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>>> Today's Headlines
--> FCC Backs Net Neutrality; Rule-Making Process Begins
--> Users Backlash over Facebook 'News' Feeds
--> Yahoo Pulls Killswitch on Geocities Hosting
--> On this Day in History: for Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009
--> Windows Game of the Week: Fishdom: Spooky Splash
--> Freeware Picks of the Day: 'Text Converter', and 'Image Converter'
>>> Incase You Missed It -- Yesterday's Top Stories
--> 5 Reasons Why Win7 Should be a Success
--> Students Lament: Win7 Files Corrupt, MS Posts Fix
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> Today's Headlines: With Synopsis (plus link to story)
>>> FCC Backs Net Neutrality; Rule-Making Process Begins
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has backed plans to
introduce laws on net neutrality. Unfortunately, they face political
and legal challenges which appear to have the support of major ...
>>> Users Backlash over Facebook 'News' Feeds
Many Facebook users who've been signed off over the weekend will be
surprised this Monday morning by a homepage makeover, including revised
status updates and a revamped News Feed. Unfortunately, ...
>>> Yahoo Pulls Killswitch on Geocities Hosting
One of the Internet's most popular free web hosting services,
GeoCities, is closing down for good. Yahoo, which has owned the service
for the last decade, announced in April it planned on shutting ...
>>> 5 Reasons Why Win7 Should be a Success (20091026)
Windows Vista was perhaps the biggest disappointment in Microsoft's
history. So, what did the Redmond-based company do to improve upon
their past mistakes, and how is Windows 7 better than Windows ...
>>> Students Lament: Win7 Files Corrupt, MS Posts Fix (20091026)
In the aftermath of the much-anticipated Windows 7 release, a large
number of users are complaining that their copy of Windows 7 downloaded
from Digital River will not install correctly. Based in ...

> On This Day in History: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009
On this Day in History -- October 27
Famous people born on this day:
--> 1728, Captain James Cook, discovered the Sandwich Islands.
--> 1811, Isaac Merrit Singer, invented first practical home sewing
--> 1858, Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President from (1901 - 1909).
--> 1920, Nanette Fabray
--> 1923, Ruby Dee
--> 1971, Anthony Miller, Houston Rockets Basketball Player, Forward #2.
Events on this day in history:
--> 1787, The "Federalist" letters started appearing in NY newspapers.
--> 1858, RH Macy & Co. opens first store, on 6th Avenue, New York City.
--> 1896, First Pali Road completed in Hawaii (the Pali is a cliff where
the winds are so strong streams flow UP! Honest!)
--> 1901, The first American ball-point pen goes on sale, New York City.
--> 1904, New York opens first section of its subway system.
--> 1916, The first published reference to "jazz" appears in an article
in "Variety" about the formation of "jazz bands" in Chicago.
--> 1972, Golden Gate National Recreation Area is created.
--> ????, Eli Whitney gets a patend for the Cotton Gin (Year Unknown).

> Windows Game of the Week: Fishdom: Spooky Splash
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aquarium design skills in this brilliant match-3 sequel! Get splashed with
Fishdom fun! Key Features Spooky Match-3 Fun! Almost 100 Boo-tiful Fish And
Accessories! Unlimited Number Of Tanks To Create And Design! Your Aquarium
Can Be Your Screensaver! Requirements OS: Windows 2000/NT, XP, ...

> Freeware Picks of the Day: 'Text Converter', and 'Image Converter'
Text Converter
With Text Converter, you can change Text Files by replacing, deleting,
inserting text or lines at special locations. You can also change the
notation, customize HTML options and much, much more. The output can be
carried out as text, image or HTML document.
Image Converter
Image Converter is a useful, free utility that allows you to modify picture
settings lickity-split. With only one click you can change the size of
pictures, cut pictures to size, add watermarks, change the color values,
convert pictures ...

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