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Memory Lane: Microsoft had a Spaces, too

This week, at Google I/O, the search giant revealed a number of new projects they're working on, including Google Assistant to refine search and compete with the likes of Siri and Cortana, Google Home, an Amazon Alexa competitor, and a new messaging app, Allo. But just before the conference kicked off, Google announced another new offering , one it is calling Spaces.


topix.net | 20-May-2016 22:10

Losing the argument

Godwin's Law is an internet adage that is derived from one of the earliest bits of Usenet wisdoms, which goes "if you mention Adolf Hitler or Nazis within a discussion thread, you've automatically ended whatever discussion you were taking part in." In other words you have lost the argument.


topix.net | 16-May-2016 10:24

'Four in five' popular Reddit threads invoke Hitler or Nazis

It's a symptom of internet comments almost as old as the web itself. In 1990, a lawyer named Mike Godwin noticed a peculiar habit cropping up in Usenet forums.


topix.net | 09-May-2016 02:49

Four in five of Reddit's most popular comment threads invoke Nazis or Hitler, analyst says

It's a symptom of internet comments almost as old as the World Wide Web itself. In 1990, a lawyer named Mike Godwin noticed a peculiar habit cropping up in Usenet forums.


topix.net | 06-May-2016 13:18

Congrats

Twenty years ago Tuesday, I created the newsgroup rec.humor.funny as a moderated place for posting the funniest jokes on the net, as chosen by the editor. In light of that anniversary, I have written up a bit of history of the creation of RHF .


topix.net | 03-May-2016 10:28

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