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Technology Group Promises Scientists Their Own Clouds

rossdee Proverb (36 comments)

Every Silver Cloud has a leather lining

11 hours ago
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OEM Windows 7 License Sales End This Friday

rossdee So when is (230 comments)

the next good version of Windows coming out?

I hear they're skippimg Win 9 and going straight to Win 10 which will presumably suck, so when is eleven coming out?

yesterday
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OEM Windows 7 License Sales End This Friday

rossdee M$ will stop selling (230 comments)

To OEMs

But won't the OEMs stock up on Win7 (especially if they sell to the business market.)

2 days ago
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2600 Profiled: "A Print Magazine For Hackers"

rossdee Re:Scale (71 comments)

'

"It still arrives with the turning of the seasons, in brown envelopes just a bit smaller than a 401k mailer."

  Which would be how many Libraries of Congress?'

I guess that depends on the size of your 401k

(some of the 1 percenters have pretty big 401k's)

2 days ago
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Microsoft Now Makes Money From Surface Line, Q1 Sales Reach Almost $1 Billion

rossdee Gross margin (117 comments)

I agree the Surface tablets are Gross

5 days ago
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British Army Looking For Gamers For Their Smart-Tanks

rossdee Re:Childish level of Journalism (163 comments)

" This is not a Tank it is an Armored Fighting Vehicle."

Tank is a subset of Armoured Fighting Vehicle

This appears to be a Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicle (another subset of Armoured Fighting Vehicle

They carry a number of infantry who can fire from withting the vehicle, have a smaller gun than a tank (which is designed to engage other light Armoured Vehicles and fortifications, and the troops can also get out and go and break the door down.

A modern western army is unlikely to have to fight other tanks since they would be taken out by aircraft or helicopters.

about a week ago
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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

rossdee Re:So Who Cares (291 comments)

"like video conferencing with your doctor"

I expect that Doctors will charge more for video conferemcing than for an office visit, so the question is will medicare and your insurance pay the difference?

about a week ago
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Two Exocomet Families Found Around Baby Star System

rossdee Re:Wrong distance away (23 comments)

we certasinly wouldn't be able to see any comets at that distance, no matter how good our telescopes get.

about a week ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

rossdee Re:A few things... (324 comments)

That short post was less than a kilobyte, but lets say that a KB is the smallest unit.
That works out to $209.72 US per gigibyte
There would be very few people prepared to pay that these days.

about a week ago
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First Evidence of Extrasolar Planets Discovered In 1917

rossdee Re:Actually... (58 comments)

"As far as I know we still accept Columbus as the discoverer of America"

No we don't.

I was taught in school that Lief Ericson did.

about a week ago
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Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

rossdee News? (149 comments)

The good doctor passed away in 1992

about a week ago
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Internet Broadband Through High-altitude Drones

rossdee Solar powered drones (99 comments)

So what happens at night?

about a week ago
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Mars Orbiter Beams Back Images of Comet's Surprisingly Tiny Nucleus

rossdee And coma (47 comments)

How long has it been unconscious?

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

rossdee Wrist watch ? (172 comments)

I haven't worn a wrist watch for a couple of decades - why should I start now?

Unless it was officially classed as 'clothing' by the state (MN) and so exempt from sales tax.

about two weeks ago
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

rossdee Re: All about perception (200 comments)

"No, the problem is women simply don't make as good of soldiers as men. They are smaller and have less strength, speed, and endurance."

That was true in ancient time when they carried pikes, swords and bronze armour.
With an assault rifle though size and strength are not such a big deal.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Cancels "Sunjammer" Solar Sail Demonstration Mission

rossdee The Wind from the Sun (74 comments)

And in related news, an earthquake was reported in Sri Lanka

(A.C. Clarke turning in his grave)

about two weeks ago
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India Successfully Launches Region-Specific Navigation Satellite

rossdee Region-Specific (86 comments)

So this satellite only orbits above India?

That must be a tricky orbit.

You could have one sitting above Sri Lanka (well a little bit to the south) 25,000 miles up.

about two weeks ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

rossdee Re:phablet (201 comments)

"Please oh please may that term die a quick painless death."

Well then you could call that sort of device a "tane"

(and have it rhyme with Dane so we don't get it confused with the god of the forest)

about two weeks ago

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