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Comment Re:Analogy overload (Score 0) 63

The comparison is found in TFA where it's quoted from the original paper. So it's not the submitter who adds this (should have been obvious because quotes are used). Also, all the alternatives you provided are correct but when presenting to the public, if an analogy is to be used, you chose to make comparison with something that people know and recognize off the bat. Out of the available options, I think Apple is the best choice.

Comment Re:Sprint and T-Mo should merge (Score 0) 301

Sprint and T-Mobile? They don't even use the same technologies! That makes about as much sense as an AMD / ATi merger! Oh, wait...

On the bright side, at least the new Intel server motherboards stopped coming with those horribly crappy on-board ATi ES1000 video chips, replaced with some Matrox 200 descendant that's refreshingly less crappy. On the bright side for the telecom industry... hmm, I don't see any bright side for any of the telecom mergers.

Matrox is as crap as the old ones. The driver from either or intel or matrox is having a lot of hardtime determining that there *is* a Matrox chip on the frikin MB.


Google Desktop for Mac Released 186

Julio Ojeda-Zapata writes "Google on Tuesday will release a Mac version of Google Desktop. This software, like the PC version, indexes the content of a hard drive and serves it up on familiar Google-style search-result Web pages (or via a its own drop-down results list, if you prefer). But Google Desktop for the Mac is streamlined compared to the busy, gadget-y Windows version, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The focus is squarely on search — including local indexing of an online Gmail account of your choice. It will also index your iDisk."

Submission + - RIAA sues sites hosting leaked Year Zero tracks

no reason to be here writes: "The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which has become notorious for suing anyone from high school students to retirees for downloading music from the web, has gone after web sites such as Idolator that have posted leaked songs from the upcoming NINE INCH NAILS album, "Year Zero". The problem, however, is that the tracks were leaked intentionally. Several songs from the album were left on computer hard drives at venues on the band's current European tour, with fans finding and posting them on the web for others to download and swap. According to, the RIAA sent cease-and-desist emails to web sites that posted the tracks, leading one industry source to say, "These f***ing idiots are going after a campaign that the label signed off on."

Submission + - Optical tech could make people, aircraft invisible

coondoggie writes: "So you thought only Romulans had a cloaking device? Hardly. Purdue researchers using nanotechnology this week have taken a step toward creating an optical cloaking device that could make objects invisible. "How to create a design that works for all colors of visible light at the same time will be a big technical challenge, but we believe it's possible," he said. "It is clearly doable. In principle, this cloak could be arbitrarily large, as large as a person or an aircraft." Two requirements are needed to render an object invisible: Light must not reflect off of the object, and the light must bend around the object so that people would see only the background and not the cloaked object itself, according to researchers. 8"
United States

Submission + - Man with tuberculosis jailed for not wearing mask

DaMattster writes: PHOENIX, Arizona (AP) — Behind the county hospital's tall cinderblock walls, a 27-year-old tuberculosis patient who spent years living in Russia sits in a jail cell equipped with a ventilation system that keeps germs from escaping. Robert Daniels has been locked up indefinitely, perhaps for the rest of his life, since last July. But he has not been charged with a crime. Instead, he suffers from an extensively drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis, or XDR-TB. It is considered virtually untreatable.

Submission + - Child porn 'art' to be made illegal in UK

zugurudumba writes: " ws/2007/04/03/nporn03.xml

Drawings, images and sculptures depicting child sexual abuse are to be made illegal, the UK Government said yesterday.

People caught in possession of "non-photographic" child pornography, which is currently legal to own, will face a three-year jail term.

Ministers said "genuine works of art" were not the target for the new law — though there will be concern that heavy-handed policing could see galleries raided."
Media (Apple)

Submission + - EMI's entire catalogue available DRM free

rohan972 writes: The Sydney Morning Herald reports: EMI Music has become the first of the big four record companies to break from the pack and make its entire catalogue available as downloads free of copy control measures.

The announcement to offer the unprotected format was made in London overnight by EMI Group CEO Eric Nicoli. He was joined by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who said his company's market-leading iTunes Store would also carry the new EMI tracks, marking the first time that DRM-free music would be offered to on iTunes.

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