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Nice way of thinking about graceful degradation.
One of the key concepts in scalability is the ability to allow for service degradation when an application is under load. But service degradation can be difficult to explain (an relate back to the ......
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Thought about how much I use Wikipedia, how hugely useful I find it and what a staggering resource it is. Even for things like helping the kids explore homework subjects. I thought about how much I spend on things like LoveFilm / Spotify and realised it easily qualified for a donation. If only I knew something worth actually contributing to the site as well...
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Will definitely get one, but when kids expect computer programs to be like XBox games how can you get them excited in this? How can they feel a sense of achievement printing "hello world" rather than making a black hawk swoop from the sky?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/28/raspberry_pi/
The £25 computer to teach youngsters real computing skills. By Chris Williams • Get more from this author. Posted in Developer, 28th November 2011 11:00 GMT. Free whitepaper – 2011 Lippis Report. Anal...
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Really BT? Maps that show different detail at different scales - wow that hasn't been around for centuries nor require a brain the size of a maggot to work out. Apps that are aware of the cost of different networks and make choices accordingly. I remember that from Microsoft MQ about a decade ago, which was no doubt far from an innovation then, where you assigned a relative cost with each network route. BT don't embarrass the "B" in BT. Google - please give them a legal slap.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16243414
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Maps have been produced at different scales for centuries. At each scale they represented different levels of detail. It is so obvious it hurts. The fact that a computer can switch scales faster than I can turn pages in my atlas is irrelevant. Copy and paste has also been around for decades and is a very obvious notion.

I am not standing up for Google or Samsung as I am sure in some cases they are screwing up horribly. I just hate it when rubbish gets patented and then undermines all credibility in the system.
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Surprised that Microsoft were still so high on the list and weren't overtaken by Oracle years ago. Surprised at Google though.

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security-management/2011/11/15/google-and-oracle-overtake-microsoft-in-security-flaws-40094427/
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More teasing in the press - £499 with keyboard, 32GB and wifi only. "An Asus spokesman said the company is considering selling a 3G-equipped version of the tablet at a later date, depending on consumer reaction to the Transformer Prime." Sure, but what if they only want one if it is 3G... http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/mobile-devices/2011/11/11/asus-unveils-eee-pad-transformer-prime-40094386/
The next model in Asus's Eee Pad Transfomer line of docking tablets will come with a Tegra 3 quad-core chip, plus the promise of longer battery life,
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+Jason Charvill Yes - that is a disappointing turnaround given that they didn't even keep the promise for a few generations!
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http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/English_Wikipedia_anti-SOPA_blackout
For 24 hours I will be more ignorant and stupid than usual.
To: English Wikipedia Readers and Community From: Sue Gardner, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Date: January 16, 2012. Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the En...
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Here is another one. It would appear that Apple have a patent on copy/paste on a mobile. Pathetic. Unless it is reported wrong here.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16258916
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At pcworld the anti theft tethering of tablets really interferes with getting a real feel of them. The Archos 80 seemed good but felt a bit placky compared to the Samsung and Asus tablets.
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I like the way you can add 3G to the Archos tablet later http://www.archos.com/products/gen9/archos_80g9/index.html?country=gb&lang=en Is this the best 8 inch Media Tablet already running ICS? Clearly not the hardcore full-on tablet of the Transformer.
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great collection!
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