Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome
How it it "semantic nonsense" ?
The design is responsive, in that it respond to changes in the size of the viewport(Screen/Window size). Makes perfect sense to me :}
A Fictional Compression Metric Moves Into the Real World
He said it did work, it's just not as effective as other existing compression solutions.
First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android
Is it because Windows is to slow on the low end hardware that they need to offer an Android phone?
The phone don't have access to Play store, so it can't be due to the many Android Apps they are doing it.
Emotional Contagion Spread Through Facebook
Is this not the same thing as fashion? Why is anyone surprised by the same effect, just because it's online?
Unisys Phasing Out Decades-Old Mainframe Processor For x86
When Eclipse is crashing with a segmentation fault, it is almost always in swt. So the problem is with the native code which swt calls in order to interface with the underlying operation system.
That can only be solved by writing the entire Operation system in a safe language, but nobody is working on that.
I have newer seen Eclipse segfault outsite swt code.
Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator
Yeps. I can confirm that. On linux it just works with Eclipse, and my emulator is running my software faster then the Android device I am testing on. (But I am testing on an old Android 2.3 device. I am sure a new Android device would beat my emulator).
Google Engineer: We Need More Web Programming Languages
There are already such translaters.
Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift
Don't this code have the problem that you call some_work from the gui thread, and thus will block all updates of the graphics userinterface while some_work is running?
That problem can be solved, but it is always things such as long running tasks, and async callbacks which causes problems. Especially if you need to populate the gui with the work from some_work, while some_work is still doing its work.
Amazon Wants To Run Your High-Performance Databases
Yes I can buy it, but then you need to include hardware installation price and hosting price.
And if the Amazon computer hosting my vm dies, the system will just boot up on a new computer and restart the vm, without me even knowing it. With the dell I would have next day business service aka far to much down time.
The reason the company I work for uses vms(Not from amazon however) is that if there are hardware problems we just reboot, and if there are to many problems with our host, all we have to do is a dns change, a scp, and a database copy(Or restore from backup) and then we can be online in a new data center.
I would however be cautious with a big database server at amazon, because I don't think their io performance is that good, and than is the thing a huge database server really need.
Robyn Bergeron Stepping Down As Fedora Project Leader
Unstable?? My Fedora 20 install with KDE have been rock solid and even pulse audio is working nice. And having a per-program audio volume is nice :}
With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market
None of Matlab, Mathematica, Mendaley, Lyx, Cubase, Photoshop run on Surface RT. (Blame Microsoft marketing for that misunderstanding).
30-Day Status Update On LibreSSL
It's most likely the subset of C, which was supported by most compilers 10 years ago.
Programmers: It's OK To Grow Up
Lvalue/rvalue is a thing most languages have, but most developers don't really use these terms unless they have taken a compiler writing course.
But languages which uses references includes java and php (And i guess c#/.net). Just try to google "does java use pass by value" to see the confusion. (Which is sourced in the fact that nobody have a definite definition of what a reference or pointer* is.
*I would argue that a pointer is simply a memory address, and that the value of a pointer is an memory address, but there are people who disagree.
Next-Gen Thunderbolt: Twice as Fast, But a Different Connector
No, I would use 10/40/100 (Depending on how fast I really need it) gigabit ethernet.
It seems like people can't find a good reason to use Thunderbolt. Yes you can connect a monitor, but I already have hdmi and dvi, so no need to make an new standard for that. And for anything else, either ethernet or usb is the thing to use.
Vintage 1960s Era Film Shows IRS Defending Its Use of Computers
Really? Is it true that the tax from is not pre-filled in USA?
So are values such an interest paid to the bank, and income from stocks not pre-filled?
Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?
Which is why you should use the x86(intel atom) version instead of the arm version. It is much much much faster. Once you have downloaded the atom version, you can choose between arm and intel when creating a new emulator.
Why Google have chosen "download arm only" as the default, I really don't understand. But this is a case studio in "Defaults matter".
Portal 2 Incompatible With SELinux
Yes steam itself is a dep file, but I am pretty sure that the games installed from within steam are not .dep files so that does not really help.
And it especially going to be multi distribution issue to install these SELinux rules. Steam itself can run on other distributions but I don't think there is a general way to write distribution agnostic SELinux rules.
Portal 2 Incompatible With SELinux
But how would you get such a rule installed? Steam is not using the standard package format of the underlying distribution and I don't even think it run as root*. So it can't just disable a SELinux rule.
*I may be wrong. But there should be no reason for Steam to run as root.
Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?
I think I can win the game 80% of the time, and the rest of the time i die due to mistakes. Yes random effects changes the difficulty level, but there are no cases where you don't have a change.
(At least for the standard start ship. Some of the other ships without shields and/or weapons are much much more difficult).
Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
Beta does have nice features? Seriously what are they?
I have looked at the new beta site as much as I could, until the design forced me back to classic slashdot view, and I have not yet found a single case where Beta handles anything better then classic. With the exception of uni code support.
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