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Comment Re:Game developer friend just left Amazon (Score 2) 44

You're really comparing apples and oranges. The overwhelming majority of the jobs that the article talks about amazon creating are low level warehouse jobs. Their volume has gown by leaps and bounds over the past few years and they need more folks to pack and ship those boxes.

Comment Looking for an "app" is the problem (Score 1) 163

If you simply go to google and search for "cheapest parking", the first result is

Don't limit yourself by searching for "apps". The world existed before "apps" came along. Good old fashioned websites that you find with a google search are just as viable now as they were years ago.

Comment Doesn't actually allow comparing plans (Score 1) 499

The website looks nice, but it doesn't actually allow you to compare the different plans to each other. All it shows is the name of the plans that are available. To get any details regarding deductible/copay/out of pocket max you have to call the plan provider directly. I'm not sure how useful that really is.

Comment Steve Job's mobile platform strategy (Score 1) 483

I think it is hyperbole to say that "Steve Jobs is betting his mobile platform on the demise of Flash". Steve may not like Flash, but if Flash continues to exist it does not spell death for the iPhone/iPad. Those iDevices will continue to exist perfectly fine on their own regardless of whether Flash exists or not.

Comment Re:Try it out (Score 3, Informative) 72

It's significantly better than "really quite good". It is EXCELLENT. It's very quick, and the searches it executes can be VERY customizable. Let's say you wanted to fly from NYC to LAX, only on United, with exactly 1 stop, and that stop MUST be in Chicago. ITA can perform that exact search for you. It's really quite amazing how well it works.
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US Air Force Buying Another 2,200 PS3s 144

bleedingpegasus sends word that the US Air Force will be grabbing up 2,200 new PlayStation 3 consoles for research into supercomputing. They already have a cluster made from 336 of the old-style (non-Slim) consoles, which they've used for a variety of purposes, including "processing multiple radar images into higher resolution composite images (known as synthetic aperture radar image formation), high-def video processing, and 'neuromorphic computing.'" According to the Justification Review Document (DOC), "Once the hardware configuration is implemented, software code will be developed in-house for cluster implementation utilizing a Linux-based operating software."

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