Thursday, August 23, 2012 - PE/PDF/HTML/JAR(CLASS+ZIP)/PY file - corkami - a PE/PDF/HTML/JAR(CLASS+ZIP)/PY file - reverse engineering experiments and documentations - Google Project Hosting:

"CorkaMIX.exe is simultaneously a valid:
* Windows Portable Executable binary
* Adobe Reader PDF document
* Oracle Java JAR (a CLASS inside a ZIP)/Python script
* HTML page"

It serves no purpose, except proving that files format not starting at offset 0 are a bad idea.

Many files (known as polyglot) already combines various langages in one file, however it's most of the time at source level, not binary level.

Amazon Cloud Drive

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Another 5 GB free online storage...

but apparently no API, and no direct access to data - only by tools provided by Amazon.

That is very different than Google and Microsoft "Drive", that both have modern RESTful web APIs...

Slow Installing .Net 3.5 on Windows 8

Why is installing .Net 3.5 SP1 so slow? - Super User:

Final Windows 8 is finally available, and it comes without "old" versions of .NET framework.
There is only .NET 4.5 pre-installed, and it "backward compatible" with .NET 4.0.
But there is many programs that are written in .NET 3.5, 3.0 or 2.0 that is not pre-installed.
And installing .NET 3.5/2.0 is super-slow on Windows 8. It could be 10 minutes on "normal" PC.

Windows 7 had .NET 3.5 pre-installed, that is "backward compatible with .NET 3.0 and 2.0.
.NET 4.0 that came latter had to be installed, and there are MANY (security) updates.
All in all, Windows in not quite .NET friendly. And that is main development platform for Windows.

Maybe recent improvements in C++ and JavaScript, along with their integration to WinRT,
will make a better alternative...