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Comment Re:Not ready as a gaming platform (Score 1) 520

Where is this "Linux users don't pay for software" idea coming from? I buy software all the time, and I would love it if I could buy products like photo shop and games from steam on Linux. It would essentially keep me from ever having to buy another windows copy again. It's not that I don't like paying for software, I don't like paying for an operating system, nor do I enjoy using windows.
Science

Submission + - Scientists genetically engineer synthetic cell (wsj.com)

s2theg writes: Scientists have created the first man-made genetic organism from the dna up.

From the article:

"Heralding a potential new era in biology, scientists for the first time have created a synthetic cell, completely controlled by man-made genetic instructions, researchers at the private J. Craig Venter Institute announced Thursday."

Privacy

Chrome Private Mode Not Quite Private 234

wiplash writes "Google Chrome appears to store at least some information related to, and including, the sites that you have visited when browsing in Incognito mode. Lewis Thompson outlines a set of steps you can follow to confirm whether you are affected. He has apparently reported this to Google, but no response has yet been received."

Comment Re:Cheaper young 'uns will work longer hours? (Score 1) 599

Younger developers may seem cheap because of the price tag, but this does nothing to address:
  • the cost of maintaining a system built by a bright young person who lacks experience and knowledge
  • the cost of maintaining a system built by someone who doesn't know when to clear their mind and think a little more about a problem
  • the cost of maintaining a system built by someone who doesn't know when to incorporate already implemented software packages/api's/tools

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