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By Lisa Wang / Staff Reporter PC supplier Acer Inc (宏碁) announced yesterday that it will suspend operations in Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine, joining an exodus of major global companies. Acer’s move came after lawmakers urged the PC maker and its local counterparts Asustek Computer Inc (華碩) and Micro-Star International Co (微星) …

PATRICIA BRIGHTPatricia Bright of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida died on April 1, 2022 at the age of 97. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh. She married in 1952 to Richard Bright of Fredonia, PA. Right after their marriage, Pat and Richard started moving (14 times) due to …

If you’re wondering when we’ll see autonomous vehicles hitting our nation’s highways, don’t hold your breath. At least that’s the word of Dr. Phil Koopman, who has been following the development of autonomous vehicle technologies for more than 25 years. Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) department of electrical and computer engineering, Koopman is …

You may have come across or read about the GPU in the modern computing world. If you are a gamer or do some resource-intensive work on a PC, you might already be familiar with the GPU. In this guide, we explain what is GPU computing and how is it used? What is GPU Computing? A …

After the standard 2022 tires suffered blistering during February’s pre-season test at the Mandalika circuit due to extreme heat, Michelin opted to bring in a stiffer tire construction not used since 2018. While most felt that the old tire design generally offered less grip, these issues affected Honda – which passed the Mandalika test on …

If you go to this page on my blog, you will find an introductory article on the use of artificial intelligence in the generation of written content, marketing messages and personalized emails. It won’t win any Pulitzer, but that’s easy enough to figure out. What’s remarkable about this post is that I didn’t write it. …

Current thinking is this: hybrid working is a great compromise between requiring all employees to be in the office full-time or requiring employees to work remotely full-time. Remote work is a great solution because employees can enjoy the convenience and focus of a home office, then come to the office for the real-world collaboration they …

“It’s absolutely critical,” McMaster, a retired Army lieutenant general, told CNN in a phone interview. “If China locks down supply chains related to economic prosperity or our security, that’s a very bad thing.” McMaster participated in a bipartisan Commerce Department Event On Monday, where national security officials urged lawmakers to pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act, …

The idea was born when Avi Schiffmann attended a pro-Ukrainian protest while visiting San Diego, where he came face to face with hundreds of Ukrainian Americans sharing harrowing stories and pleading for peace. ‘aid. “I remember thinking, ‘I know how to design websites with big platforms,’ so how could I not do anything to help?” …

Perhaps more than any company, Apple is translating the 5G upgrade cycle into a license to print money. But the truth is that at this stage of the rollout, the real importance of faster mobile broadband has yet to really kick in. Apple takes the biggest slice of the 5G pie Device rollout, at least, …

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that Adobe wants to be a leading provider of content creation tools for the metaverse. That’s a pretty reasonable aspiration for the company, given its nearly 40 years of history as the backbone of the software used to drive images and experiences from the printed page to the …

Is the boss on his back again about the Johnson deal you can’t get through? Will you ever – I mean, will you ever – weed that flowerbed that you know the neighbors are laughing at every time they come out of their driveway? Well, I have good news for you. You can leave it …

Editor’s Note: The Press Democrat publishes a series of articles about Sonoma County innovators fighting global warming. We invite readers to submit stories of people locally involved in climate change. Share your ideas by contacting our editor, [email protected] Tucked upstairs in an office building a few blocks north of Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa …

Sargur “Hari” Srihari, an internationally renowned professor of computer science at UB who taught computers to read handwriting and significantly advanced the fields of pattern recognition, computer forensics, and machine learning, died March 8 from glioblastoma. He was 72 years old. SUNY Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Engineering and a UB faculty member for …

Once upon a time, the tech industry flocked to Apple events to swoon over software and hardware design. Things have changed. Now the industry is tuning in to architecture — and crying over lost opportunities as Apple moves its platforms far, far ahead of everyone else. Of the society “Peak performance“Today’s event saw the company …

Jake Adicoff competes in the Men’s Para Long Distance Classic Technical Visually Impaired event at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games on March 7, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China. Jake Adicoff retired from Nordic ski racing four years ago, satisfied with what he had achieved in the sport he started in sophomore year. After competing in …

