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Comment: Re:Bookmarks ? Do these still exist ? (Score 1) 171

by 9re9 (#42936397) Attached to: I organize my browser bookmarks ...
That's only useful if you want to navigate to a site's homepage. What if you need to navigate to a specific page on a site? Actually, bookmarking the deep link in Chrome allows you to navigate there simply by typing the URL in the address bar. So while you're correct that Chrome makes things easier, it still requires you to bookmark pages you frequently access.

Comment: Re:Judge is walking a thin line over a slippery sl (Score 1) 140

by 9re9 (#40413255) Attached to: Judge Suggests Apple, Motorola Should Play Nice
The judge hasn't dismissed any case. He denied Apple's motion for a preliminary injunction on the ground that an injunction would not serve the public interest. In order to establish entitlement to a preliminary injunction, the party making the motion (in this case Apple) must prove (1) that it is likely to succeed on the merits, (2) that it is likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of the injunction, (3) that the balance of equities tips in its favor, and (4) that an injunction is in the public interest. Since the judge found that an injunction would not be in the public interest, and that Motorola was likely to suffer irreparable harm, the motion was denied.

Comment: Re:Carbonated? (Score 1) 1141

by 9re9 (#40169105) Attached to: Soda Ban May Hit the Big Apple
You realize the mayor of New York City is Michael Bloomberg, right? From the wiki:

In March 2009, Forbes reported Bloomberg's wealth at $16 billion, a gain of $4.5 billion over the previous year, enjoying the world's biggest increase in wealth in 2009.[21] At that time, there were only four fortunes in the U.S. that were larger (although the Wal-Mart family fortune is split among four people). He moved from 142nd to 17th in the Forbes list of the world's billionaires in only two years (March 2007 – March 2009).[22][23] In March 2011, his total wealth had increased to $19.5 billion, ranking 12th in the Forbes 400 and 30th in the world.[3] As of 2012, Forbes ranks his fortune at $22 billion

Google

+ - Google Solve for X website, video go live->

Submitted by alphadogg
alphadogg (971356) writes "Google on Monday released a website http://www.wesolveforx.com/ and video regarding its Solve for X project, which the company says is "a place where the curious can go to hear and discuss radical technology ideas for solving global problems." It's got a TED-like think tank feel to it, but possibly with oodles of Google resources behind it. It appears related to Google's up-to-now largely secretive Google X research lab that the New York Times recently shed some light on."
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+ - Cyber Intifada?->

Submitted by 9re9
9re9 (803270) writes "The NY Times describes what may be the beginning of an actual cyberwar between a pro-Palestinian group and Israeli companies, specifically El Al and the Tel Aviv stock exchange. From the article:

A hacker identifying himself as oxOmar, already notorious for posting the details of more than 20,000 Israeli credit cards, sent an overnight warning to Israel’s Ynet news outlet that a group of pro-Palestinian cyberattackers called Nightmare planned to bring down the sites in the morning.

Though the article is skimpy on technical details, the group appears to have engaged merely in a DDOS attack. Hamas praised the attack as opening a "a new resistance front against Israel." Is this the first acknowledged cyberwar?"
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Comment: Re:Wow... (Score 1) 473

by 9re9 (#37833028) Attached to: Earth Officially Home To 7 Billion Humans
That is only if you use the low estimate, which the UN is no longer advocating. They now advocate using a middle estimate which provides:

The medium-variant projection for 2050 is more certain than for 2100 because people who will be 40 years and older in 2050 are already born. According to the medium variant, it will take 13 years to add the eighth billion, 18 years to add the ninth billion and 40 years to reach the tenth billion. According to the high variant, an additional billion would be added every 10 or 11 years for the rest of this century.

Original source here: http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/Other-Information/Press_Release_WPP2010.pdf More data here: http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/P-WPP/htm/PWPP_Total-Population.htm

Idle

Physicists Discover Universal "Wet-Dog Shake" Rule 97

Posted by samzenpus
from the thank-you-science dept.
Dog owners can sleep easy tonight because physicists have discovered how rapidly a wet dog should oscillate its body to dry its fur. Presumably, dogs already know. From the article: "Today we have an answer thanks to the pioneering work of Andrew Dickerson at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and a few buddies. But more than that, their work generates an interesting new conundrum about the nature of shaken fur dynamics. Dickerson and co filmed a number of dogs shaking their fur and used the images to measure the period of oscillation of the dogs' skin. For a labrador retriever, this turns out to be 4.3 Hz."

"When the going gets tough, the tough get empirical." -- Jon Carroll

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