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Comment Re:Not surprising (Score 1) 351

You're right on the one hand, although even if it wasn't a great idea, I think sampling out said idea, as it stood for what would definitely be improved on (hopefully) to become the full WP7 experience, was a good "beta" product for users to get. Still it's hard to see any benefit at all, as I have not heard or known anyone who actually got it...*shrugs*

Comment Re:Fail (Score 1) 277

Yes, of course. Only the reason this was possible is because of the fact that it *had* so many problems in the past. Case in point: When Sony released Playstation, it was great and yet they made a slimmer version for it for all three iterations! That doesn't happen out of the blue, you make something and then see what could change. Mind you, the issues regarding both parts of this argument, Xbox had issues with manufacturing vs. PS made them smaller just because...are completely different. This is the way of technology. Stuff gets better and smaller each time. YOU try to do this! Have you? Well, then...and by the way, please join us now in the next decade of the new Millenium, where the old rules don't typically apply anymore. Where's *your* next gen model, hot shot?

Comment Looks like I WIN! (Score 3, Funny) 227

When I was in Jr. High, my science class had an assignment where we had to make-up a life form, based on the planet chosen's conditions and mine was Saturn. Of course my design was completely ridiculous, but the idea was pretty much close to what they're saying about Hydrogen consumption. This is pretty cool...I *heart* Saturn. "Pro'lly 'cuz it gots money with all them rings it has!" lol =P

Comment Re:Oh god.. (Score 1) 659

But the relevant question is whether audiences in the 40s and 50s would have laughed also. One hears stories of people running from the cinema crying and even vomiting upon seeing footage of the Hindenburg disaster screened.

You must understand the major flaw in this argument is the fact that documentary or news footage certainly has no similarity or comparison to a "gag" in a film. If we laughed at this scene its because a) we see little in the way of graphic detail; b) it looked typically surreal and finally, as again stated in the next reply, c) we reasonably understand that it is not real. I'm not sure if you're trying to insult the intelligence of our grandparents, but I'm pretty sure they could tell the difference. I'm almost certain I have seen just as many graphic encounters, though differently executed, in some of the classic war films as well as gangster flicks of the Golden Age of Film. Older generations were by no means "innocent and clean-cut" despite how we may depict them nowadays...

Comment Re:Not _quite_ (Score 1) 283

I really don't understand why they just couldn't reclassify the word or number in the language. It's not like it would be impossible for them to just change the word, letter, spelling or pronunciation. I tend to think that it would be technically more beneficial to not ruin their math...

New Sony OLED Display Can Roll Into Cylinder 73

Anarki2004 writes "Sony recently debuted its latest in OLED technology: a 4.1-inch screen that's only 80 microns thick. The super-flexible display can roll up into a cylinder just 4mm in diameter while still showing moving images at 432×240 resolution. Instead of brittle integrated circuit chips, the screen has an on-panel gate-driven circuit — a world first, according to Sony. That innovation would allow everything but the power supply to roll and flex in applications."

Clickjacking Worm Exploits Facebook "Like" Feature 124

An anonymous reader writes "For the last 24 hours, a series of attacks have exploited Facebook's 'Like' feature through a clickjacking vulnerability. Using subjects such as 'This Girl Has An Interesting Way Of Eating A Banana, Check It Out!' hackers have spread an attack that links to web pages that use invisible iFrames to trick users into saying they like the content. Users are presented with a innocent-seeming web page that says 'Click here to continue,' but clicking at any point on the page publishes the same message to their own Facebook page. Security blogger Graham Cluley says that hundreds of thousands of Facebook users have been hit, and offers advice on how to clean up affected Facebook profiles.

Comment Re:Most people... (Score 1) 892

Leaders and followers, the wise and the foolish...Education is never more desirable than when the sum of all fools is overwhelming. Get enough people in one place and you might have an angry mob to deal with, or a party if you can keep them entertained. I tend to wonder if this thing we call Earth isn't just some massively controlled study by forces unknown?

Proposed Law Would Require ID To Buy Prepaid Phones 615

Hugh Pickens writes "The Washington Post reports that Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) have introduced legislation that would require buyers to present identification when purchasing a prepaid cellphone and require phone companies to keep the information on file, as they do with users of landline phones and subscription-based cellphones. 'This proposal is overdue because for years, terrorists, drug kingpins, and gang members have stayed one step ahead of the law by using prepaid phones that are hard to trace,' says Schumer. Civil liberties advocates have concerns about the proposal, saying there must be a role for anonymous communications in a free society, adding that the space for such anonymous or pseudonymous communications has been narrowed since pay phones, for example, have largely disappeared."

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