calc.exe is now open source; there’s surprising depth in its ancient code

Enlarge (credit: jakeandlindsay) Microsoft’s embrace and adoption of open source software has continued with the surprising decision to publish the code for Windows Calculator and release it on GitHub under the permissive MIT license. The repository shows Calculator’s surprisingly long history. Although it is in some regards one of the most modern Windows applications—it’s an […]

Al Lowe reveals his Sierra source code collection—then puts all of it on eBay

Metal Jesus Rocks Al Lowe, one of Sierra On-Line‘s seminal game creators and programmers, has been sitting on a pile of his original games’ source code files for over 30 years, fully convinced that they are worthless. “I’m 72 years old, and none of my kids want this junk!” Lowe said in an interview with […]

Don’t eat romaine lettuce in Ontario and Quebec until source of E. coli outbreak determined, officials say

The E. coli strain currently suspected of making people sick in both Canada and the U.S. is the same one that caused a similar outbreak last year, prompting questions about why regulators aren’t issuing a mandatory recall.

Queen’s approach to how she treats Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton revealed by source

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton and both Duchesses of the United Kingdom. Former-actress Meghan, who had a role in Suits, is now the Duchess of Sussex, while Kate is the Duchess of Cambridge. The two women have both been on engagements with their grandmother-in-law Queen Elizabeth II. How does the monarch manage to maintain happy […]

One person killed, 2 seriously wounded after knife attack in Paris suburb – police source

Published time: 23 Aug, 2018 08:46 Edited time: 23 Aug, 2018 09:00 One person has been killed and two more people seriously injured in a knife attack in a Paris suburb, Reuters reports citing a police source. Security forces have reportedly “neutralized” the attack. Police have confirmed that an operation has been completed in Trappes […]

Melania Trump asks White House staff to do this behind Donald’s back, source claims

Melania Trump is a caring wife and mother-to-one Barron Trump, 12. The former-model from Slovenia is apparently concerned about her husband’s health, according to reports. The New York Times reported that the First Lady is asking staff to make healthier meals for her 72-year-old husband. Donald Trump’s diet has shocked many, as it was reported […]

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

(credit: Aurich Lawson) In light of the $ 5 billion EU antitrust ruling against Google this week, we started noticing a certain classic Ars story circulating around social media. Google’s methods of controlling the open source Android code and discouraging Android forks is exactly the kind of behavior the EU has a problem with, and […]