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Why I quit: Kernel developer Con Kolivas Imprimer
Écrit par flydpnkrtn   

An interview with former kernel developer Con Kolivas (of the -ck patchset) rants and raves about desktop Linux, and discusses why he quit developing for the Linux kernel as a side hobby. A /. post summarizes the circumstances that brought Con to the decision as well.

First Counterfeit Intel Chips. Now DFI Motherboard Imprimer
Écrit par crazyeyes   

The Chinese have done it again. First they made counterfeit Intel boxed processors . Now they are counterfeiting DFI motherboards ! What's next? Counterfeit BMWs??? Here's a quote from the report :

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TIME online lists Slashdot as most overated blog Imprimer
Écrit par DJRikki   

From the great minds at TIME magazine online comes news that Slashdot (along with Ars Technica and others) have been listed in the "Top 5 overated blogs" on the internet.  "Reading Slashdot these days is like visiting the IT guy at work. He's infuriatingly smug and cares passionately about stuff you don't care about, and views your lack of interest as further confirmation of his intellectual superiority. Enjoy!"

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Superfast grid to replace internet Imprimer
Écrit par sharp3   

The Internet could soon be made obsolete. The scientists who pioneered it have now built a lightning-fast replacement capable of downloading entire feature films within seconds. At speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical broadband connection, "the grid" will be able to send the entire Rolling Stones back catalogue from Britain to Japan in less than two seconds.

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Mis à jour / Last updated ( lundi, 07 avril 2008 22:18 )
Faster ELF Linker in GNU Binutils Imprimer
Écrit par meonkeys   

Ian Lance Taylor announced the release of gold, a rewrite of "ld". Gold supports x86 and x86_64 targets, and apparently links faster than the existing GNU linker. "On large C++ programs, I have measured it as running five times faster.", says Ian. One existing critical goal is a successful build of the Linux kernel.


First quantum cryptography chip worldwide available now Imprimer
Écrit par Alain Côté   

Siemens says it is ready to use quantum cryptography. In short, quantum cryotography uses the unique properties of photons exchanged between the 2 parties to generate keys. Since eavesdropping on a photon is easily detectable, this concept has generated much attention in the past years:

Mis à jour / Last updated ( vendredi, 04 avril 2008 09:53 )
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How Do You Identify Top Developers? Imprimer
Écrit par simoniker   

How do you work out who's a real star in the programming interview process? Over at Dr. Dobbs Journal, Chris Diggins has been discussing how to find high quality programmers, noting: "The really outstanding candidates are very hard to recognize on paper and in interviews.

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Canadians debating net neutrality in wake of Bell throttling Imprimer
Écrit par Alain Côté   

Ars Technica has an update on "Bell Canada apparently Throttles Wholesalers Without Notice". Concerns are growing in Canada, contrarily to the past years where not much attention was paid to the issue by Canadians.

"Arguments about network neutrality haven't made much headway in Canada (perhaps it's hard to get traction on all that ice?), despite several years of traffic shaping from cable operators like Rogers.

Mis à jour / Last updated ( vendredi, 04 avril 2008 04:47 )
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Laptop thieves foiled by LoJack tracking system Imprimer
Écrit par bergkamp10   

Three baggage handlers were arrested at Tampa International Airport in Florida after a laptop that should have made its way into the hull of a Continental Airlines flight instead found its way into one of the handlers homes.

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Yvon Picotte: Il ne faut pas s'entourer de gens qui disent ce que l'on aime entendre mais plutôt s'entourer de gens qui dérangent. Imprimer
Écrit par Alain Côté   

Voici une phrase intéressante de Yvon Picotte, ancien ministre libéral du 28 novembre 1989 au 18 mars 1992 et Du 19 mars 1992 au 10 mars 1994. Il fut organisateur pour l'ADQ par la suite.

Il parlait de Mario Dumont et de la descente de sa popularité et d'une des causes probables de cette descente. L'extrait a été diffusé le 28 mars 2008 à RDI.
Mis à jour / Last updated ( mardi, 01 avril 2008 20:02 )
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