CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile deviceST. LOUIS — The next goal that Sharks center Logan Couture scores in the playoffs will put him in a tie with Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby for the most goals scored by any player in any one postseason over the past 22 years.Right now, unless the Sharks win it all, Couture probably couldn’t care less.Couture’s been on a blistering pace since the playoffs began more than a month ago, and especially since …
Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings don’t start until next week, but teams aren’t waiting to pursue baseball’s top free agents.Two highly-regarded starting pitchers came off the market Wednesday as left-hander Cole Hamels signed a one-year, $18 million deal with the Atlanta Braves while right-hander Zack Wheeler reportedly agreed to a five-year deal worth $118 million with the Philadelphia Phillies.After back-to-back offseasons in which the pace of free agency moved slower than a big rig …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Samantha Wander from Bellville and Leah Schwinn of New London, were scholarship winners at Commodity Classic.The National Corn Growers Association and the National Association of Wheat Growers, in conjunction with cosponsor BASF, honored college students from around the country with scholarships at Commodity Classic 2016 in New Orleans.This year, the William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture scholarships, created to foster promising agricultural leaders for the future, again provided five winners with $1,000 for use in pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field.Scholarship recipients included Leah Schwinn of New London, Ohio, a junior studying agricultural communications and human animal interactions at The Ohio State University. She wants to get her doctorate in occupational therapy.“We got to see a little bit of New Orleans and to network with all of the different agricultural companies that are here at Commodity Classic. It has been a pretty great experience,” Schwinn said. “Last summer I interned with the AgrAbility program at Ohio State and I got to see how they worked with people in the ag industry who have been injured or have some sort of medical setback. I got to work with them on the communications end of things and in the future I’d like to work more on the medical side of things.”In addition, Samantha Wander from Bellville, an Ohio State University freshman in agriscience education, received one of the national scholarships from NAWG and BASF.“I’d like to be a high school teacher, possibly in an urban area where I can help kids get a grip on what agriculture is and help to change some of the misperceptions they may have about agriculture,” Wander said.“NCGA is pleased to partner with BASF to offer this scholarship opportunity to another crop of outstanding students,” said Chip Bowling, NCGA President. “Our legacy depends on encouraging the next generation to embark on careers in agriculture.”For more information on the scholarship program, click here.“Fostering a successful, sustainable future for agriculture is the catalyst behind BASF’s Crop Protection business,” said Paul Rea, Senior Vice President, Crop Protection, North America, BASF. “The future starts with bright minds, and helping young individuals venture toward a career in agriculture is important to BASF.”
By Carol ChurchFiling income taxes isn’t most people’s idea of a fun way to spend a day, and making sense of military tax situations can be especially complex and tricky. Fortunately, there are a vast range of resources available to assist service members in this situation. Even military finance experts may be surprised to learn just how many! In this post, we’ll break down some of the available options and explain how they can help new military taxpayers and financial whizzes alike.MilTaxWhat is MilTax? It’s free, easy-to-use tax software designed specifically for service members. Service members can file federal and state forms electronically with the assurance that accuracy is guaranteed. MilTax, provided by Military OneSource, also offers free assistance from trained tax consultants, with extended hours during tax season. Learn more about MilTax here and here.Commercial Tax Prep DiscountsSome people prefer to do their own taxes using a commercial service. For those in this category, TurboTax and H&R Block offer free and reduced-cost filing software and services to military service members. At TurboTax Military Edition, E1-E5 members receive free basic filing (more complex returns may incur charges) and members ranked E6 and above receive discounts. At TaxSlayer, active duty military save 50% on their returns.Assistance Directly from the IRSOf course, the IRS also offers a wealth of detailed information directly to taxpayers. While this information may be a bit more technical, sometimes it is extremely helpful to go to the source.Tax Information for Members of the Military: This landing page provides access to the most up-to-date armed forces tax guide as well as information on various tax situations for current service members, veterans, and retirees.It’s also useful to know about IRS Free File, a service which provides basic tax filing software to taxpayers earning less than $64,000 per year, and free online “fillable forms” to those earning more than this.VITA AssistanceMost large military bases will offer free tax preparation from VITA, the Volunteer income Tax Assistance program. VITA is not just for the military—this tax assistance service is available to most taxpayers who earn less than $54,000 a year, as well as people with disabilities and limited English proficiency. While VITA volunteers cannot help with every tax situations (see this publication for more info), most service members with lower incomes should qualify.U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Ma, Jae-sang(If a service member is not near a base, VITA is available in other locations as well, such as schools, libraries, and community centers. To find a VITA location, use this tool.)AARP Tax AideAARP’s free volunteer-based Tax Aide services are intended for older adults and low- to moderate-income taxpayers. They may be especially appropriate for older veterans, but are available to all during tax season. To learn more about TaxAide, visit their site.
