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Comment It's a Lens Flare (Score 2) 472

It's a lens flare. Your photo was ruined by you pointing your camera at a very bright light source. Any other camera would've also ruined your picture with a lens flare, just not a purple one. Ruined with purple or ruined without purple, your photo is still ruined because you suck at photography.

Comment Where will soda get its kick? (Score 2) 312

I've heard/read that most caffeine that ends up in soda and energy drinks is the caffeine that's pulled out of coffee during the decaffeination process. If all coffee growers switch to naturally caffeine-free coffee, won't that drastically reduce the supply of caffeine as an ingredient, causing its price and therefore Mt. Dew's price to spike? Uh....

... gone to stock up on Mt. Dew ...
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Opera Sees "Dramatic" Rise From Microsoft's Ballot 378

TheReal_sabret00the notes a TechRadar piece reporting that Opera Software has seen a doubling from normal download numbers on average since Microsoft's browser-choice screen lit up in Europe. The UK saw an 85% increase and for other countries it was larger still: Poland 328%, Spain 215%, and Italy 202%. Hakon Wium Lie, CTO of Opera Software, said "A multitude of browsers will make the web more standardised and easier to browse."

Submission Historic shuttle spacesuits to meet fiery end

collectSPACE writes: "While some museums bid for retired space shuttle orbiters, the real prize may be the spacewalking spacesuits, at least if NASA's plans for them hold true. The now-reusable extravehicular mobility units (EMUs) are soon to become disposable, allowed to disintegrate as they reenter the Earth's atmosphere inside spent cargo ships."

Submission Apple Patents Cell Phone Software to Reduce Drops

MikeyTheK writes: Over at CNN, they announced that Apple was awarded a patent to reduce dropped cell phone calls. One of the reasons why cell calls drop is that the interference from other radios in the phone (e.g. GPS) and the impact of devices attached to the phone. Apple's software purportedly will reduce or eliminate that problem.