Passenger Lands Plane After Pilot Collapses and Dies At the Controls
That just isn't true. I own a small share in a Cessna 152 (much like he plane in the story) and am currently building a two seat aerobatic kit plane. The Cessna share cost me ~$700 and I budget to fly it on average once every two weeks during the weekend. The total value of that little Cessna is about $20K and there are plenty around like it. I am nowhere near what you would classify as rich either.
UK ISP Filter Will Censor More Than Porn
They will never block homeopathy due to our health secretary believing in homeopathy: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchiversscience/100179258/jeremy-hunt-health-secretary-thinks-homeopathy-works/.
Yes the man put in charge of the National Health Service, once the greatest health care system in the world, believes in magical healing. Hunt isn't only a criminal (see his dealings with Rupert Murdoch) he is also a nut job.
Does Coding Style Matter?
More important than using your own code style is using the language code style if there is one. For example in C# you should code in the same style as the .NET, in Java like the Java SDK and in Objective-C (on OS X/iOS) like the Cocoa APIs. Don't invent your own style if there is already one existing.
Sony Adopts Objective-C and GNUstep Frameworks
C++ is an incredibly powerful language but ObjC is also extremely capable. Cocoa (Touch) is simply the most productive framework that I have ever used. Yes, it has a pretty steep learning curve but once you get used to the Cocoa way of doing things you can produce excellent and rich GUI applications in a fraction of the time it takes in many other development environments that I've used.
I work mostly in C# in my day job too...
Dual-Core CPU Opens Door To 1080p On Smartphones
The last iPhone to have an ARM 11 was the 3G. They have been Cortex A8 based since the 3GS.
Apple To Ship Mac OS X Snow Leopard On August 28
I've been running the Snow Leopard GM for a week or so now and it is a very big improvement on 10.5 performance wise. Startup is faster; shutdown is faster; sleep and wake are faster; app launches are faster; menus popup faster; animations are smoother; Finder 10.6 is faster; Safari is much faster.
Basically Snow Leopard is a much faster more refined Leopard. Its well worth the upgrade just for the performance gains alone.
Sony Announces PS3 Slim, Price Cut, Improvements To Home
According to the BBC the UK price is amazingly Â£250 or about US$413. Which is a ripoff. At this price there is no way that I would consider buying one.
ARM Hopes To Lure Microsoft Away From Intel
No, Iphone OS is not OS X.
Except that it is OS X. It has the same kernel, frameworks, driver model, graphics subsystem and so on. The only thing really different is the UI layer because a desktop UI is highly unsuited for use on a mobile phone.
WinCE, on the other hand, shares little code in common with Windows XP/Vista/7 other than its APIs.
ARM Hopes To Lure Microsoft Away From Intel
However they did port it to ARM for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Telling Fact From Fantasy In the World of Apple Rumors
Generally anything predicted by these so called analysts is almost certainly fantasy and is usually quite obviously so.
Some of the rumor sites (such as Apple Insider and MacRumors) have a better track record but even then are often wrong.
Apple Updates iPhone and iPod Touch
1) Requires iTunes.
2) Doesn't work with Linux.
3) Is laden with DRM.
Hardly laden with DRM. It plays MP3s, WAVs, AIFF and AAC all without requiring DRM. It just so happens that it ALSO plays DRMed AAC iTunes Store tracks.
4) Doesn't support popular codecs like OGG.
OGG is not a popular codec
5) ONLY supports iTunes Music Store and not other, cheaper services.
Rubbish! Amazon music store and anyone who supports MP3 works fine with it
6) Doesn't allow simple drag-and-drop access to copy music.
True, but then who actually cares?
7) Software is locked down on the device.
True for the moment. The SDK will be available this month.
8) Non-removable storage.
Yep also true but doesn't matter to most people.
9) Non-removable battery.
See my answer to 8
10) Costs $500, much more than cheaper, more open-devices do.
Actually the iPod touch starts at $300 which is $200 less than your fanatical comment
You can get a cheaper device that works just as well.