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Comment Re:sharks with lasers (Score 4, Interesting) 396

Or another way to make it more fun - Godlike!

Plays a sound when you acheive 100% test passing rate. The default sound is the Unreal Tournament voice: GODLIKE, but you have as other sound options: headshot, killingspree, perfect, supreme_victory, ultrakill, flag_capture, and frag.


Scientist Uses Nanodots To Create 4Tb Storage Chip 207

arcticstoat writes "Solid state disks could soon catch up with mechanical hard drives in terms of cost and capacity, thanks to a new data-packed chip developed by a scientist at the University of North Carolina. Using a uniform array of 10nm nanodots, each of which represents a single bit, Dr. Jay Narayan created a data density of 1 terabit per square centimeter. The end result was a 4cm2 chip that holds 4Tb of data (512GB), but the university says that the nanodots could have a diameter of just 6nm, enabling an even greater data density. The university explains that the nanodots are 'made of single, defect-free crystals, creating magnetic sensors that are integrated directly into a silicon electronic chip.' Dr. Narayan says he expects the technology overtaking traditional solid state disk technology within the next five years."
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FSF Response To Steve Jobs's Letter 572

boilednut writes "Steve Jobs's recent missive on the deficiencies of Adobe's Flash is still reverberating around the Internet. In this editorial, John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation responds, arguing that Apple is presenting users with a false choice between Adobe's proprietary software and Apple's walled garden."

Comment Re:Apple and Rails (Score 1) 197


Seeing as rails was not released publicly till July 2004 this is does not surprise me.

Seriously though, 5 years is a very long time for an open source project which has grown to have over a thousand people contribute code to it.

Perhaps with the release of rails 3, with its particular emphasis on modularity and configurability, it would be a good time to re-evaluate?

Also, I read you post and found no know-it-all reference.

Comment Re:The documentation for Ruby on Rails is horrible (Score 1) 197

Excellent documentation, good official tutorials:

One of the goals of rails 3 is indeed a solid public api.
In fact because of rails' goal to be more modular / customisable the public api is going to constitute the only communication between rails' components.

Comment Re:I think everyone would agree here... (Score 3, Insightful) 197

Not true.

Model.find_by_sql sqlstring

or even more primitively:
ActiveRecord::Base.connection.execute( sqlstring )

Easy. Although you really shouldn't have to use it if you understand relations properly.

Also note that rails 3 is going to have Arel, an Object-Oriented interpretation of the Relational Algebra. It is a mathematical model for representing “queries” on data. It understanding relations this fundamentally means it can optimise easily.

Have a look at:

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