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Windows: 8 + 7 = 10

Wednesday,  10/01/14  02:00 AM

Windows 10News story: Microsoft skips 'too good' Windows 9, jumps to Windows 10.  "Deeming Windows 9 'too good to release,' Microsoft execs shelve follow-up to Windows 8 and proceed to Windows 10."  Oh wait, that wasn't a news story, it was an April Fools' story from a year ago.  Oh wait ... um ...

They are taking Windows 8, re-adding all the stuff we miss from Windows 7 (it will have a Start menu again!), and naming it Windows 10.  Pretty clever, they switched to base 9

Or maybe it will be pronounced Windows two?


the disappearing sea

Wednesday,  10/01/14  09:33 PM

The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, two former Soviet states in central Asia. Yikes!

This isn't a climate change story, it's a screwing up rivers story.  With a not-so-happy ending...


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