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Comment Re:This is what happens when Americans make things (Score 2) 341

New Horizons was launched on January 19, 2006, directly into an Earth-and-solar-escape trajectory with an Earth-relative velocity of about 16.26 km/s (58,536 km/h; 36,373 mph) after its last engine shut down. Thus, the spacecraft left Earth at the greatest ever launch speed for a man-made object. It flew by Jupiter on February 28, 2007, the orbit of Saturn on June 8, 2008; and the orbit of Uranus on March 18, 2011. (Source: Wikipedia)


Comment Speeding ticket... (Score 2) 276

> The day Fikri drives to Orlando, he gets a speeding ticket,

Speeding ticket information is hard to get for the USA as a whole, but in 2011 the NYPD alone has issued:

As for individual Boroughs, Brooklyn saw the most traffic tickets issued (141,971), followed by Queens (128,098), Manhattan (115,428), Bronx (71,786), and Staten Island (27,388). (source

So the chances of an analyst checking this particular drivers information are.... close to zero probably. Another useless system.

Comment Re:Native Apps? (Score 4, Insightful) 354

There will be a very big opportunity for something that ties all these platforms together in the near future.

My iPhone has its own development platform
My wife's Android phone the same
My LG TV has its own App API
My Philips Blue ray player has its own App API
Samsung just announced its going to develop yet another OS for mobile phones...

The market is fragmenting so fast its with all these "App" platforms, that there will be a great incentive for the first to create the "write once" , "run everywhere" tool chain. This will of course take a few years, but so many different platforms cannot be sustained.

Comment Re:So I guess UK citizens get the money back, righ (Score 4, Interesting) 86

First comment on the original article regarding getting their money back....

Oh, and here's a nice bit of dodginess:

"The costs of the venture should have been lessened by the contracts signed by the IT providers making them liable for huge sums of money if they withdrew from the project; however, when Accenture withdrew in September 2006, then Director-General for NPfIT Richard Granger charged them not £1bn, as the contract permitted, but just £63m. Granger's first job was with Andersen Consulting, which later became Accenture."

Comment Specs (Score 2) 153

  1. The Sony HMZ-T1 is a personal 3D viewer with HD resolution (1,280x720px) delivered through two newly developed 0.7-inch OLED panels.
  2. The Sony HMZ-T1 does not feature a head tracker. With a head tracker you could use the HMD for 3D games.
  3. The 3D viewing experience with the HMZ-T1 is like viewing a 750-inch screen from 20m distance.
  4. Source: http://www.i4u.com/47613/sony-hmz-t1-3d-oled-hmd-unveiled

Comment Re:Biggest shock in this story ... (Score 3, Informative) 297

They are probably making lots of money from bored housewifes playing "casual" games -- not from the Real software that was once their core product.

They sued Microsoft ages ago, settled in 2005 for 76mln and bought several online gaming sites from the cash.

Microsoft and RealNetworks Resolve Antitrust Case

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