The title is incorrect: Ray Chen wrote the Windows 95 BSOD. Please take the submission down (I can't edit it), as this is not what I meant to send.
rfernand79 (643913) writes "Infoworld has an interview with Martin Odersky, designer of Scala, in which they discuss the future of this popular language. Three versions are discussed as being part of the Scala roadmap: The first one (2.12) focuses on better integration with Java 8, and making use of the latest improvements in the JVM. The second one (Aida) focuses on cleaning up the Scala libraries. But the third one (Don Giovani) is about a fundamental rethink of Scala, with a strong focus on simplicity."
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It says design mockup at the bottom.
Good job! It's a little heavy on white space, but not too bad..
Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, The Day of the Triffids, Chocky, The Tomorrow People,
But you didn't! This is not about whether people are interesting or not. This is about privacy, which seems to be devalued in the public's opinion. 1984 was a cautionary tale, not a guidebook.
C# is a modern, multi-paradigm, feature-rich and evolving language. It can be most intriguing for a young programmer because you can play at various levels of abstraction (from unsafe all the way up to LINQ) and express computation in various ways (you may do a Lambda expression for one thing and a method for another). And you can use it as a scripting language, as well. Young programmers running Windows can always get Visual Studio for free via DreamSpark. Young programmers running anything else can get MonoDevelop. There really is no excuse to skip this incredibly productive language. The plus side? migrating from C# to other paradigms should be simple. And the C# user community is just as friendly as any other free language's (minus the "RTFM, N00b!" replies.)
I get a lot of mail from obviously unbalanced people. Enough in fact, that I've often wondered if there was a institution that allowed their patients to only read Slashdot. We've even had a few visits from some questionable individuals. A man who tried to bribe me with a car if I let him "reverse engineer" Rob Malda's Life comes to mind. He insisted on Rob being present for the process and couldn't explain to me what it entailed, so I suggested he leave. The personal visits are rare, however, compared to the amount of mail I get. Here are a few of my favorites; let's hope these people have started to take their medication. Read below and don't be worried if you don't understand all of it.
rfernand79 (643913) writes "As previously rumored in various sites, Apple introduced updates to the MacBook Pro line. The new machines are based on Intel's Santa Rosa architecture, and come with backlit LED displays. They can also host up to 4 GB of RAM. And they arrive just in time for the "get a free iPod" back-to-school promotion."