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Comment: Re:Laws have become horribly, horribly complex (Score 3, Informative) 270

by snowgirl (#30741784) Attached to: How To Judge Legal Risk When Making a Game Clone?

OK, I'm curious. Why Arizona? I'm not from the USA, so maybe I'm missing something there...

Arizona does not place the restriction that only members of the bar can practice law. Thus, anyone can provide you with legal advice... you just need to realize yourself when you can't, or can rely upon the information.

Comment: Already a disappointment (Score 1, Insightful) 309

by Max(10) (#30740870) Attached to: <em>Star Trek Online</em> Open Beta Starts Today

Cryptic live up to their name, I searched their site in vain for this:

Cryptic has announced that they will release a Windows version of STO, and a possible console version also. During the August 10 Las Vegas conference, Cryptic announced that there would be neither Linux nor Mac versions for the original launch, though they did not rule out the possibility of later port releases.

They were just trying not to infuriate the Fek'lhr worshiping Linux fans, but the truth is that they will never release a Linux or Mac version of STO. After watching the trailers and finding out that there would be no Linux or Mac versions, Captain Picard decided to share his feelings about STO.


+ - Sponge-Like “Swelling Glass” Absorbs ->

Submitted by MikeChino
MikeChino (1640221) writes "A company called Absorbent Materials has created a new kind of “swelling glass” that can clean up contaminated groundwater by soaking up volatile molecules like a sponge. Dubbed Obsorb, the material can hold up to 8 times its weight in fuel, oil, and solvents without sucking up any of the water itself. Once the material is full it floats to the surface and the pollutants can be skimmed off."
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+ - SPAM: Quantum computer calculates energy of hydrogen

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FiReaNGeL writes "In an important first for a promising new technology, scientists have used a quantum computer to calculate the precise energy of molecular hydrogen. Scientists used the information encoded in two entangled photons to conduct their hydrogen molecule simulations. Each calculated energy level was the result of 20 such quantum measurements, resulting in a highly precise measurement of each geometric state of molecular hydrogen. This groundbreaking approach to molecular simulations could have profound implications not just for quantum chemistry, but also for a range of fields from cryptography to materials science."
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Comment: What's important (Score 5, Interesting) 198

by electricbern (#30723168) Attached to: Droid Touchscreen Less Accurate Than iPhone's
Although drawling lines might be important to some, what really matters to most smartphone users is how the phone responds to misclicks. Is it able to detect it and adjust accordingly? There is more to it then the accuracy of the screen. You are using your phone while standing or walking so even if the screen is 100% accurate you probably won't be. What kind of correction algorithm the phone has to compensate for that?
Of course creating a considerate test is too much trouble and just saying that the iPhone touchscreen is more accurate then Google's scores you plenty of apple-love.

Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business. -- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)