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Comment Re:Not really the full picture. (Score 1) 161

Mod parent up. The reality is that this bill is focused on the cumbersome nature of tracking all forms of electronic communication. The legislators didn't want to deal with such a massive record keeping need since they are all part time anyway (IMHO). Herbert does want to effectuate a balance in what the public wants and what is realistic.

Comment Re:The question being... (Score 1) 195

I was about to say yes because you can use the same Apple ID with iTunes and with the Mac App store. But then I noticed two different balances displayed in my Mac store versus iTunes store, though they are the same ID. Which is odd given that I've never bought from the Mac App store so I don't know where the $0.93 came from. So I'm guessing that I may have had some dollars loaded on iTunes before and then was given an iTunes card for Christmas which I redeemed. So perhaps the gift cards only go with iTunes?

Dead Pigs Used To Investigate Ocean's "Dead Zones" 106

timothy writes "As places to study what happens to corpses, the Atlantic Ocean is both much larger and much more specialized than the famous 'body farm' in Knoxville, TN. But for all kinds of good reasons, sending human bodies into Davy Jones' locker just to see where they float and how they bloat is unpopular. Pigs don't pay taxes, and more importantly, they don't vote. So Canadian scientists have taken to using them as human-body proxies, to study what happens when creatures of similar size and hairlessness (aka, us) end up 86ed and in the drink."

Palm Pre and WebOS Get Native Gaming 49

rboatright writes "WebOS developers have been waiting, and with the 1.3.5 release, Palm's open source page suddenly listed SDL. Members of the WebOS internals team took that as a challenge and within 24 hours had a working port of Doom running in SDL on the Pre, in a webOS card. 48 hours later, they not only had Quake running, but had found in the latest LunaSysMgr the requirements to launch a native app from the webOS app launcher from an icon just like any other app. At the same time, the team demonstrated openGL apps running. With full native code support, with I/O available via SDL, developers now have a preview into Palm's future intent with regard to native code SDK's, and a hint of what's coming."

Submission + - SCO Selling Assets to Focus on Litigation (

jhmaughan writes: As part of its second bankruptcy plan, SCO Group plans to sell off (local paper's website) the only thing it has left of value--two thirds of its actual product line. FTA, "If and once the two assets are sold, SCO will focus entirely on its ongoing litigation with IBM, Novell and others over the disputed Unix code, he said. SCO will also retain its UnixWare business." So if they were to win, they'd just be another patent troll?

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