With Russia’s attacks on Ukraine intensifying, I expect Apple to join the list of companies leaving the Russian Federation. This reflects the company’s commitment to environmental, social and corporate responsibility. Will Apple leave Russia? I’ve been thinking about the implications of such a move by Apple since Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov urged him …

During his quarter-final win over Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime at the Australian Open, a fan at Rod Laver Arena shouted, “Do it for Ukraine, Felix!” But Medvedev has spoken out against the war since it began on February 24. “As a tennis player, I want to promote peace around the world,” he said in Acapulco. “We …

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict could trigger a massive cyberwar, new scientist Assumed. Unprecedented cyberwar is likely, Senator Marco Rubio warned. Hacker group Anonymous reportedly launched a cyberwar against the Russian government. Cyberwar sounds bad – and it is. Basically, it names the global threat of combat mixed with computer stuff. But other explanations for its risks …

More films with Luna, focusing on other subjects, are coming soon. Below, we chat with Ari about that first one. Muse: Why is our culture/industry so unimaginative when it comes to thinking about a better future? Ari Kuschnir: That’s the question I’ve been asking myself for a few years. I think we are in a …

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Bend-La Pine Schools is celebrating Career and Technical Education Month by highlighting the district’s 28 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, which are available at all seven high schools in the district and serve more than 1,600 high school students per year. Nearly one in three high school students enroll in …

By SALLY HO, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Here’s one thing the pandemic has made easier for young stars at the Beijing Olympics: juggling the demands of elite athletic competition with college life. Distance learning, now a reality for students around the world, is also useful when you’re away from campus for weeks. And the …

A gigantic freighter that was carrying thousands of vehicles, including 1,100 Porsches, was on fire and drifting off the Azores on Thursday after its 22 crew members were rescued from the ship. The fire broke out Wednesday morning in the cargo hold of the ship, called the Felicity Ace, which left Emden, Germany, on February …

Carriers are beefing up their 5G infrastructure even as Apple has introduced iPhones that support the standard. Data rates are improving rapidly as infrastructure is built for high-bandwidth services, new connected hardware, and more. No wonder Apple spent billions to get on board. We are far from the 5G peak We’re a long way from …

A recently released version of Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia reveals that he was considering recommending charges against Donald Trump’s eldest son related to hacked data obtained by Wikileaks. The Justice Department released a new, less redacted version of the 2019 investigation findings over the weekend after …

It’s easy to miss good news amid coverage of the pandemic, rising costs of living and rest. However, the UK is doing something right. On Thursday, the government announced that it would invest up to £23m to boost artificial intelligence (IA) by creating up to 2,000 stock exchanges across England. This will fund master’s conversion …

This latter group of speculative doppelgangers often roam the writings of David Chalmers. Zombies make an appearance in his latest book, “Reality+: virtual worlds and the problems of philosophy“, as well as the aforementioned Twin Earth. But all of these familiar pairs and imposters play a supporting role in Chalmers’ quest to solve what may …

Apple’s biggest challenge to getting a vehicle on the road might not be the design, it might not be the artificial intelligence, and it might not be the software and the manufacturing – but it is certainly the most mundane challenge of all: the lack of charging stations. Apple Cars also needs charging stations In …

“That crypto-powered incentive model actually made sense in this case,” Mong said. So the company tore up its old business model and opted for a new one. Instead of building its network itself, Helium would make it entirely decentralized and let users build it themselves by purchasing and connecting their own access points. Participants would …

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on Friday passed legislation in the House that they say positions the United States to better compete with China economically and on the world stage by strengthening the domestic semiconductor industry and strengthening strained supply chains. The bill passed with a vote of 222 to 210. It marks a milestone for …

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Editor Antarctica’s so-called Doomsday Glacier, nicknamed because it’s huge and falling apart, is mainly thwarting an international effort to determine just how dangerously vulnerable it is. A large iceberg has broken away from the deteriorating Thwaites Glacier and, together with sea ice, is preventing two research vessels with dozens of …

