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Programming

The State of Ruby VMs — Ruby Renaissance 89

igrigorik writes "In the short span of just a couple of years, the Ruby VM space has evolved to more than just a handful of choices: MRI, JRuby, IronRuby, MacRuby, Rubinius, MagLev, REE and BlueRuby. Four of these VMs will hit 1.0 status in the upcoming year and will open up entirely new possibilities for the language — Mac apps via MacRuby, Ruby in the browser via Silverlight, object persistence via Smalltalk VM, and so forth. This article takes a detailed look at the past year, the progress of each project, and where the community is heading. It's an exciting time to be a Rubyist."
Censorship

Submission + - Internet Censorship in Paraguay

der_alte writes: "A few days to presidential elections in Paraguay, the official party at government began dns-hijacking sistematically a number of websites they consider "objectionable content". Those sites are run by another political party and contains mainly strong criticism to well known politicians involved in embarrasing corruption acts.
The official party, the Partido Colorado (ANR), had doomed this little country since 1954, and currently have little chance of continuing in the power without resorting to massive electoral fraud.
The government has a monopoly on Internet fiber access in Paraguay, and there's no practicable way to reach the outside world without passing trough the COPACO infraestructure, wich is the statal telecomunications company. As a side note, the Internet access in Paraguay is probably the most expensive in the region, with a penetration of roughly 4% and a population of 6 million people.
Currently there are reports of four hijacked domains: www.partidocolorado.org and www.victorbogado.com (diverted to www.anr.org.py), www.bastacarajo.com and www.patriaquerida.org (diverted to porn sites).
The issue was notified to the ICANN and other authorities."

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