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Comment: Not yet (Score 2) 189

by 03Cobra (#42972343) Attached to: Troll Complaint Dismissed; Subscriber Not Necessarily Infringer
The pdf states that only claim 3 (negligence to secure ones internet connect) was dismissed. Claims 1 and 2 were deferred back to the plaintiff to provide more evidence to provide the claim that the defendant commited infringment and willingly redistributed copyrighted material. They plaintiffs have 20 days from the ruling to provide thsi evidence.

+ - Google's Marissa Mayer becomes Yahoo CEO->

Submitted by D H NG
D H NG (779318) writes "Marissa Mayer, Google's employee #20 and Vice President of Local, was appointed CEO of Yahoo. She was Google's public face for years, famously being responsible for the look and feel of Google’s most popular products: the famously unadorned white search homepage, Gmail, Google News and Google Images. Mayer resigned from Google Monday afternoon and will begin her new job on Tuesday."
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+ - Tim Cook's Windows 8 zinger hit its mark, says what we're all thinking->

Submitted by colinneagle
colinneagle (2544914) writes "Steve Jobs was a master of one-liners. Like everything else Jobs did, his zingers were simple yet effective, done with just a few words but often devastating.

As it turns out, Tim Cook has a knack for this as well. Surprising, given no one ever thought he had Jobs' charisma. During the earnings call to discuss the results of the March quarter (outstanding as always), he was asked about Microsoft's decision to make one OS for PC and tablet.

It was a long-winded answer, but fortunately, he made his best point early.

"The problem is that products are about trade-offs, and you begin to make trade-offs to the point where what you have left at the end of the day doesn't please anyone. You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user," said Cook.

He's almost totally correct. I don't think Windows 8 will be a stinker for tablets. In fact, it could be quite nice, given it bears such a strong resemblance to Windows Phone 7 and the fact that Windows Phone 7 users tend to like it, including me.

But as a desktop OS, my mind remains unchanged. This is a bad idea and the joke name "Vista 8" is looking more appropriate. Not that it will be a poorly designed and architected OS like Vista was, but it will be one that the public thoroughly rejects."

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Study Finds the Perfect Ratio of Attractiveness 176

Posted by samzenpus
from the hey-there-big-arms dept.
Gksksla writes "Scientists in Australia and Hong Kong have conducted a comprehensive study to discover how different body measurements correspond with ratings of female attractiveness. The study, published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, found that across cultural divides young, tall and long armed women were considered the most attractive."
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Fine-Structure Constant Maybe Not So Constant 105

Posted by samzenpus
from the variety-is-the-spice-of-life dept.
Kilrah_il writes "The fine-structure constant, a coupling constant characterizing the strength of the electromagnetic interaction, has been measured lately by scientists from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and has been found to change slightly in light sent from quasars in galaxies as far back as 12 billion years ago. Although the results look promising, caution is advised: 'This would be sensational if it were real, but I'm still not completely convinced that it's not simply systematic errors' in the data, comments cosmologist Max Tegmark of MIT. Craig Hogan of the University of Chicago and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill., acknowledges that 'it's a competent team and a thorough analysis.' But because the work has such profound implications for physics and requires such a high level of precision measurements, 'it needs more proof before we'll believe it.'"

Comment: Re:Update Rollups every 6 months please! (Score 2, Informative) 323

by 03Cobra (#23155466) Attached to: Windows XP SP3 Released To Manufacturing
You've been wasting a lot of time. Microsoft has their own product for managing their own images. It's called Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). You can use it to deploy/update XP, Vista, 2003 Server, and Server 08. It stores the files in a .wim format. It's pretty neat, as it uses a write once type database so you can have multiple images in 1 wim to save on space.

At work we use a single image to manage over 200 different computer models that can be deployed in a myriad of ways such as LiteTouch methodology which you can use either Microsoft s Deployment Server to push via PXE boot or just the good old fashion thumb drive. Or you can use the ZeroTouch methodology and use SMS to update/deploy systems without any interaction (Good for kiosk type systems).

In a nutshell, MDT takes all the best practices for deployment (Litetouch, ZeroTouch, Automatic driver injection, user state migration, etc.) and rolls it into one application.

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