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Lack of Manpower May Kill VLC For Mac 398

plasmacutter writes "The Video Lan dev team has recently come forward with a notice that the number of active developers for the project's MacOS X releases has dropped to zero, prompting a halt in the release schedule. There is now a disturbing possibility that support for Mac will be dropped as of 1.1.0. As the most versatile and user-friendly solution for bridging the video compatibility gap between OS X and windows, this will be a terrible loss for the Mac community. There is still hope, however, if the right volunteers come forward."

Comment Your school is leading you in the right direction (Score 1) 537

When I was working on obtaining my MSCS degree, I took a class in programming languages - specifically designed to teach us that different programming languages are good at solving different problems. I learned more in that class than any other single class I took over the years. Struggling to solve a problem that requires recursion with a language that does not allow recursion is a real eye opener. Looking at the results from a problem solving session like that, with one set of code taking many, many lines, and a second set of code taking only a few lines has an impact on you that can last your entire career. Stay the course. You will be much better prepared to tackle problems in the "real world" if you have training across several languages, and you know the types of problems that each is best suited to address. Just my two cent's worth... smp

Submission + - Space Station Computer Crash May Extend Shuttle (

Sketch2 writes: ""The loss of vital computers governing Russian systems aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has left the orbital laboratory dependent on U.S. gyroscopes and NASA's visiting Atlantis shuttle, and may lengthen the orbiter's already extended flight, mission managers said late Wednesday.""

Submission + - 105 power supplies compared

Stephane writes: "You do not how to choose your power supply ? You would like to know which power supply is the best ? Well, we have maybe the answers in the 105 power supplies roundup that hardare reviews website has just published. In 140 pages, the author is describing each model and has tested the tensions, the efficiency and the noise level. 40 brands are represented from 400 to 1200 watts. Needless to say that it looks like the ultimate guide for choosing your next power supply. You can read the review here ."

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