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Submission + - Court: Government Bought MS Illegally (www.cbc.ca)

anon mouse-cow-aard writes: Quebec's government broke the law by buying software from Microsoft without considering offers from other vendors, the province's Superior Court has ruled. The plaintiffs were awarded... their legal costs. The Government has to... um... keep all the illegally obtained and installed software and not do it again, pretty please?

Submission + - Lifelike Japanese robot can laugh, smile (ieee.org)

anon mouse-cow-aard writes: uncanny, unschmammy valley. Check out the NHK video where you can see the expressions.
Its more like a "surrogate" than a an android. Medical application is to have someone to listen to
patients, so humans don't have to... that sounds, ah... useful...

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