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Comment Re:Bad science: not more sex, more partners (Score 2, Funny) 397

> One guy who marries a woman, loves her and has mind-blowing sex with > her three times a week, is clearly ahead of some guy with an iPhone who > had ten one-night stands.

You're not married, are you? :)

Given the smiley at the end of your reply, I'm guessing you're not either.

Comment App Store (Score 1) 492

I strongly believe that Apple can sell whatever the heck they want from their app store. But the unfortunate thing is that there is apparently a market for these kinds of apps - and other kinds of "objectionable" apps as well, yet now there's no way to get them on people's phones legally. I suspect that those people who really want these apps will jailbreak their phones to get them.

Comment Worse in Canada (Score 1) 397

Things are worse in Canada. My new car came with a built-in XM receiver and I immediately signed up. I actually thought that the merger was going to be a good thing in terms of selection. The problem is that Sirius Canada and XM Canada are both separate companies than their U.S. counterparts. I'm guessing that they license the channels and add a few law-mandated French channels. The end result is lack of choice for Canadian subscribers. I was very excited at the thought of being able to get Howard Stern and all the NFL channels. As it turns out none of them are available to Canadian subscribers. Furthermore, the blogs that I've read show that the chance of getting those channels in Canada are slim-to-none.

Submission FANS, WAFS, and WAN Accelerators

Necrotica writes: "I work for a financial company which went through a server consolidation project approximately six years ago, thanks to a wonderful suggestion by our outsourcing partner. Although originally hailed as an excellent cost cutting measure, management has finally realized that martyring the network performance of 1000+ employees in 100 remote field offices wasn't such a great idea afterall.

We're now looking at various solutions to help optimize WAN performance. Dedicated servers for each field office is out of the question, due to the price gouging of our outsourcing partner. Wide area file services (WAFS) look like a good solution, but they don't address other problems, such as authenticating over a WAN, print queues, etc. "Branch office in a box" appliances look ideal, but they don't implement WAFS.

So I'm throwing this out to you, dear Slashdot readers. What have your companies done to move the data and network services closer to the users, while keeping costs down to a minimum?"

Submission Canadian Coins Not Nano-Technonology Afterall

Necrotica writes: "The Globe and Mail reports that an odd-looking Canadian coin with a bright red flower was the culprit behind the U.S. Defence Department's false espionage warning earlier this year, The Associated Press has learned. The odd-looking — but harmless — "poppy coin" was so unfamiliar to suspicious U.S. Army contractors travelling in Canada that they filed confidential espionage accounts about them. The worried contractors described the coins as "anomalous" and "filled with something man-made that looked like nano-technology," according to once-classified U.S. government reports and e-mails obtained by the AP."
PlayStation (Games)

Submission Nvidia Shares Affected by Weaker Playstation 3 Dem

kog777 writes: Growing signs of weaker demand for Sony's new Playstation 3 video game system may be impacting some of its design partners, a new report indicates, with graphics system provider Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA), feeling Wall-Street heat today. A series of reports last week pointed to longer than expected shelf-time for Sony's Playstation 3 video-game console, as well growing inventories across the country, raising concern about possible slower demand for the new system.

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