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New Saros Release: 10.2.26

February 26, 2010


Another month, another release of Saros, the Eclipse plugin that gives you distributed collaborative programming capabilities in the redoubtable editor. The changelog: The Saros Team is proud to announce the release of version 10.2.26.r2037. In this release we have concentrated on improving the stability of Saros and making some very important internal changes for a […]

How to Support English Libel Law Reform

February 12, 2010


Over on Richard Dawkins’s website a recent post contains the latest information from Simon Singh’s brave legal battle against medieval English libel laws ( He is currently being sued by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) for daring to suggest that the evidence is far from sufficient to back up their claims that chiropractic can cure […]

“Good morning ladies and gentlemen, this is your programmer speaking…”

February 4, 2010


I came across this photo of a modern aeroplane cockpit. It seems that increasingly pilots don’t so much fly any more, rather they operate a computer (notice the keyboard and joystick where there used to a yoke). But where there’s a computer, there’s software; where there’s software, there’s programmers, and modern aircraft have no shortage […]