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December 12, 2013 |
An Orange County Lamborghini dealership, which already prided itself on selling more cars than any other in the country, may now have hit the car sales jackpot. This week, the dealership shipped its first-ever vehicle purchased using a digital currency known as bitcoin . A second sale to a bitcoin user was being processed Wednesday, the Daily Pilot reported. "That's pretty good," Cedric Davy, marketing director at Lamborghini Newport Beach, said with a hint of astonished glee.
June 26, 1991 |
A disgruntled General Dynamics computer programmer, hoping to increase his salary by creating a problem only he could solve, planted a computer "logic bomb" that could have destroyed vital data in the San Diego defense contractor's Atlas rocket space program, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday. Federal officials allege that Michael J.
November 27, 2001 |
Russian computer programmer Dmitry Sklyarov will face trial no earlier than June on charges he illegally sold software that allows users to copy Adobe Systems Inc.'s electronic book readers. A new schedule set by U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte in San Jose will push Sklyarov's trial back from a planned date early next year, said Judy Trummer, a spokeswoman for Sklyarov's defense lawyers.
March 21, 1992 |
A computer software programmer has filed a $60-million lawsuit against Security Pacific Corp., accusing the banking giant of copyright infringement, fraud and theft of trade secrets involving a computer program that he developed to help protect banks against losses from credit card fraud. Gerald Schwartz, a San Clemente programmer, claims in a suit filed Friday in U.S.
June 4, 1993 |
In the VCR programmer race, VCR Plus is the leader. But the VCR Voice Programmer is making inroads. Since its introduction last October, sales of the VCR Voice Programmer have been increasing every month, according to Michael Bissonnette, founder and chief executive officer of Canoga Park-based Voice Powered Technology Inc. The first step with the VCR Voice Programmer, a voice-activated remote-control unit, is adjusting it to respond to the sound of your voice.
February 19, 1988 |
A computer programmer who went on a rampage when he was spurned by a one-time co-worker was charged by the Santa Clara County district attorney on Thursday with seven counts of murder. Richard W. Farley, 39, was also charged with three counts of attempted murder arising from the bloody siege at Electromagnetic Systems Labs Inc., a defense contractor with high security in neighboring Sunnyvale where he once worked.
January 20, 1999 |
A disgruntled computer programmer has reportedly confessed to planting a killer virus in thousands of copies of educational software in the Chinese capital's first apparent case of serious hacker sabotage. The programmer, Zhang Wenming, faces a possible jail term of up to five years for bugging software sold to schools throughout Beijing to prepare students for a national computer proficiency test, the official Beijing Youth Daily reported Tuesday.
March 30, 1987 |
When telephone giant AT&T decided to enter the computer business about three years ago, there was a lot of speculation about whether Unix could someday rival MS-DOS as the most popular operating system for personal computers. It hasn't happened yet.
June 20, 1997 |
Thousands of computer users broke a government-endorsed code that protects electronic money transfers, but experts say financial institutions are hardly at risk since it took four months. The group, organized by programmer Rocke Verser, read a message that had been scrambled using a code known as the Data Encryption Standard, which was considered almost unbreakable when introduced in 1977.
October 22, 1992 |
A Connecticut company has a new database program for business people who need sophisticated computer applications but who lack the programming skills to create them and can't afford to hire programmers who can. With most database software, creating real-world business applications often requires the services of a skilled programmer.