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Submission + - Apple to unveil new 28" iMacs, Mac Pro, Mac Mi (pcper.com)

Vigile writes: With the MacWorld Expo just hours away now, the rumor mill has been spinning furiously as everyone tries to decide what Apple will announce at their last appearance at the show. An editorial over at PC Perspective claims to know of at least five new desktop computers that will be released including two 20" iMacs, two 24" iMacs and an updated Mac Mini. All of these systems will use the same NVIDIA chipset that the new MacBooks use that included integrated 9400M graphics. Also speculated to be announced at the show are a new 28" iMac and a new Mac Pro system utilizing the Intel Core i7 processors and Tylersburg chipset with discrete NVIDIA graphics cards.

Comment Exchange Rates? (Score 3, Informative) 302

The article does not mention anything about exchange rates - since the PlayStation is not manufactured in the US and the article mention all amounts in dollars [the Yen strengthened considerably against the Dollar the last year or so] - I would take the amounts with a pinch of salt.

The other possibility of course is that they converted everything from Yen into Dollars - but did not mentioned it.


Making Strides Toward Low-Cost LED Lighting 398

Roland Piquepaille writes "You all know that incandescent bulbs are pretty inefficient, converting only 10% of electricity into light — and 90% into heat. Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, could soon replace incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs in our homes. They are more efficient and environmentally friendly. But LED lights are currently too expensive because they are using a sapphire-based technology. Now, Purdue University researchers have found a way to build low-cost and bright LEDs for home lighting. According to the researchers, the LED lights now on the market cost about $100 while LED lights based on their new technology could be commercially available within a couple of years for a cost of about $5. It would also help to cut our electricity bill by about 10%."

Comment Pre-emptive Godwin (Score 5, Interesting) 250

So I was browsing Wikipedia and came across the following definition for "fascism":

Fascism may be defined as a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation, or victim-hood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy, and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion.

Hm. Committed nationalist militants working in collaboration with "traditional elites", such as large telcos.


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