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Submission + - Google Earth using my computer? 1

rabenja writes: "I was using Google Earth to document a recent vacation to Costa Rica by creating a tour file.
I saved the *.kmz file but did not know the file had been placed so I searched the C: drive
for *.kmz files. What came up in the search was 2,620 files in the
    C:\Users\[ME]\AppData\Local\Temp\ge4908\kmz directory all with timestamps around
the time that I was working in Google Earth. Clicking on any of the
files in that directory showed that none of them had anything to do with what I was
working on. They were random locations around the earth, each with mulitple pushpin locations
that I did not make.

Why would Google Earth create these files if they had nothing to do with my session??
The only thing that I can think of is that Google is using users' computers as
data caches for other users."

Comment Which version? (Score 1) 783

I am a Christian and I have no trouble with evolution per se. What I never understood about creationism is that there are two distinct creation stories in the first two chapters of Genesis. No one who takes them literally can explain this to me or which one should be used as literal. The first story begins in chapter 1:

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. ... 29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Chapter 2 begins:

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.

...but then this:

4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. 5 Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth[a] and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground,

I am sure creation apologists would explain away the two accounts as not inconsistent, but if the writer meant to convey an account of actual events, wouldn't (s)he have been more careful not to confuse the reader with two separate accounts? I guess my point is that as a lifelong Christian, I am embarrassed by the creationists who cannot let God play as he likes. I am also baffled by the faith-based evolutionists who cannot explain how the very first living cell came into being (the faith part being this very problem).

Submission + - Google sells out of Nexus 4 again (google.com)

rabenja writes: I had decided to replace my phone (Galaxy S Vibrant) with the Nexus 4. The first batch sold out in no time and I received an email that I just saw at 1:20 pm PST that the Nexus 4 would be available again for sale at 12:00 pm PST. I clicked the link provided and saw that it was already sold out again...

Comment Vista on Steroids (Score 2) 558

I think that it will be some degree worse or better than Vista for Microsoft and users. As a CIO, and from what I have read so far concerning Metro, it will be a *very* long time (until forced to, such as when it is no longer possible to get OEM W7 installed) until we will be upgrading to Metro. To me it sort of resembles Mozilla thumbing it's nose at corporate users. The most curious part about upgrading to a new version of Windows for us is that pretty much the only problems that we face in the process are with older Microsoft products that fail on the new OS.

Submission + - Apple store refuses to sell product to US citizen (huffingtonpost.com)

rabenja writes:

A 19-year-old woman in Alpharetta, Ga., claims that her local Apple store refused to sell her anything after she was heard speaking Farsi with her uncle while she was trying to buy an iPhone and iPad.

...how a citizen who speaks Arabic (Al Qaeda), or Spanish (Cuba) or Korean (North Korea) etc.

Comment Re:Had bad experiences when I was 22 and in port t (Score 2) 228

I doubt any person in charge of fighting such a fire would trust that sealing off the compartments would starve the fire. In the Stark incident, the ship's metal was burning. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/navy/nrtc/14057_ppr_ch4.pdf http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/051805/met_18768709.shtml

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