Another week, another great mind has left. John McCarthy, the inventor of the LISP programming language, and the expert who coined the term artificial intelligence in 1955, has passed away yesterday. His web site is still online. Besides the C programming language, LISP (and its other variance Scheme) and Prolog were the languages we used [...]
Archive for October 2011
Dennis Ritchie, the inventor of the C programming language, and a central figure in the development of Unix operating system, is reported to have died at his home, for an unspecified illness. The book he co-authored, The C Programming Language, is probably the only book that’s on the desk of every programmer worldwide. For all [...]
As an update to the previous post, now California’s governor is vetoing legislation requiring police to obtain a court warrant to search the mobile phones of suspects at the time of any arrest. Read the story here. What happens to the Bill of Rights?
Police can now search your phone without warrant, at least in Florida and Georgia, and now in California as well. Read the story here, and the commentary by UCSD law professor Shaun Martin. Another reason to install Renzhi Safe on your Android device, and have your personal information locked in an encrypted safe. I know, [...]