If you used almost any form of networked PC in the late 1980s or the 1990s, the chances are that you will at some point have encountered the Novell NE2000 network card. This 16-bit ISA card became a de facto standard for 16-bit network cards, such that very few “NE2000” cards were the real thing. A host of clones filled the market, some of which followed the spec of the original rather loosely. It’s something [Michal Necasek] examines as he takes the reader through the history of the NE2000 and why it gained something of a bad reputation. An interesting read for ’90s PC veterans who battled with dodgy Windows 3.1 network drivers.
The Novell line of network cards were not a primary product of the network server OS company but an attempt to spur the uptake of networked computers in an age when few machines were supplied from the factory with a network card installed. They were largely an implementation of the reference design for the National Semiconductor DP3890 Ethernet interface chipset, and for simplicity of interfacing and drivers they used an I/O mapped interface rather than DMA. The problem with the NE2000 wasn’t the card itself which would work with any NE2000 driver, but the host of “NE2000 compatible” cards that appeared over the decade as that magic phrase became a key selling point at the bottom end of the market. Sure they might contain a DP3890 or its clones, but even minor differences in behaviour would cause them not to work with all drivers, and thus they gained a bad name. The piece reveals the original card as one that might have been slow and outdated towards the end of its reign as a standard card, but maybe one not deserving of the ire directed at it.
If ancient networking kit is your thing, we’ve got some far more obscure stuff to show you.
Whether you need a helpful clue for today's Wordle, would love someone to provide the answer to the October 15 (483) challenge as quickly as possible, or were hoping to find a guide designed to explain the internet's hottest puzzle game to newcomers, you'll find it all here.
I've been making myself use new openers and follow-ups every day this week as a little word-based exercise, and it's helped a lot. Not necessarily in getting to the answer in fewer guesses, but it has made me actually look at each puzzle in a new light and remind me of connections I'd been glossing over.
Today's answer describes the action performed when a person grabs something out of the air—a thrown ball, for example. This verb can also apply to colds. There's just one vowel today, and one of the consonants is used twice.
If there's one thing better than playing Wordle, it's playing Wordle well, which is why I'm going to share a few quick tips to help set you on the path to success:
There's no time pressure beyond making sure it's done by midnight. So there's no reason to not treat the game like a casual newspaper crossword and come back to it later if you're coming up blank.
Not every day can be a win. Oh wait, yes it can. The answer to the October 15 (483) Wordle is CATCH.
The more past Wordle answers you can cram into your memory banks, the better your chances of guessing today's Wordle answer without accidentally picking a solution that's already been used. Past Wordle answers can also give you some excellent ideas for fun starting words that keep your daily puzzle solving fresh.
Here are some exact Wordle solutions:
Every day Wordle presents you with six rows of five boxes, and it's up to you to work out which secret five-letter word is hiding inside them.
You'll want to start with a strong word (opens in new tab) like ALERT—something containing multiple vowels, common consonants, and no repeat letters. Hit Enter and the boxes will show you which letters you've got right or wrong. If a box turns ⬛️, it means that letter isn't in the secret word at all. 🟨 means the letter is in the word, but not in that position. 🟩 means you've got the right letter in the right spot.
You'll want your second go to compliment the first, using another "good" word to cover any common letters you missed last time while also trying to avoid any letter you now know for a fact isn't present in today's answer.
After that it's just a case of using what you've learned to narrow your guesses down to the right word. You have six tries in total and can only use real words (so no filling the boxes with EEEEE to see if there's an E). Don't forget letters can repeat too (ex: BOOKS).
If you need any further advice feel free to check out our Wordle tips (opens in new tab), and if you'd like to find out which words have already been used you'll find those below.
Originally, Wordle was dreamed up by software engineer Josh Wardle (opens in new tab), as a surprise for his partner who loves word games. From there it spread to his family, and finally got released to the public. The word puzzle game has since inspired tons of games like Wordle (opens in new tab), refocusing the daily gimmick around music or math or geography. It wasn't long before Wordle became so popular it was sold to the New York Times for seven figures (opens in new tab). Surely it's only a matter of time before we all solely communicate in tricolor boxes.
