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TidBITS#368/03-Mar-97

Are you a hotshot at using Macs to build full-text search engines for the Web? Enter the first-ever TidBITS Macintosh Search Tool Shootout! Also this week, we bring you part two of Stuart Cheshire’s article on latency and bandwidth, plus information on new versions of Internet Explorer and Quicken. Also, our field correspondents report on highlights from Macworld Tokyo, and we call for additional TidBITS translators.

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Translators Needed

Translators Needed -- For the last year or so, teams of dedicated volunteer translators have created award-winning translations of TidBITS in Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish

Stephen Becker No comments

Quicken 7 R6

Steve Becker writes: Intuit has released an R6 update for Quicken 7 and Quicken 7 Deluxe. The update fixes several bugs (see TidBITS-353 and TidBITS-359), and the non-standard ROI (Return On Investment) calculation in the Portfolio window has been replaced by the preferred ROI calculation used in the Investment Performance report

Geoff Duncan No comments

Get Even Richer

Get Even Richer -- If you were intrigued by the Crack A Mac challenge underway in Sweden to break into a Macintosh Web server (see TidBITS-365) but felt pot wasn't sweet enough, you might be interested to know that several Mac resellers have donated additional funds to raise the jackpot to over $10,000 U.S

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TidBITS Macintosh Search Tool Shootout

For some time, we've been lamenting the fact that TidBITS doesn't have a good, full-text, search engine. Years ago, Ephraim Vishniac set up an excellent WAIS source for TidBITS, but that was when Thinking Machines ran the public WAIS server on their Connection Machine

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Bandwidth and Latency: It’s the Latency, Stupid (Part 2)

[Last week in TidBITS-367, Stuart examined issues of latency and delay in typical modem-based Internet communications. This week, Stuart offers general observations on how bandwidth can be used more efficiently and how it effects the overall latency of a connection.] Last week, I asked readers to imagine a world where the only network connection you can get to your house is a modem running over a telephone line at 33 Kbps