14th > May > 2011 Archive

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Google-code-as-a-service: Go on App Engine

In beginning, you could only use Python with Google App Engine, the online service that lets you run applications atop Google's famously distributed infrastructure. Then, after countless requests from developers, Google added a Java runtime to the service. And now the company is adding a runtime tailor-made for the service.
Cade Metz, 14 2011
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PlayStation Network hack launched from Amazon EC2

The hackers who breached the security of Sony's PlayStation Network and gained access to sensitive data for 77 million subscribers used Amazon's web services cloud to launch the attack, Bloomberg News reported.
LG 42 LW650T

LG 42 LW650T 42in passive 3D TV

Review When LG threw its weight behind passive 3D at this year’s CES, shockwaves rippled around the TV market. The brand used the show to rail against the dangers of Active Shutter 3D technology, enraging its rivals who cried foul.
Steve May, 14 2011
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An introduction to static code analysis

So, by some misfortune, usually instigated by "management" or by "tradition", you are stuck with a C/C++ program to maintain. Not only do you get the positives of speed, you also get the negatives of the lack of memory management.

'Upgraded' Apple iMacs lock out hard drive replacement

Updated Expanding on its efforts to remove all user control over the innards of its iDevices, Apple appears to have made it difficult to swap out the hard drive in its latest line of iMacs without finding yourself listening to screaming, interminable fan noise.