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Comment Re:I generate my power with solar (Score 1) 507

Being full-electric is one issue. The full electric apartment down stairs from me is probably cranking at least 500kwh / month. Up here, where I'm heated with gas it's around half that with a fair amount of AC use. It may or may not be cheaper. Of course I'm all CFL and light weight computing now, but it's mostly your heating and cooking that's killing you.

Comment Re:Not just Microsoft (Score 1) 650

A thousand dollars here, a thousand dollars there, sooner or later it adds up to real money. I don't see why it's unfair for Microsoft to say that it will cost them more money to recruit talent. Because it will either cost the talent money, or the company money, but it's costing somebody money. Let's not forget that filling out income tax forms is a drag too, no matter how simple or low.

Comment What OSS Software? (Score 1) 1

I know that there are open source library packages, but not what they are. Anybody know how many bibliographic records we're talking about? As a professional library upgrader I recognize the caveats in the FAQ, and wish these kids the best of luck. May whatever god or gods you believe in protect you against librarians who can't be bothered to read and patrons who... And for my part I'm just glad that it's not one of my employer's actual or potential customers.
Handhelds

Samsung Shows Off Galaxy Tab, Android Allegiance 189

cgriffin21 writes "Samsung is making no bones about it: Google Android is its future. And with the revealing of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the company is showing that it's all in when it comes to Android. At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Samsung finally pulled the curtain off the long-rumored and teased Galaxy Tab, the electronics maker's touch-screen tablet and answer to the Apple iPad."
Supercomputing

Homebrew Cray-1 140

egil writes "Chris Fenton built his own fully functional 1/10 scale Cray-1 supercomputer. True to the original, it includes the couch-seat, but is also binary compatible with the original. Instead of the power-hungry ECL technology, however, the scale model is built around a Xilinx Spartan-3E 1600 development board. All software is available if you want to build one for your own living room. The largest obstacle in the project is to find original software."

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