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Comment Mostly paperless in my world (Score 1) 511

In my office, there are about a hundred employees and we rely on three printers which mostly sit idle. As a software development company, most of the things we are working on are digital to start with. I routinely go months without handling a piece of paper at work.

At home, there are still one or two things that come as paper mail, usually financial in nature. That gets scanned and shredded unless I'm required to keep it by law - tax documents for example. I have a three or four inch thick stack of legal and financial papers in my safe and that's all the paper in my life.

The paperless office is rare, perhaps, but quite possible.


Dad Delivers Baby Using Wiki 249

sonamchauhan writes "A Londoner helped his wife deliver their baby by Googling 'how to deliver a baby' on his mobile phone. From the article: 'Today proud Mr Smith said: "The midwife had checked Emma earlier in the day but contractions started up again at about 8pm so we called the midwife to come back. But then everything happened so quickly I realized Emma was going to give birth. I wasn't sure what I was going to do so I just looked up the instructions on the internet using my BlackBerry."'"

Jetman Attempts Intercontinental Flight 140

Last year we ran the story of Yves Rossy and his DIY jetwings. Yves spent $190,000 and countless hours building a set of jet-powered wings which he used to cross the English Channel. Rossy's next goal is to cross the Strait of Gibraltar, from Tangier in Morocco and Tarifa on the southwestern tip of Spain. From the article: "Using a four-cylinder jet pack and carbon fibre wings spanning over 8ft, he will jump out of a plane at 6,500 ft and cruise at 130 mph until he reaches the Spanish coast, when he will parachute to earth." Update 18:57 GMT: mytrip writes: "Yves Rossy took off from Tangiers but five minutes into an expected 15-minute flight he was obliged to ditch into the wind-swept waters."

Submission + - Columbian Computer Maker Builds Dual-Atom Netbook (infoworld.com)

snydeq writes: Colombian computer maker Haleron has designed a netbook that combines Atom processors in an effort to provide the performance of a standard laptop at a price more affordable to Latin Americans. The Swordfish Net N102 includes two Atom N270 processors running at 1.6GHz. Haleron worked for six months to modify Intel's 945 chipset to run the two processors. The processors divide the workload, much like a dual-core processor does, the company said. The netbook, which begs the question, when does a netbook stop being a netbook, comes with Windows XP Home Edition. 'We found that it works best on the Windows XP operating system. Both Windows Vista and the new Windows 7 performed below Windows XP in the load sharing department,' the company said.

Submission + - What's Keeping You On Windows in 2009? 1

saintlupus writes: This article, posted in 2002, asked what was keeping users on Windows computers. Obviously, a lot has changed in the last seven years — both Linux and Mac OS X have made great strides, as has Windows. So, if you're still on a Windows-based computer: why?

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