BleepingComputer hit with SLAPP suit from Enigma Software over comparrion thread.
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The term SLAPP is one that most people might not be aware of. To put it bluntly SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) lawsuits are ones that attempt to censor information or public discourse on a particular topic. The most common ones are from corporate entities that are trying to stop negative information about their products or other areas from getting out. The negative information is not slanderous or libelous in nature and in most cases can be backed up with documentation. Still the corporate minds try the threat of litigation to remove the information.

Saturday, 24 November 2012 15:30

WITCH rebooted after 39 years

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The oldest active digital computer in the world, the British WITCH (Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computing from Harwell), after 39 years idle, has been put into operation once more at the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park. For those who do not know, Bletchley Park was home to Britain's top math and computer brains during the Second World War, including Alan Turing, and a place where the code for the German Enigma was broken. It is also where the first use electromechanical computers happened. Bletchley Park has been converted into a national museum of computing and the latest exhibit is the oldest digital computer ever to function.

turing02If you own a computer, smartphone, watch, oven, microwave, well really almost any modern electronic device you have a host of pioneers that you should be thanking, but one of them Alan Turing should probably be at the top of the list. Turing was a mathematical genius who pioneered what would later become computer logic. Today (June 23) would have been his 100th birthday if he were still alive.