Wordle is back today with yet another challenging five-letter word. Some players might get a little tripped up today on this uncommon word, so here is some help for anyone who might need it.
For anyone who is new to the game of Wordle, it is a daily guessing game that gives players a mystery five-letter word. They have just six tries to get to the answer without any starting clues. While there are many strategies for winning at Wordle, the best place to start is to learn how to play.
RELATED: September 18 Wordle Answer 456
First, make sure to head to the right website. The original version of Wordle was purchased by the New York Times Games back in February. This game can be played through the NYT website or the NYT Crossword app. There are loads of Wordle clones out there, but this one is the original and the subject of this article. Other versions will have different answers and might have slightly different rules of play.
Next, choose a starting Wordle word. The word:
Type this chosen word into the website and press enter. The colors of the chosen word will then change color, giving players some clues as to the answer.
Given these clues, players need to keep trying new words and getting new color-coded clues until they either run out of their six total tries or they guess correctly. Puzzles reset daily at midnight local time.
Although today's word is fairly simple, it is not a common word. So some players might not think of it in time to win today's Wordle.
Still in need of the whole answer for today? The complete spoiler for the Wordle for September 19th is right below this image.
The answer to Wordle puzzle 457 is TRICE.
Wordle is available for any browser.
MORE: The 7 Worst Wordle Words So Far
Source: Wordle, Reddit
Money might make the world go around, but it’s still a subject that many people are uncomfortable talking about. We know that salary transparency is essential if we’re to overcome gender and cultural bias within the workplace, but while we still struggle to discuss salary with our colleagues, surely it’s a subject we should discuss freely with employers and recruiters? Well, no actually. Experts are in agreement that while salary transparency is essential in the workplace, when it comes to the recruitment process, discussing salary is a big no no.
It’s easy to assume that the Great Resignation and the subsequent struggle companies are facing when it comes to finding talent has made it easier to throw a figure on the table and expect a company to match it, but the opposite is true. Some recruiters believe that showing your financial hand too soon can result in a lower offer, especially if you’re moving industries and haven’t done your research. Like a poker game, you don’t want to show your hand too soon.
While statistics show that on average 70% of U.S. companies plan on implementing salary increases this year, new hires are gaining an average 10% salary increase when moving companies. The fact remains if you want to secure the best offer, you need to be smart when answering the salary history question.
Why is this? Because it’s not just workers who are facing a harsh winter — rising inflation and cost of living increases are also impacting employers and getting the best talent for the least amount of money is their primary aim in the current market. What can you do? Use the deflection of the question as a way to showcase your communication and negotiation skills while holding space for the best offer. Check out our top tips below.
Prepare your answer to the salary question ahead of time, and be prepared to state why you don’t want to discuss figures prior to an offer. Fudging the answer or being vague in your response is off-putting to an employer, you want to show that you’re able to communicate your point of view in an articulate and professional manner. Explain that you’d rather have a full understanding of the role before discussing salary or state that you’re aware of industry standards and you would expect something similar.
Don’t be afraid to answer the salary question with a question. When asked what your salary expectation is you can ask what the salary range for the role is. That’s a polite and professional response and requires the hiring manager to share financial information first. Every company wants to get the best talent for the lowest salary, and sharing your financial history first gives the employer the upper hand.
What can you do if you’re leveling up or going for a new role after gaining extra training or education so you are hoping for a large bump? Don’t lie, but do your research to ensure your offer matches industry standards for experts at your level. So instead of saying you were paid X in your previous role when you were paid Y, say that you know other employees in a similar role with your skillset are paid X and that figure would match your salary expectations for this position.
Open up the conversation to include more than just salary range. Explain that at this stage in your career you’re interested in the entire package and that benefits such as healthcare and pension contributions as well as non-financial perks such as hybrid working or staff equity opportunities matter to you. This is a great way to bulk up your compensation package when the salary range doesn’t quite match your expectation and show that you are able to think in a creative way.
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Lewdle is a word-guessing game similar to Wordle, except all of the words are not suitable for work (NSFW: Not safe for work). The rules are the same; you have to guess a 5-6 letter word within six tries. You do get a hint by clicking on the lightbulb, but it will only get you 1 letter in the right position.
