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+ - The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router->

An anonymous reader writes: The battle over Comcast's public WiFi network that is hosted on your cable modem continues. Comcast responded to Speedify's earlier power measurements by rushing them a new Cisco cable modem. The new modem proved to be more power hungry than the last, and also introduced some tricky IPv6 problems that caused major headaches for the team.
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+ - Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

snydeq writes: Java core has stagnated, Java EE is dead, and Spring is over, but the JVM marches on. C'mon Oracle, where are the big ideas? asks Andrew C. Oliver. 'I don't think Oracle knows how to create markets. It knows how to destroy them and create a product out of them, but it somehow failed to do that with Java. I think Java will have a long, long tail, but the days are numbered for it being anything more than a runtime and a language with a huge install base. I don't see Oracle stepping up to the plate to offer the kind of leadership that is needed. It just isn't who Oracle is. Instead, Oracle will sue some more people, do some more shortsighted and self-defeating things, then quietly fade into runtime maintainer before IBM, Red Hat, et al. pick up the slack independently. That's started to happen anyhow.'

Comment: Apple maps obsolete forever (Score 1) 279 279

Apple should give up and just pay google. their effort sucked, their product is utter shit, and their credibility is shot because of this idiocy.

of course, you cannot delete the apple maps abomination, the best you can do it stuff it into a folder where you don't have to look at anymore.

never thought I would need a folder named "Shit Apps" on such a nice device, but there it is.

nice work google, and thanks.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov

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