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Comment Re:Why "not fair"? (Score 2) 110

Because maybe the phone will lead to other connections, people willing to do the same violent act...?

I don't know about you, but the only contacts I have on my phone are people I call. I'm highly confident that the carrier has already given the FBI the phone logs, so the address book on the phone would yield no new info.

Comment What a silly misuse of statistics (Score 1) 155

When you start with a small denominator, small changes in the numerator show as large proportions or high growth rates. This is why politicians like to point to trough-to-peak numbers when talking about their own records and peak-to-trough when talking about their political opponents. It's why some little rinky-dink county in New Mexico has the highest recorded per-capita death rate from traffic accidents—there was one fatal car crash there at a time when the county population was half a dozen people. It's why a high-school science project reported a 66.7% mortality rate when supplements were added to frog's diets—only one of the frogs lived.

Comment Re:Lotus Improv (Score 1) 156

I remember it, and loved it! A friend who invested heavily in Improv-related technology told me he found out (after losing his shirt) that Lotus had shut Improv down because it was eating into 1-2-3's market share, and they considered the latter their bread and butter product. So they ditched Improv, stuck with 1-2-3, and got their clocks cleaned by Microsoft.

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