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Submission + - More about C#

Ep0xi writes: So you tell me that Vitamin C is good for photosyntesis, Nice.. in some near future we as human race will take Vietnam C# pills and we will mutate our genetic code to use our skin for photosyntesis of cathodic rays even in night or, maybe, we will be at least radiation resistant, as some plants are, so "we will prevail" to the levels of sun radiation that the earth will receive in a few years from now.
My previous tought was, "When will C# be ported to linux development" and "I want my C# console editor".
Another question of my interest is: "Which finance companies (Banks) still use Windows without any C Sharp? developments"
Another important issue in this country is: "You want software development? SHOW ME THE MONEY"
Programming

Submission + - Question of the day.

Ep0xi writes: Is C# as fast as C++ ? This is the technological question for the next century, among others like, "why C# has weightless code" or "Does C# improve any memory models?" or "Does C# has the same design bugs as C++?" Anyways, i think i am not the only one interested in learning C#. But i love my Java.
Security

Submission + - 21 points on how2avoid piracy and boost industry

Ep0xi writes: Since i am another fugly republican, and we suck, i need to publish
how do i think we should boost the software industry in order to
recover the extention of the law, and its application to the copyrights
industry.

# INCREASE THE NUMBER OF DAYS FOR "TRIAL LICENSES" FROM 30 DAYS, TO 45 DAYS OR TO 120 DAYS.

# EXTEND THE LICENSES TO "WORKPLACE" COPY RIGHTS

# LOWER THE PRICE OF THE MAYOR SOFTWARE LICENSES TO 1/3 FOR THE CASE OF SMALL ENTERPRISES AND NON GOVERMENT OFFICES INCLUDING UNIVERSITY STUDENTS.

# CREATE "FREE OF COST" LICENSES FOR RELIGIOUS BASED NON GOVERMENT ORGANIZATIONS AND UNIVERSITIES.

# WIPE THE PROSECUTION OF TECHNICIANS AS IF THEY WERE RELATED TO SOFTWARE PIRACY JUST BECAUSE THEY SUPPORT THE COMPUTER OF NON GOVERMENT ORGs.

# PROSECUTE THE ILLEGAL USAGE OF SOFTWARE AND THE ABUSE OF TECH SUPPORT IN THE GOVERMENT OFFICES

# PROSECUTE THE ILLEGAL CENTERS FOR MASSIVE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, LIKE EMULE AND KAZAA.

# PROSECUTE WAREZ WEBSITES THAT INCLUDE PORN LINKS AND ANY KIND OF TROYANS.

# STOP THE PROSECUTION OF PAEDOPHILES AND ANY KIND OF PERVS OVER THE COPYRIGHTED SOFTWARE NETWORKS.

# STOP THE LINKING OF ILLEGAL SOFTWARE TO TERRORISM, AND TERRORIST RELATED ACTS, LIKE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, CHILD PORN PRODUCTION, SNUFF PORN, AND ANY OTHER CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO COPYRIGHTED SOFTWARE WHICH COULD INCLUDE YOUNG AND SINLESS TECHIES TO THE TERRORISM INDUSTRY.

# PROSECUTE THE HACKERS WHICH ILLEGALLY HUNT COPYRIGHT INFRINGERS, WHETER THEY WORK FOR GOVERMENT OR PARTICULAR PURPOSES.

# HUNT LEGALLY THE HACKERS THAT MAKE COPY OF CORPORATE COPYRIGHTED SOFTWARE.

# PREVENT THE PUNISHMENT TO HACKERS BY A POLICE FORCE

# PREVENT TECHIES TO BE JAILED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT VIOLATIONS

# PREVENT THE EQUAL STIMULATION OF COPYRIGHT VIOLATIONS AND WOMAN IN THE PORN INDUSTRY

# MAKE THE SOFTWARE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT A CIVIL FELONY, AND NOT A MILITARY ACT OF WAR.

# MAKE POLICIES FOR ENHANCE THE STEP BY STEP PAYMENT OF COPYRIGHTED SOFTWARE, AND NOT THE USE OF FORCE AS USED IN THE "BILL GATES SIMPSONS CHAPTER"

# MAKE POLICIES TO INCLUDE GPL LICENCING IN THE GENERAL FORMAT OF COPYRIGHTED AND PAID SOFTWARE LICENCING, IN ORDER TO MAKE A GLOBAL POLICY OF SOFTWARE COPYRIGHTS.

# MAKE DEALS WITH SPECIALISTS TO ENHANCE THE BEST UNDERSTANDING OF THE DIFFERENT USAGE OF SOFTWARE AROUND THE GLOBE, IN ORDER TO MAKE A LICENCING SYSTEM ACCORD TO THE NEEDS OF THOSE COUNTRIES.

# FORGET SOFTWARE COPYRIGHT VIOLATIONS PRIOR TO YEAR 2000, AND ANALYZE THE PUNISHMENT MADE AND HOW TO PREVENT IT FROM REPEATING ILLEGAL PUNISHMENT IN ACCORD TO THE LAWS OF EVERY COUNTRY.

# AVOID THE USAGE OF "IRS" TO PUNISH ILLEGAL COMPANIES, AND SOFTWARE-HARDWARE ENTERPRISES.
Sci-Fi

Submission + - Ram´s life events repeated in history (tribuneindia.com)

Ep0xi writes: Pushkar Bhatnagar, of the Indian Revenue Service, had acquired Planetarium from the USA. It is used to predict the solar/lunar eclipses and distance and location of other planets from the earth by the scientists and astronomers. He entered the relevant details about the planetary positions vis-a-vis zodiac constellations narrated by Valmiki and obtained convincing results, thus almost determining the important dates starting from the birth of Shri Ram to the date of his coming back to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.
Sci-Fi

Submission + - scientific update

Ep0xi writes: The universe is slowing down its expansion, its a hardly proven scientific fact, but probably it is not the same speed in all directions.
Some directions, the slow down has the light speed as a limit, some other directions, the universe still expands at slow proton speeds.
A new study finds that the emptiness on the biggest black hole of the galaxy has reached a mark in space time, so everything will collide on it at differents speeds.
Nothing will escape to the collide on the center of our universe.
Anyways is better to go there with your hands filled of joy, because nobody knows who could be waiting for you there.
Do you like science fiction books?
Where is Ray Bradbury when we need him to write our path to the future?
Handhelds

Submission + - Study: Frequent cell phone use slows brain

thefickler writes: Frequent mobile phone users have demonstrated slowed brain function in a recent European-Australian study. The brain activity from frequent mobile phone users shows more slow activity (increased Delta and Theta) and a slowing of the Alpha Peak Frequency, interpreted as a general slowing of brain activity.
Republicans

Submission + - What to do if death penalty is banned

Ep0xi writes: My country has just implemented (with support from the Republicans) a system for alleged rapists to be tested as such by young prostitutes.
The system works as the usual re-integration means, for ex, an alleged rapist goes to a night club in company of a police serviceman or a military serviceman; they reach a prostitute by sight, then they go separate ways and watch over the acting of the rapist when picking up the prostitute, to watch if he could be considered a rapist even if the alleged crime could not be proven.
The system has also been tested with paedophiles but it didt worked because paedophiles tend to have a mayor IQ than usual rapists.
That system has been aproved by the Vatican to be the most Christian Catholic method to re-integrate into society those pieces of crap.
Anyways i wonder if it is being tested in other countries, or this is a pilot test of the system to mix into society, the black sheeps that everybody knows.
The system has several failures related to religious belief, but it has been proved to work in closed societies with no much economic exports than celulose, fruits and human flesh.
I wonder if there are any other aproaches to the problem of mankind represented by rapists, paedos, and all that crap.
The older method was to put rapists and paedophiles in public places to watch over them, but the newer one includes a military force, to punish them if things go wrong.
What do you think about it?
Space

Submission + - French Threat to ID Secret US Satellites (beskerming.com)

SkiifGeek writes: "Space.com has reported that the French have identified numerous objects in orbit that do not appear in the ephemeris data reported by the US Space Surveillance Network. Since the US has claimed that if it doesn't appear in the ephemeris data, then it doesn't exist, and the French claim that at least some of the objects have solar arrays, it seems that the French have found secret US satellites.

