Fernando Corbató, a Father of Your Computer (and Your Password), Dies at 93 – New York Times

 

Fernando Corbató at M.I.T.’s computer lab in an undated photo. His computer time-sharing system developed there paved the way for the personal computer.
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By Katie Hafner

Fernando Corbató, whose work on computer time-sharing in the 1960s helped pave the way for the personal computer, as well as the computer password, died on Friday at a nursing home in Newburyport, Mass. He was 93.

His wife, Emily Corbató, said the cause was complications of diabetes. At his death he was a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Corbató, who spent his entire career at M.I.T., oversaw a project in the early 1960s called the Compatible Time-Sharing System, or C.T.S.S., which allowed multiple users in different locations to access a single computer simultaneously through telephone lines.

At the time, computing was done in large batches, and users typically had to wait until the next day to get the results of a computation.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/science/fernando-corbato-dead.html

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New York state teacher’s aide arrested for allegedly using duct tape on student’s arms, mouth

The incident happened during a special education class, according to court records.

A teacher’s aide in New York state was arrested and fired from her job for allegedly using duct tape on the wrists and mouth of a student with special needs.

Latoya Davis, who worked at School No. 54 in the Rochester City School District, was taken into custody last week and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful imprisonment, court records show.

Source: New York state teacher’s aide arrested for allegedly using duct tape on student’s arms, mouth

Express Launches Love Unites Campaign in Support of LGBTQ+ Community

COLUMBUS, OhioMay 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) today announced the brand’s launch of the Love Unites collection. To pay tribute to nearly five decades of Pride, and the global empowerment of the LGBTQ+ community, Express and non-profit partner GLAAD present Love Unites, a celebratory, gender-fluid collection of 35 pieces that honors unity and individuality. Express has also committed to a minimum $100,000 donation to GLAAD to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community; for every Love Unites item purchased by July 15, Express will donate 25% of the net income.Source: Express Launches Love Unites Campaign in Support of LGBTQ+ Community

New push for recruits during auto mechanic shortage

For those looking for a career, the road to the future may be on the road itself. No four-year-degree is required, and jobs are in high demand.

The Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association covers an 11-county area and currently has a shortage of almost 500 workers.

“The dealers in our region sold 150,000 new cars last year. Every one of those cars have multiple computers in them and an enormous amount of electronics. Those have to be serviced immediately and repaired,” Amati said.

The typical career path has students attending full- or part-time work training during their junior and senior years of high school, followed by a post-secondary education program for up to two years.

The average cost for the education is $10,000, but with the high demand for good mechanics, it is oftentimes free.

Source: New push for recruits during auto mechanic shortage

Colorado school shooting leaves at least 1 dead, 7 injured, 2 in custody, sheriff’s office says | Fox News

At least one person was killed on Tuesday after a shooting at a school in Colorado left at least seven others injured, the sheriff’s office said.\

Authorities believe that the two suspects behind the incident at STEM School Highlands Ranch — an adult male and a juvenile male — are students, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said during a news conference.

The suspects “walked into the STEM school, got deep inside the school and engaged students in two separate locations,” the official said. “There were a number of students that were shot and injured.”

Of the eight students taken to nearby hospitals, several are listed in critical condition, according to Spurlock. “No staff or officers” were injured, the sheriff’s office tweeted.

The dead student has not been identified as yet.

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Student protesters occupy fraternity house, want it closed | Fox News

Students at Swarthmore College have occupied an on-campus fraternity house in an effort to get it shut down.

The demonstration is aimed at shutting down the Phi Psi chapter at the private liberal arts school in suburban Philadelphia. On Monday morning, about 30 students were sitting at the college-owned building, which is mainly used for Phi Psi parties and other social activities. As many as 100 protesters were there over the weekend.

“We’re trying to force the college to make the right decision on this,” senior Morgin Goldberg, 22, said.

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