Solaris No Longer Free As In Beer
For a minute there I thought I wasted seven euros on Lems book or Tarkovsky's movie. Luckily it's only a free Solaris license.
Google vs. China — Who's Got the Most To Lose?
They blocked blogger? There goes the freedom of speech.
The Evolution of Reading In the Digital Age
I rented the Dutch translated version of Peter Hamiltons "Nights Dawn Trilogy" from my local library. So after reading the first book I of course wanted to read the next book. Guess what? The library doesn't have it. Worse, the publisher has decided not to translate it. So I went ahead and bought it from an English book website who sent me both sequels two days later.
I don't blame my library, they have a nice choice of books including the Sci Fi and fantasy classics. You can go ahead and rent the Dutch versions of Dune, The Wheel of time or Sword of Truth series. But English Sci Fi? There aren't enough people who read that to buy those.
Since I bought that first book I bought a lot more, often works that aren't translated. And it's a lot cheaper than buying Dutch books, the average book I bought costs me about €7.5 which includes a free delivery.
Why You Can't Pry IE6 Out of Their Cold, Dead Hands
.NET 3.5 is not supported on Windows 2000 however. This sadly means that the management forbids us to upgrade our application from .NET 2.0 to .NET 3.5 because one customer still has about ten windows 2000 pcs...
Is Google Planning To Fibre Britain?
Yes! I'll finally be able to download the Internet.
Physicists Discover How To Teleport Energy
I first met it in Cards books but the term was first used by the other great Sci-Fi writer Ursula K. Le Guin.
A Case For the Necessity of Science Fiction
One dollar sounds cheap but why would you have to pay for books in the public domain?
Why Movies Are Not Exactly Like Music
When I order a HD movie to be seen through my cable I can start watching in seconds.
It's faster than or at least on par with downloading an mp3.
Moving Decimal Bug Loses Money
Our build system now checks the code with M$ FxCop. Any problems with the cultural settings and the build stops.
We hit a brick the day our program was started in Turkey. Having that problem once is more than enough.
Nvidia's DX11 GF100 Graphics Processor Detailed
1) You'll spend a lot more money on games. A game on pc is about 25% cheaper than on the consoles. And the pc gets these sweet weekend deals.
2) I use my pc for other stuff except gaming. Browsing slashdot for one.
Bing Cashback Can Cost You Money
Probably because you do not use the Dutch version: proof.
Recession Pushes More Workers To Steal Data
I was also thinking about computer programs. Which programmer will not save some source code examples?
Bing Cashback Can Cost You Money
I had to try Bing out now!
First result for "slash dot":
- Google: www.slashdot.com, yey!
- Bing: www.dotslash.co.za, boo!
Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?
I couldn't agree more.
If you're gone for two weeks do you really have to contact home? You're barely gone.
Chinese Court Rules Microsoft Violated IP Rights
And that's why 2010 will be the year of Linux... in China.
NVIDIA Ships Decent DX10 Graphics Card For Under $100
The've been doing it for ages.
A geforce 4 mx was based on the geforce 2 chip set. So it was not only weaker then the other geforce 4 cards, it was also weaker then the previous, third generation. The reason that they keep doing this is quite simple, they sold even if every magazine listed is as a must avoid:
"Despite harsh criticism by gaming enthusiasts, the GeForce4 MX was a market success. Priced about 30% above the GeForce 2 MX, it provided better performance, the ability to play a number of popular games that the GeForce 2 could not run well—above all else—to the average non-specialist it sounded as if it were a "real" GeForce4—i.e., a GeForce4 Ti. Although it was frequently out-performed by the older and more expensive GeForce 3, many buyers were unaware, particularly as Nvidia was quick not to let the GeForce 3 remain on the market. GeForce 4 MX was particularly successful in the PC OEM market, and rapidly replaced the GeForce 2 MX as the best-selling GPU.".
No Cheap Replacement For Hard Disks Before 2020
I wish we Europeans could buy it for that price. Closer to €100 here...
Sun Microsystems To Cut 3,000 Jobs As Oracle Deal Drags On
Oracle failed to produce, despite repeated requests, either hard evidence that there were no competition problems
I thought the accusers have to come up with the evidence in a court case?
Battle.net Accounts Becoming Mandatory For WoW
I just checked their Titan quest package. 10 euros + 20 euros for expansion. Even at half price that will be 15 euros. The D2D deal was for 5 pounds (~5.6 euros).
There's competition. D2Drive, gamersgate, impulse,...
Warez Moving From BitTorrent to Conventional Hosting Services
Indeed. I remember the days when sites like yahoo and geocities offered online file storage, limited to 20mb a file.
Programs popped up which automatically made accounts on those services and uploaded your files. And http sites offering all new titles as geocities uploads. Those sites fought back with captchas.
Then came napster file sharing. Then came bittorent file sharing...
And now it's back to http warez.