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Comment: Re:XMPP (Score 1) 122

by pstemari (#25542803) Attached to: Microsoft Embraces AMQP Open Middleware Standard
More to the point, "reliable" messaging is generally a reference (or euphemism, depending on your POV) for XA transaction support. Under XA transactions, you can combine things like database updates and queue get/puts so that they either all succeed or all fail atomically. Not so important for IM, but rather important when the database is an order cart and the message is debiting your bank account.
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HP Stops Selling Printers, Starts Selling Prints 346

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from the does-this-mean-i-get-a-free-printer dept.
An anonymous reader writes "HP has launched a new line of business printers but there's a big catch — you won't be able to buy one. For the first time in history, the company will make customers purchase printing services, rather than the product itself. At its biggest printer launch since the LaserJet in 1984, HP's new business-class Edgeline printers will only be available through a managed services contract. Pricing will be per page, depending on the quality of the printout. Edgeline technology is said to be so ink-efficient that if HP were to sell these printers, they would never match the money they make from consumables (cartridges etc) now."
Censorship

+ - Canadian MP Calls For ISP Licenses, Content Blocks

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A member of Canada's ruling Conservative party has pledged to "clean up" the Internet with new bill that would mandate ISP licensing, know-your-subscriber rules, and allow the government to order ISPs to block content. ISPs that fail to block would faces possible jail time for the company's directors and officers."
Biotech

+ - Evolution MLP

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Suit writes "A report from a Swedish-Norwegian research group, led by professor Per Jensen at Linköping university in Sweden, shows that chickens can actually inherit behavioural modifications induced by stress in their parents. The scientists grew groups of chickens under stressful conditions, where a randomly fluctuating day-night rhythm made access to food and resting perches unpredictable. This caused a marked decrease in the ability of the stressed birds to solve a spatial learning task. Remarkably, their offspring also had a decreased learning ability, in spite of being kept under non-stress conditions from the point of egg-laying. They were also more competitive and grew faster than offspring of non-stressed birds."

HP inkjet printer kicks out environmentally friendly circuit->

From feed by engfeed

Filed under: Misc. Gadgets

It's been nearly three years since we first reported on printable circuit boards, but researchers in the UK are still working to hone the process. Leeds University's Seyed Bidoki was recently able to load a "standard Hewlett Packard inkjet printer with a solution of metal salts and water" and print out an actual electronic circuit. The mysterious "silver salt solution" and vitamin C mixture could be used to "pave the way for safer and cheaper electronics manufacturing," and moreover, this cheap and easy alternative should certainly be a hit with the environmentally conscience crowd. This method utilizes a water-soluble base, which differs from the less green solvents used in polymer ink / graphite paste varieties from before, but even individuals working with the project admit that ousting the current regime will be difficult. Still, the crew is pressing forward with this toxin-free approach, and hopes to elicit the help of "industrial jet printers" before long to speed things up.

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Handhelds

+ - iPhone's true battery-life to surprise us

Submitted by Alexandros Roussos
Alexandros Roussos (666) writes "Since Apple announced the iPhone in January, there has been a lot of buzz around the possible issues that the V1.0 of the product — due in June — could suffer. The biggest concern being its battery life as some reports claimed it could fall short in some cases. Source we can trust but we can't name now says: "these reports are bullshit!" More on MacScoop."

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