from the more-guns-less-crime dept.
cremeglace writes "Have you ever noticed that the first cowboy to draw his gun in a Hollywood Western is invariably the one to get shot? Nobel-winning physicist Niels Bohr did, once arranging mock duels to test the validity of this cinematic curiosity. Researchers have now confirmed that people indeed move faster if they are reacting, rather than acting first."
ConfrontationalGrayh writes: What is a reasonable amount of time for a laptop warranty repair to be completed? I have a 6 month old laptop that has been at the manufacturer's repair center for 3 months, and I''m told that it'll be another month before the needed part even arrives. This is the third time that I've gotten the exact same story about the part arriving a month from now. When I questioned the manager at the manufacturer I was told that there are no guarantees as to when the laptop will be repaired. I also asked for a replacement and was denied. Can the warranty repair center just hold my laptop indefinitely? Link to Original Source
PatPending writes: The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), a Department of Justice program, is now live despite five states not yet participating. Does this mean the end is near for Carfax and other private reporting services? Link to Original Source
Calgacus writes: Apparently legitmate, fully functioning Windows 7 Ultimate activation keys being sold on eBay for $10, giving a saving of c$350. MS apparently not that worried. Link to Original Source