If you want to avoid breaking your streak, but don’t want the solution right away, here are some clues that can help you guess the answer.
Lewdle’s example of the word is as follows:
To hit, whip, or spank someone with a cane with the intention of inflicting both pain and pleasure.
Here is a list of previous Lewdle answers for some inspiration for future words:
Wordle has now been available to the public for a year, yet the online sensation shows few signs of losing its popularity.
One of the biggest factors behind the game's success is surely its simplicity.
Each day the player has to guess a new five letter word, in six attempts or less. After each guess the letters light up, letting you know how accurate you were. If a letter goes green it is both in the word, and in the correct position. Yellow means the letter does feature, but you've got it in the wrong place, whilst gray tells you it's not in the word at all.
Wordle was developed by Josh Wardle, a New York software developer originally from the U.K., as a play on his name.
In January 2022, The New York Times bought Wordle for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.
Earlier that month, Wardle told Newsweek players should experiment with different strategies and techniques.
He said: "I think with this sort of game, part of the joy is discovering those things for yourself, right?
"So I'm reluctant to tell anybody how they should play. I would encourage people to experiment with different ideas and to find their own [starting] words, rather than just sticking to the same proven tactics over and over again."
Since Wordle's release the game has helped inspire a number of other online brainteasers, including Quordle, Worldle, Dordle and the math-focused Nerdle.
The answer to today's Wordle will be revealed at the end of this article, so scroll down with caution if you want to work it out for yourself. To help you solve today's Wordle, Newsweek has provided some hints and tips on the latest puzzle.
Wordle players can use these five hints to solve puzzle #482.
Hint #1: The third and fourth letters are the same.
Hint #2: There is only one vowel, repeated twice.
Hint #3: Synonyms for today's answer include "deck," "basement" and "canvas."
Hint #4: The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word as "the level base of a room."
Hint #5: If you're in a skyscraper, you'd want one of these beneath you.
The answer to today's Wordle is "Floor."
Quite a common word, with a double vowel to help us on the way, but still a real brainteaser! Congratulations if you worked it out! If not, fear not. Newsweek will be here again tomorrow with hints and tips for the latest Wordle puzzle.
The next Wordle puzzle will be available at 7 p.m. E.T., when the daily update occurs.
Looking for the Heardle answer for Sunday, October 16? You’ll find it here:
Hello, Heardle fans! Happy Friday. I hope this has been a good week for you. Before we get to the weekend, there’s one more round of Heardle to play. Some clues and the answer for today’s song are coming up.
For those who are checking out the game for the first time, here’s how to play Heardle: You will hear the first second of a reasonably well-known song. You’ll then try to guess the artist and title or skip your turn. If you skip or guess incorrectly, you’ll get to hear a little more of the song. The game continues until the sixth and final guess, at which point you’ll hear 16 seconds of the track.
These are the songs that have featured in Heardle over the last week:
Make sure you have a lush life by keeping your Heardle streak going. Here are some clues for today’s song, followed by the answer:
Spoiler warning! Wait right here until you’re ready to know today’s Heardle answer. I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you.
With that said, today’s song is...
“Love Me Now” by John Legend!
I didn’t have a clue until the vocals kicked in, and it was unmistakably John Legend’s voice. However, I didn’t know the name of the song and playing the guessing game didn’t work out for me this time. It’s a good track, though! Listen to it here:
Attempting to solve today’s Framed for October 1 and need some help?
It’s time to end the week on a high note in Framed. How is your record coming along? If today’s the deciding factor between a winning or losing week, then we’ll do our best to ensure a victory.
If you’re ready to begin, keep studying for hints to help solve today’s edition of Framed.
Check out our Framed guide if you missed yesterday’s movie of the day. Remember, check back daily for more hints and clues for each Framed.
Framed is like Wordle and Heardle, but for movie lovers. Each day, there is a new movie, and players have the chance to guess the title based on a series of images from the film. If you guess wrong, a new image will be revealed. Players are allowed to see no more than six images from the film. Players can skip to the next image by leaving the input blank and clicking Submit if they can’t guess based on the image.
The goal is to name the movie in as few guesses as possible.
