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Comment: Re:China + India + Coal (Score 1) 206

by caviare (#37511052) Attached to: Researchers Create Renewable Carbon Dioxide Sponge

The Chinese are building more nuclear plants these days and electric scooters are very popular there. I wouldn't be surprised to see them become more environmentally friendly than the US in the next 15-30 years.

They already are:
United States: 17.5 tonnes CO2 emitted per capita
China: 5.3 tonnes CO2 emitted per capita
Source: United Nations Millennium Development Goals Indicators

Comment: The real news is that legislation is required (Score 1) 308

by caviare (#27008201) Attached to: Australian Internet Censorship Plan Torpedoed

Legal advice has been obtained recently that the Australian government cannot implement the internet filter without legislating. That is the real news here.

Both the greens and the opposition spokesmen oppose the filter. Xenophon's vote would be crucial only if there was a coalition split on the issue, such as if the National party senators split from their opposition colleagues.

There doesn't seem to be any evidence of this. Either the Fairfax article is incorrect or their journalists know something that's not been made public.

Microsoft Embraces AMQP Open Middleware Standard 122

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the embrace-and-extend dept.
AlexGr writes to tell us that Microsoft apparently has plans to embrace a little known messaging standard called AMQP (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol). Red Hat, a founding member of the AMQP working group, was very excited about the news and wrote to welcome Microsoft to the party. "Suffice it is to say that AMQP is to high-value, reliable business messaging what SMTP is to e-mail. The proprietary message oriented middleware (MOM) products on the market today like IBM's MQ or Tibco's Rendezvous fulfill the same function as AMQP. But they operate exclusively in single-vendor fashion and utterly fail to interoperate with each other. They are also — perhaps not by coincidence — burdensomely expensive. As a result their use is mostly limited to wealthy organizations such as Wall Street banks (at least the ones who are still in business) that need to exchange huge volumes of business messages very reliably and very quickly. But AMQP's supporters feel the market for such reliable messaging could be much larger if a less expensive and truly open solution became available."

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