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Comment Re:Not Recycling (Score 1) 315

They don't repurpose the bottles, they remake them into other items using energy to do this. Recycling plastics is not a zero energy proposal. People don't seem to mind using the energy in exchange for not putting them in landfills. if you thought there were a bunch of mayans with bottle washers cleaning them with cold water and filling them back up with all natural spring water, your gonna be disappointed.

Comment Re:Let's not let facts get in our way (Score 1) 304

Actually macs are just not attractive targets by virus and malware writers, its just too small a target. So we mac users simply don't have to worry about it. I mean seriously why take over a few million macs and have them as your legion of doom, when you can pwn a few billion windows boxes with ASLR security technology?

Comment Re:30k Ringtones (Score 1) 521

My kids have the LG Xenon and the price for ringtones is $2.49! Zoinks! The whole idea of repaying for songs you already have, for a second purpose is utterly ridiculous. I've made my own mp3's rips that I like to use as notifiers ie ringtones or text notification etc, or sounds like my daughter's cry as a baby. No reason I need to be paying for that and no reason I shouldn't be able to use it. In my mind they are taking advantage of children and teen wonderlust ie the record companies. Now if its your company and you're using the rolling stones to make your company seem hip and cool to the 50 somethings out there then I think you should pay the man, but if you're just a kid who wants to use it on his answering machine or phone then I would like the tell the RIAA, MPAA, Apple, ATT, Verizon, and all the others to SUCK IT and let the creativity grow and fund your intellectual property virally. The corporations are always looking at what the kids are doing and trying to be hip and cool, you can get your money from them. I own the iphone and have lots of my own ringtones that I don't use. ;)
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Submission + - The decline and fall of the Palm empire

PetManimal writes: "According to Computerworld, Palm is doomed to decline and failure, thanks to a series of bad business decisions including Palm's acquisition by U.S. Robotics back in 1995 and the musical chairs with PalmSource/PalmOne earlier in this decade. There's also been a lack of innovation — Palm's own corporate timeline has tons of references to innovation and development milestones from 1995 to 2000, but since then it's been mostly boring corporate marketing speak about partnerships, new markets, and product releases. Now the Treo has tons of new competitors, and when the iPhone comes out, it will be game over for Palm, says the Computerworld article: '... Last month, [the] iPhone changed everything. Jobs' Macworld keynote was like a nuclear bomb in the world of smart-phone enthusiasts. The "key influencers" who gave Treos visibility and cachet a year ago — Hollywood types, gadget freaks and absolutely everyone who's anyone in Silicon Valley — have stopped talking about Treos and are simply waiting for the iPhone to come out, at which time they will unceremoniously dump their Treos and embrace the new innovation leader. Meanwhile, it looks like Palm isn't even trying to innovate. [Palm CEO Ed] Colligan said in an interview recently that the company is focused on ease of use, rather than design, and that the company doesn't want to "follow design fads." In other words, Palm is not only failing to set trends, it's not even following them anymore.'"

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