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Comment Re:TFA Interesting (Score 2, Insightful) 478

Well, I agree that sometimes the word evil is used to freeze thinking, but your second paragraph is inane to the point of ignorance. We know what Al Qaeda and Hussein's motivations are because they have told us. Their own websites and communications leave no doubt as to what motivates them. They want to kill us. They want to eradicate us from the face of the earth. Do you get it now? We are not "mired" in an occupying force in Iraq. We are supporting a people who are trying to be free of tyranny. We are doing what the French did for us when we were trying to gain our independence from England; supporting a people who long to be able to command their own destiny, apart from any despotic rulers like Al Qaeda or Hussein. Don't you remember the looong lines of people in Iraq on the day they were first given the opportunity to vote? Or doesn't that fact jive with your pre-conceived notion that Bush is evil and must be stopped?

Submission + - China copies iPhone; makes it even better (

An anonymous reader writes: China duplicates a lot of well know products; now they are duplicating the iPhone. Yet apparently they are making it better. From the article "The miniOne looked just like Apple's iPhone, down to the slick no-button interface. But it was more. It ran popular mobile software that the iPhone wouldn't. It worked with nearly every worldwide cellphone carrier, not just AT&T, and not only in the U.S. It promised to cost half as much as the iPhone and be available to 10 times as many consumers." The cloned iPhone uses a Linux-based system. "The cloners hire a team of between 20 and 40 engineers to begin decoding the circuit boards. At the same time, coders start to develop an operating system for the phone with a similar feature set. (The typical cloner either uses off-the-shelf code, writes something entirely new, or modifies a publicly available Linux-based system.) "

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