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Beyond 80 Columns… Where No Terminal Has Gone Before

Yeah, some terminals have gone beyond 80 columns before, but I found this Slashdot debate about the 80 column terminal screen really amusing as a sleep-deprived geek. The author argues that it’s time to move beyond 80 columns for coding standards. If phrases like ‘DEC VT100’, ‘text editors’ and and ‘punch cards’ get your blood […]

Not Quite Robin Hood – ID Theft Scams and Nonprofits

According to this Slashdot post (via Symantec), a new identity theft tactic is to test out stolen credit card numbers on nonprofit web sites to determine whether accounts are valid before going on to use the cards elsewhere. Although it might sound like a Robin Hood scheme at first – giving money to charity – […]