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Apple is Fixing That 1970 Bug in the Next iOS

The 1970 bug is a slightly annoying and mostly entertaining software glitch that bricks any iPhone by setting the date back before May 1970. Unsurprisingly, Apple’s correcting that glitch in the next version of iOS. Read More >>

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What the Hell is Going On With This 1970 iPhone Bug?

After a few days of silence and idiots playing with the Unix gods and bricking their phones, Apple has finally acknowledged the bug which bricks phones that have their clocks set to January 1, 1970. Curiously the support document on Apple’s site doesn’t list the well known January 1 date, but May 1970. Read More >>

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2 Computer Science Profs + 1 Room + 30 Minutes of Conversation = Geek Gold

Professor Brian Kernighan is computing heavyweight: he worked at Bell Labs, helped develop Unix and was one of two authors of the C programming language. Here, he talks with one of the UK’s foremost computer science professors, Professor David Brailsford. Time to geek out. Read More >>

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Relive Jurassic Park‘s Iconic Hacking Scene Right From Your Browser

For the most part, Jurassic Park isn't the kind of movie you'd want a chance to live out, what with the mortal danger and velociraptors and all that. But thanks to the amazing Jurassic Systems website, you can experience of of Jurassic Park's safer thrills first-hand: getting hacked by Dennis Nedry. Read More >>

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How to Make YouTube Look Like Unix

YouTube has decided to celebrate its upcoming Geek Week event by giving its site an, um, underhaul — and making it look like Unix. Read More >>

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Apple’s Crappy DND Bug Will Apparently Magically Fix Itself, Next Week

Apple's arrogance magic seemingly even extends to glitches, as it's Do Not Disturb bug, which proves you shouldn't trust your iPhone as your alarm yet again, will mysteriously fix itself come next Monday. In fact, Apple's not going to bother doing anything about it and will just let people ride it out -- it's not like anyone's actually working yet, right? Read More >>

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Dennis Ritchie, Co-Creator of Unix and Founder of C, Has Died

In less than a week, the world has lost two tech pioneers. Last week, we mourned the passing of Steve Jobs, and now we say goodbye to computer scientist Dennis Ritchie who also recently died. Read More >>