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Spring Dynamic Modules In Action Screenshot-sm 63

RickJWagner writes "Every once in a while a technical book comes out that so exhaustively covers a topic that it becomes the definitive word on the topic. These books are the end-all reference, the final authority, the singular go-to reference that every practitioner falls back to in their hour of need. This book review covers one such book, the newly released Spring Dynamic Modules in Action from Manning." Read below for the rest of Rick's review.

Submission + - How to start a new venture with no resources? 1

An anonymous reader writes: I have an amazing idea to create a product that would revolutionize a subset of the computing market. I have absolutely no funds of my own, and I am not eligible for any government grants from my home country. I don't have my product developed, although I am able to demo the essence of the technology in action, and sell the fact that it should be ported to other platforms with the changes that would make it profitable. I have a detailed business plan with financials and descriptions of everything along the way. What I would like to know, is how I can go about finding investors to set this up? Angel investors and VCs are no good from what I can tell, since they all want to invest in already established companies.

This would be a technology company, based on OSS technology and giving a whole lot back to the economy and field. The idea is not patentable, so all that I can do is hope to get the product to market before bigger companies come out with their own versions of the product.

The market my product I would be competing in is reported by many reputable sources(forbes, wsj etc) to not be affected by the current economy, and may in fact benefit from it, so I see that as a good sign. I am not a US citizen, but feel I need to target the US market if I want to succeed, and hence setup a US based company. I have no company registered since I don't see the point without yet having a product, something impossible without funding. I would also like to retain control of the company I wish to setup after obtaining funding. My question is, what can I do in this situation? How can I find investors I can convince just on my idea alone without having collateral or an established company?"

Submission + - The mathematics behind the Olympic swim center (

An anonymous reader writes: The National Aquatics Center in Beijing, newly built for the Olympics, is a glowing cube of bubbles. The walls, roof and ceiling of the "Water Cube" are covered — indeed, made from — enormous bubbles that seem to have drifted into place randomly, as if floating on the surface of a pool. But of course, those bubbles hardly skittered there of their own free will. Creating this frothy confection took a lot of steel, a lot of manpower, and not least, a lot of fancy mathematics. The building's designers wanted the foam to look random and organic. But for the engineering to be practical, it had to have some underlying order. So Tristram Carfrae, an engineer at Arup, the Australian engineering firm on the project, looked into the mathematics of foam. He found what he needed — and he also uncovered a wonderful mathematical story dating back to the 1800s.

Submission + - NASA - Full-Scale Test Firing of Orion Motor (

Rob writes: "NASA Conducts Full-Scale Test Firing of Orion Jettison Motor, This test will help in the development of NASA's Orion jettison motor that is being designed to separate the spacecraft's launch abort system from the crew module during launch. Also, View a fantastic image of the test at the Aerojet facility in Sacramento, Calif."
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Submission + - Canadian ISP Hijacking DNS Lookup Errors

Freshly Exhumed writes: "In what appears to be a violation of Net Neutrality by Canadian ISP Rogers Cable, Digital Home readers are reporting that Rogers High Speed Internet service has begun redirecting customers "Server not found pages" to webpages laden with Rogers advertising. The hijacking of the webpage appears to be an attempt by Rogers to use its Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology to cash in on the mistakes of its users. As IOActive security researcher Dan Kaminsky has warned in the past, this presents a very serious security problem."

Submission + - Physicists claim to have broken the speed of light

bain writes: "The Telegraph report that two German physicists; Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen of the University of Koblenz, claim to have broken the speed of light by 'conducting an experiment in which microwave photons — energetic packets of light — travelled "instantaneously" between a pair of prisms that had been moved up to 3ft apart.' Since this goes against Einstein's special theory of relativity, you can expect a lot of people to dismiss this as rubbish."

Feed Use Linux over Windows with Xming (

One of the nice things about the X Window System is its ability to display X apps running remotely on a local machine. One of the not-so-nice things about Microsoft Windows is the complete lack of native support for displaying X applications. If you find yourself working on Windows but wanting to use Linux apps at the same time, Xming can do the job. Xming is a port of X Window System to Microsoft Windows that's free and easy to use.
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Submission + - How a Motherboard is Made (

countach44 writes: Gigabyte Technology, one of the largest motherboard manufacturers in Taiwan, hosted a factory tour at its facility, inviting journalists out to give them a brief overview of the company and explain how their factory worked.

Submission + - Beautiful Code (

Anonymous Coward writes: "From the article, "Telling an inspiring story about a beautiful design feels disingenuous. Yes, we all strive for beautiful code. But that is not what a talented young programmer needs to hear. I wish someone had instead warned me that programming is a desperate losing battle against the unconquerable complexity of code, and the treachery of requirements. Of course I wouldn't have believed them. It seems that pragmatism and humility can only be learned the hard way.""

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