the best bit is ..
if you hook it up to a solar cell, it will power itself
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... the thing that is holding linux back is that for key apps, the software is significantly inferior to Windows - Word, Excel, Outlook/Exchange and Photoshop are streets ahead of their Open Source equivalents. It's not familiarity of one over the other, it's that the software is demonstrably less capable.
"This camera is aimed at people with too much money who like the thought of becoming a photographer. Canon know full well that the vast majority of users will never take it out of full automatic mode."
Yeah, just like the Reg comments section are aimed at people with too much time who like the thought of becoming a blogger ;-)
The headline intrigued me because until a couple of days ago I was web development manager for a high-traffic website and I didn't notice a sudden jump in Safari traffic. What I did notice was a very rapid adoption rate of Safari 3.1 - far quicker than IE7, which tells us that Safari users are far more willing to accept updates from Apple than IE users are from Microsoft.
The other thing we can deduce is that Safari users spend a lot of their time surfing for pr0n. How so? Well, the aforementioned "high-traffic website" is an adult website and Safari accounts for about 5% of our traffic, which is in stark contrast to the figure given here of 0.21%.
I seem to remember that many years ago, it was the Coalition touting filtering at the ISP and Labour trying to shoot it down. At the time, the Coalition was cosying up to a nutjob independent who held the balance of power in the senate. Surprisingly, sanity prevailed then and the plan evolved into NetAlert, which had the advantage that it wouldn't break the internet for everybody.
"The only way to detect a planet outside our solar system is to catch it when the planet crosses the path of its parent star."
Rubbish. Radial velocity surveys have been remarkably successful in detecting extrasolar planets. Granted, this method is not much use for detecting earth-like planets, but nulling interferometry has been touted as another possible method for detecting extrasolar planets.