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Comment Re:Australia? Who cares. Worthless futurists (Score 1) 365

While I get your point, the population of Sweden just past 10 million, and Sydney, Australia's largest city is just shy of 5 million. I don't entirely agree with your point though.. If an entire country moves from one payment system to another, it's a larger deal compared to a very large city since a country is a more complete economic system than a city. And if one country makes it work, then the method will be easier to emulate in another. A city on the other hand is not governed in a nearly as complicated fashion as a country so that's not as big of a deal no matter how large a city.

Comment Other way around (Score 4, Insightful) 107

There doesn't seem to be anything in particular with this SoC that's been tailored to run Windows, so the premise of the article is turned upside down. It isn't the SoC that's capable of running Windows, it's Windows capable of running on this particular SoC. If they can get Windows running on this, then they could get Windows running on about any ARMv8 based device, given device specific drivers.

Comment It's javascript engines Apple doesn't allow. (Score 2, Informative) 72

Apple are allowing other web rendering engines. They just aren't allowing engines running arbitrary code on their plaform. That includes Java, Flash, JavaScript and emulators. It's the "running arbitrary code" that's the problem, not rendering web pages or showing WebM movies. You are allowed to make such apps.

Comment Re:Actual discovery: Mass of one such galaxy (Score 4, Informative) 105

The are probably using mean red shift to measure the distance. The collective light of all the stars in the galaxy are together red shifted a certain amount that's a direct indication of how far away the galaxy is due to the expanding universe. The farther away the galaxy, the more red shift there is. And, one can measure speeds due to red shift very very accurately, down to tens of meters per second. The error bars here are that the far away galaxy can have a local movement that's unknown, but if the galaxy is a part of a cluster, that factor can be measured and accounted for. This is the most common and simplest way of measuring distance to galaxies, invented by Edwin Hubble in the 30s. The second most common is using Type 1A super novas, but they have to appear to be used, and.. that's a fluke incident, more commonly used to calibrate and confirm the red shift measurements.

Comment Re: Actual discovery: Mass of one such galaxy (Score 4, Informative) 105

There's no way you could use parallax effect to measure distance on a galactic scale. We can measure about 1 milli arc-second with space based telescopes, and that accounts for a distance of 1000 parsecs, i.e. ~30.000 light years. Hence we cant even use it for measuring distance to all stars within the Milky Way.

Comment Late to the game: Swift (Score 4, Interesting) 113

Swift! Apple just released their new programming language as OpenSource and it is the future for all development for Apple's platforms. The scope for Swift is enormous: use it for everything from operating systems to scripting. Swift builds upon their already open development technologies: llvm, clang and lldb and Swift will fit in nicely here.

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