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Comment Re:Well, she got the job. (Score 2) 56

My concern is that it appears that she seems to have been ostracized and punished by members of the scientific community for publishing her paper. Science and peer review aren't supposed to inject personal feelings into research. It's not supposed to be a case of liking or disliking her data but, whether or not it's accurate.

Comment Re:On the motherboard? (Score 3, Informative) 510

Unless there are additional details not disclosed on their kinda sleazy looking; but unabashed website, the hardware component seems like it is either a mistake(perhaps referring to some sort of anti-theft tag?) or an additional feature specific to this major chain.

If you look at the company's pricing information, it only quotes software licensing fees and prices for additional/replacement/updated install media. No mention of hardware components, much less the sort of model-specific inventory mess that any deep integration would require. Obviously, the information available on the seller's site for that offering doesn't preclude a custom offering for a large customer, with more robust features; but it also isn't as though lying about the existence of super-tough hardware security in order to reduce the risk that your clueless customer tries to have their nephew who "knows computers" install a cracked copy of XP on a "bricked" machine would be a terribly unlikely strategy...

Unless there are additional details not disclosed on their kinda sleazy looking; but unabashed website, the hardware component seems like it is either a mistake(perhaps referring to some sort of anti-theft tag?) or an additional feature specific to this major chain.

If you look at the company's pricing information, it only quotes software licensing fees and prices for additional/replacement/updated install media. No mention of hardware components, much less the sort of model-specific inventory mess that any deep integration would require. Obviously, the information available on the seller's site for that offering doesn't preclude a custom offering for a large customer, with more robust features; but it also isn't as though lying about the existence of super-tough hardware security in order to reduce the risk that your clueless customer tries to have their nephew who "knows computers" install a cracked copy of XP on a "bricked" machine would be a terribly unlikely strategy...

There appears to be something they add either through hardware or software than can require you to use a USB thumb drive as a key. Check out the accessories page. I'm going to say that it's both hardware and software.
"Require an unLock device like a CD or a USB Thumb Drive to always be available or the device locks. It will not work unless the unLock device is found."

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Submission + - Defense Department is using PlayStation consoles t (cleveland.com)

captainkoloth writes: What do you get when you string 1,760 Sony PlayStation 3 video gaming consoles together? You get the Condor Cluster — the biggest, fastest interactive computer the Defense Department has, according to the Air Force
Because there hasn't been a story about a PS3 supercomputer in a few months. This one is being used for surveillance analysis and face recognition.

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