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Apple Promises Mother Lode to Billionth App Downloader

ThePopeLayton Taxes? (119 comments)

Is apple willing to pay the taxes on all that for you? Seriously that gotta be at least 13K in prizes for which the US gov will want ~ 50%. Most companies offer people the prize or let then refuse it all together (this is what "The Price is Right" does). Most people end up turning down prizes because they can't afford to pay the taxes on them. Even if the person has the cash on hand to pay the taxes who is going to fork over 5K just to get a prize. Basically they'd be getting everything at half price. Apple knows this and is using the "prize" as just a publicity stunt..

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Becoming a Famous Programmer

ThePopeLayton The real way (347 comments)

Sure you can design a great OS, Game, Programming Language or even _File System_... but if you really want to be famous just brutally murder a loved one.

more than 6 years ago

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Bigelow Aerospace Deploys Genesis 2 Space Module

ThePopeLayton ThePopeLayton writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ThePopeLayton (868042) writes "Space.com is reporting that Bigelow Aerospace has successfully launched its Genesis 2 Space Module. This is significant as Bigelow Aerospace is one of a few private groups currently developing space technologies. The module was launched in a compact form and upon achieving a stable orbit will be inflated using compressed air. Bigelow's website is reporting "the second experimental pathfinder spacecraft has been successfully launched and inserted into orbit." The module has a variety of things on board: Scorpions, Hissing Cockroaches, Ant colonies, and even a Bingo Game."
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ThePopeLayton ThePopeLayton writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ThePopeLayton (868042) writes "Engadget is reporting "If you've got a tick to spare, or you're simply the type who shoves any flavor of Linux on any flavor of gadgetry that'll accept it, here's yet another opportunity to kill some time and check out the OLPC a bit further. Apparently, the Linux-based Sugar OS from the One Laptop Per Child project is now available via a bootable LiveCD ISO, and according to user reports, works quite well aside from the "lack of WiFi capability" on a certain MacBook. But hey, why are you relying on us to tell you how it works out? Go on and tag the read link whilst grabbing a fresh cup of joe, and do report back with ample amounts of praise (or grouses) once you've checked things out.""

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