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Submission + - Apple's Recycling Initiatives Recover $40 Million In Gold (

An anonymous reader writes: Apple released its latest annual environmental report yesterday with numbers detailing how much the company has been able to recover from old devices. Business Insider notes that Apple was able to recover over 61 million pounds of steel, aluminum, glass, and other materials from its computers and iPhones. This includes a total of 2,204 pounds of gold worth $40 million at current prices ($1,229.80 per troy ounce of gold). Cult of Mac ran the figures quoted by Apple through today's metal prices, and came up with individual figures for copper ($6.4 million), aluminum ($3.2 million), silver ($1.6 million), nickel ($160,426), zinc ($109,503), and lead ($33,999).

Australia's ISPs Speak Out Against Filtering 262

daria42 writes "The leaders of three of Australia's largest internet service providers — Telstra Media's Justin Milne, iiNet's Michael Malone and Internode's Simon Hackett — have, in video interviews with over the past few months, detailed technical, legal and ethical reasons why ISP-level filtering won't work. Critics of the policy also say that users will have no way to know what's being filtered."

Submission + - Software companies sues popular Australian forum ( 3

Pugzly writes: In a recent announcement on the Whirlpool front page, it appears that accounting software maker 2clix is sueing the founder of the forums as the founder "allowed statements 'relating to the Plaintiff and its software product that are both false and malicious' to be published on the Whirlpool forums."
Hopefully sanity will prevail, but it is the legal system...

Comment Re:depends on the scope of the project (Score 3, Insightful) 72

No no no no no. :)

Whether you're working in a team or working by yourself: Use Subversion Anyway. Or svk. Or Darcs. Any reputable revision control system will kick the pants out of any ad-hoc solution you come up with. Revision control should be automatic and easy. The value of being able to easily merge changesets alone is reason enough for any non-trivial project. Keeping track of branches for experimental/delicate changes, tagging releases, LOG MESSAGES for all your changes - all of these things, use them, learn to love them. It's a bitch to get in the habit, but when you do it's absolutely worth it.

It's taken me over seven years to truly learn the worth of version control. These days I'd dare not live without it. It really is that good. Honest!

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Journal Journal: RAILS!

Oh. My. God.

Ruby on Rails.

I just started playing around with it tonight ... it took me around ten minutes with little prior Ruby experience and NO prior Rails experince to do what took me around two hours in PHP (a language I've been using for about six years, four years commercially).


Admittedly at the moment it's just a toy application. But at the very least, Ruby on Rails has earned it's place in my heart as a rapid prototyping tool.

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Journal Journal: XUL/XPCOM+PHP vs. Applets+PHP

Hmm ... maybe it's time I started writing in this Slashdot journal thing of mine. I mean, god, it's only been three years or so since I've registered with Slashdot.

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