Apple has introduced a new layer of protection in its existing two-factor authentication (2FA), which makes it slightly more difficult for phishing attacks to successfully steal valuable authentication credentials. Given that Apple, PayPal, and Amazon were the top three brands used for successful phishing attacks last year, according to a recent Jamf reportit counts. Phishing …

On the one hand, it raised questions about the fairness of racing drivers working in the simulation at such a time and giving their teams an extra edge just hours before the cars hit the track. But it also provided the latest proof that even for drivers who have long been skeptical of the value …

As the transfer window enters its final stages, there has been a familiar sub-plot in recent days, another chapter in the ballad of Ousmane Dembélé. It’s the strangest sporting life. Dembélé is only 24 years old. He joined Barcelona for £96m as early as August 2017, one of several deals fueled on steroids by the …

The dramatic increase in fraud and misuse of computers leads to increased levels of crime. While crimes like theft and burglary have plummeted due to the lockdown, postal delivery scams and hacking have pushed up overall rates. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that crime levels in the year to September …

The Indian government hopes to incentivize the country’s private sector to create a national mobile operating system that can compete with Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), said this week that his agency planned to encourage the tech industry and academic institutions to collaborate …

By Robert Nagel Former President Trump has long been condemned – and deservedly so – for his inflammatory rhetoric. His accusation that Democrats stole the last presidential election is just the latest in a long line of dangerous, inaccurate and sometimes ugly claims. But condemning Trump’s pomposity, however justified, is too easy. It’s too easy …

Taipei, Jan 22 (CNA) Taiwan’s Computex 2022, one of the world’s largest IT and technology shows, will kick off in both forms – physically and virtually – in May as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage. impact global economic activity, according to organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). The government-sponsored TAITRA said the physical …

“SOUT OF THE Few Huai River geese can be seen through the rain and snow. In classical Chinese, this verse is a breakthrough, not in literature but in computing power. The line, composed by an artificial intelligence (AI) language model called Wu Dao 2.0, is indistinguishable in meter and tone from ancient poetry. The lab …

NNA | Update: January 19, 2022 06:09 STI Washington [US], Jan 19 (ANI): The FBI, Europol, the European Union law enforcement agency and Canada announced on Tuesday that they have shut down 15 computer servers that have been used in “major international cyberattacks.”The 10-country sting operation involved police from Germany to the UK to Ukraine. …

Written by David E. Sanger Microsoft warned on Saturday evening that it had detected a highly destructive form of malware in dozens of government and private computer networks in Ukraine, which appeared to be waiting to be triggered by an unknown actor. In a blog post, the company said that on Thursday — around the …

Now comes a report of a quantum gas, called a Bose-Einstein condensate, that scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology first stretched into a thin rod and then spun until it broke. The result was a series of daughter vortices, each a mini-me of the parent form. The research, published in Nature, was conducted by …

MIT undergraduates use the MIT.nano labs to tinker at the nanoscale, exploring spectrometry, nanomaterial synthesis, photovoltaics, sensor fabrication, and other topics. They also have an uncommon undergraduate experience – dressing up in a bunny suit and doing hands-on research in a clean room. In the fall 2021 semester, these students were part of 6.S059 (Nanotechnology—Design …

As exciting as it can be to hear about a breakthrough 127-qubit quantum computers or promises of 1000 qubits by 2023, the reality is that quantum computing is still not a mainstream computing technology that produces real, game-changing results with massive, obvious and immediate impact. There is still a ton of promise and potential and …

January 10, 2022 – Ugandan children return to class today as the world’s longest school closure ends – but lost learning could lead to high dropout rates in the coming weeks without urgent action , said Save the Children. In March 2020, all schools across the country closed their doors as the COVID-19 pandemic took …

CES had a pretty good year, and that extends to computer monitors, which thankfully were more than just ports. What’s better is that this year’s interesting and feature-packed monitors aren’t just for gamers. Monitors play an even bigger role during the pandemic as the centerpiece of the home office, and manufacturers have responded to that …

