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Comment: Re:Uneducated advice line guy... (Score 1) 282

by reverius (#39067215) Attached to: Microsoft's Killer Tablet Opportunity

The Fujitsu Stylistic ranges from 1.7 to 1.9 lbs. The iPad 2 is 1.33 lbs. At worst, this is 42% heavier, not "1.5-2x heavier". Fujitsu claims over 8 hours of battery life on their midrange model (1.9lbs total with that battery). Apple claims 10 hours, about 25% more. These numbers make the iPad look incrementally better, not insanely great.


Comment: Re:I for one, hope they get this right (Score 1) 365

by reverius (#38443012) Attached to: HIV Vaccine Approval For Human Trials

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS),[1][2]

Either Wikipedia is wrong, or you're wrong. It doesn't help your credibility that you're posting as AC.


+ - Linux devicemaker sued in first U.S. test of GPL

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An anonymous reader writes "For the first time in the U.S., a company is being taken to court for a GPL violation. The Software Freedom Law Center has sued Monsoon Multimedia over alleged GPL violations in the Hava, a place- and time-shifting TV recorder similar to the SlingBox. Interestingly, Monsoon Multimedia is run by a highly experienced international lawyer named Graham Radstone. According to his corporate biography, Radstone has an MA in Law from the University of Cambridge, England, and held the top legal spot at an unnamed "$1 billion private multinational company." He also reportedly held top management positions with Philip Morris, Pfizer, and DHL. Sounds like the makings of a good old legal donnybrook ahead."

+ - HCI blogger discusses the widspread misuse of mice

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Recently launched blog "The New Interface Advocate," has an entry about how mice are being applied to situations they are intrinsically poorly suited for. It also has an interesting proposal for how to keep most of the current paradigm of GUIs and still take advantage of the other control devices, such as the keyboard."

+ - OS software for the music educator

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ari gold
ari gold writes "i'm a high school music/CS teacher who is (and has been) looking around for some quality open source music software. music for music classes — open source so we can develop things and work with others on projects. where better to ask then right here? what DAWs are out there? audacity? rosegarden? are there software instruments/synths/modellers? can lilypond help where finale cant?

once we get it down here, people search the slashdot archives and enter the fantastic world of open source music.."
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+ - Gonzales denies Americans have habeas rights

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TrumpetPower! writes "This past Thursday, in response to questioning by Senator Arlen Specter (R, PA), US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told the Senate Judiciary committee that ``The Constitution doesn't say every individual in the United States or citizen is hereby granted or assured the right of habeas corpus. '' The exchange between Mr. Gonzales and Senator Specter has received virtually no attention from the press; Google News currently has all of a dozen or so stories. Habeas corpus is the right, in America guaranteed by Article I, Section 9, of the Constitution, which ensures that people are not unjustly imprisoned and tried."

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.