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Comment Re:will never use it (Score 4, Insightful) 800

"Their entire product line is aimed at people who can barely power up their computers"

Opinions and assholes, et al. This is simply overstated and wrong. Take it from a ton of users who are a wee more capable than you seem to give credit for. There are some who simply want their tech to Just Work without a lot of configuring and fiddling and other time-wasting nonsense.


India To Build Neutrino Observatory 102

TeriMaKiChooth writes "Only the fifth in the world, the facility is being called one of the biggest and most ambitious scientific projects ever undertaken by India. About 90 scientists from 26 organizations will be involved in the Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO), organizers say. Neutrinos are elusive, nearly mass-less elementary particles, sometimes called 'ghost particles.'"

Comment Typical media hype (Score 4, Informative) 152

From another source, they didn't use Places at all.

"We've been in contact with the Nashua police, and they confirmed that they while they have an ongoing investigation and have already made a number of arrests, the only Facebook link was that one of those arrested had a Facebook friend who posted about leaving town in the near future (which is why they believe that home was targeted) and it had nothing to do with Facebook Places," said a Facebook spokesman in an email interview with Cnet's Caroline McCarthy.


Submission + - The consistent failure of Linux on the desktop (pingdom.com) 3

airjrdn writes: From TFA: Linux enthusiasts have been predicting the rise of Linux as a desktop OS for the better part of a decade. To name just one of many examples, in 2003, Siemens Business Systems predicted that Linux would have captured 20% of the desktop market by 2008.

Comment Re:P{ao}d people are an odd bunch in general (Score 2, Insightful) 780

Huh? Just what "experiment and innovate" activities are in question, here?

Setting aside the over-generalization of people merely seeking social status and "pretty hardware," just what are people who use an iPad giving up? The only thing that comes to mind off the bat is viewing Flash. Small inconvenience, rarely miss it. I'm sorry, but the image of people using a tablet computer to browse the web, read e-mail and play games actually being interested in "experimenting and innovating" is just silly. People who want that are on their desktop, writing code. Trust me, the Apple development environment provides tons of room to experiment and innovate--but again, that's irrelevant because we're talking about iPad users, not developers. Apples (if you'll pardon the expression) and oranges.

Comment Re:As a selfish elite iPad owner (Score 1) 780

Tossing a little "ditto" onto the pile, here.

I'm no Apple fanboi, and was an iPad skeptic right up until co-workers showed up with them and I got some first-hand experience to replace my being too cool for Apple. Now my laptop rarely comes out, there is just so much that the iPad makes more convenient. Even a netbook wouldn't be as handy as this gadget has turned out to be. Every now and then I want to do something the iPad can't support--that's why I haven't put the laptop up on eBay.

The hardest part of climbing the ladder of success is getting through the crowd at the bottom.