A record 4.5 million American workers quit their jobs in November as the ‘big resignation’ continues to hit the job market, according to data released Tuesday by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Layoff and layoff rates remained unchanged from previous months. And a new poll released today shows most are leaving home in …

Launched in October 2020, MIT and Accenture’s Convergence Initiative for Industry and Technology highlights ways in which industry and technology come together to drive innovation. The five-year initiative aims to achieve its mission through research, education and scholarship. To this end, Accenture has again awarded five annual scholarships to MIT graduate students working on industry …

Tesla reported on Sunday that he delivered 936,000 cars in 2021, an increase of 87% over the previous year, despite the shortage of computer chips that disrupted automotive production around the world. In the fourth quarter alone, the company delivered more than 308,000 vehicles, an increase of 71% from the previous year’s quarter. The overwhelming …

Start with a pair of New York City roaming movies. “Little fugitive” (1953) is a rambling fable about a boy who leaves home to spend the day exploring Coney Island. “Downtown 81”, filmed in the early 1980s but released in 2000, stars Jean-Michel Basquiat as an artist wandering the streets of Lower Manhattan, where he …

Coming from the German experimental music community of the late 1960s, Kraftwerk was formed in Düsseldorf, West Germany, in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. At the time of its inception, they were an experimental free-form rock band exploring musical improvisations through a variety of instruments, including guitar, bass, drums, organ, and flute. Hütter …

Bettors: How Paddy Power Bet Billions And Change The Game Forever -Aaron Rogan When it comes to brands, Paddy Power is certainly one of Ireland’s most prominent business icons. The aptly named parent company Flutter Entertainment has successfully transformed this original union of three mid-size bookies founded in 1988 into a billion dollar business that …

Criminals, cyber spies and hackers around the world launch thousands of attempts every hour to exploit a loophole in widely used logging software as cybersecurity experts scramble to close the loophole and prevent catastrophic attacks. In early December, a security researcher from Chinese online retailer Alibaba discovered and reported the software flaw in a widely …

“Follow the science” has been the battle cry of lockdown supporters since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet before March 2020, the mainstream scientific community, including the World Health Organization, strongly opposed lockdowns and similar measures against infectious diseases. This judgment came from a historical analysis of pandemics and a realization that societal restrictions …

The past year saw the loss of famous tech pioneers such as Sir Clive Sinclair, Masayuki Uemura and Charles Geschke. Although they are no longer with us, their work will be remembered and cherished for generations to come because of the eternal imprint they have left on millions of lives. As we approach the end …

Warren, in a new letter obtained by CNN, argues that the chip shortage, and its consequences, is a prime example of how real people can be hurt when a few companies become too dominant in their fields. The Massachusetts Democrat points out that only five companies control 54% of the world’s semiconductor manufacturing, which gives …

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. The deadly tornado outbreak that swept through communities from Arkansas to Illinois on the night of December 10-11, 2021, was so unusual in its duration and strength, especially for December, that many people, y including the American president, …

Item body Standing on the stage at Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium, former Auburn University student and former Accenture CEO Joe Forehand offered wise advice to the new group of graduates from the school during the early fall ceremonies on Friday evening. Forehand encouraged graduates to expect more of themselves than anyone else, to …

the Installation for rare isotope beams, or FRIB, is now connected to the world’s fastest scientific network, the Energy Science Network, or ESnet. FRIB, Michigan State University Information Technology, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, or LBNL, collaborated to connect FRIB to ESnet. The high-speed computer network is funded by the DOE Office of Science, or …

Microsoft said Monday it seized 42 websites from a Chinese hacking group in an attempt to disrupt the group’s intelligence-gathering operations. The company said in a press release that a Virginia federal court had granted Microsoft’s request to allow its Digital Crimes Unit to take over US-based websites, which were operated by a group of …

Shardul Chiplunkar, a senior in the 18C (Mathematics with Computing) course, entered MIT interested in computers, but soon he tried everything to revolving fire to building firewalls. He dabbled in audio engineering and glassblowing, was tenor for the MIT / Wellesley Toons a capella group, and learned to sail. “When I got into MIT, I …

