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Windows

What Might Have Happened To Windows Media Center 198 198

Phopojijo writes: Microsoft has officially dropped Windows Media Center but, for a time, it looked like Microsoft was designing both Windows and the Xbox around it. That changed when Vista imploded and the new leadership took Windows in a different direction. Meanwhile, Valve Software and others appear to be tiptoeing into the space that Microsoft sprinted away from.

+ - WebDAV back in fashion->

deniea writes: WebDav used to be a ignored protocol. But with the exploding amount of tablet devices and services like Dropbox it looks like it is on its return. But there were only a few options to access your Samba shares and not very well maintained, like Davenport ( http://davenport.sourceforge.net/) . With use of the SabreDAV project ( https://code.google.com/p/sabredav/) there is a new tool to do just that. SambaDAV (https://github.com/bokxing-it/sambadav). It bridges the gap between Samba and DAV.
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Comment: Human hair? (Score 1) 370 370

10^-27cm (the spherical error in the article) is 10^-29m. The upper bound on the electron's radius is 10^-22m (Wikipedia). The solar system is roughly 1.5*10^13m in radius (Wolfram Alpha), so 3*10^13m in diameter. If you'd inflate the electron to the size of the solar system, scaling by 3*10^35, the spherical error would be 3*10^6m, which is more than twice the diameter of Earth, according to my calculations.

Education

UK Schools Consider Searching Pupils' Smartphones 283 283

An anonymous reader writes "What right to privacy do school pupils have on their mobile phones? UK education officials are considering ways to clamp down on cyber-bullying and classroom disruption by allowing teachers to search and delete content from student handsets if it is deemed unsuitable. However, questions remain whether such a move would give teachers too much power and infringe on student rights."

Comment: Re:Mugabe (Score 1) 669 669

This conflates the right of a people to know what an elected government is doing in their name, with the reasonable right of a person to hold personal secrets. One form of openness increases liberty, the other decreases it. Disclosing to the state the secrets of the people is much more heinous than the reverse.

In 1750 Issac Newton became discouraged when he fell up a flight of stairs.

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