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Comment Re:Where? (Score 2) 178

www.cups.org top-of-page for me has links/dropdown-menus/etc as follows: CUPS.org Login Blog Bugs Help Lists [gap] [Searchbox] It's as if someone at some major computer company didn't think about portability among browsers (or smaller displays, or whatever other assumption they made) that causes that other link not to appear (or render off-screen or be hidden behind some other element)

Comment Bad headline (Score 1) 532

It suggests that the company executive's statement about iPhone and Android consumer opinion is a known premise upon which he predicts Nokia will build. But that consumer opinion *itself* is (according to the article) the novel reported idea and this same exec's opnion too. He's not just filling a niche, but claiming the niche even exists.

Comment Re: OS X and package management (Score 1) 264

Er, the whole point of each of those package-managers dragging in a whole stack of stuff is to avoid the whole "one manager/upgrader stomped another's files" problem that got this whole thread started. Fink and MacPorts each have their own (for example) libxml2 so that neither one's nor apple's feature-enable/disable, interface-compatibility, or other changes affects anything except its own packages, which presumably know how their own lib is built. If CPAN had behaved the same way, we wouldn't be here, because apple would know exactly how its versions of things were and its upgrades would be self-consistent, and user-installed versions *somewhere else* would not be touched and would remain self-consistent with themselves. That's really the only solution that's easy to make work well (or at all) as a few-parentlevels-up notes, and that's precisely what you criticize Fink/MacPorts for doing. If you build from source yourself, you're using apple's versions of libs, which is fine as long as you trust apple not to change things like this. If you do so and keep your files in /usr/local like you're supposed to, at worst, you'll have to recompile when an OS lib changes. The problem here is when users *didn't* restrict locally-installed things to /usr/local, which is just silly.
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Submission + - Modern Technology Reveals Mummy's Past

mamamia writes: The baby mummy had a European mom, and likely came from a wealthy family. But where he lived and why he died — and at such a young age — remain a mystery. The mummy, exhibited for the first time Thursday at the Saint Louis Science Center, has been the year-long focus of an international team of investigators. The museum said it may be the most extensive research project ever undertaken on a child mummy.
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Record for Microwaved CDs?

JAB Creations writes: "Any geek with balls has stuck a CD or two in their microwave but the question remains: what is the record? What would happen if you stuffed several hundred CDs in to that microwave? Not that I'm suggesting anyone do this at home (try it at work instead) but I'm simply curious about what it would look like, how big of a bang if any it would produce, and how many towns it might potentially wipe off the map?"

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