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Halo: Combat Evolved on PC sparks fond memories of a simpler time

Aaaah, now this is Halo. Three months after releasing Halo: Reach on PC, Microsoft surprise-added Halo: Combat Evolved to Steam yesterday—both standalone and as part of the Master Chief Collection. Unlike Reach, the original Halo had its day on PC back…

Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician and Hidden Figure, Dies at 101

Pioneering NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson, whose work inspired the story of the 2016 film Hidden Figures, has died at the age of 101.”Our NASA family is sad to learn the news that Katherine Johnson passed away this morning at 101 years old. She …

Katherine Johnson, mathematical pioneer of early spaceflight, dies at 101

NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson is photographed at her desk at Langley Research Center in 1966. NASAPioneering mathematician Katherine Johnson, responsible for the computations used in some of NASA’s earliest forays into spaceflight and f…

The Linux Foundation identifies most important open-source software components and their problems

Red Hat recently reported open-source software now dominates the enterprise. Actually, it does more than that. Another older study found open-source software makes up 80% to 90% of all software. You may not know that, because many of these programs …