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A collection of noteworthy headlines and links on this Halloween evening …

In case you missed it this weekend, be sure to read the eulogy to Steve Jobs by his sister, Mona Simpson, published by the New York Times. The best part is the conclusion. We won’t ruin it for you on the off chance you haven’t seen it mentioned elsewhere.

The University of Washington has posted the archived video of Bill Gates’ talk to computer science and engineering students there last week, for anyone who wants to watch the whole thing.

In other news from the UW Computer Science & Engineering Department, recent MacArthur ‘Genius’ award winner Shwetak Patel was recognized at the UW football game this weekend, getting some exposure on the big screen at the stadium.

Apple’s capital expenditures are poised to soar next year, almost doubling to $8 billion. GigaOm’s Erica Ogg explains why.

Google is rolling out a new feature called “Why this ad” that will let people click to find out why they’ve been served a particular ad next to their search results, and use the Ads Preferences Manager to block specific types of ads.

Keeping up its tradition, Microsoft’s Channel 9 team is back with another Halloween terror flick. This year’s installment: “Kinect to Kill.”

 Tweet of the Day, from @daverooneyca: “Kid came to the door in plain clothes except page taped to chest: ‘404 – Costume not found.’ Gave him an extra chocolate bar. :)” (Via Becky Nagel)

Speaking of Halloween, we’ve added a bunch more pictures to our “Geek-o-Ween” gallery, based on submissions from tech companies around the region. Happy Trick-or-Treating, everybody.

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