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Movies

+ - Wal-mart abandons its movie download service-> 1

Submitted by s.ripley
s.ripley (190427) writes "Wal-mart has announced that it has closed its movie download service and turned everything over to Netflix.

Does this make Netflix the official on-line movie Goliath, and the rumoured iTunes movies the giant-killer, which is in turn the Goliath of digital music, up against Amazon's Unbox as David, itself the Goliath of on-line book sales, up against...\insert picture of snake eating its tail\"

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Robotics

+ - From Dream to Marketplace: Flying Robot's Inventor

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egadfly
egadfly writes "Sean Frawley was still in high school when the vision hit him: he would create a robot that flies by flapping its wings. In this interview, the now 22 year old Frawley traces his invention of the Dragonfly — from brainstorm to mass production. He describes creating a practical fly weight by painstakingly shaving plastic from the gears of his prototype , experimenting with carbon fiber for durability, and finding a Pacific Rim manufacturer to produce a low-cost version of the toy. He has walked where many of us dream of going."

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990

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