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Comment Re:I don't want to be "that guy", however (Score 1) 319

Pretty much this. OSGi and Maven made me like Java. I used to say that C# was Java done right, but OSGi and Maven opened up an entirely new world for me.

I don't think in terms of Java programs or even packages anymore. They're Maven artifacts and OSGi bundles (if you're structuring your projects right, there should be a 1:1 correspondence between the two, not counting POM-only parent projects).

Wake me when C# gets something as cool as Maven and OSGi.

Comment Re:Grab your ankles... They're after freedom or mo (Score 1) 271

Except there's a huge difference.

With terrestrial TV and radio, every station in the area broadcasts at the same time, so there's a hard maximum on the amount of people who can send content to you at all. With the Internet, you can pick and choose who gets to send data through your line. You may only get X number of "channels" at once, but you can swap them out for other "channels" whenever you like.

Data Storage

Submission + - OCZ's Core Series SSD vs WD VelociRaptor (

MojoKid writes: "Solid State Disks (SSDs) are all the rage as of late, as pricing continues a downward trend. In addition, performance has continued to improve with SSDs as the technology matures. Recently, announcements from major OEMs like Samsung have promised fairly impressive offerings with read/write performance that would rival most standard spinning disks and of course sub-1ms access times that literally no standard rotational media can come close to. HotHardware took a look at a fast, relatively cheap SSD, the OCZ Core Series 64GB, that retails for around $200 and put it up against the lightning fast WD VelociRaptor to see what it was made of. The results are interesting to be sure."

Submission + - Canada considering DMCA like restrictions

CokeJunky writes: According the The Toronto Star, the Canadian government has tabled the much discussed copyright law which includes penalties for possessing copyrighted material, and includes anti-circumvention provisions. While it explicitly allows you to transfer materials you own to a portable device you own, you are not allowed to circumvent anti-copying technology to do it. At least in Canada, we currently have a minority government — to those non-Canadians here, that means that the ruling party can't pass a bill without help from at least one of the other major parties. I strongly recommend that you Canadians that oppose this write letters and send them by snail mail to your MP's and tell them about the problems with this law. Believe it or not, taking part in a democracy means more than just voting.

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