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Comment Re:It would be interesting to know the spread. (Score 4, Informative) 274

I expect that the "hoarding money" is confined to the Ivy League Universities, and by the time you get to Texas A&M and the like they are desperately trying to get funds and have no spare money to hoard. It would be interesting to know the spread in funding.

It would be interesting to know the spread. Per U.S. News, here it is (2013 figures):

Harvard is #1 at $32B
Texas A&M is #8 at $8B

Comment Re:Bye Bye Samsung Smart TVs (Score 1) 309

Smart TVs have a bad record of having their interfaces/applications updated.

Actually, the main apps I use on my Samsung Smart TV have been updated reasonably well. (My Smart TV has the gesture control, but not the voice. I turned it off in the service menu. It's a pain to use and turns itself back on if you turn it off from the regular menu).

Having said that, I'm not happy with the "smart" features of the TV (compared to Roku). I've replaced the other (dumb) TV with a Roku TV, and the UI is just tons better than the Samsung, and surprisingly nicer than adding a Roku to an dumb TV. Until something better comes along, the only TV I'd recommend is a Roku TV.

Submission + - Facebook to fix flaw that can force iPhones to make calls

An anonymous reader writes: Facebook will soon be pushing out an update to its iOS Messenger app meant to patch a vulnerability that could allow attackers to place pricy calls from users' phones by simply making them click on a web link. The flaw has been recently discovered by developer Andrei Neculaesei from Copenhagen, and can be triggered by using the tel URL scheme.

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.