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Super Laser at the National Ignition Facility

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Torvalds pans Apple with 'utter crap' putdown - Technology - smh.com.au

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Torvalds pans Apple with 'utter crap' putdown - Technology - smh.com.au:
"Torvalds was in Melbourne last week for the linux.conf.au conference and was invited to pass judgement on OS X versus Windows Vista in a wide-ranging interview.

'I don't think they're equally flawed - I think Leopard is a much better system,' he said. '(But) OS X in some ways is actually worse than Windows to program for. Their file system is complete and utter crap, which is scary.'"

XForms - MDC

From the Mozilla Development Center, tools such as validators and debuggers:
XForms - MDC

Mozilla Firefox 2

Having trouble with Firefox 3.x? Me too. (It doesn't support XForms, among other things.)

You can download prior versions here: Mozilla Firefox 2

XForms

The main goal of XForms is to make web forms design easier, allowing the developer to write less client-side scripting (or none at all), and less server-side code thanks to a feature-rich declarative approach. Benefits of XForms include: Clear separation between data captured and presentation (separation of concerns)Flexible, structured XML-based data model: define your data model as an XML document, then create forms accessing the dataBuilt-in facilities for validation and data integrity based on XML Schema and/or assertionsDeclarative approach requiring less / no scripting at all, in particular thanks to declarative events and actionsEase of internationalizationSupport for a variety of devicesW3C standardNot tied to a particular platform or language such as Java or .NETThe key is to understand that you can't directly add data to an element the way you would with a plain HTML page. Instead, you need to put the information into the instance and then manipulate the XPath stateme…

Face of the Future

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Face of the Future: "Face of the Future Home"

Cool and fun.


A number of actors
morphed together

TED: Ideas worth spreading

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Inspired talks by the world's greatest thinkers and doersTED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.

KallOut - Where Search Begins

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Can you say AJAX to the Max?
It's not just a browser plug-in.
What it is you have to experience to understand.
Good news; it's free :)

KallOut(TM) opens video, content, definitions, searches - everything - in dialog balloons, just like you have imagined the Web could be.
At this rate, we will have flying cars in no time.

The Hyperwords Company

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Hyperwords

This is the coolest thing yet for the Web - it narrows the gap between curiosity and knowledge.