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“ is the leading source for Microsoft news and downloads; we watch Microsoft like a hawk. All of our content is delivered to millions of visitors every month using the latest Microsoft technologies, and we are extremely proud of that. Today, runs on Windows Server 2008 R2, with Internet Information Server 7.5, ASP.NET 4, and SQL Server 2008 – all 100% 64-bit. We don’t just report about Microsoft, we use them too!
“ was started in 1999 by Steven Bink, an IT Professional from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Starting with just a static HTML site, has grown to a fully featured interactive web community.”
Anchor Link Bluetooth
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by Curt Franklin and Julia Layton
Published: 2000-06-28
How Bluetooth Works
“Bluetooth is a standard developed by a group of electronics manufacturers that allows any sort of electronic equipment — from computers and cell phones to keyboards and headphones — to make its own connections, without wires, cables or any direct action from a user.”
Anchor Link Chronology of PCs
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Page Last Updated: 2013-02-18
“This document is an attempt to bring various published sources together to present a timeline about Personal Computers.”
Anchor Link Country Abbreviations
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Page Last Updated: 2009-02-17
“Ever wonder what country a given email or posting is from?
Here is a list culled from different Internet sources, sorted 2 ways: by the two-letter country code and by the country name. ”
Anchor Link ExtremeTech
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“If you’re like us then you’re looking for information on technology in upwards of fifty different places. In a medium that’s meant to be efficient, the Internet has yet to offer you a lot of efficiency. That’s where ExtremeTech comes in. We’re a thriving community of users and experts seeking to answer the unanswerable questions of technology. We dig deep into the subterranean depths of technological knowledge, digging up the most vital, behind-the-scenes tidbits that make any technocrats drool soda on his chips. How do we know? Because we’re technocrats ourselves, and we’re always drooling. To put it simply, we’re a one-stop-shop for serious technological needs.”
Anchor Link Fourmilab
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Last Updated: 2012-12-21
“This site is developed and maintained by John Walker, founder of Autodesk, Inc. and co-author of AutoCAD. A variety of documents, images, software for various machines, and interactive Web resources are available here; click on entries in the frame to the left to display a table of contents for that topic. Items which span more than one category are listed in all.
“Except for a few clearly-marked exceptions, all the material on this site is in the public domain and may be used in any manner without permission, restriction, attribution, or compensation.”
Anchor Link FreeTechBooks
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“This site lists free online computer science books and lecture notes, all of which are freely and legally available over the Internet. All the books listed here are available for free, as they are hosted on websites that belong to the authors or the publishers. You are most welcome to view, download and print the books for your own private use at no charge.
“These authors publish their books for free to give you a chance to review their books, to get as much good information distributed as possible. So, if you like what you read online, you can always support the authors by buying the paperback at your local or online bookstores.”
Anchor Link International Date Format
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Page Last Modified: 2008-09-03
“How does one write a date on the Web? There are so many formats available, most of them incompatible with others, that it can be a usability nightmare to choose a date representation when writing for an international, cross-cultural audience, as is the case on the web. Fortunately, there is one solution in the ISO-developed international date format.
“The international format defined by ISO (ISO 8601) tries to address all these problems by defining a numerical date system as follows: YYYY-MM-DD where”
√ YYYY is the year [all the digits, i.e., 2012]
√ MM is the month [01 (January) to 12 (December)]
√ DD is the day [01 to 31]
“For example, 3rd of April 2002, in this international format is written: 2002-04-03. Note that this format can also be used to represent precise date and time, with timezone information.”
Anchor Link IPv6
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“Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is a version of the Internet Protocol (IP) that is designed to succeed Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). The Internet operates by transferring data in small packets that are independently routed across networks as specified by an international communications protocol known as the Internet Protocol. Each data packet contains two numeric addresses that are the packet’s origin and destination devices. Since 1981, IPv4 has been the publicly used version of the Internet Protocol, and it is currently the foundation for most Internet communications. The Internet’s growth has created a need for more addresses than IPv4 is capable of. IPv6 allows for vastly more numerical addresses, but switching from IPv4 to IPv6 may be a difficult process.
“IPv6 implements additional features not present in IPv4. It simplifies aspects of address assignment (stateless address autoconfiguration) and network renumbering (prefix and router announcements) when changing Internet connectivity providers. The IPv6 subnet size has been standardized by fixing the size of the host identifier portion of an address to 64 bits to facilitate an automatic mechanism for forming the host identifier from link layer media addressing information (MAC address). Network security is also integrated into the design of the IPv6 architecture, and the IPv6 specification mandates support for IPsec as a fundamental interoperability requirement.”
