ years.


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I Never Held a Trophy With My Father
8 years ago

I Never Held a Trophy With My Father

I was reading a story over at Father Apprentice about how Chase Reeves started golfing with his father, who himself started golfing since it’s the international language of casual business outings. As I read Reeves’ story, I remembered a couple of pictures I saw on Facebook of a friend and his father after one of his golf tournaments. It really got me thinking about my friends and their fathers – and then to my own father and I. Unless I’m wildly mistaken, we never won anything together or had pictures of us taken after we father-sonned something.

Oh, I love the guy with all my heart. We’ve got a lot in common, and we’re never short on things to talk about. But we just never had a “thing” like other father-son teams have. No sports, no big activities, no common employer. Not even a small business. Nothing to suit-up for. Nothing major that we built together. No pictures of us with fish, targets, trophies, dead deer, awards, model planes. I don’t want to spoil the ending, but I’m okay with not having one of those “things” with my dad.

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Predator Monday: 1.8 Petaflop Supercomputer Sifts the Internet for Pedophiles
8 years ago

Predator Monday: 1.8 Petaflop Supercomputer Sifts the Internet for Pedophiles

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You can always tell what’s most important in society by what the the powerful computers are being used for. In the 80’s, the big computers were used for the …
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