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Comment wow (Score 3, Interesting) 140

Holy fuck! Mach 20? I scan slashdot regularly, but I somehow missed this story developing. I think the really cool thing about this is how the onboard systems allowed it to make a controlled splashdown. I bet no pilot in the world could deadstick a landing like that from that kind of speed. This is probably the beginning of the end for the fighter pilots.
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Submission + - Chinese boy sells kidney for iPad2 (minyanville.com)

aquabat writes: According to Shanghai Daily, the fanboy from the Anhui Province desperately wanted to buy Apple's flagship tablet but didn't have enough cash. Rather than waiting to save up the money for the Apple product when it invariably gets marked down, the lad decided to sell one of his kidneys for 22,000 yuan (roughly $3,400) so he could afford one. But, surprisingly, the scenario in which the organ was harvested wasn't in the best of conditions, and the boy isn't feeling very well.

Comment Re:So just what am I paying for? (Score 1) 547

Sometimes the "lying" goes both ways. My connection was advertised as up to 2Mbps. During peak times I'm lucky to get 200k, but offpeak I've seen it running at 9Mbps.

Fuck that! When I ordered my internet service, they promised me "Up to 5Mbps". I'd better not fucking get any more than that, or there's going to be hell to pay! I want what I was promised, and if they break their promise, I'll sue their asses!

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