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+ - Erlang's creator speaks about open source dev ->

Submitted by Seal
Seal (666) writes "Erlang, originally created by Ericsson in 1986, is a functional programming language which was released as open source around 10 years ago and flourished ever since. In this Q&A, Erlang creator Joe Armstrong talks about its beginnings as a control program for a telephone exchange, its flexibility and its modern day usage in open source programs. "In the Erlang world we have over twenty years of experience with designing and implementing parallel algorithms. What we loose in sequential processing speed we win back in parallel performance and fault-tolerance," Armstrong said. He also mentions how multi-core processors pushed the development of Erlang and the advantages of hot swapping. He is also thrown the question: Will computer science students finally have to learn about dining philosophers?!"
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Security

+ - Phrack #66 is out!

Submitted by NynexNinja
NynexNinja (379583) writes "Phrack Issue #66 is out.. Articles include: "Phrack Prophile on The PaX Team", "Phrack World News", "Abusing the Objective C runtime", "Backdooring Juniper Firewalls", "Exploiting DLmalloc frees in 2009", "Persistent BIOS infection", "Exploiting UMA : FreeBSD kernel heap exploits", "Exploiting TCP Persist Timer Infiniteness", "Malloc Des-Maleficarum", "A Real SMM Rootkit", "Alphanumeric RISC ARM Shellcode", "Power cell buffer overflow", "Binary Mangling with Radare", "Linux Kernel Heap Tampering Detection", "Developing MacOs X Rootkits" and "How close are they of hacking your brain"."
The Internet

+ - Opera: HTML 5 will be viable alternative to Flash->

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superglaze (ZDNet UK)
superglaze (ZDNet UK) writes "Jon von Tetzchner, Opera's CEO, has claimed that the open standards in HTML 5 will make it unnecessary to deliver rich media content using the proprietary Flash.

From ZDNet UK's article:

"You can do most things with web standards today," von Tetzchner said. "In some ways, you may say you don't need Flash." Von Tetzchner added that his comments were not about "killing" Flash. "I like Adobe — they're a nice company," he said. "I think Flash will be around for a very, very long time, but I think it's natural that web standards also evolve to be richer. You can then choose whether you'd like [to deliver rich media content] through web standards or whether you'd like to use Flash.""

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