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Google Stops Ads For "Cougar" Sites 319

Posted by samzenpus
from the here's-to-you-mrs-robinson dept.
teh31337one writes "Google is refusing to advertise CougarLife, a dating site for mature women looking for younger men. However, they continue to accept sites for mature men seeking young women. According to the New York Times, CougarLife.com had been paying Google $100,000 a month since October. The Mountain View company has now cancelled the contract, saying that the dating site is 'nonfamily safe.'"
Windows

Microsoft Kills Support For XP SP2 315

Posted by timothy
from the too-soon? dept.
Trailrunner7 writes "Microsoft's announcement this week that it is preparing to end support for machines running Windows XP SP2 not only represents a challenge for the thousands of businesses still running SP2, but also is the end of an era for both Microsoft and its customers. It wasn't until 2004 that the final release of XP SP2 hit the streets, but when it did, it represented a huge step forward in security for Windows users. It wasn't necessarily the feature set that mattered as much as the fact that the protections were enabled by default and taken out of the users' hands."

Comment: ...if... (Score 4, Insightful) 201

by hehman (#27502709) Attached to: New Discovery May End Transplant Rejection
TFA and TF summary are missing the "if"s.

Yes this could be a big deal, someday, if the finding holds up for other mammals (a big one), if it works for different kinds of transplants, if it's repeatable, if there are no other major consequences, if human trials are successful, if if if.

Failure to include the "if"s is misleading at best and irresponsible at worst, for giving possibly false hope to those dealing with transplant rejection.

Comment: Re:Rehash... (Score 1) 858

by hehman (#27406481) Attached to: Mac Tax, Dell Tax, HP Tax
Your specs aren't even close, and prove the point of TFA.

The Mac has a 2.66 Ghz processor vs. 2.4 for the Dell. On the Dell site this costs another $375 to upgrade.

The Mac has 1066Mhz RAM vs. 677Mhz for the Dell. At 4GB this upgrade can be costly.

The Mac has and the Dell doesn't have:
  • Bluetooth
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • Optical audio
  • Firewire 800
  • Gigabit Ethernet

The Dell's wireless is a 802.11g card (so the antenna hangs out and uses up the card slot). The Mac's is 802.11n and is integrated leaving a free card slot.

Oh, and Dell sells this computer for $1900, not $1600.

The specs look close superficially, but dig down and the machines aren't even close in terms of features and performance.

Two is not equal to three, even for large values of two.

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