While the French don't plan to release the information publicly, they are planning to use it as leverage to get the US to suppress reporting of sensitive French satellites in their published ephemeris.

The Graves surveillance radar (the French system) and a comparable German system may form the basis of a pan-European Space Surveillance network — another system that the Europeans don't want to rely on the US for."

Biotech

Submission + - Fungi helps the food chain (uoguelph.ca)

Ep0xi writes: Carnivorous fungi helps to enhance the understanding of the food chain in closed ecosystems.
http://www.uoguelph.ca/%7Egbarron/N-D %20Fungi/n-dfungi.htm

It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Nigeria losing 12m on a daily basis plus racism (energy-daily.com)

Ep0xi writes: "If you are losing 600,000 barrels a day on oil at $70 a barrel, you are losing $12 million a day on oil theft," Hayes told Nigerian newspaper This Day.

http://www.energy-daily.com/reports/Nigeria_losi ng_14_billion_a_year_in_oil_999.html

Software

Submission + - GPL Violations On Windows Go Unnoticed?

Scott_F writes: I recently reviewed several commercial, closed-source slideshow authoring packages for Windows and came across an alarming trend. Several of the packages I installed included GPL and LGPL software without any mention of the GPL, much less source code. For example, DVD Photo Slideshow (www.dvd-photo-slideshow.com) included mkisofs, cdrdao, dvdauthor, spumux, id3lib, lame, mpeg2enc and mplex (all of which are GPL or LGPL). What's worse is that the company tried to hide this by wrapping them all in DLL's! There are other violations in other packages as well. It seems that use of GPL software in commercial Windows applications is on the rise based on my testing of other software. My question is how much are GPL violations in the Windows world being pursued? Does the FSF or EFF follow-up on these if the platform is not GPL? How aware is the community of this trend?
The Internet

Submission + - Internet study: content up, communications down (webcopyplus.com)

rps11 writes: "Internet users are consuming more web content but communicating less, reveals a four-year study by the Online Publishers Association (OPA). The report, released Aug. 13, states Internet users are spending 47 per cent of their time online reading and watching content, compared with 34 per cent in 2003, representing a 37 per cent increase over four years. The increase in the time spent on content has been steady; growing 10 per cent from 2003 to 2004, remaining even between 2004 and 2005, growing 13 per cent from 2005 to 2006, and growing 13 per cent from 2006 to 2007. The organization also found Internet users are spending 33 per cent of their time online communicating, compared with 46 per cent in 2003, marking a 28 per cent decline over four years. On the e-commerce side, Web users on average spend 16 per cent of their time shopping online versus 15 per cent in 2003. Meanwhile, the total time being spent on search remains relatively low, accounting for just five per cent, compared to three per cent in 2003. The OPA attributes the major shift from communications to content as a result of several factors: The online transition of traditionally offline activities, such as getting news, finding entertainment information or checking the weather. The popularity of online communities. A faster and more accessible Internet. The popularity of online videos. The improvements in search tools, which are helping online users find relevant content more easily. The significant increase of content available on the Web. The rise of instant messaging, which is more efficient than e-mail and has subsequently led to a reduction in time spent communicating. Whether you agree with or dispute the notion "content is king," the results from this study fortify the importance of content on the Web. It also serves as a reminder that web types can collectively advance the state of the Web and by creating and fostering quality content."

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