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Comment: Another reason (Score 3, Insightful) 530

by citricshooter (#27083119) Attached to: State of Colorado Calls Firefox Insecure, IE6 Safe
From their FAQ: "Can I use Firefox or another Browser? No! For security reasons, and some significant processing issues as well, the only supported Browser is Internet Explorer Release 6 or later." I suspect the processing issues are the real reasons and they are trying to scare people into not using Firefox so they don't get the phone calls about their site not working.
Programming

Threads Considered Harmful 266

Posted by kdawson
from the history-rhymes dept.
LBR9 writes "James Reinders compares native threads with the goto statement so famously denounced 40 years ago by Edsger Dijkstra. Paraphrasing Dijkstra, he says they both 'make a mess of a program,' and then argues in favor of a higher level of abstraction. A couple of people commenting on the post question whether or not we should be even be treading into the 'swamp of parallelism,' echoing the view recently espoused by Donald Knuth."
Editorial

+ - Will Linux Ever Make it to the Desktop?->

Submitted by BlueParrot
BlueParrot (806296) writes "Almost every year someone declares it to be "The Year of the Linux Desktop." Yet, these pundits are wrong-every year. Definitely, Linux has made a lot of progress since the days of Red Hat 6.0, but it still has major architectural problems that have existed since the beginning (and actually, in the pre-Linux days as well). http://www.wildgardenseed.com/Taj/blog/2007/04/15/will-linux-ever-make-it-to-the-desktop/"
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Security

+ - Jobs in Computer Forensics?

Submitted by raw-sewage
raw-sewage (679226) writes "I recently obtained a copy of Wietse Venema and Dan Farmer's Forensic Discovery. The book has piqued my interest in a career in computer forensics. Does anyone have experience with such a job? What kinds of firms (private or governmental) hire people to perform technological investigations?"
Television

+ - Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" to return->

Submitted by
Epeeist
Epeeist writes "In 1980, the landmark series COSMOS premiered on public television. Since then, it is estimated that more than a billion people around the planet have seen the series. Now the Science Channel brings the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning COSMOS back, digitally remastered and with enhanced computer graphics."
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PC Games (Games)

+ - 2007: PC Gaming Hardware Wrap-up->

Submitted by
Heartless Gamer
Heartless Gamer writes "YouGamers.com has a wrap-up of the year that was in PC gaming hardware (captured via 3DMark06). Not surprising, Nvidia's 8800 series of cards leads the pack, while ATI lags behind significantly. A little surprising, Microsoft Vista and DX10 has had a steady year of growth. In a year of cheaper-than-normal memory, the average amount of RAM per PC is up. Overall, a great analysis of the PC gaming platform."
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Space

+ - Largest Diamond in the galaxy discovered 5

Submitted by morpheus83
morpheus83 (708114) writes "Astronomers have discovered the largest diamond in the galaxy, located at a distance of 50 light years from earth in the Constellation Centaurus. The space diamond is virtually an enormous chunk of crystallized carbon, 4,000 kilometers in diameter which makes up ten billion trillion trillion carats or five million trillion trillion pounds. Scientists believe that the diamond is the heart of an extinct star that used to shine like the Sun."

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