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What’s in a Name: A Brief History of the How User Agents Became So Long

If you type “What’s my user agent” into Google, you’ll get something like this:   Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/67.0.3396.79 Safari/537.36   Websites can use this to determine what browser and operating system you’re using, but

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Is H.264 Really Like English?

Since Google announced that it is dropping the H.264 codec from its browser, we have seen just about every possible reaction, from praise to contempt.  None, however, were more amusing than Microsoft’s response, which likened Google’s abandoning H.264 to a

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Windows Phone 7…Is It Just Me?

Am I the only one who is not impressed with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7?  Compared to the iPhone and various Android incarnations, the interface seems so boxy and bland.  Even the name is unimaginative.  But I suppose I should not

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The iPad hype and why books are safe

There has been much talk about the cybersphere with the release of Apple’s new iPad.  Some of that talk has reflected the views of people who believe the days of print materials are numbered.  And please don’t mistakenly assume that

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The Year of the Linux Desktop Mobile Phone

Since its creation, over fifteen years ago, free software and open source advocates have longed for the day when masses of people around the world would adopt GNU/Linux or Linux (depending on who you ask). There is little doubt that

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