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Comment: Disgusting (Score 5, Interesting) 676

by GeekHang (#33994786) Attached to: WikiLeaks Releases Cache of 400,000 Iraq War Documents
I saw one document on here which really disgusted me. The American troops had someone detained, some soldier walks in, pulls out a browning and fires 7 rounds into the detainee for no apparent reason. That soldier then gets detained for a while then he's let of. WTF, this is bullshit.

Comment: Oh well. (Score 1) 102

by GeekHang (#33987716) Attached to: Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty Black Ops Edition
Most nerds who play Call of Duty: Black Ops will be too broke to buy the jeep anyway since they spend all their money upgrading their PCs to get 1FPS more on their gameplay. Anyone else is obviously not going to bother spending their hard earned cash on a vehicle which will likely be 'out of date' when the next COD comes out. This is a giant fail.
Transportation

Heroic Engineer Crashes Own Vehicle To Save a Life 486

Posted by kdawson
from the delta-vee dept.
scottbomb sends in this feel-good story of an engineer-hero, calling it "one of the coolest stories I've read in a long time." "A manager of Boeing's F22 fighter-jet program, Innes dodged the truck, then looked back to see that the driver was slumped over the wheel. He knew a busy intersection was just ahead, and he had to act fast. Without consulting the passengers in his minivan — 'there was no time to take a vote' — Innes kicked into engineer mode. 'Basic physics: If I could get in front of him and let him hit me, the delta difference in speed would just be a few miles an hour, and we could slow down together,' Innes explained."
Businesses

Open Source-Friendly Smartphones For the Small Office? 222

Posted by timothy
from the ethics-schmethics dept.
Thunderstruck writes "I work in a small office with just two computers. Both machines run long-term-service releases of Ubuntu, with Gnome, and Evolution for scheduling, contact management and electronic mail. We plan to stick with Linux long-term. For telephone service, we're using smartphones. In order to keep everything straight, we need phones that can synchronize easily with the calendars and contact data on each owner's desktop machine. We cannot use cloud based services for this function due to ethics rules, and for security reasons. Right now, we do all of this with older Palm phones, but these are a dying breed. What options are out there right now for phones that will sync with Evolution (or another good Linux PIM suite) which do not require data to go through the cloud first?"

Comment: Great. (Score 1) 827

by GeekHang (#33972302) Attached to: Apple Announces iLife '11, FaceTime Mac, Lion, Mac App Store, MacBook Air
Now I have to spend more cash on getting OSX Lion. iWork just seems like a complete waste of money to me, iWork 09 is almost identical, only differences are that iWork 11 looks different and iMovie has a few more features. MacBook Air still sucks. Facetime for Mac is fun though! :P
Apple

Apple Announces iLife '11, FaceTime Mac, Lion, Mac App Store, MacBook Air 827

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the get-an-ilife dept.
Apple once again streamed their latest keynote where they unveiled iLife '11 (more fullscreen and Facebook in iPhoto, Audio editing and automatic trailers in iMovie, Rhythm correction and lessons in Garage Band). FaceTime for the Mac will connect video chat to phones with a Beta starting today. Next we get a preview of OS X Lion which will have an App Store and new UI bits shipping this summer. The Mac App Store will launch on Snow Leopard in 90 days. The New MacBook Air is under 3lbs, 13.3" screen, Core 2 Duo, solid state only storage. There's also an 11.6" version starting at $999 with 64gb of storage shipping today.

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