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alxtoth (914920) writes "People are angry about Stephen Elop for "selling out" Nokia to Microsoft. Former CEO Jorma Ollila is regarded as the founder who had turned Nokia into a telecom giant and was was forced to leave his position as chairman when the Microsoft deal happened. Finnish newspaper Iltasanomat breaks the news that mr Ollila's bonus for the deal might be similar to Elop's, and that Ollila might join Microsoft's board. http://www.iltasanomat.fi/digi/art-1288595403667.html" Link to Original Source top
alxtoth (914920) writes "There is a new open source tool that parses SQL Select statements and generates a diagram. It shows parts of the underlying SQL directly in the diagram. For example x=30 , GROUP BY (year), SUM(sales), HAVING MIN(age) > 18. The primary reason for the tool was to avoid cartesian joins and loops in SQL written by hand, with many joined tables. The database will execute such a syntactically correct statement, resulting in runaway queries that can bring the database down. If you sit close to the DBA's, you can hear them screaming.. License is BSD, and link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/revj/" Link to Original Source top
alxtoth (914920) writes "Google is facing some delays with Android. This "battle" is still in early phase, but unlike previous blitzkrieg victories Ex against Yahoo search, it might be tough. Could this be the first big Google failure, and with what effects?" Link to Original Source top
alxtoth (914920) writes "Cool video on how to controll a robot from an iPhone. They suggest the next version might use the phone's accelerometer to drive the robots. Just make shure the user don't accidentaly drop the phone:-)" Link to Original Source top
alxtoth (914920) writes "I am about to start a new project. Thinking how can I make money with it while keeping it open source. Usual advice is: sell the support and customizations. But knowing the project, support seems hard to sell: either works with first click, either doesn't. What do you think, can a small project support itself by offering a registration-free online site with full functionality by displaying text adds? Myself wouldn't bother to register as long as I can download the code; but using it anonymously online saves the installation. Also, making part of code free and part closed pisses off the open source community from the very beginning." top
alxtoth writes "Latest official performance numbers from Apple Inc compare 4 cores PowerPC G5 from 2005 with the latest-and-the-greatest 8 cores Intel. Intel has faster memory, faster buses, more cache, faster SAS drives. Top speed increases are: 2.9X for Mathematica, 3X for Cinebench and 4X for "modo 301 3D rendering". Note that most applications have speedups between 2X and 2.9X. According to Moore's law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore's_law) "bang for the buck" doubles every 24 months. The number of cores concretely doubled in this test. Indeed there is progress with Apple marketshare, but still fail to see "revolutionary" performance increases. Do you?" Link to Original Source top
alxtoth (914920) writes "Long time there was talk about "yellow box" as a means to run Windows applications in Macs, side by side with native Mac apps. Makes me wonder, isn't Apple doing the total opposite? I mean, there is QuickTime, iTunes and now Safari 3 running on Windoze with a Mac look-and-feel ? What will be the next port, iPhoto maybe ?!?" Link to Original Source top
alxtoth writes "Somebody inserts an USB dongle into your Mac, and "..the device is able to extract OS user passwords, logins for different Apple applications, website history and passwords to different visited sites and more" . They say it's not for sale for anybody. That's their problem who they sell to, but the scary part is: how to get such data out of OS X in the first place? http://www.slipperybrick.com/2007/04/maclockpick/" top
alxtoth writes "Hi, I am trying a parallel with MS IIS , where is possible to set Directory Security to "Windows Integrated". The CGI or ASP pages retrieve the "authenticated user" server variable / headers. I tried the same with CherryPy behind Apache (mod_proxy, mod_digest), but there is no header containing "Authorization-Info" or "username". Setup: Mac OS X 10.4.9, Apache/1.3.33 (Darwin). Cheers, Alex" top
alxtoth (914920) writes "Sun has a new RISC workstation http://www.sun.com/desktop/workstation/ultra25/ . It is definitively good news that Sun is back in business, but this machine is little pricey compared to now defunct PowerMac G5 (dual-core, 2.5Ghz). The system looks as having big memory and disk bandwidth, but in the past UltraSparc was strugling when compared to equally clocked PowerPC (and is "only" 1.34 GHz). Will this system be as popular as the Ultra 2?" top
alxtoth writes "WebKit is the underlying rendering engine in Apple's Safari browser. WebKit itself comes from KHTML/Konqueror. WebKit is used for some Nokia Series 60 browsers. Now there is an alpha port to Windows http://www.getswift.org/. Anyone interrested ?"