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Comment Re:Mobile: The Gathering (Score 1) 78

And considering market share the one is Symbian. doing better than all others.

So going from 60+% to just barely 40% in less than 2 years is "doing better"? Symbian's market share is dropping like a rock.

If you are Symbian, apparently yes :)
Symbian is dead, and rightly so!
The crappiest development platform and API ever conceived.

Comment Re:Open source is the key? (Score 1) 184

Don't be too surprised by Symbian breaking this year the "100 million devices sold annually" barrier, and generally maintaining quite well its half of smartphone market.

Used to be 55% in 2007, 50% in 2009 and now is 44% in Q1 2010.
I'd like to be the adversary of anyone holding ground like that.


Building a Homemade Nuclear Reactor In NYC 219

yukk writes "Mark Suppes, a web developer for Gucci, is working on his own personal fusion reactor. His work in a NYC warehouse using $35,000 of his own money and $4,000 raised on a website has made him the 38th independent researcher recognized as creating a working fusion reactor. How's that for a hobby?"

Comment Re:It is the *only* choice they have (Score 2, Insightful) 319

Nobody thinks about porting WIndows applications to a Mobile OS.
Of course, you have to implement the GUI using the Mobile OS abstractions and functionality.
Win32 and C/C++ libraries and frameworks that exists inside software companies, go a bit beyond the UI.
With Android, they provided the NDK, while iOSX supports C/C++ code natively.
But no, MS and the management du jour following the mobile unit, decided to break what made them appreciated by ISV and software developers in general.

Comment Re:PERL went the way of the dodo... (Score 1) 160's too late for PERL. The system and kernel engineers chose to stick with C, PHP ran all over it with less cryptic syntax, and all the web 2.0 "me too" morons are now hacking away in Ruby and Python.

But really, PERL's demise was PHP. Especially since the CLI version of PHP, turning him into a true general purpose language.

Dude, you lost me at PHP.
Perl IS the most widely spread scripting system on a Unix host, after Shell.

Last yeer I kudn't spel Engineer. Now I are won.