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+ - The Rust programming language reaches 1.0 alpha->

Submitted by c0d3g33k
c0d3g33k (102699) writes "Rust, a new a systems programming language with a focus on safety, performance and concurrency, has released the 1.0 alpha version of the language. This means that the language and core libraries are feature-complete for the 1.0 release. In practical terms, this means that the rate of change experienced by early adopters will slow down dramatically and major breaking changes should be very rare (during the alpha cycle some major changes may still occur if considered necessary). The language will stabilize further when the beta stage is reached (planned for six weeks from now). More details can be found in the announcement post at blog.rust-lang.org."
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+ - A Modest Proposal, re: Beta vs. Classic 19

Submitted by unitron
unitron (5733) writes "Dice wants to make money off of what they paid for--the Slashdot name--, or rather they want to make more money off of it than they are making now, and they think the best way to do that is to turn it into SlashingtonPost.

They should take this site and give it a new name. Or get Malda to let them use "Chips & Dips".

Leave everything else intact, archives, user ID database, everything except the name.

Then use the Beta code and start a new site and give it the slashdot.org name, and they can have what they want without the embarrassment of having the current userbase escape from the basement or the attic and offend the sensibilities of the yuppies or hipsters or metrosexuals or whoever it is that they really want for an "audience"."

Comment: Re:Tough luck.. (Score 1) 923

by washort (#45615747) Attached to: Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead
You're missing the entire point of the story of the woman caught in adultery. Lev 20:10 prescribes the death penalty for _both_ parties, man and woman. The scribes and Pharisees brought Jesus a woman, alone, saying she had been caught in adultery. The obvious question is "With whom?" and also, "How did these super-religious types know where to find an adulterous woman?" It's not unreasonable to suppose one, several, or all of them had slept with her and were under the death penalty as well. Else why would these men, hot on the idea of stoning, be stopped in their tracks?

Comment: Re:why does it always have to be bigger/"better"? (Score 3, Insightful) 278

by washort (#45488741) Attached to: Mozilla's 2012 Annual Report: 90% of Revenue Came From Google
with regard to cellphones - do you *like* living in a world where the only reasonable choices for a smartphone involve software wholly controlled by Google or by Apple? Firefox OS may not be able to replace those today, but it's a step in the right direction - a platform for mobile apps that aren't tied to a single vendor.

Comment: Re:Media is in the business of making money (Score 5, Insightful) 508

by washort (#44614933) Attached to: UK Government Destroys <em>Guardian</em>'s Snowden Drives
The really nice thing about releasing documents a few at a time is you have so many more opportunities to directly contradict the official reaction to the previous release. Dump 'em all at once and the government gets much more opportunity to control the narrative.

There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. -- Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923

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