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Mac clones to rise again? (updated 3x)

Mac clones to rise again? (updated 3x)

I remember fondly the heady days of the Mac clones.Cloner Power Computing promoted their 225MHz PowerPC tower at Macworld Expo in Boston by offering free bungee jumps off a 225 foot crane tower outside the Hynes Convention Center.

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Is "working on it" just open source FUD?

Is "working on it" just open source FUD?

The way to get to a royalty-free codec is to start with H.261, which was approved in 1989, outside the 17-year patent window. They can't use H.264, the latest implementation (used in MPEG4) because that requires payment of royalties.

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Bosses can snoop on staff e-mails 'to fight terror'

Bosses can snoop on staff e-mails 'to fight terror'

The Greens and privacy advocates have hit back against proposed laws to allow companies to snoop on their workers' e-mails, but Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said the laws are needed to protect vital electronic infrastructure from terrorist attacks.

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Frustrations with development languages

Frustrations with development languages

When it comes to development environments today there just aren't any good choices at the enterprise scale - Java is a recipe for maintenance failure, low level stuff like C is inappropriate, .net is just BASIC in expensive clothing, and PHP is immature.

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Twitter, again

Twitter, again

Last month, a colleague of mine attended the South by Southwest conference, a techno-lovefest that brings together software developers, graphic designers and a gaggle of luminaries of various persuasions. The big news, according to him, is that Twitter has come of age.

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