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Technology (Apple)

Submission + - Missouri Journalism Students 'must buy Apple' (tgdaily.com)

xIcemanx writes: "Journalism students at Missouri University are being told they must buy an iPhone or iPod from this fall. In addition, the FAQ page describing the University's laptop requirement encourages Apple laptops (specifically, the latest model), as Apple is its "preferred provider." And Windows-based laptops? "That's an option, but it's one we do not recommend unless you plan to make a career of computer-assisted reporting. By the time you purchase photo, audio and video software for a PC, you probably will have spent more than you would if buying a comparable Apple Computer. Buy a PC if you prefer to do so, but make sure it is wireless and has Microsoft Office. Almost 100 percent of last year's freshmen chose Apple computers.""
Technology (Apple)

Submission + - Missouri Journalism students 'must buy Apple' (tgdaily.com)

xIcemanx writes: Journalism students at Missouri University are being told they must buy an iPhone or iPod from this fall. In addition, the FAQ page describing the University's laptop requirement encourages Apple laptops (specifically, the latest model), as Apple is its "preferred provider". As for Windows-based laptops? "That's an option, but it's one we do not recommend unless you plan to make a career of computer-assisted reporting. By the time you purchase photo, audio and video software for a PC, you probably will have spent more than you would if buying a comparable Apple Computer. Buy a PC if you prefer to do so, but make sure it is wireless and has Microsoft Office. Almost 100 percent of last year's freshmen chose Apple computers."
Communications

Submission + - Sexist spam

xIcemanx writes: "The spam I receive, broadly speaking, falls into four types: 1) stocks and software, 2) Nigerian lotteries and/or dying rich people, 3) lonely Russian women, but mostly 4) penile enlargement. It's interesting, though, because both 3) and 4) are kinds of spam that are pretty much exclusively directed at males. Never have I gotten a scam email directed at a female — even though, presumably, half of all email users are women by now.

Now, I can understand why there aren't a lot of spammers pretending to be lonely Russian men looking for American wives, but surely there are other female insecurities that spammers would try to prey on? Have any Slashdotters actually received spam directed at women? Is the lack of "breast enlargement spam" an indicator that spammers think women are too clever for them, or that they just figure that guys just stupider at falling for these things?"

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