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Anonymous Coward writes "A japanese media broadcaster (NHK) as well es German tagesschau.de and Reuters report a possible start of a melt down in Fukushima 1/1 as caesium, a by product of melt downs was measured near the reactor: 'The government's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says nuclear material cesium has been detected near the Number One reactor at the Fukushima Number One nuclear power plant. The agency says the detection indicates that some of the nuclear fuel at the reactor may have started melting, because cesium is produced during a nuclear chain reaction' (NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation)."
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Comment: Fully customizable, except for left handed people (Score 0, Redundant) 156

by torrija (#33814920) Attached to: Gaming Mouse Changes Shape For a Custom Fit
You can change almost anything in this mouse, except you cannot turn it into a left-handed mouse. This mouse is for right-handed people only.

I'm left handed and I use a left-handed mouse at home. My hand muscles are much more relaxed with my mouse.

I have also tried symmetrical mouses, but I still feel a mouse shaped to the hand you are going to use it is much better.

Comment: Slashdotted (Score 1) 336

by torrija (#33575494) Attached to: Why Broadband Prices Haven't Decreased

Comment: Nokia's problem is software not hardware (Score 1) 1

by torrija (#33351834) Attached to: Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center
I myself own a Nokia N97. Its hardware is very well constructed, solid, nice touch, good camera, but it's software is damn slow and buggy, mainly because it's based in Symbian. I'd say Nokia should focus much more in software development rather than hardware if they want to succeed. So this joint venture with Intel is not going to change anything in the marketplace, as Nokia's hardware is good enough now.

Comment: It could be used with PLC instead of wireless (Score 1) 330

by torrija (#32602336) Attached to: Why Intel Wants To Network Your Clothes Dryer
I think this Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication of home appliances would better use PLC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_line_communication instead of wireless for communicating. All of these appliances already need a power plug, so no extra cables are needed. And the wireless communication can be really bad in some houses with thick walls.

Comment: What about privacy concerns? (Score 2, Insightful) 75

by torrija (#29894357) Attached to: The Best Medications For Your Genes
If drugs become targeted to certain DNA profiles, wouldn't it be likely that medical centers ask you to let them keep records of your DNA? Well, may be not your complete DNA, but certain genes. I wonder what could happen if such records go to the "wrong" hands, as health insurance companies.

Comment: Re:MSFT can't give out VFAT, but can give out C#/M (Score 1) 272

by torrija (#28558311) Attached to: Linux Patch Clears the Air For Use of Microsoft's FAT Filesystem
It may be an strategic choice from MS. Preventing people from use other filesystems will lock you to Windows. In the other hand, releasing a development kit to users for free (as in beer) would help them increase the user base, and thus selling more Windows copies. A better explanation here: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/StrategyLetterV.html

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