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[OT] Adobe Releases C/C++ To Flash Compiler

Jimmy O'Regan [joregan at gmail.com]

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 12:46:38 +0000


Well, it's available for Linux, too, so it's not that off topic. But I think the comments on the story are the best part:

>>>> On the off-chance that someone from Adobe reads this:
>>>> I've been interested in this idea since the presentation at the LLVM dev meeting. I'd be interested 
>>>> in extending clang to use the native ActionScript object model for Objective-C objects, and adding a
>>>> GNUstep back end to use the native flash drawing primitives so that we can easily port Cocoa apps to
>>>> run in a browser.
>>>> [snip]
>>> And I'd like a pony.
>> Why does everybody as[k] for a pony, but not a stable to keep it in, or food to keep it alive?
>> Does Pony meat taste that good?
> Because when it's a pony from Adobe you know that it will soon crash and die, and it wouldn't know what stable is anyway.

Wanted: Bug Finder Program

Faber J. Fedor [faber at linuxnj.com]

Wed, 26 Nov 2008 23:22:10 -0500

A post to GetAcoder about an interesting program:


Be sure to read the bids, especially KurtG's and GeorgeCantor's. :-)

Faber Fedor
Linux New Jersey, Inc.

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The peril of autoresponders in foreign languages

Rick Moen [rick at linuxmafia.com]

Sun, 2 Nov 2008 00:06:38 -0700

Jimmy, weren't you saying something about studying Welsh? Try this one on for size.

----- Forwarded message from Deirdre Saoirse Moen <deirdre@deirdre.net> -----

From: Deirdre Saoirse Moen <deirdre@deirdre.net>
To: Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 23:59:45 -0700
Cc: Karsten Self <karsten@linuxmafia.com>
X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.929.2)
Subject: The peril of autoresponders in foreign languages
_Deirdre                                             http://deirdre.net

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If programming languages were Christmas carols.

Jimmy O'Regan [joregan at gmail.com]

Sat, 22 Nov 2008 11:33:55 +0000


Latest in biometrics...

Jimmy O'Regan [joregan at gmail.com]

Wed, 12 Nov 2008 09:04:13 +0000

http://idle.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/11/11/2223205&from=rss Identifying People By Odor As Effective As Fingerprinting

'A study has found that everybody has a unique body odor, like their fingerprints, that could be used as an unique identifier. The study showed that a persons unique odor stayed the same even if they varied their diet with strong smelling foods such as garlic and spices. "These findings indicate that biologically-based odorprints, like fingerprints, could be a reliable way to identify individuals," said Monell chemist Jae Kwak. I would have thought that hundreds of years of dogs tracking people would have proved this, but it's nice to know that science has figured it out officially now.'

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Mike Orr [sluggoster at gmail.com]

Mon, 3 Nov 2008 20:57:32 -0800

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Milha Ibrahim <ibrahimmilha101@cox.net>
Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 5:01 PM
Subject: Read

I am Mr. Ibrahim Milha , A Bahrain national I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer .I have 12,000,000,00 that I will want you and dispatch to charity organizations. And get 20% of this sum reply. Regards, Mr. Ibrahim Milha

---- End forward

First of all, it's pretty cheeky of you to send a message with "Subject: Read". You are not a guru whose wisdom is self-evident, and I'm not a child you can order around.

Second, you have 12 million whats? Cancer patients in need of charity care? I'm flattered that you want me, but did you say you want to dispatch me to a charity organization? And what is a "sum reply" of which I get 20%? Is it like Turkish Delight?

Mike Orr <sluggoster@gmail.com>


Mike Orr [sluggoster at gmail.com]

Thu, 6 Nov 2008 22:25:07 -0800

"[The word 'gazette'] has its real roots in Italian, possibly in gazzetta, 'little magpie': the sixteenth-century Venetian news-sheets were eclectic collections of information for an audience of chatterers."

-Henry Hitchings, "The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English", page 50, (c) 2008; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; New York

Mike Orr <sluggoster@gmail.com>

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Published in Issue 157 of Linux Gazette, December 2008