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Comment Common sense for design, hand code for coding (Score 1) 342

If your son is competent at coding, I think he should take a look at the following book: "Don't make me think" by Steve Krudge. Then do some design by using pencil and paper or a tool like the "Pencil" addon for firefox. Once the design is there, then code using a tool that does content assist or intellisense for html, css & javascript. I don't know anything about "beautiful design", but I think he should try to learn this area from design people. Once all of the ingredients are there, he should become kind of "invincible".

Submission + - sex, lies... and wikileaks (

sebastianlacuesta writes: There is much ado about nothing in WikiLeaks leaks. Pseudo revelations how are you can be a record over the secret services.

Intelligence operations are as old as the State. There have always been what is now called intelligence agencies, officials or paraoficiales carried out not only to ascertain the intentions that may be foreign governments, but also spread rumors, create ambiguities, raise provocations and influence public opinion and strangers for the purpose of achieving certain objectives. Only in the past, such procedures were not as everyday and as soon impact as in the present if they are facilitated by the massive and instantaneous communications.


FreeNAS Switching From FreeBSD To Debian Linux 206

dnaumov writes "FreeNAS, a popular, free NAS solution, is moving away from using FreeBSD as its underlying core OS and switching to Debian Linux. Version 0.8 of FreeNAS as well as all further releases are going to be based on Linux, while the FreeBSD-based 0.7 branch of FreeNAS is going into maintenance-only mode, according to main developer Volker Theile. A discussion about the switch, including comments from the developers, can be found on the FreeNAS SourceForge discussion forum. Some users applaud the change, which promises improved hardware compatibility, while others voice concerns regarding the future of their existing setups and lack of ZFS support in Linux."
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Nintendo Upset Over Nokia Game Emulation Video 189

An anonymous reader writes "Nintendo is investigating potential copyright infringement by Nokia during some video demos of their N900 phone, which can be seen emulating Nintendo games. Nintendo spokesman Robert Saunders says: 'We take rigorous steps to protect our IP and our legal team will examine this to determine if any infringement has taken place.' In the video, Nokia says, 'Most publishers allow individual title usage, provided that the user is in possession of the original title.'"

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This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.