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+ - Stephen Hawking's Biggest Mistake. ->

Submitted by zippo01
zippo01 (688802) writes ""Stephen Hawking now says light and information may be able to escape from black holes, doing an about-face on the objects that helped cement his reputation as the world’s preeminent scientist, New Scientist reports." Though the article say black holes are not perfectly round, possible allowing light/information to escape, it doesn't sound easy."
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Comment: I don't see why this was unexpected (Score 4, Interesting) 564

by zippo01 (#45920865) Attached to: PC Shipments In 2013 See the Worst Yearly Decline In History
This just isn't news to me. There is a large percentage of people that don't really need a PC todo what they do. play online, email, Social media, shop, pictuers, etc.... Until a few years ago the PC was the only way todo this so, they bought a PC. They bought an item that designed todo work and tweeked for home use, so it was overly complex for most. Along came the smart phone and tablet. Small, portable, works, it's SIMPLE and does everything they want/need it todo. Couple that with the slowing of PC speeds advances and new techknology, it is no wornder PC sales are down. They will continue to go down until they reach their new equilibrium.

+ - Yahoo sells off its URL stash->

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zippo01 (688802) writes "Yahoo is looking to sell off several 29 of its URL's for 3.5 million. "Yahoo is going through some very, very early spring cleaning by selling off a stash of 29 Web domains, including gems like,, and OK, that last one might not be such a hot commodity – but it’ll still cost you between $10,000 and $24,000.""
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Comment: Its just a dumb idea (Score 5, Insightful) 814

by zippo01 (#44294201) Attached to: Hardly Anyone Is Buying 'Smart Guns'
Why would anyone buy this? Its a horrible product idea. Take a reliable device and fuck with it. All I want is to know that when I point and click it goes off. Not, my hand isn't held right, the battery is dead, i'm in a fight and its covered in mud, or its just dusty and it malfunctions. Or even worse and a delay, which could cause you to be off target or allow someone else to enter the sight picture. It is a self defeating idea. If you are worried about child protection, buy a safe, teach your kid gun safety. Carry it with you. I could go on for ever.

Comment: This is the new norm. (Score 1) 141

by zippo01 (#42794487) Attached to: Amsterdam Using Airbnb Listings To Identify Illegal Hotels
Governments want information. On its own people, on others. Information from places like this is often free and requires no formal request to use or get. Which makes it a win win. This type of thing is only going to get more prevalent. Soon, if not already, massive systems will filter all this data and track everyone, off nothing but open, public and free information. Add that to what they are able to obtain from private companies such as Facebook and twitter etc. It is scary how much governments, not even your own know or can know about you or a place.

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