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Garbage in, nothing out

It’s way back, when all input is typed on a command line, and this pilot fish gets his first exposure to computers as a college freshman. He has to run a program on the school’s mainframe as part of a statistics class. He has a list of 10 sample numbers. …

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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary PC test starts in February

343 Industries is planning to start the first public test for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary next month, according to an update on the forums. Testing, or ‘flighting’,  for the next addition to Halo: The Master Chief Collection was previously planned for January, but it looks like only 343’s external partners …

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Japan announces space force to protect against new threats

Japan’s prime minister has announced his country will create a space defence force, in an effort to protect it from technological threats. Working closely with US President Donald Trump, the unit will protect Japan’s interstellar interests, such as satellites and rockets – rather than fighting cinematic-style battles across the galaxy …

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Two men make 'Earth sandwich', 20,000km apart

Image copyright Etienne Naude Two men in New Zealand and Spain have created an “Earth sandwich” – by placing slices of bread on precise points, either side of the planet. The man behind the sandwich, Etienne Naude from Auckland, told the BBC he wanted to make one for “years”, but …

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