June 16, 1989
Code Theft Investigated: The theft of a secret computer code used to design Apple Computer's Macintosh is under investigation by the Santa Clara County district attorney's office and federal authorities. Floppy disks with the code, which is supposed to be restricted to a small number of Apple employees, have been sent to various people, along with a letter signed by the "New Prometheus League." The name stems from the Greek Titan who stole fire from heaven and gave it to man.
September 28, 2008 |
The International Code Council, the nation's leading building-code body, has adopted a residential fire sprinkler requirement for all new one- and two-bedroom houses and town houses, beginning in 2009. The council included a grace period of two years to implement the rule. -- Diane Wedner
March 10, 1996 |
Since leaving the Police, Sting has challenged himself so aggressively as a songwriter and musician that his best albums have come with a heavy layer of creative tension--so much so that you often had to live with the work for a while before the emotion and craft fully filtered through. Not this time. In his most accessible solo outing, Sting speaks about questions of redemption and faith with an openness and ease that is immediately appealing. One reason is the comforting textures.
June 8, 1989 |
Parliament on Wednesday banned videos and sound recordings that show excessive violence. The lawmakers unanimously approved a revision of the penal code to set unspecified jail terms or fines for violators.
September 26, 2010
How to Bixi 1. Find the nearest station on the pocket-sized fold-out Bixi map, available around town, or download the unofficial iPhone app. 2. Following the touch-screen guidance (in French or English), insert your credit card into the kiosk, select a plan, OK the terms and conditions and receive a five-digit code. 3. Choose a bike and enter the code to remove it from its slot. 4. When you're done, return the bike to any Bixi station by inserting the front wheel into a slot.