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unitone said:

Webmasters are now able to translate content into nine new languages using Google translator toolkit: Afrikaans, Belarusian, Icelandic, Irish, Macedonian, Malay, Swahili, Welsh, and Yiddish http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2009/08/51-languages-in-google-translate.html

unitone said:

Is Bing copying Google? Google's Bing sting operation results http://searchengineland.com/google-bing-is-cheating-copying-our-search-results-62914

unitone said:

jQuery 1.5 was released, with a complete rewrite of the Ajax module. Most notable changes are performance, stability, and feature improvements to $.ajax and the new jqXHR object http://blog.jquery.com/2011/01/31/jquery-15-released/

unitone said:

Java hangs when converting the decimal number 2.2250738585072012e-308 to double-precision binary floating-point. Java Runtime and Compiler can be sent into an infinite loop, similar to the PHP bug #53632 http://www.exploringbinary.com/java-hangs-when-converting-2-2250738585072012e-308/

unitone said:

Full analysis and response report on the SourceForge.net attack http://sourceforge.net/blog/sourceforge-attack-full-report/

unitone said:

SQL Performance Explained - a free SQL tuning e-book for developers http://sql-performance-explained.com/

unitone said:

Google search algorithm change launched. The changes made to the Google search algorithm for dealing with search engine spam allows sites with original content to rank higher than sites with scraped or copied content. http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/algorithm-change-launched/

unitone said:

Google search is getting better, despite some articles claiming the opposite. Google's getting tough on webspam, hacked websites used for spam, and content farms. Google ads still don't affect a site's rankings in Google's search results. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/google-search-and-search-engine-spam.html

unitone said:

Silk - an experiment in generative art. http://weavesilk.com/

unitone said:

Things Real People Don't Say About HTML5 http://trpdsah5.tumblr.com/

unitone said:

Their War. Our Browser. HTML5 vs. HTML4 https://s3.amazonaws.com/html4decepticon/html-war.jpg

unitone said:

"You essentially have to treat browsers as a bunch of somewhat sleazy politicians: you don't act based on what they tell you, you act based on what you see them actually doing." http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-xml/2011Jan/0231.html

unitone said:

What's New in HTML5 - According to the W3C Icons http://i.imgur.com/3BVHa.png