Steve June 3, 2020

(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) I join with those calling for the arrest and charging of the three additional officers who clearly stood by and let Officer Derek Chauvin murder George Floyd. Police officers must be subject to the law and held accountable. We must demand from the overwhelming number of good officers, those […]

Steve June 3, 2020

‘The PowerOn program strives to help LGBTQ individuals empower themselves through the distribution of life-saving technology hardware.’ PowerOn, the national program to support at-risk and under-served LGBTQ individuals by providing them technology at no cost through local partner LGBTQ organizations, announced it has awarded technology grants to 14 partner centers. The 14 organizations that were […]

Steve June 3, 2020

In general computing, an operating system is software that provides a computer’s basic functions. It ensures that a computer detects and responds to peripherals (like keyboards, screens, mobile devices, printers, and so on), and it manages memory and drive space. Even though modern operating systems make it seem that multiple programs are running at the […]

Steve June 3, 2020

In the preface to his excellent textbook Algol 68: A First and Second Course, Andrew McGettrick writes: “This book originated from lectures first given at the University of Strathclyde in 1973-4 to first-year undergraduates, many of whom had no previous knowledge of programming. Many of the students were not taking computer science as their main […]

Steve June 3, 2020

The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writers. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is produced solely by The Conversation. (CNN)It was around four to six million years ago when humans first evolved to walk […]

Steve June 3, 2020

Lenovo announced that it is certifying its entire ThinkPad and ThinkStation series laptops with the Linux Operating system. Lenovo says they are targetting the niche IT users consists of Developers, data scientists, application engineers, and scientists with their Linux offerings pre-installed in ThinkPad and ThikStation desktop systems. This is huge news for the Linux community […]

Steve June 3, 2020

A protester sits in front of a makeshift memorial to George Floyd near the spot where he died in Minneapolis on May 29. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images The Minnesota Attorney General’s office has finished its initial review of evidence in the investigation of four former police officers involved in the death of George Floyd […]

Steve June 3, 2020

I come here not to condemn Amy Cooper, the white woman who called police and falsely claimed that an African American man named Christian Cooper was attacking her, but rather to praise Christian Cooper, who had done nothing more than ask her to leash her dog. The confrontation happened in New York’s Central Park, where […]