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Comment Re:Only bad tech is the linked page. (Score 1) 599 599

I tried reading the article, the screwed up page with all it's toolbars, ads and such kept refreshing after a few seconds and jumping to the top of the page. I was interested enough to go to the printer-friendly link an be able to finish the article.

"Readability" is your friend.

No, really. It's one of my favorite and useful toolbar application. It uses a JavaScript program to reformat the page you're viewing, trimming out all the trash.


Comment Offline maps. (Score 1) 599 599

Some can do that. The Motion-X GPS app for the iPhone, for example, will allow you to store maps in your phone, so you can still navigate in areas without cellular data service.

But if you RTFA, the problem isn't online vs offline access to maps. It's that the maps are inaccurate.

Comment Re:Solve the fucking problem: (Score 2, Insightful) 647 647

You think the terrorists wouldn't be happy just to blow the plane up? They're willing to suicide bomb a market place and kill maybe a dozen people. Making a plane with over a hundred people go ka-boom would be a fine terrorist outcome, even if it were over the middle of Kansas.

Comment not invasive enough (Score 1) 647 647

At the risk of giving anyone ideas, how would these pat downs and skin level x-rays stop a bomber who has swallowed his bomb? He's presumably a suicide anyway, so why wouldn't he/she? And when the TSA thinks about this, do we get full CAT scans and invasive body cavity searches next?

Comment Put that in your iPad (Score 2, Funny) 292 292

From TFA:

IBM also previously claimed the title of fastest microprocessor with the POWER6 chip, which ran at speeds of up to 4.6 to 4.7 GHz, and its own z10, a 2008 chip which ran at speeds of up to 4.4 GHz.

I seem to recall that one of the official reasons Apple gave for the switch from Power to Intel was that IBM couldn't/wouldn't deliver a fast enough processor.

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