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+ - Dennis Ritchie, co-creator of Unix and C, has died-> 5

Submitted by mikejuk
mikejuk (1801200) writes "Dennis Ritchie the designer and original developer of both the C programming language, and co-creator of Unix has died at age 71 after prolonged illness.
It seems incredible from today's perspective that two people, motivated mainly by enthusiasm, should develop both an operating system and a programming language but that's exactly what Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thomson achieved.
Unix and the Unix way of doing things eventually transmuted into Linux and is now the server OS that powers industry and the Internet.
C on the other hand has been the basis for all of the C-like languages we all know and use every day — Java, C# and of course C++. Whenever you write a three-parameter for loop, for(init;test;inc), you owe a debt to C and should think of the fun that Dennis Ritchie had inventing it and making it all work."

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+ - CyanogenMod 6.0 Released In To The Wild 8

Submitted by Jeagoss
Jeagoss (661909) writes "CyanogenMod is the leading open source replacement ROM for Android based phones. With the 6.0 release, a targeted 8 models of phones have been hit with version 2.2 (Froyo) of Google's Android operating system for mobiles. Have a rooted phone? Been wanting a reason for rooting your phone? Head on over to http://www.cyanogenmod.com/ and check out the forums. I think you'll be quite surprised."

+ - iinet wins landmark piracy case ->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Australian ISP iiNet was today announced as the victor in its long-running defence against a lawsuit by major film and TV studios represented by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT).

Justice Cowdroy announced the verdict to a packed courtroom in Sydney today."

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Operating Systems

+ - Linux kernel 2.6.31 released

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diegocgteleline.es writes "The Linux kernel v2.6.31 has been released. Besides the desktop improvements and USB 3.0 support mentioned some days ago, there is an equivalent of FUSE for character devices that can be used for proxying OSS sound through ALSA, new tools for using hardware performance counters, readahead improvements, ATI Radeon KMS, Intel's Wireless Multicomm 3200 support, gcov support, a memory checker and a memory leak detector, a reimplementation of inotify and dnotify on top of a new filesystem notification infrastructure, btrfs improvements, support for IEEE 802.15.4, IPv4 over Firewire, new drivers and small improvements. The full list of changes can be found here."

Comment: Re:Here's a thought... (Score 1) 856

by _generica (#28554635) Attached to: Bike Projector Makes Lane For Rider

Where I live roads are exclusively paid for by car registration and fuel tax, so bike riders are indeed freeloading.

Got proof of that? I find it very hard to believe that in any country roads (which are damn expensive to build and maintain) are paid for by rego (which is not much at all), instead of general taxes paid by everyone.

Comment: Re:Here's a thought... (Score 1) 856

by _generica (#28554615) Attached to: Bike Projector Makes Lane For Rider

> "Bike riders don't pay for the roads, they don't pay for rego, nor do they have insurance."

Not sure what country you're from, but here in Australia roads are paid for by Federal and State taxes. Every tax payer pays for roads, not just car drivers.

Rego, here at least, pays for the cleanup of car accidents.

And I'm a cyclist who has insurance, provided for by the State Bicycling Club.

Music

+ - OiNK Busted!

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "According to slyck.com "In what is being touted as a victory against the "biggest source of illegal pre-release chart albums", the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) concluded a joint two year investigation that has lead to the dismantling of the popular BitTorrent site OiNK. British and Dutch police coordinated their efforts which led to the arrest of the site administrator in the UK, and the seizure of OiNK's servers in Amsterdam." more here: http://www.slyck.com/story1605_OiNK_Busted"

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