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by senatorpjt (#47486645) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

That operating system needs to be continuously updated with security fixes.

What you mean "need". The license doesn't put them in any liability for the consequences of security flaws. People don't use Windows and Office because they're the most secure products, they use Windows and Office because they are locked in. Microsoft could declare right now they're not going to fix any more security flaws in Windows, all future installations will be licensed at a fee of $1K/CPU/year, and people wouldn't have any more choice than they do now.

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by senatorpjt (#42173989) Attached to: Some Apple iMacs "Assembled In America"

"Besides built-to-order machines, the 21.5-inch iMacs are some of the first known examples of an Apple computer being assembled in the U.S., according to Fortune."

I would think that in the past, they were all assembled in the US, at least the Apple II was made in the US. I'm not sure when they started making everything in China, but all of the manufacturing moved there pretty recently. The Apple II was made at the time that stuff was still manufactured here.

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+ - New 3D Lenticular Printing Service for 3D Artists->

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Peter J. Sucy
Peter J. Sucy writes "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2007

Zaxys Launches New 3D Lenticular Printing Service for 3D Artists.

Hilton, NY, USA — June 22, 2007 — Zaxys Depth & Motion Imaging is announcing today's launch of their new business card and postcard products website, http://www.zaxysdmi.com./ The new website gives users the ability to design their own 3D lenticular business cards or postcards in their 3D program and upload their designs for printing. Not reserved for corporations with big budgets anymore, Zaxys is now putting a premium 3D card into the hands of the general public. The site is launching with business cards only, but expects to add postcards to its product list by the end of the month and additional products in the future.

Not to be confused with silver holographic images, or holographs, lenticular images are actually a series of twelve color interlaced images printed onto a special plastic with a "ribbed" surface known as lenticular. This plastic is now made very thin and is excellent for use in business cards and postcards because of its durability.

These business cards and postcards establish a strong first-impression. They capture and hold attention 5-10x longer than conventional print cards. The users of this website will find that their contacts will share these unique cards with friends and co-workers, increasing their exposure to the marketplace. These business cards and postcards will become a powerful marketing tool for those who purchase them.

The business cards and postcards are two-sided, lenticular on one side and traditional printing on the other. The user designs the lenticular side of the card. These images are three-dimensional although they can also have special effects, such as motion, zoom, morph or flip or a combination of effects.

Zaxys' goal was to make the image design process easy for 3D artists to follow. To achieve this Zaxys has released several tutorials that explain step-by-step how to set up your 3D design application to render the required 12 frames. These tutorials also explain how to create a custom pdf file containing the personal information that will be printed on the reverse side. This side of the card will be printed in four-color process inks.

Zaxys Depth & Motion Imaging has partnered with National Graphics to bring their industry leading Extreme Vision® lenticular technology to this market. Zaxys developed the process to create lenticular images utilizing 3D programs. Currently, nearly all 3D lenticular images created today are not created utilizing 3D applications but are created instead from 2D images by layering various elements and animating these layers to simulate 3D.

Payment is made via credit card and product will be shipped directly to the user within approximately three weeks.

Zaxys Depth & Motion Imaging was established in 2001. Innovators in 3D volumetric imaging for lenticular applications, Zaxys has developed numerous state of the art techniques for 3D image creation and capture.

National Graphics, Inc. was established in 1976. Originators in lenticular imaging, National Graphics designed the first commercially viable lenticular lens, which is now an industry standard. With their patented Extreme Vision® process, National Graphics provides the highest quality lithographic lenticular product in the world and owns the most comprehensive and extensive portfolio of intellectual property in the industry.

Contact:

Peter J. Sucy
peter@zaxys.com
Zaxys Depth & Motion Imaging
2495 Brick Schoolhouse Road
Hilton, NY 14468 USA
585-964-9459
www.zaxys.com

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