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Comment Re:Breaking news! (Score 2) 231

BREAKING NEWS: Original iPad launches with 2,000 apps.

Shocking, I know, but Apple announced the iPad project in January 2010. They actually gave developers 4 months to prepare for the April launch. Google could have released the SDK months before the Android 3.0 launch (instead of 2 days), but even they admit Android 3.0 isn't fully finished/polished.

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/02/best-ipad-apps-launch/

Comment Re:Marketing (Score 5, Informative) 314

Here are a few press releases before this press release:

March 5th, UK - End of April launch http://www.nma.co.uk/news/apple-announces-april-uk-release-date-for-ipad/3010816.article
March 5th, European release - End of April launch http://www.cln-online.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=612:ipadrelease&catid=40:industry&Itemid=135

In a post below you said you'd eat your hat. Can you post that on youtube? Thanks.
Hardware Hacking

Where To Start In DIY Electronics? 301

pyrosine writes "I've been thinking about this for a while and have no idea where to start. I have little or no previous experience in electronics — just what is covered in GCSE physics (wiring a plug and resistors — not much, I know). The majority of my interest lies in the wireless communication side of the field — i.e. ham radios and CB — but I am also interested in how many things work, one example being speakers, simply to better understand it. I would preferably like to start with some form of practical guide rather than learning the theory first, but where I would find such a walkthrough eludes me."

Comment Re:How come developers never do this? (Score 1) 167

Too many people have an agenda. If [insert Linux fansite] sees that Linux* is only at 5% popularity in a web vote asking what OS is preferred on a notebook, guess what's going to happen? The data can be easily skewed to represent the minority as the majority.

*Linux was just an example. Please be kind.

"Sometimes insanity is the only alternative" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.