If you’re still stumped, then we’ll step in and provide some assistance. If you want to see the answer to today’s Framed, scroll below.
The answer to today’s Framed is…
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Official Trailer #1 - (2001) HD
Are you struggling to guess the Heardle for October 16? Would you like some help?
It’s the halfway point of the month. If you have been using our hints, then we hope your record is over .500. If not, let’s Excellerate it. By the way, we don’t think that you represent the title of this song!
Remember, if you need help, we have listed some hints below to guide you in the right direction.
If you missed yesterday’s song of the day, then you can find the answer here. Make sure to come back daily for hints and help to solve the daily Heardle.
Heardle is like Wordle or Framed, but with a musical twist. Players listen to a clip from a popular song and try to guess the artist and song title. Players unlock a few more seconds of the song with every incorrect or skipped answer. The maximum number of guesses is six, which means users will hear 16 seconds of the song at most.
The goal is to name the song in as few guesses as possible.
Do you give up and need some assistance? Don’t worry about it — we’re here to help! If you want to see the answer to today’s Heardle, scroll below.
The answer to today’s Heardle is …
Australian-based Web3 game studio Ninja Syndicate’s CEO and founder believe GameFi could usher in a new era where users can earn a living wage through blockchain games.
Speaking to Cointelegraph, founder John Nguyen and CEO Alex Dunmow said that traditional jobs are increasingly at risk through factors such as automation.
According to the game developers, blockchain games can and are playing a vital role for people to earn a living in the digital world through play-to-earn and move-to-earn.
The process often requires significant work, but Dunmow said many mainstream triple-A games already feature “grinding for hundreds of hours,” though the assets “provide no value for the player.”
In GameFi titles, digital assets can come in the form of nonfungible tokens (NFTs). Users can then take them to a marketplace and sell them for fiat currency or crypto, essentially earning a wage through gaming, argued Dunmow:
“NFTs can give you the technical ability to take ownership of a game asset out of the control of the publisher of the game.”
One of the best examples Dunmow has seen of people making a living through GameFi is a 2021 report about a community in the Philippines that turned to NFT gaming during COVID-19, which caused a shortage of workers in low-paying jobs, as they could earn wages playing blockchain games instead:
“I saw the whole situation as a positive. A group of people who were likely being exploited in their low-paying day jobs have found a way to earn wages in the Metaverse.”
Dunmow and Nguyen said the negativity around NFTs and blockchain in gaming present a challenge, but through their games, they hope to “subtly educate people about the benefits of NFTs.”
The game studio has been developing a set of blockchain games under the Supremacy World ecosystem, which involves building, fighting and mining resources within a fictional dystopian world where factions use giant mechs to fight for territory and power.
Supremacy will eventually combine four games: a battle arena that is already out, a first-person shooter, a massively multiplayer online game and a real-time grand strategy game.
Through the series of four interoperable games, the executives said they are creating an ecosystem where players have “sovereign ownership” over their digital assets and can use them in whatever way they want, explaining:
“What interoperable boils down to is being able to share digital assets between games.“
However, Nguyen noted that this interoperability also can also extend to “other game worlds, DeFi and PFP collection.”
“Supremacy will give people who own an NFT, whatever it may be, in-game assets in our world,” said Nguyen, adding that they recently were given a chance to design a custom mech skin for a user based on his Bored Ape Yacht Club brand NFT, noting that he can now connect his Ape and claim his custom skin based on his NFT.
Although given the time and resources required, Dunmow acknowledged they won’t be able to custom design something for every user, but he said it shows what is possible.
Related: Illuvium co-founder shares plans for new ‘interoperable blockchain game’ model
Dunmow said that at the heart of their game, they’re still trying to build a “fun game,” which he believes is vital to the industry’s survival, adding that “Attracting players from outside the crypto space is crucial, especially in bear markets:”
“You make a fun game that has blockchain elements and attracts mainstream players; you are now disconnected from market forces, and you’ll be able to survive any recession.”
On Oct. 5, Ninja Syndicate announced a new deal with NFT minting and trading platform Immutable X allowing i to build on Immutable X’s layer-2 ecosystem, joining projects including Illuvium, Gods Unchained and GameStop.