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+ - Japan Earthquake Causes Apple iPad 2 Shortages->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "If you think that the iPad-2 is in short supply now, wait for the effects of the Japanese tsunami and earthquake, which has put vital components in jeopardy:

'The recent earthquake in Japan has shuttered its manufacturing plants, putting on hold the fabrication of critical components for Apple's iPad 2, potentially creating shortages worldwide...'

Apparently there are five key components in the iPad that will be running out soon, causing Apple to scramble for second sources, and perhaps boosting Android tablets."

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Science

+ - Sludge in Flask Gives Clues to Origin of Life-> 1

Submitted by sciencehabit
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "In the 1950s, scientist Stanley Miller conducted a series of experiments in which he zapped gas-filled flasks with electricity. The most famous of these, published in 1952, showed that such a process could give rise to amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. But a later experiment, conducted in 1958, sat on the shelf--never analyzed by Miller. Now, scientists have gone back and analyzed the sludge at the bottom of this flask and found even more amino acids than before--and better evidence that lightning and volcanic gasses may have helped create life on Earth."
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Android

+ - Linus on Android headers claims ->

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the100rabh
the100rabh writes "So finally Linus Travolds has cleared the FUD being generated by so called expert Mr Florian Meuller. He also pointed out that he has said making use of the kernel's system call interfaces, as described in the headers, does not "in any way result in a derived work as per the GPL". Torvalds said he wished "those people would release their own sex tapes or something, rather than drag the Linux kernel into their sordid world"."
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+ - Happy 80th Birthday, William Shatner!->

Submitted by gregg
gregg (42218) writes "Today another geek legend celebrates a birthday. Best known for portraying Captain James T. Kirk, William Shatner has cemented himself into geek science fiction lore forever. Today he begins his ninth decade on this planet — yes, Captain Kirk is now 80 years old."
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