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Comment Mirror, mirror on the wall.. (Score 1) 425

Back in September 2011, Macworld UK reported that the "iPhone_4_is_the_world's_thinnest_phone,_not_the_Samsung_Galaxy_S_II".
That was because Apple obtained an adjudication_from_the_UK's_Advertising_Standards_Authority that Samsung cannot claim their Galaxy S II (thickness 8.71mm) to be the "slimmest smartphone in the world" and that the iPhone 4 (thickness 9.3mm) should have that exclusive honor as the Galaxy S II has a bulge at the camera that reaches 9.91mm !!!
So, the iPhone 4 Remained_The_Thinnest_Phone_In_The_World and kept being lauded for it..
You're not going to let such a great record be marred by a tiny protrusion now, are you? You're just looking at it wrong..
iPhones are best!.. Just ask Apple!

Comment Don't kill them-use them to vaccinate! (Score 1) 84

Why couldn't they just release the irradiated mosquitos directly into affected areas and have them act as a free vaccine distribution vector? I do appreciate that there will be issues but the final costs would be orders of magnitude lower and this approach would naturally be targeting the areas where mosquitos are most active.

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