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

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.
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Amherst Researchers Create Magnetic Monopoles 156 156

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.

Comment Re:Trending political procedures... (Score 2) 314 314

Seattle has something similar on the 520 bridge. People with out of state license plates don't get billed. Last I checked, occasionally locals would get bills in the mail (in unmarked white envelopes, of course) if they had the same license plates as the out-of-state ones.

In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain. -- Pliny the Elder

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