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Comment Re:Fragmentation not an issue eh? (Score 1) 120 120

"The iphone 3GS was discontinued in september 2012 (as in up until sep 2012 people were still buying them new on 2 year contracts usually "free") and it isn't supported with ios7 released in september 2013 one year later." No not it is not supported by iOS7, but they released a iOS 6.1.6 update for the iPhone 3GS just today so you can't say it is not still supported and updated.

Comment Free advertising!!! (Score 1) 119 119

1. Make fake website taking preorders for hot new item. 2. Submit story containing URL to News sites like Slashdot declaring site a fake. 3. Watch fake site shoot up in Google rankings due to links on popular news sites leading to tons of sales. 4. Profit! An editor seriously fell for this?

Comment Re:Quick to blame Microsoft (Score 1) 271 271

The buyer usually has quite a bit of say in how things play out...

I seen ton of expensive stuff sold, and you can bet the ink has dried on the contracts before any requested change was made to the item that would possibly decrease the value to another seller. If I'm selling my house sure I'm gonna clean it up, put on a new coat of paint, and pressure wash the siding.... but if you tell me I have to rip out the in-ground pool and put in a tennis court before you will buy it you can bet I'm gonna get a signed contract and the money in escrow before I even cancel the pool cleaning service.

Comment Re:Damned if they do, damned if they don't. (Score 1) 317 317

I think people are upset because they delayed info because they wanted it to be correct... then had it be incorrect anyways. So as a consumer/victim I ended up with incorrect info 2 days late, and then gave it more credibility because they had time to figure it out instead of judging it as just out info that may or may not be fully correct. I would prefer knowing of the possibility my info was stolen ASAP and then continuing updates as more info is given. Holding off telling me gives me no opportunity to protect myself, and I rather be on alert with the wrong info then thinking all is well with no info.
Science

Better Brain Wiring Linked To Family Genes 189 189

Third Position sends this excerpt from PhysOrg: "How well our brain functions is largely based on our family's genetic makeup, according to a University of Melbourne led study. The study ... provides the first evidence of a genetic effect on how 'cost-efficient' our brain network wiring is, shedding light on some of the brain's make up (abstract). Lead author Dr. Alex Fornito from the Neuropsychiatry Centre at the University of Melbourne said the findings have important implications for understanding why some people are better able to perform certain tasks than others and the genetic basis of mental illnesses and some neurological diseases."

Comment Re:What the hell (Score 1) 321 321

From FCC Site:

Phase II E911 rules require wireless service providers to: * within six minutes of a valid request by a PSAP, provide more precise location information to PSAPs; specifically, the latitude and longitude of the caller. This information must be accurate to within 50 to 300 meters depending on the type of technology used.

If your willing to bet your life on 6 minutes and 1000 feet that's fine, but I rather not. Sorry, what's that, you use a GPS based system and your in a heavily constructed bank or office building? I guess you can try and hit the bad guys on the head with your phone... though the old "brick" phones where much better at that.

Comment Missing links (Score 4, Informative) 69 69

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