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Comment: Re:Conveniently forgetting the details (Score 1) 929

by fatted (#30461826) Attached to: Israeli Border Police Shoot US Student's Laptop

and maybe they've been fucking with the whole Israeli population for ~30 years, but it has nothing to do with this particular girl.

So why aren't they shooting all laptops? Is it only potential terrorists who might be stupid enough to have stamps from Arabic countries in their passports and carry insulting pictures on their camera's that have their laptops destroyed?

Of course they picked on this girl. They didn't approve of where she'd been and what she was learning.

Just because you are under threat does not mean unacceptable behaviour is now acceptable.

Comment: Re:Yeah... (Score 1) 392

by fatted (#15935049) Attached to: Apple Warns Companies About 'Pod' Naming
Apple is trying to claim control over ALL uses of the (sub) term 'Pod',
Did you even read the synopsis? Let me help you out:
Apple has issued warnings to makers of other electronic devices containing the word 'pod.'
Electronic devices! Electronic devices with the name "pod" in them, quite plainly suggests a link to Apple, their good will and their standards.
MS still only gets to use Windows when talking about THEIR OS.
True, but more importantly nobody else gets to talk about windows in relation to an operating system. Which is exactly what Apple are stopping other people from doing with their trademark.Nobody gets to call an electronic device an anything-pod because its not an apple product.
You sniffing much glue these days?
It shows how really slow you are; that you can't make your arguments do the talking instead of hitting the personal insults.

Google Launches PayPal Rival 449

Posted by timothy
from the lookit-all-them-teeny-payments-vern dept.

Google Checkout Launched

Roy van Rijn informs us that Google's new online payment system is now online. "Under the name Checkout, the venture offers an incorporated manner to search, advertise and pay. If you buy something on Checkout, 2% and $0.20 go to Google. Paypal, the biggest competitor uses 1,9% and $0,30. Analysts compare Google/Paypal to for example Visa/Mastercard living peacefully together, while others predict the end of Paypal." W3K adds "You can use your Google account to store an unlimited number of credit cards and addresses. The service allows you to track all your orders and shipping in one place," and adds a link to a quick video tour.

More Music File-Sharing Lawsuits in Europe 227

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the at-it-again dept.
rfunches writes "The New York Times is reporting that 20,000 cases in 10 countries were brought against file-sharers in Europe, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). '...Users targeted for legal action included a Finnish lumberjack, a British postman, a Czech IT manager and a German judge,' according to the article. More than 70 computers were seized in Italy by authorities investigating illegal file-sharing. IFPI targeted both those who 'illicitly downloaded music' as well as uploaders serving copyrighted material on file-sharing networks. Total music sales were down 3% in 2005 according to the IFPI, with the decline in physical media (e.g. CDs) countered by 'soaring' digital music sales."

Microsoft Providing Virtual Server Free 401

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the right-price dept.
liliafan writes "In an effort to gain a market majority over VMware Microsoft announced it is giving Virtual Server away for free, additionally they will provide customer support for Linux. In a related move VMware have opened their partition file format to the community, aggressive and suprising moves in the virtualisation market."

GMail for Domains vs. MS Live Office? 46

Posted by Cliff
from the give-your-own-review dept.
utlemming asks: "With the announcement of GMail for Domains and Microsoft Live Office, both in beta, business users will soon have a choice in hosted email solutions and my organization was lucky enough to be selected for both beta programs. Seeing major differences between the two in terms of usability, ease to setup and features, I have written this a review of both products based on my testing. This leads me to my question: what experiences have you had with GMail for Domains and Microsoft Live Office, and how have they worked with your organization?"

Web Site Attacks Against Unpatched IE Flaw Spike 268

Posted by Zonk
from the not-a-good-spike dept.
An anonymous reader wrote to mention a Washingtonpost.com article about an increase in attacks against IE users via a critical, unpatched flaw. The bug allows software to be downloaded to the vulnerable PC even if the only act the user takes is browsing to a web site. From the article: "[A] password-stealing program landed on the Windows PC belonging to Reaz Chowdhury, a programmer for Oracle Corp. who works out of his home in Orlando, Fla. Chowdhury said he's not sure which site he browsed in the past 24 hours that hijacked his browser, but he confirmed that the attackers had logged the user name and password for his company's virtual private network (VPN)."

First Steps Toward Artificial Gravity 470

Posted by samzenpus
from the stay-grounded dept.
CompaniaHill writes "Have scientists been able to artificially generate a gravitational field? Researchers at the European Space Agency believe so. "Small acceleration sensors placed at different locations close to the spinning superconductor, which has to be accelerated for the effect to be noticeable, recorded an acceleration field outside the superconductor that appears to be produced by gravitomagnetism. This experiment is the gravitational analogue of Faraday's electromagnetic induction experiment in 1831." The effect is very small, so don't expect to see it used in spacecraft any time soon. But the effect is still many times larger than the predictions of Einstein's theories. "If confirmed, this would be a major breakthrough," says [Austrian researcher Martin] Tajmar. "It opens up a new means of investigating general relativity and it consequences in the quantum world.""

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