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4:05 PM ET, May 20, 2006

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Gilad Bracha / Computational Theology:
Will Continuations continue?  —  I spoke about dynamic language support and JSR292 at JavaOne today.  I was quite disappointed that no one asked about continuations.  —  There are a variety of reasons why we haven't implemented continuations in the JVM.  High on the list …
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Continuations and GUIs  —  · Gilad Bracha asks Will Continuations Continue? in an excellent essay about whether the JVM needs continuations.  Personally I have never found them idiomatic so I have no quarrel with Gilad's reluctance, but I entirely disagree with the line of argument he uses to back it up.
kottke.org:
Marriage proposal at the new 5th Avenue Apple Store  —  Apple opened a new retail store last night on 5th Avenue here in New York City.  Since 5pm yesterday evening, they've had a camera trained on the store to capture the first 24 hours of the festivities and are displaying the results in a time-lapse movie on the store's site.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The vPod.tv Play  —  Rodrigo Sepulveda Schulz, a fellow blogger and broadband fanatic, is either a very brave man or has a plan.  He has started vPod.tv, a new online video company based in France, along with his cofounder Ivan Communod.  After bootstrapping it for nearly eight months …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Europe Shows Its Stuff: Innovate 2006  —  Dozens of (mostly) European companies showcased their new consumer web applications at Innovate 2006 in Zaragoza, Spain this week.  As usual with conferences like these, the companies were young, rough and hungry.  And I see a lot of potential with at least a few of them.
net-security.org:
"Pay Per Click" fraud botnet discovered  —  PandaLabs has detected a network of computers infected with the bot Clickbot.A, which is being used to defraud 'pay per click' systems, registering clicks automatically and providing lucrative returns for the creators.
Tris Hussey / A View from the Isle:
Is the blogosphere ready for more aggressive monetization of blogs?  —  One of the major points of discussion at my recent Blogging 101 workshop was paying bloggers, directly, for promotional space on their blogs.  Whether it is an outright sponsorship (this blog, for example is sponsored by Blogware/Tucows) …
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Robert Block / Wall Street Journal:
Requests for Corporate Data Multiply  —  Businesses Juggle Law-Enforcement Demands  —  For Information About Customers, Suppliers  —  WASHINGTON — Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, law enforcement efforts to secure corporate information about clients and suppliers have reached …
Jeffrey Silva / RCR Wireless News:
FCC to delay AWS auction until August  —  WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission abruptly delayed the advanced wireless services auction until Aug. 9, saying applicants needed more time to prepare for the government's sale of 1,122 wireless licenses.
Dennis Hissink / Lets Go Digital:
Rollei da6324  —  Rollei da6324 : Rollei introduces a new compact digital camera, the Rollei da6324.  This new compact digital camera features a 6.36 Megapixels 1/2.5 inch CCD image sensor, 2.4 inch TFT color monitor, 3x optical zoom lens and 4x digital zoom.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
BBC:
US government restricts China PCs  —  The US State Department says the 16,000 computers it bought from a Chinese firm with links to the Beijing government will not be used for classified work.  —  Assistant Secretary of State Richard Griffin said the department would also alter …
Stepto / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Reports of a new vulnerability in Microsoft Word  —  Hi everyone, Stephen Toulouse here.  We've been made aware of a new vulnerability in Microsoft Word XP and Word 2003.  Customers using the Word viewer to view documents are not impacted.  Yesterday we recieved a report that a customer …
Mike / Techdirt:
Unintended Consequences Meet Patent Law Reforms  —  from the making-the-system-worse dept  —  For all the talk about patent reform these days, it's unfortunate that every time we see reform proposals, it looks like they'll make the system worse.  The latest proposal is winning lots of applause …
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
PSA: read your MacBook user manual  —  Given all the recent MacBook Pro drama of late, what with overheating issues and all, it might be a good idea to peruse your MacBook/MacBookPro owner's manual one of these days to make sure you've covered the basics, even if most of Apple's care recommendations are obvious these days.
Discussion: Digital Inspiration and WNN
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Good usability is like "water flowing downhill"  —  "I prefer reactions in which the fabric of the organization is changed so that it's easier for people to do the "right" thing.  Like water flowing downhill."  Silkandspinach's Kevin Rutherford said that in a comment to David HH's post …
Discussion: disambiguity
Your mail is here, come and get it!:
Kinks with M6  —  You may have noticed that some of the new features in Windows Live Mail Beta have gone missing!  Well, you're right.  We hit a couple of bumps with M6, our most recent release, but we're working hard (and very late on a Friday) to bring back the great new features.
Discussion: LiveSide and The Insider
ansa.it:
ITALIAN ROBOT DOES HEART SURGERY  —  World first for technology now able to work by itself  —  (ANSA) - Rome, May 18 - A robot surgeon has for the first time carried out a long-distance heart operation completely by itself .  —  The 50-minute surgery, which took place in a Milanese hospital …
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Evan Blass / Engadget:   Robot surgeon performs world's first unassisted operation
Business Week:
Meet The Hackers  —  Cybercrooks are stealing billions.  An inside look at law enforcement's biggest targets  —  Dimitry Ivanovich Golubov doesn't look like an arch criminal.  A baby-faced 22-year-old Ukrainian, he is described by his lawyer as an unassuming part-time student at Mechnikov University in Odessa.
 
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