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Comment Re:Wrong (Score 1) 333

except it wasn't a firing email, it was the normal "As you're leaving us today, remember to hand in your company property, don't tell others about our secret stuff and good luck with the future" kind of admin email for someone who was leaving of their own choice - it just got sent to the entire company making it look like a firing when it was just a normal "dude, you're leaving, here's a final checklist" email

Comment Re:Innovation in a country with socialized medicin (Score 4, Insightful) 64

because socialised medicine actually works?. We;ve been doing it for decades in the UK. OK it's not perfect, sometimes you have to wait a while for non-urgent procedures but we're always guaranteed no matter what our social/economic standing, and the drug companies are not in cahoots with the insurance guys and hospitals to inflate the price of everything, so we don't have to pay $100 for a $0.10 pill.


Submission + - Cities may get smart with their own OS (

CProgrammer98 writes: BBC news reports that cities may soon get their own OS. The Urban OS works just like a PC operating system but keeps buildings, traffic and services running smoothly.

The software takes in data from sensors dotted around the city to keep an eye on what is happening.

In the event of a fire the Urban OS might manage traffic lights so fire trucks can reach the blaze swiftly.

Comment Re:More Apple-specific connectors? (Score 1) 369

No YOU didn't read the article. Again I Quote FTA:

" CURRENT JACKS WILL FIT THE NEW PORT DESIGN but since the port is cut in half and exposed to one side of the device shell, a traditional connector would simply drop out: Apple proposes a magnetic interface that would keep a thin audio connector in place"

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