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Here’s every total solar eclipse happening in your lifetime
Excellent infographic (sadly, none in Ireland for the rest of my lifetime)
eclipse  space  maps  science  infographic  solar-eclipse  sun 
10 weeks ago by jm
In Oracle v. Google, a Nerd Subculture Is on Trial
“The G part stands for GNU?” Alsup asked in disbelief.
“Yes,” said Schwartz on the stand.
“That doesn’t make any sense,” said the 71-year-old Clinton appointee.
law  gnu  gpl  licensing  java  oracle  sun  apis  ip 
may 2016 by jm
Sweden Solar System
the world's largest permanent scale model of the Solar System. The Sun is represented by the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, the largest hemispherical building in the world. The inner planets can also be found in Stockholm but the outer planets are situated northward in other cities along the Baltic Sea. The system was started by Nils Brenning and Gösta Gahm and is on the scale of 1:20 million.


(via JK)
scale  models  solar-system  astronomy  sun  sweden  science  cool  via:jk 
august 2014 by jm
why James Gosling left Oracle
1. made him take an effective pay cut; 2. removed decision authority on Java; 3. he felt Oracle was "ethically challenged". also: 'he felt the hand of Larry Ellison in nearly all the decisions affecting Java'; “He’s the kind of person that just gives me the creeps,” he said. “All of the senior people at Sun got screwed compensation-wise. Their job titles may have been the same, but their ability to decide anything was just gone.” he doesn't pull any punches. oh dear, this is all adding up...
java  oracle  opensource  sun  james-gosling  larry-ellison  gossip  from delicious
september 2010 by jm

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