Anyone got a clue?
Company takes hard line on patent cases, and keeps winning.
Windows is indeed slower than other operating systems in many scenarios, and the gap is worsening. The cause of the problem is social. There's almost none of the improvement for its own sake, for the sake of glory, that you see in the Linux world.
Uses own distribution. This is what a government should be doing to save money
I know, I know, you are probably thinking oh no not again. However, most articles on this subject seem to be very biased towards Python, using flawed arguments that do more to expose the author’s lack of understanding of Perl rather than shedding any new light on the subject. Hopefully this article will do better and help redress the balance
At Rackspace, we have seen a 500 percent spike since 2010 in our legal spend combating patent trolls – we recently fought one and emerged victorious. To put the scope of the problem into perspective, a Boston University study of patent trolls, conducted last year, found that they cost the U.S. economy about $29 billion in 2011, up from $7 billion in 2005
You’re in a virtual world hunting the ultimate easter egg. You’re standing in the back of an empty 80's pizza joint, staring at an old arcade...
TL;DR guy codes pacman in a day
There’s a “Perl is Dead” meme floating around. It’s been around for a while, long enough that it’s picked up steam and plows along despite all evidence to the contrary. It’s so common, I won’t bother providing links, because you’ve seen more of them than I can count. It’s so common, I even heard it recently from a young MBA graduate, who was so entirely non-technical that he didn’t even know what HTML and CSS were, while working in sales for a web startup. But, he knew what Perl was, and he “knew” it was dead. Weird, but that’s how memes work. So, how did this meme start?
Google's settlement with MPEG-LA is a fresh development in a decades-old story of software patents. Will it finally open video codec technology to open source developers?
Read the title... I am very much so..
Hackers from the Chaos Computer Club on Sunday said the German government’s controversial spy software contained dangerous security flaws while allowing potentially illegal activity.
I need some advice on 3d modelling software.
New photoshop-like audio editing. Pretty amazing.
The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues.
Sculptris is a free digital sculpting/3D modeling program that is both powerful and extremely easy to use. It provides a digital modeling experience that is very similar to creating real life models out of clay, whereupon the virtual clay simply materializes from thin air and can be quickly shaped, prodded, cut, modified, and added. In practice the effect is very pleasant; allowing your 3D creations to grow organically, on-the-fly, as the idea(s) come to you.
We crack it right!
Analysis: The Microsoft co-founder's patent violation claims are likely to hurt consumers with technology price hikes financing a gigantic corporate patent war.
I.P. patents are dumb
The co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, is suing several high-tech giants for infringing patents held by a firm he founded in the 1990s.
software patents should just fuck off already
Microsoft seems to be scared of Salesforce and is going after them with a battery of patents.
Down with software patents, they're stifling innovation.
At the scale that Facebook operates, a lot of traditional approaches to serving web content break down or simply aren’t practical. The challenge for Facebook’s engineers has been to keep the site up and running smoothly in spite of handling close to half a billion active users.
Google is "very confident" that the newly open-sourced VP8 video codec will stand up to the sort of patent attack Steve Jobs warned of when he defended Apple's decision to shun VP8's predecessor, the open-source Ogg Theora.
Piracy is obviously a huge concern in pretty much every function of IT, and to make matters worse report released this week claims that over $50 billion was lost due to piracy last year, and includes piracy rates broken down by location with Asia unsurprisingly leading the pack when it comes to software counterfeiting. Are these claims true? While it’s no question that Asia has a piracy problem, I highly doubt it.
Software patents are a disaster for innovation. The system is asymmetrical, in the sense that it is very expensive to defend against a patent suit. At the same time, it is very easy to get a patent on almost anything, including things people have no business getting patents on.
A site that analyzes your computer
and checks whether you can run games or other software.
GNU SOFTWARE is turning 25 years old this year, so the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is celebrating with a month-long party launched by the release of "Happy Birthday to GNU," a short video with English humourist, actor, novelist, film maker and posh bloke Stephen Fry.
Phone companies have long battled each other for customers, but now they're also fighting for the loyalty of developers: coders who create bite-sized software applications for mobile devices.