Update: The madman did it again. Just six days after breaking his own two-minute record after a 10-month hiatus in the category, nucular once again lowered Skyrim’s glitch-free world record. The race is now at 1:11:21, and nucular thinks that the sub-1: 10: 00 is possible. Original story: Every time I come back to Skyrim …

World Computer Literacy Day is celebrated on December 2 each year to raise awareness about the role of computers in our lives and enhance digital literacy in all communities across the globe. Computers are at the wheel, driving the global wagon to development, and people are supposed to keep up with the increasing pace that …

HAris Aziz is not the man to let a problem pass. Born in Pakistan, he completed a Bsc at Lahore University of Management Sciences, an MSc in Mathematics at Oxford, a PhD at Warwick and is now an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. There he specialized in computational social choice and …

Through Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences November 28, 2021 Lily Xu. Credit: Eliza Grinnell / Harvard SEAS Lily Xu knew from a young age how important the environment and conservation were to her. At 9 years old, she had already decided to eat vegetarian because, as she said, “I didn’t …

A simple question has gripped the sports world and caught the attention of the White House, the United Nations and others: Where is Peng Shuai? The Chinese tennis star has disappeared from public view for weeks this month after accusing a top Chinese leader of sexual assault, sparking a worldwide chorus of concern for his …

Vestas Wind Systems A / S, one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, said on Saturday it had shut down computer systems at several sites to deal with a cybersecurity incident. The incident happened on Friday and the company is working on recovering its systems, according to a Vestas statement on Saturday. The shutdown …

Israel has accused the country’s defense minister’s housekeeper of spying for offering to spy on hackers who are believed to be linked to Iran. The man, identified as Omri Goren, is said to have a criminal record but worked at Benny Gantz’s home as a housekeeper and caretaker. His arrest raised questions about the rigor …

A 43-year-old man will spend at least six years behind bars after being convicted of treating and sexually assaulting teenage girls around the world, including a 14-year-old girl in the Victoria area. Key points: Melbourne man Luke Coughlan, 43, has been convicted of treating and sexually assaulting girls around the world County court heard he …

David Saul My name is David Saul and I have the privilege of serving as an Executive in Residence at WPI Business School since 2020. I want to tell you a little bit about myself, my career and why I am at WPI. My role allows me to help train students who combine business and …

MADISON, Alabama – Members of Madison City schools, KTech and students had a presentation about the new opportunities through the virtual reality program and attendees explained what the experience was like. The Virtual Reality Beta Academy is a partnership with the Bob Jones High School Engineering Academy, which prepares students for a real-world experience through …

Neal Stephenson’s new novel “Termination Shock” focuses on climate change. (Mercatus Center at GMU) This whole metaverse story didn’t turn out exactly like the Seattle novelist Neal stephenson thought he would be when he came up with the idea 30 years ago. At the time, Stephenson was preparing to write his science fiction novel, “Snow …

200 seniors showed how their lessons and experiences informed their studies over the past four years See a gallery of images from the 2021 Inter-University Symposium. Bri Goolsby ’22 has spent the past four years exploring the pervasiveness of racism in animation. Now she’s ready to flip the script. “I want to uplift the voices …

Disclosure: The companies mentioned are clients of the author. When Cisco unveiled their great Webex last week, I was impressed. This week, Microsoft Ignite is ongoing, and Microsoft is treating collaboration as it once treated .Net. As of this writing, Cisco is in attendance at the event, talking about how the two companies are collaborating …

Slack launched a discussion board to connect community members and help them share their knowledge about using the team collaboration tool. Available today, the forum can be accessed on the Slack community forum website or through an app that can be installed on a user’s Slack workspace. The Slack community was introduced in early 2019, …

Leftronic reports that only 8% of American households owned a computer in 1984. Entrepreneurs in the 80s and 90s had little concern about cybersecurity. Many business leaders of the ’80s and’ 90s are the baby boomers of today, and many of the baby boomers of today are preparing to retire. According to the AARP, more …

