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According to a post on the GNU Compiler Collection list, GCC is now built as a C++ program by default. This is the fruition of much effort, and the goal now is to clean up the GCC internals that are r...
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BTW: I just realized that Mary needs to remember to disarm her opponents a bit more often.
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If, like me, you didn't really plan ahead and get your solar filter in time for the transit of Venus, this might be helpful:

I ordered mine today from telescopes.com. Hopefully it will arrive on Friday as their web store estimated.
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Eventually this has to end, right?
SCO and IBM Stipulate on Going Forward with Utah Litigation -- It's Game On ~ pj. Thursday, February 16 2012 @ 03:53 PM EST. SCO and IBM have reached a stipulation [PDF] on how to go forward on re...
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I came across this and got a good laugh.

One of the commenters rightly points out the natural English SVO sentence order which Java attempts to emulate, but fails to note that Java "sentences" have the object of an action performing the action, not the actual subject.
Hello, world! Today we're going to hear the story of Evil King Java and his quest for worldwide verb stamp-outage.1. Caution: This story does not have a happy ending. It is neither a story for the...
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A lot of the factories, manager, other somewhat odd constructs created in the Kingdom of Nouns do seem SVO (factory.create(type), manager.start(thatOtherThing)). I'll admit plenty of frustration where there seems like some methods truly should be first class (java.util.arrays, java.util.collections, anyone?). C# sort of has an answer in those cases. You can create extensions that can be applied to the classes that you're wanting to use the static methods on. It also has lambda. Lovely, lovely lambda.

While I admit that functional languages can be useful, I am not about to agree to a claim that thinking in infinite recursion is more natural that OOP!
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The tipping point for Linux kernel developer Valerie Aurora was when one of her friends was groped for the third time in a single year at a conference. "As I heard about it I knew I'd remember all the...
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Looks like iPad 1 owners are going to get multitasking gestures after all: http://www.slashgear.com/ios-5-0-1-beta-fixes-battery-woes-enables-ipad-gestures-03192701/
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I've been thinking more along the lines of learning an IDE, but since practically everything I do could be remote anyway, this does look appealing.
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Definitely still a stretch and not for everyone, but more nails in the "tablets are only for passive consumption" myth's coffin.
My web development workflow would work with this if there were an app with a good touch UI for a web inspector.
I swapped my MacBook for an iPad+Linode On September 19th, I said goodbye to my trusty MacBook Pro and started developing exclusively on an iPad + Linode 512. This is the surprising story of a month.....
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Hey, everyone in Colorado!

THIS SATURDAY, come listen to a Lewis scholar talk about Lewis's thoughts on Heaven, Lewis's short story that was recently found, and Lewis's Narnia.

It's free (there will be a donation basket to help pay for the costs of bringing out the published author and professor who is speaking), and there are multiple, different sessions throughout the day. Come for the whole day or for part of it. The schedule is on the event page. If you want to come, please sign up there so we can plan appropriately.
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What I did today.
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Interesting conversation. Anyone know of an automatically encrypting social network?
A few days ago I wrote a post asking whether Facebook was actively helping law enforcement track down bad guys using facial recognition technology. (The answer: Not really.)
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Right. GPG would work for that. The size limitation hadn't occurred to me, yet. The funny thing is, I don't much care about any person reading anything I post, but I would prefer it if Google and Facebook couldn't read anything about me. I probably just need a good vacation so I can unwind.
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Another cool toy. Be sure to watch the videos.

The author says that the app isn't very precise. From the looks of it, I'd guess it's at least as precise as the acoustic sleds that we used in physics back at Purdue.
Measure distances of up to 25 meters (82 feet) with Acoustic Ruler Pro for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (App Store Link). Scroll down for the details or watch the two videos showing the two dif......
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cool. curious how well it would do in an open field or school lunchroom
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