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Comment Re:What were the earlier estimates? (Score 1) 263

Now to convert to units we all understand!

http://www.loc.gov/about/facts.html claims 745 miles of bookshelves in the Library of Congress Assuming they're 1' deep by 2' high we get 1 LOC = 0.000053 cubic miles (puny library!) therefore the oceans occupy 5,987,307,382,550.34 Libraries of Congress.

 

Comment Re:Neat... (Score 1) 291

Indeed. Once we create something as intelligent as we are, it'll have the capability to be as self determined and as lazy as we are too.

"Hey Robot! Can you fix me some coffee"

"How about no, puny human. I'm busy looking at the pictures on ebuyer!"

The Courts

Submission + - Patent Infringement Lawsuit Filed Against Red Hat

1shooter writes: In the article titled "Patent Infringement Lawsuit Filed Against Red Hat & Novell- Just Like Ballmer Predicted" are details the first lawsuit against Linux vendors Red Hat and Novell. Groklaw link to article: http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20071011205044141

The patent appears to cover the use of multiple virtual desktops like in KDE and Gnome. Lots of prior art and surprise, Microsoft finger prints discovered behind the scenes.
Caldera

SCO Given NASDAQ Delisting Notice 116

SCO Delenda Est writes "The SEC has given SCO notice that they will be delisted from the NASDAQ if they cannot keep their share price above $1 sometime in the next 180 days. Although they may be able to avoid delisting for a while, their small market capitalization will hinder their efforts. Given their other financials, this just goes to show how desperate their current financial situation is."
Intel by OSTG

Vendor New Intel Core 2 Duo Chips with P Socket 5

You can expect to see the new Socket P Core 2 Duo chips from Intel in the near future. The new chips, T7700, T7500, T7300 and T7100 models, will be optimized for the Santa Rosa platform. "Intel's Santa Rosa platform is said to be out in the 2nd Quarter of this year. Santa Rosa will use the 965 Express and ICH8 chipset and updated graphics engine - GMA X3000. The platform will also come in two versions: Centrino Duo and Centr
Sony

Submission + - Wii is 'impulse buy', says Sony

bigdady92 writes: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid= 22506

With millions of Wii's sold, every household clammering to have one, sales are still going steady on ebay while PS3's have dropped and are sitting on the floor of retail merchant stores, Sony claims:

"Karraker went on to compare the PS3 and the Wii, suggesting that Sony's console is much more powerful and should therefore be regarded as being in a different category. "Wii could be considered an impulse by more than anything else," he said."

A $250 impulse buy? Who's got that much floating around to do that?

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