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Comment Market Share Monopoly (Score 0) 311

Amazon having a large share of the market does not in itself prove a monopoly, as Apple asserts. Amazon had other competitors just waiting for them to stumble. It seems to me that Apple's ability to enter the market, and to do so on terms as different from Amazon as they claim, tells me that Amazon did not have "nearly absolute" power.

Comment Ubuntu put in the furry section? (Score -1) 183

Two obersrvations: 1. It may be the nerves of the camera, but if you are asked to explain your product and your first response is "uhhh...," that'sa sign the product goal isn't clear. He has trouble explaining this despite havinf presumably done it a hundred times already. 2. What's with the giant 6-foot insect in the corner? It's quite the distraction. It looks like the ubuntu tent is in the corner of the hall with the insect infestation.

Submission + - Sega Hacked, 1.3 Million Accounts Compromised (

Orome1 writes: Sega Corporation was attacked and its database breached last week, and the fact was confirmed by the company the day after it took its SEGA Pass system offline on Thursday. The breach resulted in the compromise of email addresses, dates of birth and encrypted passwords of 1.3 million users, but luckily no personal payment information was acquired by the attackers since SEGA doesn't store it and uses external payment providers.

Submission + - Apples new HQ

An anonymous reader writes: The new Apple HQ is a design based on the "circular city" concept created by industrial designer Jacque Fresco. On his page you can see the similarities. The building is designed to be extremely efficient concerning work, transportation and energy consumption.

Submission + - Security researchers offered money for 0-days

An anonymous reader writes: I'm a security researcher finding bugs in operating systems and in various applications. Recently, I got a couple of e-mails trying to convince me, using not-so-great English, to sell my, presumably unannounced, 0-days for money: We are a security research company that has a unit dedicated to vulnerability research. We have now started buying exploits from the market to fasten our research and our current interest area is Windows 7 / Macintosh exploits ( Unpatched or Zero days ). We will pay the researcher better than the other initiatives depending on the quality of exploits. Kindly reply if you are interested with what all exploits you have currently so that we can discuss over the same. In case something is of interest we can close the deal immediately and pay via most of the channels possible. Regards, Security Researchers.

Comment Re:Option missing - Dont give a shit (Score 1) 459

This is what I don't get. Everyone in this poll and discussion is talking about tablets, but he doesn't talk about his tablet, he talks about his iPad - not with any bad intent, but it seems like people who own Apple products think in terms of brands rather than devices. You have a smartphone, I have an iPhone, as if it isn't a smartphone but something ELSE.
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Oxford Expands Library With 153 Miles of Shelves 130

Oxford University's Bodleian Library has purchased a huge £26m warehouse to give a proper home to over 6 million books and 1.2 million maps. The Library has been housing the collection in a salt mine, and plans on transferring the manuscripts over the next year. "The BSF will prove a long-awaited solution to the space problem that has long challenged the Bodleian," said its head librarian Dr Sarah Thomas. "We have been running out of space since the 1970s and the situation has become increasingly desperate in the last few years." The 153 miles of new shelf space will only be enough for the next 20 years however because of the library's historic entitlement to a copy of every volume published in the UK.

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