The Atlanta Braves have a two-game-one lead against the Houston Astros entering Game 4 of the 2021 World Series. On Friday, five Braves pitchers combined for a almost without a hitter against the best training in baseball and tonight seems to be a reliever game too. The Astros will start Zack Greinke, winner of Cy …

Aurora, the autonomous vehicle startup due to debut on Nasdaq next week, turns to a team of Pixar veterans to help make the computer simulation tool used to test and train its autonomous driving system closer of the real world. Three person computer graphic imaging startup Colrspace, who was operating stealthily, joined Aurora’s perception team. …

SEA ISLAND, Georgia – Russia’s premier intelligence agency has launched another campaign to break through thousands of U.S. government computer networks, businesses and think tanks, Microsoft officials and cybersecurity experts warned on Sunday, some just months after President Biden imposed sanctions on Moscow in response to a series of sophisticated espionage operations he had carried …

NEW YORK (AP) – With computer-generated imagery, it seems the sky is the limit of the magic Hollywood can produce: elaborate dystopian universes. Space trips, for those who are neither astronauts nor billionaires. Immersive journeys to the future, or return to bygone times. But as a shocked and saddened industry was reminded this week, many …

The Warner Bros. “Dune” will premiere today. Images by Denis Villeneuve, Oscar nominee. “Diona” Directed by Denis Villeneuve is a science fiction film that gained popularity after its debut The 78th Venice Film Festival. The screenplay was written from the novel of the same title Franck Herbert. The plot revolves around the planet Dune of …

October 21 (Reuters) – Ransomware group REvil was itself hacked and forced to go offline this week by a multi-country operation, according to three private sector cyber experts working with the United States and a former official. Former partners and associates of the Russian-led criminal gang were responsible for a cyber attack in May on …

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to tie the series 2-2 when they face the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday. The Dodgers (106-56), who were on the verge of falling behind 3-0 in the series, rallied with four runs in the bottom of the eighth to defeat …

You can always visit the first page of the World Wide Web – and that’s pretty awful. It was uploaded a little over 30 years ago and doesn’t even have any photos. The website is living proof of how far the internet has come – when we take a look at modern apps like TikTok, …

What would you like to know: Verizon’s Private Mobile Edge Compute Solution with AWS Outposts Generally Available for Sales to Business Customers in the United States The solution brings compute and storage services to the edge of the network at the customer’s premises, enabling the massive bandwidth and low latency needed to support real-time business …

October 16, 2021 The exponential age. By Azeem Azhar. Diversion books; 352 pages; $ 28.99. Published in Great Britain as “Exponential”; Random business from home; £ 20 Human borders. By Michael Bhaskar. MIT Press; 432 pages; $ 29.95. Bridge Street Press; £ 20 Masters of scale. By Reid Hoffman with June Cohen and Deron Triff. …

Sarah McCammon of NPR speaks with Stanford Professor David Relman about the mysterious Havana Syndrome that continues to plague diplomats and federal employees around the world. SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST: It was in the middle of a Moscow winter about four years ago, when Marc Polymeropoulos was sleeping in his hotel room until suddenly … MARC …

The many changes in store at Augusta Technical College include an announcement so hard-hitting it was postponed until more people could help share the news. Less than an hour before Augusta Tech President Dr Jermaine Whirl announced an academic deal between the school’s cyber program and one of the world’s largest tech companies, the decision …

During the recent Tokyo Game Show, developer Capcom revealed that PC gamers will finally get their hands on the excellent Monster Hunter Rise on January 12, 2022. To whet everyone’s appetite, Capcom will release a demo on October 13 that will feature Rise’s flagship monster, the brutal Magnamalo, several other fan-favorite critters, and a few …

LASER WRITER IIBy Tamara Shopsin Long before the first shiny Apple Store arrived in Manhattan, there was Tekserve, the independent Macintosh computer repair shop that opened on West 23rd Street from 1987 to 2016. For those of us who were customers, it offered reliable service in a funky space decorated with vintage Macs, a hanging …