* Posts by Orjan

11 posts • joined 15 Jul 2009

Reality check: Java 8 finally catches a multi-core break

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Re: Java on the desktop is dead

Which ones run Java?

The preferred development platform on Android is the Dalvik engine, which is Google's implementation of a Java VM.

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Re: Java on the desktop is dead

Java on the desktop is dead, it's primary use these days seems to be to infect your computer with malware.

Actually, I suspect its primary use these days is to run the 6th most best selling PC game of all times. Wikipedia says:

By March 2012, Minecraft had become the 6th best-selling PC game of all time. As of February 3, 2014, the game has sold over 14 million copies on PC and over 35 million copies across all platforms.

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Faking reviews? You should fret about more than illegality

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Brilliant article

This is the sort of socially responsible reporting and analysis for which The Register is rightfully praised. Clear, concise, weighing both moral and commercial considerations, and coming out on the side of the little man.

Well done!. I've recommended The Register to all my friends!

(There, I've left a favourable review. Now, please release my old granny and little puppy from the costody of the BOFH)

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Microsoft calls Intel's Windows 8 comments 'inaccurate'

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C# vs C++

There's a lot of C# development going on out there, and has been at least since .NET 2.1

Just for fun, go to any large IT job site and compare the number of listings you get for C# and C++. Even discounting ASP.NET work done in C#, there's a lot of deman for .NET developers, which is an indication of how many (in-house, if nothing else) applications are developed in C#

(Personally, I prefer C++ out of habit, but C# and .NET can be quite nifty in many cases)

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.NET

Um... .NET is compiled to byte code, so Win8-ARM would just need to provide a .NET runtime to permit backwards compatibility. No recompilation necessary.

Oh, not if you've written your app in C/C++ of course, but they've been saying .NET is the future for close to a decade now.

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BT feathers ruffled over pigeon-based file transfer caper

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RFC1149

This, of course, is a variant implementation of the RFC1149 standard.

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1149

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Google to digitize world+dog with People View

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Good one

The scary thing is that I wouldn't put it past them. Today, though, I'll file it under "Well executed April Fools"

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Why you subsidize Google's Soviet-style Net

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Apples and oranges

Your YouTube streams aren't Google's bandwidth usage. You must separate the traffic Google creates for its own use (i.e. indexing bots, page and image caching, data replication), and what other net users creates by accessing Google properties (YouTube, GMail etc).

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Apple trawling networks for tablet subsidies?

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A wink is as good as a nod

Given the amount of frenzy whipped up over this, and the flutter it's caused, there's only one possible name for this device:

iLash

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Digital Dividend could cost cable TV dear

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Two LTE networks

One in Stockholm (on Ericsson kit) and one in Oslo (on Huwaei kit). Both run by the same operator though.

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MontaVista boasts 1-second Linux boot

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Why is that video so long?

2:28 for a one-second boot?

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