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Raiders of the Lost Altair BASIC Source Code

As promised, here's the story of what happened to the source code for the Gates-Allen-Davidoff 4K BASIC interpreter for the MITS Altair.
Andrew Orlowski, 13 May 2001
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Is this the world's longest email disclaimer?

Thanks very much to reader James Masterton, who wanted to draw our attention to a disturbing trend:
Lester Haines, 13 May 2001
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You don't know your ass from your elbow

Well-reasoned debate is the lifeblood of the Vulture Central Mailbag, as our regular correspondants will be aware. The matter of UK versus US English continues to provoke erudite and informed opinion. Long may it continue:
Lester Haines, 13 May 2001
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Readers' Letters Sysadmins licencing bill condemned

BOFHs will legally need licence to work Click here if you want to know more about the BOFH licensing Bill
Lester Haines, 13 May 2001
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Rambus Opera (Act II)

Following recent events, our anonymous lyricist has rewritten The Rambus Opera. Here goes.
Team Register, 13 May 2001