Tag: James

13
Oct
2020
Posted in internet

Dominic West Releases Note Following Lily James Photos

The Affair star Dominic West and his wife Catherine FitzGerald released a handwritten statement to reporters saying that they were “very much still together” after photos of West kissing actress Lily James emerged online.

The initial photos of West and James, who are set to costar in the BBC miniseries The Pursuit of Love, were taken in Rome, where the two explored the city and had lunch with their manager Angharad Wood. According to E! News, the two appeared to engage in PDA throughout the day and photographs captured West kissing James’ neck.

But on Tuesday, West and FitzGerald stood outside of their home and posed for photos after they handed reporters a handwritten note.

“Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together. Thank you,” the note read, which West and FitzGerald both signed.

It’s a celebrity gossip story that feels like it’s fresh out of 2005, the kind that links several otherwise random rich and famous people together by random circumstance and a potential affair. FitzGerald is descended from an Irish royal dynasty. Just a few months ago, James was spotted in London with Chris Evans. And West’s turn on The Affair, which explored how extramarital affairs affected those involved, is somewhat on the nose.

On one hand, while the photos of West and James that emerged online went viral, you could argue that the ultimate reach wasn’t very wide. James trended more than West on Twitter, thanks in part to people slut-shaming her for having an

29
Sep
2020
Posted in programming

Programming languages: Java founder James Gosling reveals more on Java and Android

James Gosling, the father of Java, one of the world’s most widely used programming languages, has talked with research scientist Lex Fridman about Java’s origins and his motivations for creating a language that would be used on tens of billions of devices and become central to the development of Android at Google. 

Gosling designed Java 25 years ago while at Sun Microsystems. In 2009, Java would be one of the key reasons Oracle acquired Sun. According to Oracle, today there are 51 billion active Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) deployed globally. 

But long before Oracle’s acquisition of Sun, Gosling said he and a team at Sun “kind of worried that there was stuff going on in the universe of computing that the computing industry was missing out on” – what would become today’s Internet of Things.

“It was all about what was happening in terms of computing hardware, processors and networking that was outside the computing industry,” he said. 

“That was everything from the early glimmers of cell phones that were happening then to – you look at elevators and locomotives and process-control systems in factories and all kinds of audio and video equipment.  

“They all had processors in them they were all doing stuff with them and it felt like there was something going on there that we needed to understand.” 

At that stage C and C++ “absolutely owned the universe” and everything was being written in those languages. 

Gosling says his team went on several “epic road trips” around 1990 to visit Toshiba, Sharp, Mitsubishi and Sony in Japan, Samsung and several other South Korean companies, and went “all over Europe” to visit the likes of Philips, Siemens and Thomson. 

“One of the things that leapt out was that they were doing all the usual computer things that people