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This Day in Tech History:

Radio Shack Chooses Compaq

http://thisdayintechhistory.com/01/28/radio-shack-chooses-compaq/

 

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Hello again Geeks,

Here's a recap of the stories we've been going nuts over this week at FreeGeek Chicago. If you have news, article, photos or other material you wish to share with us, email it to share@freegeekchicago.org

 

How to:

How to optimize and compress JPEG or PNG images in Linux

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac_vWfSIRU0

 

How To Quickly Optimize Jpeg Images on Linux

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/03/how-to-optimize-jpeg-command-line-linux

 

Software/Video:

Mcomix

https://sourceforge.net/projects/mcomix/

 

My Homebuilt 200W LASER BAZOOKA!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzUoe-9bKa0


Awesome links:

QUATTRO - the Arduino Quadruped Robot

http://www.instructables.com/id/QUATTRO-the-Arduino-Quadruped-Robot/

 

Note 7 Battery Design, Manufacturing Caused Fires: Samsung

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-7-Battery-Design-Manufacturing-Caused-Fires-411476115.html

 

How to Easily Download Movie Subtitles in Linux

https://www.maketecheasier.com/download-movie-subtitles-linux/

 

Deal of the week:

Gateway Phenom 9600 Quad Core @ 3.0 Ghz, 4 GB RAM and 320 GB HDD + 19” monitor + surround sound speakers = $70. All #freegeekchicago desktops come with free keyboard and mouse. Call us at 773.342.6205 for more details. Wed-Sun from 11-5pm – http://tinyurl.com/deal01-29

 

Command of the day:

mkdir / rmdir – Creates a directory (mkdir) or deletes a specified directory (rmdir). Directories can only be created and deleted within directories that you have permission in.

 

And as always, if you have a story, article or photos you would like to see us post email it to share@freegeekchicago.org

 

-The FreeGeek Chicago Team