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By Anne Miller and Anne Miller,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | April 29, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Asteroids. Space Invaders. Visions of Pac-Man ghosts dancing in your head.For more than two decades, video games have often been derided as the mental equivalent of bubble gum, a diversion for aimless youths intent on frittering away time and money.But arcades as socio-economic catalysts? Pong as essential forerunner of Windows '95? Tokyo Wars as educational endeavor?Keith Feinstein thinks so. And, in a crusade to educate America about the virtues of video arcade games, the computer buff from New Providence, N.J., has created a traveling, museum-style exhibit to support his case.
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By Jessica Berthold and Jessica Berthold,The Morning Call | October 26, 2006
There are blogs galore devoted solely to specific material objects: Cars, electronics, computers and the like. Most focus on the newest, most advanced versions of the products. But not Retrothing (retrothing.com). Specializing in vintage technology, the blog revels in the quirky inventions of days gone by. For those who thrill at the novelty of Super 8 cameras, the warm scratchiness of vinyl records or the joyful camp of voice-controlled plastic robots, Retrothing is an ever-expanding bounty.
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BUSINESS
May 19, 1993
Nintendo says Atari lost suitNintendo of America Inc. said yesterday that a federal judge has ruled that Atari Games, part-owned by Time Warner Inc., infringed on its copyrights and patents after illicitly obtaining information on how Nintendo systems work. Atari used the information to skirt a Nintendo security device designed to stop unlicensed games from being played on its machines, Nintendo said.@
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By Andria Yu and Andria Yu,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2002
It's a clear day, perfect for taking the millennium-yellow Corvette Z06 out for a spin. The sun glints off the tinted windows and the sky is mirrored perfectly in the polished skin of the $51,000 machine. It looks even better under the hood - with 379 horsepower, it'll fly from zero to 60 in four seconds. You give it your best, maneuvering through a couple of turns and into a straightaway, where you push the Z06 to 145 mph. As the engine winds up to red-line at 6,500 rpm, you ease it into fifth gear, smirking as you shoot past drivers trying to outrun you. Suddenly, there's a tight turn.
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By Robert Lee and Robert Lee,Staff writer | October 18, 1990
David Troy, 18, a self-professed free-market idealist who co-owns Toad Computers in Olde Severna Park, quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson to explain the philosophy he followed to get his early start in business."
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By James Coates and James Coates,Chicago Tribune | February 28, 2000
How can I transfer someone's desktop background to my computer desktop background? Your short question requires a longish answer, but you'll soon be able to dress up your desktop with an endless variety of images. You can use a floppy disk to move the picture on somebody else's PC desktop onto your machine. First, find the picture. With the cursor on the desktop of your friend's machine, right-click the mouse and choose Properties. A box will come up with the name of whatever file is being used as the background picture highlighted.
BUSINESS
By David Conn and David Conn,Staff Writer | November 4, 1993
Sale of MNC unit takes another stepThe dismantling of MNC Financial Inc.'s empire proceeds apace.Yesterday, NationsBank Corp. announced it signed a letter of intent to proceed with the previously announced sale of MNC's stock transfer unit to Chemical Banking Corp. of New York. The unit handles stockholder relations duties for corporate clients, including issuing and registering stock certificates, paying dividends and keeping records. It employs about 60 people in Baltimore.The companies didn't disclose the purchase price or the fate of the unit's employees.
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By Andria Yu and Andria Yu,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2002
It's a clear day, perfect for taking the millennium-yellow Corvette Z06 out for a spin. The sun glints off the tinted windows and the sky is mirrored perfectly in the polished skin of the $51,000 machine. It looks even better under the hood - with 379 horsepower, it'll fly from zero to 60 in four seconds. You give it your best, maneuvering through a couple of turns and into a straightaway, where you push the Z06 to 145 mph. As the engine winds up to red-line at 6,500 rpm, you ease it into fifth gear, smirking as you shoot past drivers trying to outrun you. Suddenly, there's a tight turn.
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By SUSAN REIMER | September 19, 1999
IT IS TIME ONCE again for another edition of True Facts: things that are true because someone important said they were true. Or because one woman said them to a group of women over a pitcher of margaritas and everyone laughed.Read on, and if you are not impressed with the scholarship herein, you had better call some girlfriends and defrost a container of margarita mix.* "Having children is like having a bowling alley in your brain." This true fact was contained in a greeting card, prompting this question: What was the occasion?
