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Comment: Not a big topic in Norway (Score 3, Informative) 343

by audunr (#36876916) Attached to: The Oslo Massacre and Violent Video Games: the Facts

It has been mentioned in the media here in Norway, but it's really not part of the discussion about why he did this. His political beliefs (anti-Islam, anti-Labour Party, etc) is the focus now. In addition to how much of a lunatic this guy really is.

The manifesto is full of details about just about everything, so it's easy to pick one small thing and focus on just that. Remember that this document is something he put together and published before the bomb and shooting, knowing that it would be read trying to find an explanation for what he did. If he expected to die, this was to be his legacy, I guess. So who knows how much of it is true and how much is how he wanted us to look at things.

Comment: Possible use (Score 1) 362

by audunr (#35899990) Attached to: iPhone and Location: Don't Panic

With the data retention directive in the EU, the government is already tracking your phone's location. Maybe you should do the same if you at some point need to prove the government wrong?

On are more serious note, could this file be a fallback for apps that use location based services in iOS? Say an app uses the API to find the current position. iOS tries to fetch the current position using GPS or cell tower position, and if that somehow fails or takes time, it checks this file as a last resort. The file contains historical information as I understand it, so obviously it contains more info than it should.

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+ - President Obama to appear on Mythbusters-> 2

Submitted by Muondecay
Muondecay (1841250) writes "President Obama will be featured in the December 8th MythBusters episode, "Archimedes Solar Ray," during which he will challenge Adam and Jamie to revisit an ancient and somewhat controversial myth: Did Greek scientist and polymath Archimedes set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and the reflected rays of the sun during the Siege of Syracuse? This is part of a White House effort to highlight the importance of science education."
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