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Comment Please ban the word "leverage" (Score 3, Insightful) 353

"Apple are all bringing out computers that leverage Intel's new Nehalem architecture"

Please tell me I'm not the only one that cringed at this example of newspeak? The word is *use*. "Apple are bringing out computers that **use** Intel's new Nehalem architecture".

The sentence isn't made any more profound, important or meaningful - no extra information is conveyed - by using faddish terms like "leverage"; designed exclusively to make MBAs sound like they have something to contribute (they usually don't).

Besides all that the topic is pointless since everyone knows we won't need more than 640K. ;)

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Submission + - Spaceplane Concept Receives Euro Funding->

draevil writes: BBC News reports that the novel "Skylon" spaceplane design of British firm Reaction Engines has received funding to proceed with its proof-of-concept design for an air-breathing rocket engine.

If successful the Sabre rocket engine will be able to take the Skylon with 12 tonnes of cargo from a runway, to orbit and then back to that runway without the need for disposable components or a piggy-back ride on a larger aircraft.

Should the design prove viable then it could see first use within ten years.

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