“…i’m afraid most people would automatically do .com…”
Is the whole web going dot-com? That domain is for businesses, yet everyone seems to use it, why? Dot-com is no more legitimate than anything else. Even obviously non-profit sites have COMs (i.e. getfirefox.com, under mozilla.org). And individuals have them as well (ryanrahn.com). For individuals dot-net makes sense, or a region specific domain (.us, .ca, .de) but again, dot-com makes no sense. Sure we have an e-business explosion, but why should we steal all the commercial domains?
With all of the efforts nowadays to bring about the ‘Syndicated Web’ it is getting easier and easier to subscibe to the content you want, if only you can find it…
The major search engines list multiple pages from one site and rate things by hits, meaning that once something is at the top it tends to stay there, and multiple copies of it. This makes finding what you want next to impossible, isn’t there some way to list each site only once or something? And how about having the community rate content instead of rating based on hits? I, for one, have often clicked a link in a search engine that looked interesting and later wished I could takes the hits back from the site!
Tags: Web Syndication Search
People see Java as useful for portability, and slow because it is interpreted, but what about its other features?
Java has more power than any other language I’ve used, except C++, and C++ gives you the wonderful ability to get yourself into trouble really easy, Java has safeguards against all that. So why is practically everyone using something else? You can find APIs and groups for Java, but there seems to be so many more for other, in my opinion inferior, languages.
Tags: Programming Java
Some say the universe is expanding, others say that it is static, but I say the universe is round!
Something cannot, within the physical universe, be infinite. It must have some defined limits. Now God is infinite and could have made the physical universe infinite, and thus some believe. However why did he not then make other infite things. Others say the universe is expaning, and this also is possible. However, I think that the universe is round.
If you take a single dimension (a mathematical line or line segment) and fold it, what do you get? Well, it depends how you fold it. If you fold it into itself, it will become a ray or a shorter line segment. But how about folding onto itself? It will have to gain a dimension so that you can specify where the two parts are in relation to each other, it will have become second dimensional.
The point of this is that I am not claiming the universe is a normal three-dimensional round. I think it is either fourth or fifth dimensionally round. All this means is that we have a way of determining where all points are in absolute relation to each other, but you cannot ‘exit’ the universe and go over the edge. What would be beyond the edge? Nothing? That’s imposible. God then? I think that is silly. I find it much easier to understand what would be outside if we say there is no way to get outside. Which implies infinity or roundness. However we know there is something outside, for there are other universes (that of the angels and heaven and perhaps others). Therefor if we see the universe as round, then we can see these universes as space, inaccesible by any ordinary means. Any means that would allow us to do this would seem to us supernatural, and so it is.
As AOL kills Netscape, Firefox emerges as the new standard…
Back when Netscape started out, the purpose what to create a free browser that was smaller, faster, and generally better than IE. Not quite so, IE didn’t exist yet, the idea was to be the best, but as time went on that meant to be better than IE. Then, as they gained popularity, they began to attract the attention of AOL. AOL bought the company, phased it out, and now the people who code Netscape are the people who code the rest of the atrocious AOL interface.
Fortunately for us, Netscape started Mozilla before AOL destroyed them. Mozilla holds the ‘rights’ to the Netscape rendering engine and they immidiately built it into a browser. Firefox, the result of these efforts, is now the browser that holds to the original purpose of Netscape. To be smaller, faster, and better, and oh yes, free. As AOL destroys Netscape and turns it into something that isn’t worth looking at (and I mean looking at, the interface is the worst part), Firefox is emerging as the browser. Holding true to the standards-compatability that Netscape practically started (being based on the original Mosaic browser, they almost invented the graphical web) Firefox, for all real purposes, is Netscape, and Netscape is no more. Firefox is what Netscape was, and Netscape is just another AOL product.
Tags: Web Browsers