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Comment Re:battery tip is great (Score 0) 286

I got a battery pack from eBay for £30 which can charge my iPhone at least 3 times from empty, and charges overnight in about 7-8 hours. Works great, and I don't have to do a reboot to swap the battery out. I also don't have the issue of having to swap batteries around to charge them on the phone, which is a major inconvenience of proprietary phone batteries that usually don't come with a battery-only charger.

Comment Re:i think your uncle is right (Score 1) 340

At risk of stating the obvious... an online bot crawls well-known webmail interfaces trying obvious names and passwords. When it gets a hit, it pulls a few names from the address book, and sends an email to that account appearing to come _from_ that email address. That mail contains a link to download malware that then infects the PC. All of this effort is to bypass the now well-known advice not to click a link in a message when you know the sender.

Comment Re:BeOS looked cool (Score 1) 117

No, familiarity means prior knowledge or understanding. Intuitive means your instincts (intuition) are usually right. For example, back in the day (10 years ago), I would regularly recommend people try out non-Nokia cellphones. The usual response was "the menus are unintuitive". What they meant was, they had invested so much time in learning to use their Nokia that they couldn't cope with trying anything else. It used to be said often that putting "shut down" on the "start" menu in Windows is ridiculous (which it is) and unintuitive (which it clearly is), but because it's familiar this has become the standard. OSX would definitely be unfamiliar to a Windows user, but there is little that is clearly unintuitive.

Comment Re:What a fuckup (Score 1) 368

Bollocks to you too. If it hadn't been noticed at the time, then it's highly unlikely to be on the recorded image. The recorded image only shows where the sonographer pointed the probe and therefore what they noticed. You've very unlikely to see something new 8 years later that has any clinical relevance. Ultrasound is a dynamic imaging modality that is very much operator dependent.

Comment Re:Single Payer Cost Board Says "No" (Score 1) 368

If the equipment was 20 years old in 2004, and they got rid of it in 2005 (I don't know if that's the case, just guessing) then it's entirely reasonable to claim it's obsolete, as it is - in fact - obsolete. I got rid of my Palmpilot in 2004 - would it be wrong to say that the records I had on there are obsolete?

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