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Weak, soft and not strong references in image

Weak and Soft References in Java

Java's weak and soft references have their place alongside strong references. Learn about these often overlooked tools for improving memory utilization in Java.

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Apple
mb/This sad developer monkey is still wondering why no one is downloading his app.
Analyst firm confirms sun rises and issues press release

Marketing is Key to Apple App Store Success

Apple refuses to make it rain profit for developers that do nothing.

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Programming
Make your website zoom and resolution independent with SVG image sprites.

Improved Image Sprites with SVG

SVG is a vector graphics format built for the web. What you might not know is that it is a drop-in replacement anywhere you can use a regular image.

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Programming
Make your website zoom with image sprites.

Faster Websites with Image Sprites

An image sprite is the combination of two or more images into a single image. I'll show you why to use them and how to make them.

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Science
Does the universe have a point?

Does the Universe Have a Purpose?

Neil deGrasse Tyson responds to the thought provoking question of "Does the Universe Have a Purpose?"

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Programming

SVG Online Editors

As I was updating the SVG Tutorial, I came across two web-based SVG editors: SVG-edit and Method Draw.

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Science
mb/The bulging capacitors in the middle are a common electronics problem.
Bad Capacitor; No cookie

How to Find Bad Capacitors in a TV

Has your TV stopped turning on? Does it cycle and click like mine did for multiple times before finally turning on? You have likely got bad capacitors.

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