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Comment How would you measure this? (Score 2, Interesting) 97

OK, I live in Idaho. My email addresses are Gmail and accounts. How would they know that those email addresses belong to someone in Idaho? I assume the email servers where the email is delivered probably aren't even in this state. Furthermore, Google's spam filtering is pretty darn good and I rarely see any spam. Not sure what difference it makes where you live.

Submission + - The Planet Hunters

ender81b writes: "The Economist is carrying an article that summarizes all the recent developments in exoplanet discovery — 242 and counting. The article also covers why we only seem to find very large and very hot planets, why the discovery of Gliese 581 c is so important, and future developments which might help us find Earth like planets — missions such as the Terrestrial Planet Finder."
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Submission + - Apple Updates 15" MacBook Pro

Villageidiot9390 writes: "Apple has just updated their professional laptop offering. Amongst the updates Apple will now utilize the Santa Rosa chipset and now has processor speeds at up to 2.4GHz. In addition to these changes, Apple has updated the screens on both the 15" and 17" versions of their MacBook Pros. The 15" screen now features a mercury free LED backlit display. The 17" screen now has a native resolution of 1920x1200 pixels."

Submission + - Open-Source Software Market Growing 26% Anually

MsManhattan writes: Adoption of open-source software by corporate IT is growing to the extent that research firm IDC predicts the market will be worth $5.8 billion by 2011. Last year open-source sales reached $1.8 billion, and IDC expects the market to grow 26 percent annually over the next four years. 'Companies are waking up to the fact that open source opens up more choices and gives them something to use as a bargaining chip with proprietary software vendors.' Revenue from open-source products has typically been slow to keep pace with distribution due to the open-source business model of offering free or subscription-based products.

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