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By Daniel R. Davis | December 24, 1991
BY THE tender age of 7, I had reasoned away the notion ofSanta Claus. My logic was unsinkable: We had no chimney for the portly old man to gain access to our tree.But after my eighth Christmas, I had reversed my thinking. Santa did exist. There was no need for Claus to slide down a chimney to enter my house. She lived there.The year before had not been a good one for what was left of my family. My father had abandoned us. My mother quickly took action to keep us together. Working two jobs and going to school, she didn't have much time to spend with us.My brother and I spent a great deal of time with relatives, who made us well aware of the burden we had become.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Coates and James Coates,Chicago Tribune | February 28, 2000
How can I transfer someone's desktop background to my computer desktop background? Your short question requires a longish answer, but you'll soon be able to dress up your desktop with an endless variety of images. You can use a floppy disk to move the picture on somebody else's PC desktop onto your machine. First, find the picture. With the cursor on the desktop of your friend's machine, right-click the mouse and choose Properties. A box will come up with the name of whatever file is being used as the background picture highlighted.
NEWS
By SUSAN REIMER | September 19, 1999
IT IS TIME ONCE again for another edition of True Facts: things that are true because someone important said they were true. Or because one woman said them to a group of women over a pitcher of margaritas and everyone laughed.Read on, and if you are not impressed with the scholarship herein, you had better call some girlfriends and defrost a container of margarita mix.* "Having children is like having a bowling alley in your brain." This true fact was contained in a greeting card, prompting this question: What was the occasion?
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By Anne Miller and Anne Miller,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | April 29, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Asteroids. Space Invaders. Visions of Pac-Man ghosts dancing in your head.For more than two decades, video games have often been derided as the mental equivalent of bubble gum, a diversion for aimless youths intent on frittering away time and money.But arcades as socio-economic catalysts? Pong as essential forerunner of Windows '95? Tokyo Wars as educational endeavor?Keith Feinstein thinks so. And, in a crusade to educate America about the virtues of video arcade games, the computer buff from New Providence, N.J., has created a traveling, museum-style exhibit to support his case.
BUSINESS
By David Conn and David Conn,Staff Writer | November 4, 1993
Sale of MNC unit takes another stepThe dismantling of MNC Financial Inc.'s empire proceeds apace.Yesterday, NationsBank Corp. announced it signed a letter of intent to proceed with the previously announced sale of MNC's stock transfer unit to Chemical Banking Corp. of New York. The unit handles stockholder relations duties for corporate clients, including issuing and registering stock certificates, paying dividends and keeping records. It employs about 60 people in Baltimore.The companies didn't disclose the purchase price or the fate of the unit's employees.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1993
Nintendo says Atari lost suitNintendo of America Inc. said yesterday that a federal judge has ruled that Atari Games, part-owned by Time Warner Inc., infringed on its copyrights and patents after illicitly obtaining information on how Nintendo systems work. Atari used the information to skirt a Nintendo security device designed to stop unlicensed games from being played on its machines, Nintendo said.@
NEWS
By Daniel R. Davis | December 24, 1991
BY THE tender age of 7, I had reasoned away the notion ofSanta Claus. My logic was unsinkable: We had no chimney for the portly old man to gain access to our tree.But after my eighth Christmas, I had reversed my thinking. Santa did exist. There was no need for Claus to slide down a chimney to enter my house. She lived there.The year before had not been a good one for what was left of my family. My father had abandoned us. My mother quickly took action to keep us together. Working two jobs and going to school, she didn't have much time to spend with us.My brother and I spent a great deal of time with relatives, who made us well aware of the burden we had become.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jessica Berthold and Jessica Berthold,The Morning Call | October 26, 2006
There are blogs galore devoted solely to specific material objects: Cars, electronics, computers and the like. Most focus on the newest, most advanced versions of the products. But not Retrothing (retrothing.com). Specializing in vintage technology, the blog revels in the quirky inventions of days gone by. For those who thrill at the novelty of Super 8 cameras, the warm scratchiness of vinyl records or the joyful camp of voice-controlled plastic robots, Retrothing is an ever-expanding bounty.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 8, 2004
NABLUS, West Bank - The hunt by Israeli soldiers for Ibrahim Atari, a Palestinian militant, ended yesterday with Atari being shot to death in a flower garden. His body was left slumped on a pathway. Soldiers also shot and killed one of his friends, an unarmed curtain-hanger named Abdel Qassas, who the army said was hiding behind a shrub. The circumstances remain in dispute. Palestinians say the two men were arrested and then executed; the Israeli army says Atari was shot after threatening soldiers with a pistol and Qassas aroused suspicion by trying to avoid capture.
NEWS
By Robert Lee and Robert Lee,Staff writer | October 18, 1990
David Troy, 18, a self-professed free-market idealist who co-owns Toad Computers in Olde Severna Park, quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson to explain the philosophy he followed to get his early start in business."
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