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MIT Wins $40,000 'Balloon Hunt' Thanks to Internet

A government contest whereby participants were requested to spot ten weather balloons at once has been won by the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT). But MIT took the prize thanks to the help of a network of ordinary Internet users ... recruited under an intricate cash reward system. The content was launched by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the same group which developed a network commonly acknowledged as the forerunner of the Internet. The idea of the contest was to see how people would use online networking to solve a problem too big for any one individual. ... (view more)

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'MP8085 Simulator', and 'Balloon Killer XP'

MP8085 Simulator This is a simulator of the powerful 8085 microprocessor DynaKit. This archive also contains the various kits that can be interfaced with the DynaKit like 8255, 8259, etc. This is an simulator only for academic use and is a must-see ... for those studying 8085 microprocessor basics. Balloon Killer XP Hate those annoying 'balloon' tips in Microsoft's most popular operating system, Windows XP? Now zap them for good with this new program that can be had for absolutely no charge! Today's fresh software picks were provided ... (view more)

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