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cwsumner (1303261) writes "I ran across this in the Casio support site old products archive: A manual on how to use a wristwatch with a bult-in mechanical sliderule! For those who are to young to remember, a sliderule is a calculator from back before they had calculators.
Software isn't everything.
The hardware is fairly "walled garden", one can't just buy any 86x computer, and install MacOSX on it. One has to buy the computer from Apple. Windows can be installed on (or bought) a extremely high number of computers compared to MacOSX. It can even be installed on computers that one builds from parts from entirely different manufacturers. (Linux can do this all to and even more.)
No, They would merely be represented by a candidate that 90% of the people didn't have as there first choice, instead they would be represented by a candidate that was their second or third choice, because more people agree with that candidate that with any other.
Pigskin-Referee writes "This week at Microsoft's MIX11 Web developer conference, the company surprised many by making a pre-release version of Internet Explorer 10 available — less than a month after IE9 came out in its final form. But another surprise was uncovered by Computerworld's Gregg Keizer: the next IE won't run on any OS before Windows 7, including Vista. Microsoft took some heat when it came out that Internet Explorer 9 would leave millions of Windows XP users in the lurch, as the new browser would only run on Windows 7 and Vista. But the company confirmed that IE10 won't even run on Vista."
musth writes "With NFL 12, industry acknowledges gameplay depictions of head concussions influence RL behavior of young men — so why not likewise with sexual and violent behavior, one wonders....could it be the millions of dollars in violent video games, ya think?" Link to Original Source
An anonymous reader writes "Libyan rebel leaders are not happy with the support that they have been getting from NATO air strikes. The reason that they are not happy is understandable because they don’t feel that the air strikes are powerful or responsive enough. They are looking at the situation from their position of need. They are not powerful enough or well enough equipped to be a match for the Libyan army. They don’t have the heavy weapons to stop the heavier Libyan forces as they advance. Most times the rebels are forced to retreat before the assault of the heavier Libyan forces.
One major problem that NATO has to deal with are the rules of engagement which it must place on its own operation. The reason for this is that there would be such an outcry if they accidentally kill civilians. Even though Gadhafi is deliberately killing civilians you don’t actually hear much about it. The US and NATO have been under pressure ever since the start of the war on terror. I don’t condone the killing of innocent people by any means whether it be deliberate or accidental but I can’t understand for the life of me why no one ever pubicly condemns the people who do it on purpose.
The rebels also seem to think of NATO as their allies while I don’t believe that is the role that NATO wants to play or the image that it wants to project. Their mission right now is not necessarily to assist the rebels but to create a no fly area. Our military pilots ring customers are not in thick of the fight because the US has turned the operation over to NATO but they have more than paid their dues in Iraq and Afghanistan" Link to Original Source
helix2301 writes "The Linux Foundation is celebrating 20 years of existence. The foundation started in 1991 and has managed to stay in existence and collect more support over the last two decades." Link to Original Source
oddjob1244 (1179491) writes "After enduring two weeks of public fury, Utah lawmakers voted Friday to repeal a bill that would have restricted public access to government records. While Senate President Michael Waddoups accused the media of lobbying on the issue and others blamed the press for biased coverage that turned citizens against them, Sen. Steve Urquhart said bluntly: "We messed up. It is nobody's fault but our's."
wiredmikey (1824622) writes "You may have heard the story about the man living in a 14x60 trailer who got a $12,864 electric bill, or the Corpus Christie man who was billed $7.7 million by his water company, or the Canadian whose cell phone provider hit him up for $85,000...
In this case an Ohio man's attempt to make a payment on his cable bill to Time Warner was rejected, and he learned that the company had calculated his past-due amount at more than $16 million." Link to Original Source