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Comment: Re:OS X is THE superior OS (Score 1) 540

by yoasif (#41215457) Attached to: Windows 7 Overtakes XP, OSX Struggles To Beat Vista

Second, if she has a windows system, a Mac support person will copy that over to a bootcamp partition as part of the sale.

This assumes that she has a retail copy of Windows -- my assumption for anyone who didn't realize that Windows doesn't just come with the computer is using a copy of Windows bundled for OEM installation. Those licenses aren't transferable.

Comment: Re:no reform. (Score 1) 2044

by yoasif (#31540088) Attached to: Health Care Reform

4. Looks like US is one of the backwards countries that will try to limit women's access to health care they need. You going to get the 'reform' that will prevent any private insurance coverage for women that includes abortion. This is no joke, even for those who have coverage today, looks like they will actually lose it with this 'reform'. Does not look good.

Highly inaccurate. Not sure where you are getting this information, but as far as I can tell, there is nothing in the bill mandating a removal of abortion access for people who have insurance that covers abortion. Care to cite that?

Input Devices

The Mouse Turns 40 169

Posted by timothy
from the well-it-wasn't-born-that-day dept.
Smivs writes with an excerpt from the BBC marking the anniversary of what may be the most famous tech demo outside Trinity site: "The humble computer mouse celebrates its 40th anniversary today. On 9 December 1968 hi-tech visionary Douglas Engelbart first used one to demonstrate novel ways of working with computers. The first mouse that Dr Engelbart used in the demo at the Fall Joint Computer Conference (FJCC) was made of wood and had one button. Much of the technology shown off in the demo inspired the creation of the hardware and software now widely used. ... The mouse, which was built by Bill English, helped Dr Engelbart demonstrate how text files could be clipped, copied and pasted as well as showing ways of using computer networks to collaborate on projects or co-edit documents." According to the article, "A day of celebration is planned in California to mark the 40th anniversary; with many of the researchers behind the original demo reunited to mark the event."
Image

Identifying People By Odor As Effective As Fingerprinting 157

Posted by samzenpus
from the can-you-smell-me-now dept.
A study has found that everybody has a unique body odor, like their fingerprints, that could be used as an unique identifier. The study showed that a persons unique odor stayed the same even if they varied their diet with strong smelling foods such as garlic and spices. "These findings indicate that biologically-based odorprints, like fingerprints, could be a reliable way to identify individuals," said Monell chemist Jae Kwak. I would have thought that hundreds of years of dogs tracking people would have proved this, but it's nice to know that science has figured it out officially now.
The Almighty Buck

+ - Apple makes $831 on each iPhone 3

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Ponca City, We Love You writes "The New York Times reports that Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray, has studied Apple's financial statement and come to the conclusion that AT&T appears to be paying Apple $18 a month, on average, for each iPhone activated on its network or up to $432 over a two year contract. This shows how much incentive Apple has to maintain its exclusive deal with AT&T rather than to sell unlocked phones or cut deals with multiple carriers. Last week Apple disclosed that 250,000 iPhones had been purchased but not registered with ATT that Apple thinks are being unlocked so Apple has now taken action to curb unauthorized resellers by limiting sales of the iPhone to two per customer and requiring that purchases must now be made with a credit or debit card — cash will not be accepted. The original story on what was happening to the unlocked phones was discussed on Slashdot."

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