Tuesday, January 11, 2005

20 Year Usenet Timeline

This is old news but I happened to read through some of the threads. Here are are some interesting and innocent looking messages that started off great threads.


I have a friend that raised an interesting question that I immediately tried to prove wrong. He is a programmer and has this notion that when we reach the year 2000, computers will not accept the new date. Will the computers assume that it is 1900, or will it even cause a problem? ......


Last I heard, the cause or means of transmission of AIDS was not known. I would appreciate any pointers to well-documented claims to the contrary.

Microsoft !!!

The June issue of BYTE magazine has a fairly long article on XENIX by Microsoft's XENIX product manager. Mostly, it's a standard "What's a UNIX" paper, but it also describes some of the enhancements they are adding to V7........

Tinanmen Square

The situation is Beijing is MUCH WORSE that what is reported by the media. A friend of mine just made a phone call to her brother at Beijing Normal Univ. Her brother said that thousands have been killed, many of them run over by tanks. .....


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