hey writes: Obviously, the film "Inception" is a terrific summer sci-fi hit. But, beyond that it has some interesting themes for programmers. Without giving much away I'll just say: returning from a deeply nested stack of subroutine calls. I'd be interested to see what the Slashdot community has to say about it. There will be SPOILERS in the comments... please don't click thru until you have seen the movie.
hey writes: When Facebook opened up their API, lots of people raced out to make applications.
Me and others made apps to organize your fiends into groups — eg:
circle of friends,
(sorry links only work for logged in Facebook users)
But now this week, Facebook added that functionality to the
core friend page.
Sounds much like monopolist Microsoft cutting off Netscape's air supply.
hey writes: An article on CBC.ca says "Scientists have unlocked the secret of an ancient device recovered from a Roman shipwreck, saying the complex mechanism was used to track the movements of the stars and moon."
Which I think is pretty cool.