For all the talk of relationship selling being dead, I am still long human relationships. Your best relationships are based on your ability to create value, no doubt. But they are relationships nonetheless, and relationships require proper care and feeding.Other than an inability to create value, nothing destroys relationships faster than your absence. A lack of presence is a liability when it comes to relationships. It’s neglect.Absence does not make the heart grow fonder. Absence makes the heart go wander.If you don’t invest in your client relationships, know that someone else will. If you aren’t willing to have a presence, to give the relationship its proper care and feeding, and continually create value, you can bet that your competitor will. Here are three commands for preventing a wandering heart in your client contacts.Maintain a Presence: Long periods of absence are felt as neglect. Long periods without communication make your client feel that they are being ignored. The maintenance of relationships requires an investment of time. Relationships require your presence. The best way to maintain a presence is by using your calendar to plan your relationship building. Make a list of the relationships you need to maintain, and schedule the sales calls you need to make at least one quarter in advance. Then make your presence felt.Prove That You Care: Your clients need to know that you care about them. They need to know that you are thinking about them and their business. Proving that you care requires an investment of time, but the unexpected follow up call to ensure that things are going well (or the unexpected thank you card) indicates that you care. It proves you are thinking about your client. Make the calls. Send the thank you cards. Do something. Prove that you care.Move From Value Creation to Value Creation: Relationships are based on value creation. It’s not enough just to have a friendly relationship with your clients. You have to bring business results. You have to bring them new ideas. Preventing your clients from having a wandering heart means moving from value creation to value creation, never becoming complacent, never resting on your laurels. Sales is the fashion business. Make a list of ideas that you and your clients can implement together over the next four quarters. Share these initiatives with your clients during your meetings. They give you a reason to have a presence, and it’s a reason based on value creation.Work to make the heart grow fonder, not to make the heart go wander.QuestionsWhat do relationships require in the way of care and feeding? How do you give them the proper care and feeding?What do your customers feel when you sell them something then disappear, only returning when you have something else to sell?How do you prevent your clients from feeling neglected? Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now
A plea from a federal lawmaker has allowed the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to update a clinical trials database that had been frozen as a result of the U.S. government shutdown, according to The Boston Globe.Earlier this week, the Globe reported on a local man with advanced cancer who could not receive an experimental treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute because the trial had not yet been entered in ClinicalTrials.gov, the federal trials registry. Like other databases run by NIH, the site was still online but not being updated. But after Representative William Keating (D-MA) contacted NIH about the matter, officials at the Department of Health and Human Services, NIH’s parent agency, told NIH that furloughed workers could be brought back to keep the database up-to-date, the Globe reports. The patient learned from his physician that he can receive the treatment. And a note on ClinicalTrials.gov now states that it is being “updated to the extent possible.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)You can read more shutdown coverage here.*Correction, 4 October, 12:35 p.m.: According to the Globe, Keating contacted NIH Director Francis Collins, not the Department of Health and Human Services. This has been fixed.
SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH A check at the Eastin Hotel here showed scanners installed at its entrances and exits, and manned by the police.Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners vice-president Mohamad Halim Merican said such security measures were part of the Games’ security requirements.“The sporting event is good for business, especially for those hosting the athletes and delegates,” he added.Halim, who is also Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur general manager, said the hotel was at nearly 80% capacity.“Besides the athletes and delegates, their friends and families will also come to support them,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Korean star Kim takes notice of PH volleybelles’ improvement MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension A canopy walkway linking KL Sports City to the train station makes it accessible to sports fans.PETALING JAYA—As Malaysia rolls out the red carpet to welcome the foreign guests as it hosts the 29th SEA Games, hotels across the Klang Valley are reporting high occupancy, and some are putting in place strict security checks.Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) chief executive officer Yap Lip Seng said with the 12 hotels designated for the Games’ participants being almost fully booked, there was a spillover as visitors had to reserve other hotels instead.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games “Big sporting events like this are a boon to everyone.“And this is much appreciated as this year has been a tough one for the industry,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe added that MAH’s 150-member hotels across the Klang Valley would be most busy from Aug 18 to 20.At some hotels, special measures have been implemented to ensure safety throughout the 12-day event, which starts on Aug 19. Malaysia Inbound Tourism Association (Mita) secretary-general Adam Kamal Ahmad Kamil said tourists could face some challenges getting rooms since there was no Games Village.Despite that, he expected many from Asean countries making the bulk of the visitors.Mita, he added, had been selling special packages for the SEA Games since early this year.“Apart from the Games, there are plenty of side activities like shopping, fun at Genting Highlands and Melaka or visiting theme parks.” WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next View comments
Asked about construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya, TogadiaAsked about construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya, Togadia said the issue can be resolved only through enactment of a legislation in Parliament for the purpose.Stating that Rajendra Prasad and Sardar Patel have shown the path, VHP working president said, “Ram temple can be built on the lines of Somnath temple. It cannot be resolved either through talks or court decision.”Stating that he did not make any comment for Ram temple in the first two years of the NDA government, Togadia said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi always keeps his words and I believe he would get the legalisation passed from Parliament to pave the way for construction of Ram temple and would respect the sentiments of Hindus.”Even BJP in its Palampur (in Himachal Pradesh) session had passed a resolution that advocated enactment of legislation for construction of Ram temple, he said.”We do not want any court decision for Ram temple. Though we have full faith and respect for the judiciary but we do not want to fail our 450 years of struggle for the temple,” he said.Asked about the time-frame for enactment of legislation, he said if the government decides it can be passed even in the coming monsoon session of Parliament. And if there is lack of support in Rajya Sabha, it can be passed in the joint sitting of both the Houses, Togadia added. PTI AR NN SMJ
Akhuetie, UP looking to oust UST quickly: ‘We don’t want to take chances’ MOST READ FILE – Asian Games gold medallist Margielyn Didal. AFP FILE PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—The Philippine skateboarding team has set a lofty goal of a golden sweep in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Monty Mendigoria, the president of the Skateboarding and Roller Sports Association of the Philippines, said he’s confident the country will take all eight gold medals in the skateboarding competition.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress LATEST STORIES Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ View comments “Yes, we’re looking at sweeping all of our eight events in the SEA Games,” said Mendigoria whose federation is looking to emerge as the most successful national sporting association in the biennial games.Mendigoria added that it was Philippine Olympic Committee president Cong. Bambol Tolentino who personally told him that he should put the best athletes in his team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“I can say that we are unbeatable in all of the events that we have included.”Margielyn Didal, the reigning champion in the Asian Games, will headline the country in the competition together with Christiana Means, Jericho Francisco. Mendigoria, meanwhile, refused to disclose the full roster of the skateboarding team to prevent the other countries from scouting them.“We are very optimistic,” said Mendigoria. “That’s why we are working hard. We want to repay the trust of the PSC [Philippine Sports Commission] and our private sponsors by coming up with a victorious performance in the upcoming SEA Games.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rice industry paralysis Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay?
