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Android

+ - Android 4.0 upgrade for Sony Xperia smarphones opens a Pandora box

Submitted by ctrl-alt-canc
ctrl-alt-canc (977108) writes "The udpdate to Android ICS offered for free by Sony to the Xperia smarphone users has caused plenty of troubles. Not only the decision by Sony of not updating Xperia Play phones to ICS caused rage among customers, but those who were lucky to get an upgrade for their smartphones discovered that WiFi connection did not work anymore. Up to now, the only suggestion proposed by Sony to fix the problem is to turn off the encryption, and reboot the smartphone and the access point."
Wikipedia

+ - Latest XKCD strip stirs up debate at Wikipedia 1

Submitted by ctrl-alt-canc
ctrl-alt-canc (977108) writes "Yesterday the popular XKCD comic strip showed a comic strip about a not so well known neologism, and its corresponding description on Wikipedia. The strip apparently upset several Wikipedia editors, so that the description was promptly dropped from Wikipedia, and there is now a strong debate if to reinstate the entry, or to permanently delete it. Maybe it is time to file a petition for having the definition of malamanteau back on Wikipedia."
Math

+ - Equation for perfectly parking your car found!->

Submitted by ctrl-alt-canc
ctrl-alt-canc (977108) writes "An english mathematician, Simon R. Blackburn was asked from Vauxhall Motors to study the math beyond car parking. The problem is not new, since some cars appeared on the market years ago with a self-parking option.. Dr. Blackburn recently published a paper that gives a complete solution to the problem of perfect parking. I wonder if his research will bring to more room for cars in our crowded parking lots. Who will write the first Iphone application for perfect parking ?!?"
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