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Japanese Begin Working On Space Elevator

watzinaneihm Re:Just as a subnote... (696 comments)

So for the price of what Wall street caused US government to pay, you could get a space elevator for each country in the world (almost - the smallest ones will have to share ofcourse)

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Youtube, Cable TV blocked in Pakistan

watzinaneihm watzinaneihm writes  |  more than 6 years ago

watzinaneihm (627119) writes "In a spread of censorship to newer countries, it appears that Pakistan has blocked access to youtube blaming it for spreading anti-islamic cartoons. It is also reported that Cable TV channels are being blocked.
Pakistan recently held elections and its results have been difficult for the ruling president and ex army chief.
It is not clear if the censorship is an isolated event or part of a larger crackdown on media"
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Google says MSFT-Yahoo merger bad for internet

watzinaneihm watzinaneihm writes  |  more than 6 years ago

watzinaneihm (627119) writes "Google has, in a blog posting, called Yahoo-MSFT merger bad for the future of the internet. It is worried about the number of email and IM accounts this merged entity would control, while NY times has accused Google of a Microsoft fixation.
There is also speculation regarding whether Google in turn may raise a counterbid for Yahoo."
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watzinaneihm watzinaneihm writes  |  more than 8 years ago

watzinaneihm (627119) writes "A Harvard Study which uses formal economic modelling to determine "Will OSS ever displace traditional software from its market leadership position?" came to a surprising result . Linux is likely to remain second best as long as Microsoft has a first mover advantage."

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Corrupt cops get caught using mobile phone cameras.

watzinaneihm watzinaneihm writes  |  more than 6 years ago In recent news 98 cops were suspended from their jobs, after they were caught taking bribes. Quarterbuck has an article analyzing the factors that lead or detract the new media from having an effect on the society.

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India closes software patents loophole?

watzinaneihm watzinaneihm writes  |  more than 6 years ago It appears that Indian patents office has finally closed the hole that allowed software patents to be valid.

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