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The IBM Selectric was one of the best selling typewriters of the 1960s and 70s and featured a rather unique digital-binary to analog system that controlled a typeball instead of a row of type bars. Check out this video to look inside.

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Earlier this year we shared an Iron Man prop build made from Dollar Store parts. The same Dollar Store tinker is at it again, this time building a Terminator endoskull.

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It would seem, save for a sole red champion of justice, the scales of morality tip heavily to the side of evil under the weight of the glowing red lights.

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One of the defining features of Linux and other UNIX-like operating systems is that “everything is a file.” This is an oversimplification, but understanding what it means will help you understand how Linux works.

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Ubuntu’s Update Manager keeps your packages at the latest version, but occasionally a new package version may not work properly. You can downgrade an installed package and lock it at a specific version to prevent it from being updated.

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Our first edition of WIG for July is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as why Microsoft killed the Start Button in Windows 8, how to outsmart websites trying to get you to pay top dollar, OS X Mountain Lion will check daily for security updates, and more.

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Linux logs a large amount of events to the disk, where they’re mostly stored in the /var/log directory in plain text. Most log entries go through the system logging daemon, syslogd, and are written to the system log.

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This past month we covered topics such as why you only have to wipe a disk once to erase it, what RSS is and how you can benefit from using it, how websites are tracking you online, and more. Join us as we look back at the best articles for June.

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Have you thought about expanding your knowledge by taking some courses? There are several colleges and other sites that offer free online courses, certificate programs, some degree programs, and education resources for teachers and professors.

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The starships shown in our favorite sci-fi serials come in all shapes and sizes, serve different purposes, and make us yearn to have one to call our own. Travel among the stars on your desktop with the second in our series of Starships Wallpaper collections.

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Private Browsing, InPrivate Browsing, Incognito Mode – it has a lot of names, but it’s the same basic feature in every browser. Private browsing offers some improved privacy, but it’s not a silver bullet that makes you completely anonymous online.

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With the five year anniversary of the iPhone approaching, here is a look back at when it all started with this classic introductory presentation by Steve Jobs.

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Are you looking for some fresh wallpapers for your desktop? Prefer to avoid looking for those wallpapers individually? Then you may want to have a look at the wallpaper pack for the upcoming Luna release of elementary OS.

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