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What did turbonerds do before the internet? 41 years ago, a load of BBS

Born in a storm of snow, killed off in a blizzard of TCP/IP: The Bulletin Board System While large chunks of the US used this year's Snowmageddon to binge on streaming TV or tweet selfies with snowmen, take a moment to remember the Great Blizzard of 1978, which led to the first Bulletin Board Service (BBS) taking to the phone lines 41 years ago.…
Tags: US, Software, Snowmageddon, Bulletin Board Service


For local businesses, Snowmageddon created a mix of winners and losers

For the local economy, Snowmageddon giveth and taketh away. Business boomed for grocery stores and tow trucks, but commerce that relies on delivery has struggled, as has the real estate market and construction. Valentine’s Day buying slowed as well, with chocolatiers and florists reporting weak sales leading up to the holiday.
Tags: Weather, Business, Real Estate, News, Economy, Food & Drink, Retail, Local News, Local Business, Snowmageddon


Washington Reels From Snow-Induced Mayhem as It Braces for More Unusual Winter Weather

Washington state knew that it was in for an unusual snow event over the weekend—but the storm delivered a full-on Snowmageddon. Snow blanked the region beginning Friday and into Saturday, delivering to Seattle what the National Weather Service said was “the most snow in February in 70 years.”Read more...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Science, Washington, Snow, Seattle, Snowmageddon, Extremeweather


Washington Reels From Snow-Induced Mayhem as It Braces for More Usual Winter Weather

Washington state knew that it was in for an unusual snow event over the weekend—but the storm delivered a full-on Snowmageddon. Snow blanked the region beginning Friday and into Saturday, delivering to Seattle what the National Weather Service said was “the most snow in February in 70 years.”Read more...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Science, Washington, Snow, Seattle, Snowmageddon, Extremeweather


The Changing Business Model of Auto Shows – Reference Mark

There have been a lot of think pieces written recently predicting the demise of the big-time auto show. Reasons include the rise of self-driving cars, car-sharing, and anonymous electric vehicles that could siphon the joy out of car ownership. Long-term, these prognostications might be right. But for now, people still see the purchase of a car as special, and an auto show is the best place to see all the sheetmetal in one place. Some automakers are leading a shift away from auto shows. At las...
Tags: New York, Opinion, Milwaukee, Chicago, Porsche, Tokyo, Detroit, Motor Trend, Memphis, Orlando, Anaheim, Snowmageddon, Chevy Silverado, Tempe Arizona, Messe Frankfurt, Mark Rechtin


11spd: This week's best new bike gear

Friday the 13th is a day that's traditionally been viewed in Western culture as bringing bad luck. While cyclists aren't viewed in general as the most superstitious of people — bar perhaps having a lucky pair of socks for racing or a small pre-ride ritual — sometimes it's best to err on the side of caution. Especially now Snowmageddon is here in the UK (US readers, no laughing at the back there).Tour Down Under 2017How to turbo charge your fitness10 crazy traffic laws you didn't realise you were...
Tags: California, US, Sport, Cycling, Brooks, TBC, UK US, Snowmageddon, Cordura, Fabian Cancellara, Cadence, Lycra


Smithsonian exhibit funded by Bill Cosby and his wife closes

'The storm of a generation': Jonas leaves ten dead; 8,500 flights axed; hundreds of cars stranded overnight; TWO FOOT of snow in DC and ten inches in Manhattan, as 85million are told 'stay inside!' New York SHUTDOWN: Cars banned from 2.30pm; trains cancelled from 4pm and all Broadway shows closed as New Jersey battles FLOODS and 90,000 without power 'We haven't moved one inch': Duquesne University's basketball team stuck OVERNIGHT on Pennsylvania Turnpike while hundreds are stranded for 12 hours...
Tags: New York, Kentucky, Virginia, Canada, New Jersey, Bill Cosby, Broadway, Manhattan, Dc, East Coast, Jonas, Duquesne University, Snowmageddon, Pennsylvania Turnpike, Jonas Brothers, Jonas Gunman


Blizzard Leaves 19 Dead Across US, Paralyzes Major Cities

A total of 19 people died in weather-related incidents this weekend, after an enormous blizzard swept across the eastern half of the U.S. Read more...
Tags: Weather, NYC, Snow, Blizzard, Dc, Snowstorm, Snowmageddon, Dead Across US Paralyzes Major Cities


Babysitter accused of kidnapping and torturing child is sent back...

'The storm of a generation': Jonas leaves ten dead; 8,500 flights axed; hundreds of cars stranded overnight; TWO FOOT of snow in DC and ten inches in Manhattan, as 85million are told 'stay inside!' New York SHUTDOWN: Cars banned from 2.30pm; trains cancelled from 4pm and all Broadway shows closed as New Jersey battles FLOODS and 90,000 without power 'We haven't moved one inch': Duquesne University's basketball team stuck OVERNIGHT on Pennsylvania Turnpike while hundreds are stranded for 12 hours...
Tags: New York, Kentucky, Virginia, Canada, New Jersey, Broadway, Manhattan, Dc, East Coast, Jonas, Duquesne University, Snowmageddon, Pennsylvania Turnpike, Jonas Brothers, Jonas Gunman


Arnold Schwarzenegger and girlfriend Heather Milligan coordinate in ...

'The storm of a generation': Jonas leaves ten dead; 8,300 flights axed; hundreds of cars stranded overnight; TWO FOOT of snow in DC and ten inches in Manhattan, as 85 million are told 'stay inside!' New York SHUTDOWN: Cars banned from 2.30pm; trains cancelled from 4pm and all Broadway shows closed as New Jersey battles FLOODS and 90,000 without power 'We haven't moved one inch': Duquesne University's basketball team stuck OVERNIGHT on Pennsylvania Turnpike while hundreds are stranded for 12 hour...
Tags: New York, Kentucky, Atlanta, New Jersey, Broadway, Manhattan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dc, East Coast, Jonas, Bermuda, Heather Milligan, Duquesne University, Snowmageddon, Pennsylvania Turnpike, Jonas Brothers


Gov. Deal shuffles state agency chiefs

Gov. Nathan Deal Monday announced a post-election shakeup of his administration that amounted to a game of musical chairs. Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth, adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard, was named director of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. He will succeed Charley English, who was bumped down to GEMA's deputy director. English came under fire in the news media last January for not taking action soon enough as what became known as "Snowmageddon" was approaching metro Atlanta...
Tags: Atlanta, Snowmageddon, Georgia National Guard, Maj Gen Jim Butterworth, Georgia Emergency Management Agency