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Joining Lavabit Et Al, Groklaw Shuts Down

Posted by baffa on Sep 01, 2013 - 09:10 AM
Last of several freedom related site in general, Groklaw is shutting down.

What Software Developers Fears Most

Posted by baffa on Aug 20, 2013 - 05:03 PM
Using an unscientific sample of responses from several threads in developer discussion forums, Phil Johnson have identified the biggest fears of software developers.

DTN Protocol: towards Interplanetary Internet

Posted by baffa on Nov 26, 2012 - 06:11 PM
Vint Cerf developed the BP protocol which is the heart of NASA's Delay-Tolerant Networking, better known as DTN.

IPv6 Day 2012

Posted by baffa on Mar 20, 2012 - 12:10 PM
On June 6th,many companies (big and small) will enable IPv6 again, but this time it will remain on!

RMS On Header Files and Derivative Works

Posted by baffa on May 17, 2011 - 10:39 AM
In relation with the current discussion of possible copyright infringement due to include file, there is a clear position from R. Stallman.

DraftSight 2D CAD For Linux

Posted by baffa on May 06, 2011 - 04:10 PM
Dassault Systems, (Solidworks) has released their promised Linux version of DraftSight, their free 2D AutoCAD work-alike drafting program

Official MS Kinect SDK

Posted by baffa on Apr 07, 2011 - 05:32 PM
While Microsoft plans to release a commercial version at a later date, it have announced a Kinect SDK for Windows as a starter kit to make it simpler for the academic research and enthusiast communities to user interfaces using Kinect technology.

Volume 4A of Knuth's Computer programming

Posted by baffa on Mar 04, 2011 - 05:13 PM
After 28 years since Volume 3 of The Art of Computer Programming was published, Donald Knuth released volume 4A in print!

Last Available IPv4 Blocks Allocated

Posted by baffa on Feb 07, 2011 - 11:40 AM
With the APNIC's allocation of 39/8 and 106/8, the last available /8 blocks, ARIN distribuited the final phase reserve blocks to the RIRs. According to experts, normal allocations is expected to continue for a further three to six months.

Oracle Releases MySQL 5.5

Posted by baffa on Jan 28, 2011 - 09:46 AM
Two years after Sun released MySQL 5.1, Oracle released MySQL Ver. 5.5.

"Beginning Blender" book review

Posted by baffa on Jan 25, 2011 - 04:49 PM
A review of the Beginning Blender book, aimed at Blender beginners who are using the Blender 2.5x series, appeared on Slashdot.

Linus Torvald On Branching Practices

Posted by baffa on Jan 21, 2011 - 05:57 PM
Linus Torvalds made some comments about issues the kernel maintainers were facing while applying the "feature branch" pattern. Even while it is focused on Git, this description of the problems and the clear solution to be followed in order to avoid repeating the same mistakes is worth reading.

Version Control Timeline

Posted by baffa on Jan 11, 2011 - 05:49 PM
In the Plastic SCM blog, an article appeared detailing the timeline of most used version control softwares.

Free-form English in Mathematica

Posted by baffa on Jan 10, 2011 - 06:09 PM
With the release 8, Mathematica now allows input through free-form English instead of the Mathematica syntax, just like the Wolfram/Alpha engine. The results are impressive.

Who Will Control the Web?

Posted by baffa on Dec 18, 2010 - 02:05 PM
A PcPro article examines the case for each of the contenders in the war for the web standards.

Thief Returns Stolen Laptop Contents On USB Stick

Posted by baffa on Dec 02, 2010 - 04:24 PM
An unnamed professor, who teaches at Umeå University in northern Sweden, was devastated when ten years of work stored on his laptop was stolen. But to his surprise, a week after the theft, the entire contents of his laptop were posted to him on a USB stick. 'I am very happy,' the unnamed professor told the local Västerbottens-Kuriren newspaper. 'This story makes me feel hope for humanity.'

IPv6 transition will be ugly?

Posted by baffa on Sep 30, 2010 - 02:24 PM
A long and detailed article deals with some of the troubles IPv4-to-IPv6 transition will generate.

Java's Backup Plan

Posted by baffa on Sep 07, 2010 - 07:24 AM
In an InfoWorld blog, Paul Krill suggests that Java's future is not totally on Oracle's hands, and the popular language has other forces to move forward.

Firefox Extension HTTPS Everywhere

Posted by baffa on Jul 26, 2010 - 03:34 PM
HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It encrypts your communications with a number of major websites.

InfoWorld's 2010 Technology Award

Posted by baffa on Jan 22, 2010 - 10:18 AM
InfoWorld published its 2010 Technology of the Year Award winners list.

Lightweight Rootkit Protection

Posted by baffa on Dec 14, 2009 - 05:30 PM
A lightweight system which should make an operating system significantly more resistant to rootkits without degrading its performance has been announced. The hypervisor-based system is dubbed HookSafe, and it works by relocating kernel hooks in a guest OS to a dedicated page-aligned memory space that's tightly locked down

Asus Releases Desktop-Sized Supercomputer

Posted by baffa on Nov 26, 2009 - 05:22 PM
Asustek has announced its first supercomputer, the desktop computer-sized ESC 1000, which uses Nvidia graphics processors to attain speeds up to 1.1 teraflops.

Build Your Own Multitouch Surface Computer

Posted by baffa on May 13, 2009 - 10:19 AM
Maximum PC describes how you can put together a multi-touch tabletop PC. The article shows how you can build the cabinet and combine that with a standard PC, a projector, some assorted hardware, and a few free appications to build your own surface-like PC.

Call for opening astronomical software

Posted by baffa on Mar 25, 2009 - 09:13 AM
A paper presented to the State of the Profession - Astro2010 Decadal Survey proposes to eliminate the structural disincentives to release software publicly and to embed it in the scientific literature.

Communication in the Astronomical Software Community

Posted by baffa on Feb 03, 2009 - 09:12 AM
Keith Shortridge published a paper titled Talking Amongst Ourselves - Communication in the Astronomical Software Community on ADASS XVIII proceedings.
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