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Comment: Re:It's green... (Score 1) 366

by neil-ngc (#29373303) Attached to: Teenager Invents Cheap Solar Panel From Human Hair
Yes, once there is value to human hair its price will rise. Since it's rising from zero, that will be infinity%, quite a sharp rise really. But the supply is enormous - 6 billion people getting a hair cut, all willing to undercut the next guy - so it will not become more expensive than silicon which needs to be mined and refined.

Comment: Re:Study? (Score 1) 314

by neil-ngc (#29373235) Attached to: Comparing Microsoft and Apple Websites' Usability
Agreed, the piece appears to have started with a conclusion and worked back to find arguments for it. While I don't disagree with the conclusion, there's one big thing I noticed lacking - comment on internationalisation. One of my biggest beefs with apple is that sometimes I will click on a button to get information about something specific and I'm browsing the American site with American prices and links to the US apple store. Since I also use the $ symbol, this isn't immediately obvious, and it get frustrated when I'm ready to buy something and I have to go back to square one to get back to the Canadian site. Other than that, the actual design is clean and usable. But then, I don't have much trouble with most MS sites either.

Comment: Re:And You Wonder Why Amazon MP3 Only Works in the (Score 2, Interesting) 388

by neil-ngc (#27142383) Attached to: iTunes Gift Card Key System Cracked, Exploited

I guess it probably depends on how valuable Apple's manufacturing business is to China. I'm willing to bet that iPods, laptops and pretty every other physical item in Apple's line is significant enough for them to pay attention. Some people might get disappeared.

But really, maybe Apple has learned a lesson here. Don't just validate cards using an algorithm. Keep track of which numbers you've sold, same as a credit card issuer.

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