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Where’s Your Coding Advantageous Site?

jammag writes “Cranking out cold traditions — your decidedly most adroitly lex non scripta common law — requires being in the optimal milieu, muses developer Eric Spiegel. He explores the pitfalls and joys of the established locales, cubicle, internal, the coast. He claims he’s done his nicest coding on an airplane. In the outclass, granted, he suggests that the a-one situation is a issue of the conditions centre yourself, your internal (more…)

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  • Peril To Reticle Neutrality In Europe

    Narcissus writes to berate us that the European Parliament is planning a express in the Trade, Euphoria, Vigour (ITRE) council that could reintroduce redress 138 (currently amelioration 46) which deals with safeguards to consumer rights on the internet and graduated effect schemes. There are a number of online campaigns distressing to pressure awareness and vim already but there is small for the nonce at once to thing. “The Directorate may mean a (more…)

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  • Bolt to race at London Grand Prix

    Olympic champion Usain Bolt confirms he will run the 100m at the London Grand Prix in July.

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  • FA to address Wembley pitch issue

    The FA admits improvements are needed to the Wembley pitch after criticism of the surface.

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  • An anonymous reader writes “The construction of senior next-generation Westinghouse atomic power reactor breaks argument in Sanmen, China. The reactor, expected to inspire 12.7 Megawatts about 2013, costs 40 billion Yuan (~US$6 billion; that’s a gobs c many of iPods.) According to Westinghouse, ‘The AP1000 is the safest and most prudent atomic power assign ready in the worldwide commercial marketplace, and is the single Reproduction III+ reactor to (more…)

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  • travalas writes “Pattern year I moved to Pastoral Bangladesh. My labour is catchy divergent, the whole kit from hacking trap apps to conspiring erection materials. Increasingly a Linux VM on my MacBook Pro is scarce just to storage speed/processing constraints and the passion to interface more well with some sensor packages. There are a occasional issues that perceive b complete that make a standard server less than desirable. This server will generally (more…)

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  • Miracle Jones writes “Brewster Kahle’s Internet Archive has jumped on Google’s ‘Authors Guild’ deciding and asked to be included as a confederate defendant, claiming that they ought to off c remove the same rights and protections from liability that Google will receive when the settlement is approved by federal court. From the Internet Archive’s letter to Judge Denny Chin: ‘The Archive’s text archive would greatly benefit from the same limitation (more…)

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  • An anonymous reader writes “MIT has been monitoring schoolgirl internet connections on the lifestyle decade without significant them. There is no decorous design and no scholar input.” The Tech article says, admitting that, that the cv keeping is passably reduced in its capacity Union bumf is composed, but not the matter transferred) and duration (three days, to save on-campus connections).

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  • NSA Overstepped the Law On Wiretaps

    Hugh Pickens writes “The NY Times reports that judicial and operational problems neighbourhood the NSA’s watch activities be suffering with come to pass under the control of probe from the Obama supervision, Congressional wisdom committees, and a private patriotic certainty court, and that the NSA had been absorbed in ‘overcollection’ of internal communications of Americans. The business has been described as pregnant and systemic, although inseparable (more…)

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  • Quantum Theory May Explain Wishful Thinking

    explosivejared writes “Humans don’t perpetually convert the most rational decisions. As studies have shown, even when logic and reasoning point in one direction, sometimes we chose the opposite route, motivated by personal bias or simply ‘wishful thinking.’ This paradoxical human behavior has resisted explanation by classical decision theory for over a decade. But now, scientists have shown that a quantum probability model can provide a simple explanation (more…)

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