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+ - United States begins stealth bombing runs over South Korea.->

Submitted by skade88
skade88 (1750548) writes "The New York Times is reporting that the United States of America has started flying B-2 Stealth Bomber runs over South Korea as a show of force to North Korea during raised tensions in the region. The bombers flew 6,500 miles to bomb a South Korean island with mock explosives. Earlier this month the US Military ran mock B-52 bombing runs over the same South Korean island. The US Military says it shows that it can execute precision bombing runs at will with little notice needed. The US also reaffirmed their commitment to protecting it's allies in the region.

The North Koreans have been making threats to turn South Korea into a sea of fire. North Korea has also made threats claiming they will nuke the United States' main land."

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+ - Ship Anchor, Not Sabotaging Divers, Possibly Responsible for Outage->

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Nerval's Lobster writes "This week, Egypt caught three men in the process of severing an undersea fiber-optic cable. But Telecom Egypt executive manager Mohammed el-Nawawi told the private TV network CBC that the reason for the region’s slowdowns was not the alleged saboteurs — it was damage previously caused by a ship. On March 22, cable provider Seacom reported a cut in its Mediterranean cable connecting Southern and Eastern Africa, the Middle East and Asia to Europe; it later suggested that the most likely cause of the incident was a ship anchor, and that traffic was being routed around the cut, through other providers. But repairs to the cable took longer than expected, with the Seacom CEO announcing March 23 that the physical capability to connect additional capacity to services in Europe was “neither adequate nor stable enough,” and that it was competing with other providers. The repairs continued through March 27, after faults were found on the restoration system; that same day, Seacom denied that the outage could have been the work of the Egyptian divers, but said that the true cause won’t be known for weeks. “We think it is unlikely that the damage to our system was caused by sabotage,” the CEO wrote in a statement. “The reasons for this are the specific location, distance from shore, much greater depth, the presence of a large anchored vessel on the fault site which appears to be the cause of the damage and other characteristics of the event.”"
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Comment: Re:Window 8 game plan - tablets first? (Score 2) 671

by colenski (#40949021) Attached to: CowboyNeal Weighs In On the Windows 8 "Metro" GUI
>>>That still leave 5.6 billion who've never used Metro because they don't own an Xbox

Windows does not have an installed base of 5.6 billion. More like ~ 1 billion. My point was, that the UI is not completely coming out of left field. They have a strategy that is as every bit as legitimate as Apple's, or anyone else's. If FOSS desktops had used same strategic planning instead of bickering over KDE vs Gnome or whatever the UI du jour is, you would see a hell of a lot more penetration of FOSS desktops "in the real world".

Comment: Re:Window 8 game plan - tablets first? (Score 1) 671

by colenski (#40948297) Attached to: CowboyNeal Weighs In On the Windows 8 "Metro" GUI
Everyone seems to be missing a key part in the Microsoft strategy. Metro is running in production TODAY on > 60 million Xbox 360's. Metro is running in production TODAY on > 360 million Hotmail accounts (if the user opts in via outlook.com). Metro is running in beta on Sharepoint 2013, arguably Microsoft's #1 Office product. By exposing users to Metro through it's huge installed base, the effect of Windows 8 UI is that a "typical" user would at least have SOME exposure to the UI metaphor once they sit down to a Windows 8 machine. That goes a long way towards corporate adoption, just as user exposure to iOS led to iPhone adoption as the standard phone in the enterprise today (hard to believe, but it's true.)

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