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Friday October 24, 2003
09:41 AM

Slugs and snails and puppy dog tails

[ #15374 ]

The Mac OS X operating system is created on its Unix-based Darwin core, which is a combination of its own open source code and elements from FreeBSD, Apache and Perl.

It must be true - the BBC said so :-)

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  • I once had an argument with some minion of the BBC who claimed that you had to have a modem to connect to the Internet. I pointed out that most people at that time on the Internet were on academic networks with no modems in site, and that only a tiny percentage of uses actually used a modem at home (which was true). The minion got all "high and mighty" and told me that telling people that they didn't need a modem to connect to the Internet would only confuse them.

    Since that discussion, many people have go

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