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+ - A Deep Dive Look at Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1->

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MojoKid writes "Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 was announced way back in February this year just prior to Apple's iPad 2 launch. Shortly after, a Samsung VP noted the company was re-evaluating their Galaxy Tab line in the wake of Apple's strong iPad 2 showing in early March. Since then, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has begun shipping and early reports show the Android 3.1 driven device to be slightly thinner than the iPad 2, lighter and with NVIDIA's 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor under the hood, every bit as capable. With recent Honeycomb entrants in the 10-inch Android tablet market, like the Asus Transformer, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the iPad 2 finally has solid competition in terms of both hardware and OS performance."
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Dying Man Shares Unseen Challenger Video 266

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from the new-perspective-on-an-old-tragedy dept.
longacre writes "An amateur video of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion has been made public for the first time. The Florida man who filmed it from his front yard on his new Betamax camcorder turned the tape over to an educational organization a week before he died this past December. The Space Exploration Archive has since published the video into the public domain in time for the 24th anniversary of the catastrophe. Despite being shot from about 70 miles from Cape Canaveral, the shuttle and the explosion can be seen quite clearly. It is unclear why he never shared the footage with NASA or the media. NASA officials say they were not aware of the video, but are interested in examining it now that it has been made available."

Comment: Re:Elmo? (Score 1) 764

by seosamh (#9650684) Attached to: Favorite Sesame Street Character?
I remember reading about a study that occured near the turn of the century if I remember correctly. It was meant to study gonorrhea, which of course, was already known to be an STD. The researchers discovered that when a young girl in a house had gonorrhea, the father or another adult male always had it, too,

By turn of the century, you mean 1800s - 1900s, right? Freud's work on "hysteria" that scared the crap out of him showed incest was far more common than he was willing to believe, or to publicly state, anyway. It would be easier to invoke some unexplained increased childhood (actually girlhood) susceptibility to gonorrhea than to face the ugly truth they found.

At the turn of the last century (1900s - 2000s) we find the lingering (and false) myths that only males abuse and that males are never abused.

I guess progress is slow, but still progress.

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