Prior to the launch of the first IBM PC in August 1981, Microsoft had already established itself as the largest producer of computer language compilers and interpreters for the personal computer market. Starting with Microsoft BASIC (which first appeared as Altair BASIC in 1975), the folks at Microsoft quickly branched out into other languages like Microsoft FORTRAN and Microsoft COBOL.Meanwhile, by the late 1970s, the leading vendor of operating systems for personal computers was Digital Research Inc. (DRI) with its CP/M (Control Program for Microcomputers). In 1980, IBM decided to use MS-DOS from Microsoft as the operating system for its PCs, as opposed to CP/M from Digital Research, and controversy has reigned ever since.I don’t want to go too much into the details here. Suffice it to say that Bill Gates originally advised IBM to talk to DRI. However, when the folks from IBM arrived, DRI’s CEO, Gary Kildall, was “missing in action.” IBM eventually told Bill they wanted him to supply the operating system, so Bill went to Seattle Computer Products (SCP), where — over a four-month period in early 1980 — twenty-four-year-old Tim Paterson had written QDOS (for Quick and Dirty Operating System). Microsoft bought the rights to QDOS, which subsequently evolved into MS-DOS. (If you wish to know more, a great book replete with nitty-gritty tidbits of trivia and nuggets of knowledge is Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry — and Made Himself the Richest Man in America by Stephen Manes and Paul Andrews.)Ever since that time, there have been rumors that Microsoft essentially copied CP/M and that the credit, and the money, should really have gone to Gary Kildall and DRI. But how can this be proved one way or the other?Was QDOS copied from CP/M? (Source: Max Maxfield) Well, my chum Bob Zeidman is famous in the field of software forensics. In fact, it’s fair to say he “wrote the book,” by which I am of course referring to The Software IP Detective’s Handbook: Measurement, Comparison, and Infringement Detection. Did you see the 2010 biographical drama film The Social Network about the founding of Facebook? In one scene, the Mark Zuckerberg character holds up a sheaf of paper and tells the Winklevoss twins “I did not steal your code.” In real life, that sheaf of paper was Bob’s report. (Bob was also an expert witness in the Texas Instruments vs Samsung Electronics case that resulted in an award of over $1 billion to his client.)Bob Zeidman (Source: Carrie Zeidman) As an aside, there’s a funny story here. The reason Mark Zuckerberg’s lawyer came to Bob in the first place is that Bob had created a suite of tools for analyzing software (both source code and binary executables) to detect copyright infringement. Bob was instructed to examine every scrap of code he could lay his hands on. At that time, this was the largest software forensics task with which Bob had been faced. The only problem was that he’d never heard of Facebook. That evening, when he returned home, he said to his wife, Carrie, “I only hope this company has enough money to pay me for my time.” But we digress… The reason I’m waffling on about all of this here is that Microsoft recently donated the previously unavailable source code for MS-DOS to the Computer History Museum in California. Furthermore, a more complete version of the CP/M source code has been uncovered.Using these newly available sources, Bob has performed an in-depth analysis. On Saturday, August 6, at the Vintage Computer Festival at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, Bob will first present the history of Gary Kildall and Bill Gates, of DRI and Microsoft, and of CP/M and MS-DOS. At this time, Bob will also announce his new findings regarding whether or not Microsoft copied CP/M to create MS-DOS.What: Was Microsoft built from stolen goods? A forensic analysis of DOS and CP/M.Who: Bob Zeidman, Software Forensic Scientist.When: Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.Where: Vintage Computer Festival, Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043.Tickets: Available at the door or online.I just got off the phone with Bob (said Max, smugly). My hair is currently standing on end and I have shivers going up and down my spine (said Max, tantalizingly). I can’t tell you what Bob said (said Max, frustratingly). What I can tell you is that, if you live anywhere in the vicinity of Mountain View, California, I know where you should be headed on the morning of Saturday, August 6, 2016 (said Max, knowingly). July 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm July 27, 2016 at 5:01 pm 18 thoughts on “Was Microsoft built on