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Submission + - SPAM: Razor Espark Scooter

texsote writes: There's nothing more fun than to see your child happy or thrilled. The Razor Espark Scooter can really help him achieve that state of content. Just go to this blog and read its complete review.
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Comment Re:Large organization doing something simple (Score 1) 305

Isaac Asimov had an anecdote about being commissioned to write a story in the morning, wrote it at lunch time and gave it to his manger, who told him to wait a couple of weeks because if it was found it didn't take long people would assume it wasn't worth reading. And software can be viewed that way - if there's only six people working on a project then it's not taken seriously enough, you need to make a new department out of the best people from the other departments. And get more consultants.
Crime

Submission + - FBI activates electronic posse to go after rapist (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: The FBI today said it helped activate a website and pinged its network of digital billboards with new wanted signs in an effort to nab a nasty criminal it calls the east coast rapist.

The FBI posted a new wanted poster across electronic billboards in Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, where the attacks and attempts have occurred, as well as in New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. A website, eastcoastrapist.com, went live to publicize the case and collect tips on the case.

Apple

Submission + - New MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals 'Shoddy Assembly' (computerworld.com)

CWmike writes: "Apple's new MacBook Pro shows some build-quality problems that shouldn't be seen in a notebook that costs $1,800, a teardown expert said on Monday. iFixit.com found several signs of substandard assembly while disassembling a 15-in. MacBook Pro. Among them: A stripped screw near the subwoofer enclosure and an unlocked ZIF (zero insertion force) socket for the IR (infrared) sensor. '[These] should not be things found inside a completely unmolested computer with an $1,800 base price,' iFixit said in the teardown description. iFixit also spotted an unusual amount of thermal paste applied to both the CPU and the GPU. 'Holy thermal paste! Time will tell if the gobs of thermal paste applied to the CPU and GPU will cause overheating issues down the road,' iFixit said. The refreshed MacBook Pro models launched last Thursday in what one analyst called a 'ho-hum' upgrade."

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