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Comment: Stories like this make me glad I live here (Score 1) 273

by BC_R3 (#34272772) Attached to: A Single Re-Tweet Lands Chinese Woman in Labor Camp
Living in a free country you forget that things like this can happen. While it is true that if an American did what she did, they would be penalized. It is also good to know that the penalty should meet the crime and you would not be sent to labour camp. It's amazing and scary that a company that corrupt still is on the verge of becoming a global power house.

An Astronaut's View of Space Station Tech 115

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the i-can-see-my-house-from-here dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Here's a chat with a NASA astronaut about how they fix system outages on board the International Space Station, what kind of computing tech they use on board, and how he would like to see the iPad used on the ISS." He talks about using 5 year old laptops because they had been tested to handle the stresses of space travel, as well as the importance of being able to read emails and send pictures to family while aboard a space station for months at a time.

Comment: Re:Can't read article. (Score 0) 231

by BC_R3 (#34268846) Attached to: Cellphone Carriers Try To Control Signal Boosters Cell service providers are opposed to these because they don't have control over them. Because they are no made by the service providers, cell companies can't make money off of them but are still liable for the security risks they create.

If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders. -- Hal Abelson