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Comment Re:i think it shows trends in GitHub's demographic (Score 4, Informative) 132

> java usage has increased at GitHub, but this more likely reflects greater adoption of GitHub by the business community.

Not to forget that Google Code is closing, Codehause closed, becomes more shit every day. They housed a lot of Java projects, and they are moving to alternatives like GitHub.

Comment Re:Latest update (Score 1) 222

Additional update (from the article):

Meanwhile, since our story was posted, donations flooded Werner's website donation page and he reached his funding goal of $137,000. In addition, Facebook and the online payment processor Stripe each pledged to donate $50,000 a year to Koch’s project

Comment Not really an 0day exploit (Score 5, Informative) 83

Either way, @LizardMafia's Tor relay attack isn't new. There's a paper on how Tor loses anonymity if over 50% of relays are compromised.

I was going to go with botnet, but many LizardNSA relay IPs appear to route back to Google Cloud. Thousands of tiny VMs at low bandwidth?

You can see this whole list of tor nodes here:
All Lizard nodes resolve to *

Comment Re:Patents (Score 3, Interesting) 377

From Wikipedia

On September 29, 2014, MPEG LA announced their HEVC license which covers the essential patents from 23 companies.[24] The license is US$0.20 per HEVC product after the first 100,000 units each year with an annual cap.

[24] (PDF)

Comment Re:Are there any good alternatives? (Score 4, Interesting) 184

iTunes does not work on my 10 month old Panasonic "Smart" TV, or Linux based HTPC, or Sony PS3. Amazon only recently started selling ebooks here, nothing else. Netflix is great though, now if they can finally convince content providers to license them more content.
So what are these alternatives?

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. -- John Kenneth Galbraith