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Comment: Sounds like the '80s movie "Runaway"... (Score 1) 229

by Rexifer (#29681073) Attached to: How Dangerous Could a Hacked Robot Possibly Be?

"Runaway" was a near-future movie about a police division that dealt with hacked robots that starred Tom Selleck and was written and directed by Michael Crichton (of Jurassic Park fame). The thrust of the main plot was about a terrorist that devised a hack that turned service robots into killing machines...

Comment: Re:They can either do it openly or covertly (Score 2, Interesting) 353

by Rexifer (#27591487) Attached to: Time Warner Broadband Cap Trial Rescheduled In Texas

So, is the point here that infrastructure costs are far cheaper in the United States because average population per unit of surface area is much less, thus imposing far lighter demand on infrastructure (since cable throughput will reach its saturation point per node much quicker with far more people per unit of surface area)?


Beginning iPhone Development 216

Posted by samzenpus
from the read-all-about-it dept.
Cory Foy writes "When my wife got a Touch several months back, the first thing I wanted to do was build some applications for it. Who wouldn't want to play with a device that has accelerometers, position sensors and multi-touch gestures? But being new to the Mac world, I needed something to help guide me along. Beginning iPhone Development aims to be that guide. But does it live up to the challenge of teaching a newbie Mac and iPhone developer?" Read below for the rest of Cory's review.

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir