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Comment Because they haven't ADAPTED (Score 1) 271

How many times have you heard the 11 o'clock news "teaser" for an interesting story they wait until 11:28pm to put on the air?

Usually if you have your laptop, you can go to a news website and, boom, there is the story without waiting 28 minutes through commercials and a dozen local crime reports.

Local news needs to adapt. The "string you along so you keep watching commercials" passive-watching business model is gone for good.

Comment Re:No more apples (Score 1) 601

I'll play along with your enumeration of Constitutional rights:

The 4th amendment states you cannot be searched without a warrant or probable cause.

The 5th amendment states that you cannot be forced to provide evidence to incriminate yourself.

Stopping people at random and forcing them to take a breathalyzer - without having observed them commit a crime or being informed from someone that they may have committed a crime - violates those two rights above. Clearly.

And then on top of that, at what point do you get to invoke your miranda rights? After you were forced to incriminate yourself or before? After you were forcibly searched or before? After you are taken into custody or before?

Comment Re:Finally... (Score 1) 410

Dude. Every tablet I have seen from Microsoft, although a valiant effort, HAS A MOUSE CURSOR where you put your finger.

That demonstrates a complete, total, utter lack of understanding about how people want that form factor to operate.

Truly, if they just hide the fucking cursor and put 30-45 minutes into thinking about an operable main-GUI they could pull it off without much effort.
NASA

Submission + - NASA'S Hubble spots most far away galaxy ever (networkworld.com)

coondoggie writes: Astronomers said they have used the NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to spot a galaxy whose light traveled 13.2 billion years to reach Hubble, about 150 million years longer than the previous record holder.

According to NASA the tiny, dim object is a compact galaxy of blue stars that existed 480 million years after the big bang. More than 100 such mini-galaxies would be needed to make up our Milky Way.

Iphone

Submission + - AT&T quietly reintroduces unlimited data (geek.com)

An anonymous reader writes: If you were wondering how much of a threat AT&T thinks Verizon is with the iPhone, it looks like they may be panicing a bit.

The Associated Press has discovered AT&T is quietly offering existing subscribers, who used to be on unlimited plans for their iPhone, the option to have unlimited data again. The thinking here is anyone who had unlimited data, before AT&T removed the option, might switch networks to get it back on Verizon.

The offer seems to be limited to those customers contacting AT&T customer services, but whose to say the company won’t start its sales team phoning round and making the offer to all subscribers who used to have unlimited data plans?

Moon

Submission + - Does the Moon Have Military Value? (yahoo.com) 3

MarkWhittington writes: Despite the fact that under President Barack Obama's space policy, Americans will not be going back to the moon any time soon, discussions are occurring about what if any military value the Earth nearest neighbor has.

Opinions, as can be expected, vary on the subject

The Military

Chinese Stealth Fighter Jet May Use US Technology 339

Ponca City writes "In 1999, a US F-117 Nighthawk was downed by a Serbian anti-aircraft missile during a bombing raid. It was the first time one of the fighters had been hit, and the Pentagon blamed clever tactics and sheer luck. The pilot ejected and was rescued. Now, the Guardian reports that pieces of the wrecked F-117 stealth fighter ended up in the hands of foreign military attaches. 'At the time, our intelligence reports told of Chinese agents crisscrossing the region where the F-117 disintegrated, buying up parts of the plane from local farmers,' says Admiral Davor Domazet-Loso, Croatia's military chief of staff during the Kosovo war. 'We believe the Chinese used those materials to gain an insight into secret stealth technologies... and to reverse-engineer them.' Zoran Kusovac says the Serbian regime routinely shared captured western equipment with its Chinese and Russian allies. 'The destroyed F-117 topped that wish-list for both the Russians and Chinese,' says Kusovac."

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