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  • Google Engineer Decries Complexity of Java, C++
    By on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    snydeq writes “Google distinguished engineer Rob Pike ripped the use of Java and C++ during his keynote at OSCON, saying that these ‘industrial programming languages’ are way too complex and not adequately suited for today’s computing environments. ‘I think these languages are too hard to use, too subtle, too intricate. They’re far too verbose and their subtlety, intricacy and verbosity seem to be increasing over time. They’re oversold, and used far (more…)



  • Bramble completes Sunderland move
    By on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Former Newcastle defender Titus Bramble completes his move from Wigan to Sunderland.

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  • Did the Bailout of GM and Chrysler Save Ford from Collapse?
    By on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Senator Harry Reid has made the assertion that if the Government hadn’t bailed out GM and Chrysler, Ford would have gone under also. The rationale is that if GM and Chrysler no longer existed, the supplier base which provides about 90% of the parts that make up a car would have collapsed also.

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  • 5 Unwinnable Situations from Classic 80s Games
    By on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    It was once common practice to have situations in which it becomes impossible to complete a videogame. To add insult to injury, the games in question rarely mentioned that fact to the player, leaving them to lurch around forever without knowing that the only way to succeed was to turn off the game and start from scratch.

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  • What causes hurricanes?
    By on July 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Experts say the 2010 hurricane season may be one of the worst in U.S. history, possibly even echoing the deadly summer of 2005. Here’s a look at why, where and when hurricanes form, and what you can do to be ready for one.

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  • Williams seeks double junior gold
    By on July 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    British starlet Jodie Williams makes the 200m final as she seeks a sprint double at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Canada.

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  • Is Tiger Woods Finished?
    By on July 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    As Tiger Woods struggles to regain his stride on the golf course and put his sex scandal behind him, sportswriters are starting to wonder whether his days of dominating the sport are over. Sports Illustrated columnist Joe Posnanski stirred up the debate this week by declaring that Woods is probably finished. Is it time to “write off” Tiger Woods?

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  • Feds Bust Chinese Firm’s Hybrid Car Data Heist
    By on July 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    coondoggie writes “An FBI investigation has led a Michigan couple to be charged with stealing hybrid car information from GM to use in a Chinese auto outfit. A federal indictment charged Yu Qin, aka Yu Chin, 49, and his wife, Shanshan Du, aka Shannon Du, 51, of Troy, Michigan with conspiracy to possess trade secrets without authorization, unauthorized possession of trade secrets, and wire fraud. One of the individuals was also charged with obstruction (more…)

  • Nickelodeon sets `Last Airbender’ sequel for 2011
    By on July 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A sequel to Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is in the works.The channel said Wednesday the new animated TV series will premiere in 2011. It has the working title, “The Legend of Korra.”

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  • Man City eye Donovan & Balotelli
    By on July 22, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Manchester City’s transfer splurge shows no sign of ending as boss Roberto Mancini reveals the club are looking at Landon Donovan and Mario Balotelli.

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