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Comment: Meeh (Score 1) 182

by jones_supa (#47586871) Attached to: Comparison: Linux Text Editors
Lots of text editors are garbage. Notepad++ looks amateurish, or do you think that any professional program would name one of its tabs "MISC."? Sublime Text is not any better as it does not have proper configuration dialogues at all (a proper graphical program should have). Vim and Emacs have some cool features but the keybindings are unnecessarily unintuitive. If those two didn't have the hacker legacy and they were invented today, no one would use them. I surely am an angry man. :D

+ - Google Chrome 64-bit available now ->

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An anonymous reader writes "With the release of Chrome beta 64-bit, Google goes one step further by enabling web applications to use more than 4GB of RAM. Performance should also be improved.

Last line for the 64-bit version of Google Chrome browser before its official release. Indeed, on Wednesday morning, Google has delivered a beta version of Chrome 64-bit. It is downloaded on a page dedicated to the new Google browser. The Mountain View company even promises that all stored information (passwords, bookmarks, etc.) will be automatically transferred to Chrome 64-bit. The announcement of 64-bit versions of Google's browser was made last June via the Dev and Canary channels."

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Comment: Hyper-realistic (Score 1) 46

researchers at the University of Houston's Graduate School of Social Work are building hyper-realistic virtual worlds

I'm not sure about "hyper-realistic". :) Sprite characters which say a pre-recorded line when you trigger them? Whoopy. Actually, looking at the video, it resembles a lot the game Under a Killing Moon from 1994.

Despite the slightly crusty appearance, I do not want to completely stomp the idea though.

+ - Nokia Buys a Chunk of Panasonic

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "Nokia's future as a company focused on providing network solutions, rather than mobile phones, looks to be bright. The company made big profits in the second quarter of 2014 after selling its mobile devices unit — the cornerstone of Nokia's rise in the 1990s — to Microsoft. Meanwhile Nokia has been buying up other businesses such as the Chicago-based SAC Wireless. Now Nokia is acquiring part of Panasonic's network business in an effort to boost its presence in Japan. The deal announced Thursday will give the Finnish firm control of roughly one third of Japan's mobile network market."

+ - Taiwan to shutter near-completed nuclear plant->

Submitted by mdsolar
mdsolar (1045926) writes "Taiwan's government said Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant due to open next year but repeatedly attacked as unsafe by the public, pending a referendum on its future.

Deputy economic affairs minister Woody Duh said maintenance fees could reach Tw$4 billion ($133 million) to shutter the power station for three years — the estimated time required to organise and hold the referendum.

In April, the government said it would halt construction after an estimated 28,500 protesters blockaded a main street in Taipei demanding the plant be scrapped. Police used water cannon to dislodge hundreds who refused to leave the scene, in clashes that left 40 people injured."

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Little known fact about Middle Earth: The Hobbits had a very sophisticated computer network! It was a Tolkien Ring...