Brazilian Breaks Secrecy of Brazil's E-Voting Machines With Van Eck Phreaking
If he went to the voting place wearing a tie, chances are that he's voting for himself. :-)
Game Development On Android
Objective-C is not all that bad...
I'm a Java Web developer, without any real experience on desktop programming. But recently I was given the chance to do a small iPhone app for one of our clients, so I had to learn Objective-C from scratch to do it.
Objective-C might seem a little weird at first, but when you got used to the sintax the concepts used on the frameworks are not all that different from the Java counterparts. Appkit for example is much more pleasant to work with than Swing, for example.
It took around a week to learn the Objective-C basics, and another week to build a fairly complete prototype of the application.
So while might be a barrier for Java developers, it's not that high.
Apple Quietly Releases Safari 3.2
I have one word for you:
See now how important Safari is? Oh, and WebKit is used on Nokia phones too, and it's becoming a major player on the embedded browser market.
(Useful) Stupid Vim Tricks?
Kate is able to edit files over ssh, ftp, sftp, and probably other dozens of network protocols supported by KDE.
Hands-On With Windows 7's New Features
Windows 2000 actually is faster on Pentium class computers than Windows 98... but after that, Microsoft started to add more and more bloat.
On a side note,
Each interation of OSX seems to add performance instead of taking it. Also true for some Linux distros... Why Windows realeases can't behave the same way?