lysdexia writes: The X-47B is a Tailless Flying Robotic Overlord, which requires neither puny human pilot, nor extraneous remote control. First flight was 29 minutes, climbing to a height of 5000 ft. Next step: landing on aircraft carrier. Link to Original Source
from the pop-will-eat-itself dept.
kthreadd writes "The LLVM project is now working on a debugger called LLDB that's already faster than GDB and could be a possible alternative in the future for C, C++, and Objective-C developers. With the ongoing success of Clang and other LLVM subprojects, are the days of GNU as the mainstream free and open development toolchain passé?" LLVM stands for Low Level Virtual Machine; Wikipedia as usual has a good explanation of the parent project.
An anonymous reader writes: One of the scary things about that new proposed fast broadband access in Australia is the spam and distributed attacks that will come out of it. Every single user connected to the Internet with an ultra-fast broadband link will have a giant bulleye on their back as scammers and virus peddlers try to get their malwares onto their machiens. Will the internet ever be the same again? The security experts are already worried. Link to Original Source
An anonymous reader writes: This article at Dr. Dobb's explores NoSQL software alternatives that satisfy Brewer's CAP Theorem and provide scalable low-cost databases. The discussion includes document stores, column stores and NoSQL alternatives such as distributed key-value stores.
theodp writes: If Amazon hoped for honest feedback when it started testing the Kindle DX on college campuses last fall, writes Amy Martinez, it certainly got its wish. Students pulled no punches telling the e-tailer what they thought of its $489 e-reader. But if Amazon also hoped the Kindle DX would become the next iPhone or iPod on campuses, it failed its first test. At the University of Virginia, as many as 80% of MBA students who participated in Amazon's pilot program said they would not recommend the Kindle DX as a classroom study aid. At Princeton and Reed, students complained they couldn't scribble notes in the margins, easily highlight passages or fully appreciate color charts and graphics. 'The pilot programs are doing their job — getting us valuable feedback,' said Amazon spokesman Drew Herdener. Martinez notes that Reed, Seton Hall and other colleges plan to test the iPad in the fall to see if it gets a passing grade.
Barth acknowledged that XPnet's data couldn't determine whether the memory usage was by the operating system itself, or an increased number of applications.
So yeah, it doesn't seem like the author really knows what's going on...