stolen goods?” Log in to Reply “Ah – ISIS. I used to love CREDIT (ISIS’s text editor)…” Continue Reading Previous Tcl in spaceNext Empire of the Air Log in to Reply worknhard9062 says: July 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm Log in to Reply August 1, 2016 at 3:20 pm ChrisH748 says: Log in to Reply Log in to Reply “I actually used PC-DOS version 1. I did some consulting for a guy on his very early model IBM PC. It had two 160K floppy drives. If I’m remembering correctly, it had 64K (no zero in there) RAM.nnI certainly don’t have any insight into the source code, b “CP/M was extremely similar to DEC’s earlier RT-11. Remember “PIP”? Both had it! And many other similarities. “ “Hi Bob! Sorry I can’t make it, hope you will post some of your findings after the presentation. Sounds like a great event in any case!” “I’ll be at the beach with my family — but I really wish you would go and write a blog for us telling us all about it (this is a very contentious issue and I expect a fairly “robust” response to Bob’s announcement) … TAKE PICTURES!!!” antedeluvian says: db0004 says: Log in to Reply “I actually acquired a copy of CP/M with the intention of building my own computer. One of the problems in those days was there was no standard format for floppy disk drives. It shipped on 8” single side single density floppies in some IBM format. I neve “All will be revealed on August 6…” Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry Duane Benson says: Log in to Reply Log in to Reply July 27, 2016 at 6:32 pm July 27, 2016 at 4:39 pm “”I’ll be at the beach with my family “nnDo you wear Hawaiian shirts to the beach or do you have a different selection for that?” July 27, 2016 at 4:31 pm July 27, 2016 at 4:56 pm Duane Benson says: Log in to Reply jwzumwalt says: July 27, 2016 at 8:38 pm robert.berger says: zeidman says: “I think that a lot of people get confused between the command line user interface (UI) and the underlying code. The QDOS/MS-DOS UI was certainly very similar to the CP/M UI — although some things like copying a file from one floppy disk to another was “I seem to remember a “DOS Uncovered” (I could be misremembering the title) book from around 1990 that covered the same topic–some self-modifying code obfuscation that seemed suspicious, IIRC…” July 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm Duane Benson says: Log in to Reply July 27, 2016 at 5:48 pm mbrogaard says: “CP/M kept the VTOC in RAM and required reloading if if you changed disks. I don’t know about all versions, but 2.X would reload it with some non-remembered control key combo.” Log in to Reply Clive”Max”Maxfield says: stevehgl says: July 28, 2016 at 3:16 pm Log in to Reply July 27, 2016 at 8:33 pm antedeluvian says: Log in to Reply Clive”Max”Maxfield says: Log in to Reply Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. “I’ll be giving a history of events in my talk and answering many of these questions. And I’ll take questions from the audience afterwards. Plus, I expect that we’ll have some of the early DRI people at the event to contribute their memories of what happen August 3, 2016 at 5:08 pm Log in to Reply “Are we now expecting different results from those in 2012?nhttp://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/did-bill-gates-steal-the-heart-of-dosufeff” “As far as I remember, the CP/M was far better than the early DOS, at least it was able to run four different programs concurrently, whereas the DOS was only able to run one at the time, basically. I started with DOS 3-something in 1988 and stumple upon a Log in to Reply August 4, 2016 at 8:56 am “This is a little bit of bogus trolling. CP/M (DRI) “invented” the software routine dispatcher and DOS vary closely mimicked CP/M with many of the same interrupt numbers for the same function.nnIn patent law “if it looks or sounds the same, it is t ogautherot says: “If MY memory serves, it was Ctrl-C – and one became very adept at remembering to do it. You know, I always thought CP/M and MS-DOS were similar. Both were operating systems, both ran on processors, needed RAM, supported FDD’s. Hmmm… coincidence?” August 4, 2016 at 2:53 am August 3, 2016 at 7:40 pm “It’s really tempting to head down there. Sometimes flights are pretty cheap between here and there – or I could take a 12 hour road trip…” Michael Dunn says: “Yes. Quite probably if you read the Editors note at the top of the article you reference n”Editoru2019s Note: Upon publication, this article failed to properly disclose the connection between its author, Bob Zeidman, and Microsoft Corp., a key subject Clive”Max”Maxfield says: July 28, 2016 at 3:01 pm Log in to Reply