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Comment: Re:Bummer for them... (Score 1) 299

by tehmorph (#26776235) Attached to: CCP To Discontinue EVE Online Support For Linux
Absolutely. Don't take this as 'EVE doesn't work on Linux'. It does, it just needs Wine. Hopefully this'll see CCP spending more time contributing to Wine's source rather than to Transgaming's wallet. Loads of people use EVE under Wine. Many did before the Linux client release, hence the slow/nonexistent takeup.

Comment: Re:Um, my browser doesn't support Ruby (Score 1) 409

by tehmorph (#23689705) Attached to: Move Over AJAX, Make Room for ARAX
OK, I'll bite. Rails scales perfectly well if you know how to write apps that scale. I know of several websites that handle millions of hits per day (try the Yellow Pages website- recently reimplemented in Rails with no issues whatsoever). Twitter's picked on because actually it's not brilliantly well-written, and wasn't managed particularly well. See the example of the cdbaby guy who gave up because he didn't know how to write Ruby and just went back to PHP which was heralded as a 'why Ruby sucks' advert.. Rails as a framework is eminently scalable. If you think otherwise, you're eminently stupid.
Music

+ - Demonoid Shut Down by CRIA Again->

Submitted by Klatoo55
Klatoo55 (726789) writes "Demonoid has apparently lost its hosting after the company renting its servers caved to pressure from the CRIA. Any Demonoid URL now displays the text "The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding." Torrentfreak posted a comment from the site IRC saying to "expect the site to return" unless Deimos says otherwise."
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Sci-Fi

+ - Battlestar Galactica is "open-ended"

Submitted by
JamesHarrison
JamesHarrison writes "The Sci-Fi Channel's website has a piece in which David Eick, executive producer of Battlestar Galactica, confirms that BSG is 'open-ended', dismissing claims from Edward James Olomos (Admiral Adama) that season 4 would be it's last season. "For those of you who have been paying attention over the years, this is not the first time Eddie has made an announcement about the possibility of the show's end. I promise you that when Ron Moore [Exec. Producer] and I make a decision about Galactica's future, we'll let you know.""
Software

+ - Spy satellites real time trackable

Submitted by
n2yo
n2yo writes "An interesting article has been posted on some Chinese web sites. Basically, the Japanese media reported that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) are broadcasting some sensitive satellite tracking data including 2 Japanaese optical spy satellites. The article translated in English via Google can be seen here: http://translate.google.com/translate?sourceid=nav client&hl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Frd.trafic.ro%2F%3Fu%3D war.163.com%252F07%252F0320%252F08%252F3A116HMM000 11232.html On other hand this AJAX based real time satellite tracking web site is very interesting too."
Space

SpaceX's Falcon Launches... Sort Of 164

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the i-think-i-can-i-think-i-can dept.
JHarrison writes "Spaceflight Now is running a story on the SpaceX Falcon 1 launch yesterday. Those of you watching the stream will have no doubt noticed the telemetry failure at 04:50, and turns out that was more than them turning the webcast off.. "A year after its maiden flight met a disastrous end, the SpaceX booster lifted off at 9:10 p.m. EDT (0110 GMT Wednesday) from a remote launch pad on Omelek Island, part of a U.S. Army base at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Controllers lost contact with the Falcon during the burn of the second stage that would have placed the rocket into orbit around Earth. "We did encounter, late in the second stage burn, a roll-control anomaly," Elon Musk, founder and chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., said in a post-launch call with reporters. Live video from cameras mounted aboard the rocket's second stage showed increasing oscillations about five minutes after liftoff, just before the public webcast was cut off. The rolling prevented the necessary speed to achieve a safe orbit, instead sending the stage on a suborbital trajectory back into the atmosphere.""
NASA

+ - SpaceX's Falcon Plummets

Submitted by
JHarrison
JHarrison writes "Spaceflight Now is running a story on the SpaceX Falcon 1 launch yesterday. Those of you watching the stream will have no doubt noticed the telemetry failure at 04:50, and turns out that was more than them turning the webcast off.. "A year after its maiden flight met a disastrous end, the SpaceX booster lifted off at 9:10 p.m. EDT (0110 GMT Wednesday) from a remote launch pad on Omelek Island, part of a U.S. Army base at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Controllers lost contact with the Falcon during the burn of the second stage that would have placed the rocket into orbit around Earth. "We did encounter, late in the second stage burn, a roll-control anomaly," Elon Musk, founder and chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., said in a post-launch call with reporters. Live video from cameras mounted aboard the rocket's second stage showed increasing oscillations about five minutes after liftoff, just before the public webcast was cut off. The rolling prevented the necessary speed to achieve a safe orbit, instead sending the stage on a suborbital trajectory back into the atmosphere.""
Microsoft

Microsoft Gives In To the EU 161

Posted by kdawson
from the playing-nice dept.
An anonymous reader writes with word that Redmond Developer News is reporting that Microsoft has given in to EU threats of further fines. The company has opened up a whole host of protocols, including the Exchange protocol, under a license, the terms of which are not known. No other news outlet has picked up this story so far.
Censorship

NFL Caught Abusing the DMCA 357

Posted by kdawson
from the poorly-chosen-victim dept.
Implied Oral Consent writes "You know how the NFL puts up those notices before every game saying 'This telecast is copyrighted by the NFL for the private use of our audience, and any other use of this telecast or of any pictures, descriptions or accounts of the game without the NFL's consent is prohibited?' Well, Ars Technica is reporting that Wendy Seltzer thought that that was over-reaching and posted a video of the notice on YouTube. Predictably, the NFL filed a DMCA Take Down notice on the clip. But Ms. Seltzer knows her rights, so she filed a DMCA Counter Notice. This is when the NFL violated the DMCA, by filing another Take Down notice instead of taking the issue to court — their only legitimate option, according to the DMCA. Unfortunately for the NFL, Ms. Seltzer is a law professor, an EFF lawyer, and the founder of Chilling Effects. Oops!"
Encryption

TrueCrypt 4.3 Released 285

Posted by kdawson
from the windows-only-alas dept.
RedBear writes "A new update to the best open source transparent encryption software has been released. TrueCrypt is (the only?) open source encryption software capable of creating and mounting encrypted virtual disk images that can then be worked with transparently like any other storage drive, with data encrypted and decrypted in real-time. These virtual disks can be created as files, or entire partitions or physical drives can be encrypted and mounted transparently. Sadly there is still no Linux GUI or Mac OS X port in sight. If you are one of the thronging hordes who have been patiently awaiting ubiquitous multi-platform encryption, please consider donating time or money to the cause, and add your voice to the forum." From the site:"Among the new features [are] full compatibility with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista, support for devices and file systems that use a sector size other than 512 bytes (such as new hard drives, USB flash drives, DVD-RAM, MP3 players, etc.), auto-dismount when a host device (e.g., a USB flash drive) is inadvertently removed, and many more." Read on for more features of TrueCrypt and cached versions of all the links above.

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