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Submission + - More than 360 degrees?

Camahueto writes: A couple of days ago we were talking in the table about Google street view, and I say something that, after listening again was stupid: "Google street view let you view in more than 360 degrees around". After that I tried to explain myself, but it was impossible. So, I would like to ask: How can I say that you can view 360 degrees in three axis, like in Google street view? Is it "360 degrees x 3" or what?

Submission + - Google Android Studio vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs? (slashdot.org)

Nerval's Lobster writes: Google’s Android Studio is a development tool for Android based on the IntelliJ IDEA platform, one that managed to attract a lot of hype when it rolled out in mid-2013. Roughly a year later, the platform is still in “early access preview,” and work on it is ongoing. Eclipse, on the other hand, is the granddaddy of IDEs; although it doesn’t offer native Android support, it does have some nice tools to help you build Android applications—one such tool is the Google Plugin for Eclipse, made by Google. Developer and editor Jeff Cogswell compares Eclipse and its Google-made Google Plugin with Google’s own Android Studio, developed with the help of the people who make IntelliJ IDEA. His verdict? Eclipse is beginning to show its age, especially when it comes to Android development, while Android Studio offers some noted benefits. "Android Studio is still in preview mode, without an official release, even if that preview is in pretty fine shape—its status certainly shouldn’t prevent you from using it, at least in my opinion," he writes. Do you agree?

Submission + - SPAM: It was the worst industrial disaster in US history—and we learned nothing 1

superboj writes: Forget Deepwater Horizon or Three Mile Island: The biggest industrial disaster in American history actually happened in 2008, when more than a billion gallons of coal sludge ran through the small town of Kingston Tennessee. This story details how, five years later, nothing has been done to stop it happening again, thanks to energy industry lobbying, federal inaction, and secrecy imposed on Congress.
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Submission + - Microsoft considering acquiring mobile app development startup Xamarin (crn.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft is considering a major investment or outright acquisition of Xamarin, the mobile app dev startup led by Mono collaborators Nat Friedman and Miguel de Icaza. Sources tell CRN the move could be announced at Build next month and would show Microsoft developers things will be different under Satya Nadella than they were under Ballmer.

Comment Re:And nothing of value was lost. (Score 1) 196

I have always asked myself: What is the difference between Bitcoin and "real" money? (taking out the fact of the centralized version of real money) So, if someone hacks into a bank system, considering that now most of the money has no backing in "real" bills and coins, they will be stealing digital goods, the same as if they were stealing Bitcoins.

Comment Re:Not to worry... (Score 1) 218

That just show us apps are meaningless... just a nice link to a webpage, and to prevent you to realise that, they block the direct access. Welcome to the future of the internet... one million apps doing the work of one... ohhh, that's what Apple calls efficiency.

Submission + - The real effectos of Justin Bieber' music (goblinscomic.com)

Camahueto writes: "Many people says the music has psychological effects on the minds of people, many more says Justin Bieber transforms the minds of teenagers making them more stupid, well, one man, specifically the author of the excellent Goblin Comics (http://www.goblinscomic.com/), Tarol Hunt will try to prove what are the effects of his music on his feeble mind but listening just Justin Bieber music and all of his music during the entire month of April... Just in case, he makes it clear it's not an April fools joke."

Submission + - Linus Torvalds supporting Windows 7? (russelljohn.net)

Camahueto writes: It seems that Windows 7 is not so bad after all, even Linus supports it as he shows on this photo. Well, but, as always, there is more than it meets the eye and the picture was a joke, as the Picasa commentary explains: "Since Microsoft tried to torpedo the success of the Japan Linux Symposium by launching their Windows 7 product that same day right across the street, we decided to make some fun of Microsoft. We dragged Linus to their big promotion booth. One of the sales guys took only a minute to get Linus sold on it as you can see in the picture. At least that's what he thought. He obviously had no clue who he was talking to. But in the end Linus did not buy a copy... ".

Submission + - Easy Peasy Linux 1.5 | Desktop Linux Reviews (desktoplinuxreviews.com)

JimLynch writes: I don’t own a netbook but I’ve always been fascinated by the operating systems that run on them. Whether it’s a version of Windows, Linux or something else it intrigues me to know what folks are running on their netbooks. So when I ran into Easy Peasy Linux, I just could not resist doing a review of it here for DLR.

Just what the heck is Easy Peasy? And why should you care? Well it’s essentially a modified version of Ubuntu geared toward netbook users. The interface has been redesigned to work better for netbook users that might not need or want a more traditional desktop interface.

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