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Comment: Paper? (Score 1) 371

by martingunnarsson (#35998082) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You File Paper Documents At Home?
I'm amazed that so many slashdotters (who are probably pretty tech savvy) receive (and keep!) so much stuff on paper. The only papers I keep are signed documents and receipts for somewhat expensive things I've bought. All bills are delivered electronically to my online bank (I live in Sweden), and with a "No junk mail please" note on my mailbox the only mail I get is interesting/important letters and directly addressed junk mail. Bills from companies I haven't registered for electronic billing with (new contracts or one-time business) I just trow in the paper recycling bin. My only problem is papers with more or less sensitive personal information on them, for now I just keep them in a box, but I'm planning on getting a small shredder so that I can throw them in the recycling bin as well.

Real Reason Why the White iPhone 4 Is Delayed 182

Posted by samzenpus
from the no-phone-for-you dept.
tekgoblin writes "There have been numerous reasons why the White iPhone 4 may be delayed with one reason being the color mismatch between the home button and the body. Well this time there is another reason. A source has told CultofMac that the reason for the delay is a light leakage issue caused by the case being clear. Light from the case leaks into pictures taken by the back and front camera on the white iPhone 4, causing distorted pictures. This problem is non-existent on the black iPhone 4, because of its already black case, so Apple has been looking for a solution to this problem, thus the delay of the White iPhone 4 till spring of next year."

Sony Takes Aim At Amazon's Kindle 273

Posted by timothy
from the critical-mass-is-critical-though dept.
MojoKid writes "Sony recently announced two new eBook readers and has set its sights on tapping into Amazon's Kindle market share. The Sony Reader Pocket Edition and the Reader Touch Edition will come out at the end of the month and will reportedly cost less or the same as the older, more established Kindle. The Pocket Edition has a five-inch display, comes in several colors ('including navy blue, rose and silver') and fits, as one might expect, in a jacket pocket or a purse. It can store about 350 'standard eBooks' and can last about two weeks on a single charge, Sony claims. The Touch Edition is a bit larger, with a six-inch display that, as you'd expect, can be controlled via a touch interface."

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming