13th > November > 2011 Archive


Five years of open-source Java: Freedom isn't (quite) free

Open-source Java: Part One Open source Java has a long and torrid history, rife with corporate rivalry, very public fallings-out, and ideological misgivings. But has all the effort and rumpus that went into creating an officially sanctioned open JDK been worth it?
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Go back to the future with Red Dwarf

After a 13-year hiatus, Red Dwarf is definitely back for a full series with all the old familiar faces, according to the reddwarf.co.uk website.

Massive Chinese set-top box orders favour locals

The magnitude of China Telecom‘s set top plans – with 3.6 million set tops being ordered in a variety of programs – shows how Chinese companies are likely to dominate the set top industry in the coming years and months.
Faultline, 13 2011
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Final NBN build tenders awarded

Syntheo, the joint venture between Service Stream and Lend Lease has secured the NBN Co construction contracts for South Australian and the Northern Territory.

Victoria ICT gets $AU85 million in stimulus

The ICT sector in Victoria has been given an $AU85 million boost from the Victorian Coalition state government.
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Valve says credit card data taken

Valve has now confirmed that the hack of its Steam forums reported last week may have included the theft of credit card numbers.