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+ - Apple turns the flamethrower on Android-> 1

Submitted by iamapizza
iamapizza (1312801) writes "An analysis on El Reg talks about the details of Apple's patent offensive, "... and it's clear that while HTC is the target, it's Google's Android that has got Cupertino so annoyed. ...

The ITC filing starts out with a page saying how wonderful Apple is — backed up with three later pages explaining what a great American company Apple is — which is contrasted with a single paragraph describing HTC as a manufacturer, importer and seller of mobile communications devices," which is something Jesusphone owners will wholeheartedly agree with, but which also reveals an underlying implication that the Android is a serious threat to it."

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+ - The perfect way to slice a pizza->

Submitted by iamapizza
iamapizza (1312801) writes "New Scientist reports on the quest of two math boffins for the perfect way to slice a pizza. It's an interesting and in-depth article;

"The problem that bothered them was this. Suppose the harried waiter cuts the pizza off-centre, but with all the edge-to-edge cuts crossing at a single point, and with the same angle between adjacent cuts. The off-centre cuts mean the slices will not all be the same size, so if two people take turns to take neighbouring slices, will they get equal shares by the time they have gone right round the pizza — and if not, who will get more?"

This is useful, of course, if you're familiar with the concept of "sharing" a pizza."
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+ - The 10 most significant eclipses in history->

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iamapizza (1312801) writes "Eclipses have played a major role in human history ever since we have held them in deep suspicion and known them to be the work of evil forces. So much was the fear of eclipses that they had the power to change the course of history. This article takes a look at some of the most important eclipses and what their effect was on the the people and events surrounding it. Some of the stories include how an eclipse saved Christopher Columbus' life, how the Middle Ages ended and Einstein's eclipse."
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We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.

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