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Comment Re:How does Microsoft test with USERS? (Score 1) 378

I do the same thing for applications, files, etc.

That was my biggest complaint about Windows 8; it broke that workflow by splitting things into "Apps", "Settings", and "Files", which it determined pretty arbitrarily.

Although I haven't used it, Windows 8.1 seems to have fixed that issue by combining them again.

Amherst Researchers Create Magnetic Monopoles 156

An anonymous reader writes "Nearly 85 years after pioneering theoretical physicist Paul Dirac predicted the possibility of their existence, an international collaboration led by Amherst College Physics Professor David S. Hall '91 and Aalto University (Finland) Academy Research Fellow Mikko Möttönen has created, identified and photographed synthetic magnetic monopoles in Hall's laboratory on the Amherst campus. The groundbreaking accomplishment paves the way for the detection of the particles in nature, which would be a revolutionary development comparable to the discovery of the electron." That's quite a step beyond detecting monopoles; the Nature abstract is online, but the full paper is paywalled.

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