Anchor Link makeuseof
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“Cool Websites, Software and Internet Tips.
“As about, it’s very different from most of the other tech blogs/websites. It’s unique and original in what it reviewes and how it does it. On makeuseof we don’t write about any new web applications that comes around but only about ones that are COOL, FREE and USEFUL. It may be a subjective judgement but that’s how it is. We also try to keep it simple and all accessible, so that even newbies who never used such sites like Digg and Delicious or ones who think AJAX is famous washing powder brand can easily find their way around.”
Anchor Link Military Manuals
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Page Last Updated: 2012-10-18
“This page contains many military manuals. They are large in size, some over 264 megabytes. If you are using a dial-up connection, please don’t waste my bandwidth or your time by attempting to download the larger files.
“If you have a manual I do not have listed, I would appreciate you lending it to me.”
Anchor Link Official USPS Abbreviations
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“Official USPS Abbreviations:
• State Abbreviations
• Street Suffixes
• Secondary Unit Designators”
Anchor Link Old-Computers
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This site is frequently updated
“There are now 992 computers in the museum. Search by name, company, or year.”
Anchor Link OS News
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“Our goal is to inform you about the latest news on a vast range of operating systems, from the well-known mainstream OSes, down to small (but also very interesting technically) hobby or embedded ones. You can email us and send us questions, articles, news etc. Do you want your voice to be heard? We are accepting articles for publication, such as editorials or software/hardware reviews.”
[ Updated almost daily, they post lots of news items, bits of wisdom, and everything else you need to keep you informed about the current OS environments. You can post your own newsworthy stuff and check out the forums. Ed. ]
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“ is proud to offer help setting up port forwarding on your router or firewall. Many Internet users are not aware of how to configure their router or firewall in order to use applications like Peer-to-Peer file sharing (PtoP), Internet Games, Web serving, FTP serving, WebCams, IRC DDC, and Instant Messaging such as AIM, ICQ, Yahoo and MS Messenger.
“Our Routers section offers detailed walkthroughs on how to setup port forwarding. These how to guides make it easy to setup your router or firewall for any application you may need. Routers can be tough to configure. Our Help and FAQ page gives general tips and definitions. These can help if you can’t connect to your router, or are unsure of some of the terms on this page.”
Anchor Link Request for Comments (RFC)
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“The Internet Engineering Task Force — The Title Button above connects to the RFC repository maintained by the IETF Secretariat. The link below connects directly to the RFC Editor’s Web Page. Please Note: The IETF repository retrieval is for those who know the specific RFC number desired. There is no index or search feature — those capabilities are available at the RFC Editor Web page. RFCs associated with an active IETF Working Group can also be accessed from the Working Group’s web page via:
( Internet Engineering Task Force )
Anchor Link Slashdot
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News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters
“Come on down and check it out for news about Linux, Open Source Software, Legos, Games, Star Wars, Science, Technology and pretty much anything else that falls into the ‘News for Nerds, Stuff that Matters’ umbrella.”
Anchor Link System Volume Information Folder
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“If you’ve done much wandering around in Windows Explorer you might have noticed a folder called System Volume Information and wondered what purpose it serves. It’s actually a part of System Restore; the tool that allows you to set points in time to roll back your computer. The System Volume Information folder is where XP stores these points and associated information that makes them accessible. If you have System Restore enabled but don’t see this folder, go into [Tools] [Folder Options] [View] and click the radio button next to [Show Hidden Files and Folders] and it will be visible.
“Under most circumstances there is no need to access this folder, but if you’re the curious type and want to see what it contains, how you gain access depends on the XP version, file system, and whether you are part of a domain.”
[ Instructions follow to obtain access to the folder; Ed. ]
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“Welcome to’s collection of free programming resources, free webmasters’ resources, free security resources and free utilities.”
Anchor Link User Manuals and Guides
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Frequently Updated Free PDF downloads
“User Manuals and User Guides for many equipments like mobile phones, photo cameras, monther board, monitors, software, tv, dvd, and othes…”
Anchor Link Visualize Various Concepts
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Author: Paul Falstad
“These are some educational java applets I wrote to help visualize various concepts in math, physics, and engineering. You should be able to view them with any Java-capable browser.”
Anchor Link World Wide Web Consortium
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“The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential as a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding. On this page, you’ll find W3C news as well as links to information about W3C technologies and getting involved in W3C. We encourage you to learn more about W3C.”