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Comment Must have (Score 1) 7

From the top of my head, I'd say the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is a must have. And to add some fun you could add some sort of reference to the differences between Descartes' and Leibniz's nomenclature.
My 2^1 cents


Submission + - Symbian 3 Is Ready To Go (eweekeurope.co.uk)

justice4all writes: The Symbian 3 operating system is ready but Nokia's N8 smartphone will be a bit late to take on Apple's iPhone 4

The Symbian Foundation has said version 3 of the Symbian open source mobile phone operating system is finished and ready for use by device makers and developers.

The new version will run on the Nokia N8 phone due to appear shortly, and improves the Symbian operating system — the most widespread smartphone OS in the world — in various ways. Symbian 3 (also called Symbian^3 or S^3) was demonstrated at Mobile World Congress in February, when the second version of Symbian was released as open source.

Submission + - UK about to sign a law to prohibit downloads of co (eztv.it)

sam0vi writes: Glazing through eztv's website i came across this piece which summarizes the guardian's article (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/apr/08/digital-economy-bill-passes-third-reading). The thing that scared me the most is this amendment to clause 8. From the article:
The new clause allows the secretary of state for business to order the blocking of "a location on the internet which the court is satisfied has been, is being or is likely to be used for or in connection with an activity that infringes copyright".
For me this is one big reason not to move into the UK (i will add it to the long running list)

Comment Re:Recomendations? (Score 1) 243

The bank i used to do business with (La Caixa, in Spain) offered what they called was a "Cyber Creditcard". It had everything that a CC has, except the physical support (it was just printed in a piece of paper). And the feature that really made it for me was that it worked like a cash card: if you wanted to buy something for 200 euros, you logged into their website (securely), added 200 euros to the card's credit and shopped. If someone grabbed your details and tried to use it they would be out of luck, and the bank would be warned blah blah. It's the sweetest set up i've seen for online shopping. May be other banks have the same thing in other countries, i hope.


Asimov Estate Authorizes New I, Robot Books 426

daria42 writes "In a move guaranteed to annoy long-term science fiction fans, the estate of legendary science fiction author Isaac Asimov, who passed away in 1992, has authorized a trilogy of sequels to his beloved I, Robot short story series, to be written by relatively unknown fantasy author Mickey Zucker Reichert. The move is already garnering opposition online. 'Isaac Asimov died forty years after they were first written. If he had wanted to follow them up, he would have. The author's intentions need to be respected here,' writes sci-fi/fantasy book site Keeping the Door."

Comment Re:Nice excuse (Score 1) 181

This is like the worst excuse ever. How can they release a software product and not have the source code?? It's not like you can compile flow charts into usable software before you finish writing the code. If the code compiles fine, it's just a matter of publishing it (you don't even have to make it pretty). Any takes on the matter?


Game Development On Android 211

Gamasutra is running an article about the state of game development on Android. The author explains some of the strengths and weaknesses of the platform, and makes comparisons to development on the iPhone. Quoting: "While iPhone apps are written in Objective C, the Android SDK uses relatively more programmer-friendly Java. The iPhone store charges developers $99 a year to distribute their apps, while Android has a one-time $25 fee for developers. And the review process for iPhone apps grows increasingly lengthy — sometimes weeks or more — and it's somewhat arcane. Android apps go live as soon as the developer hits the publish button. Google handles the review process post-hoc, and is much more lax in terms of content. ... For now, if a developer decides to implement a game exclusively for a particular smartphone platform, and the choice is between the iPhone and Android, the tradeoff is between trying to get noticed in an incredibly crowded and competitive market where the potential payoff is huge for those at the top, or entering a market with low barriers, little competition, currently low returns, but the possibility of potential growth."

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