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Comment Re:15 billion? (Score 1) 183

> That equates to an average of 75 downloads per iOS user. That's a lot.

I just checked mine: I have downloaded a total of 225 apps on my iPhone 3GS, which I bought a year ago.

Going through the list there are a lot of one-time usage apps on (voting and event related which I checked once or twice and then deleted, games which I played until finished and then removed, documentation/walkthrough for games). Right now I have about 100 apps installed.

So 75 downloads is easily doable.

My aunt on the other hand has only 15 apps installed. It still averages out :-)


Submission + - Dramatic Reading of iTunes EULA (

vs writes: CNET commissioned Richard Dreyfus of "Jaws" fame to do a dramatic reading of Apple's End-user license agreement for iTunes-with a certain glee that makes it quite creepy!

Comment NAB has them too (Score 2) 54

In the last two years I have been given a replacement credit-card from the NAB bank twice.

One day everything work fine, the next day they don't work anymore and three days later when you call them they say that they are in the process of re-issueing them.

Thanks for not letting me know on day one, and thanks for not being able to buy anything for two weeks.


High-Tech Gas Drilling Is Fouling Drinking Water 390

sciencehabit writes "Drilling for natural gas locked deep in a shale formation — a process known as fracking — has seriously contaminated shallow groundwater supplies beneath far northeastern Pennsylvania with flammable methane. That's the conclusion of a new study, published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The analysis gives few clues, however, to how pervasive such contamination might be across the wide areas of the Northeast United States, Texas, and other states where drilling for shale gas has taken off in recent years."

Comment Re:Another Columbia? (Score 1) 104

I think I'd be shaking in my boots if I was a Discovery bound astronaut.

If you didn't, then you don't understand what is happening at a launch :-)

They called the Space Shuttle most complex mechanical machine ever built (these days the Large Hadron Collider has that award). John Glenn had his famous his famous quote about his Mercury spacecraft launch: "I was thinking that the rocket had twenty thousand components, and each was made by the lowest bidder".

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