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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 18:13
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Even though I have some hearing loss my hearing is good enough to pass the flight training medical exam earlier this year.

I wanted to get an aviation headset that gave me the best chance of hearing radio calls clearly. I heard there was a BOSE noise cancelling headset available. In Australia finding the Aviation Headset X was difficult – even harder to part with US$995 for it.

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Fix Found for Classic/Security Update Problem

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 15:06
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How to Grow the Market – A Proposal

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 14:14
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Apple should take a new strategy. The four product computer matrix is a good basic structure, but there is logical room for a subdivision of one quadrant of that matrix and that is the focus of my idea. In short, a two part iMac strategy.

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Apple vs. Economics

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 12:48
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I think that Apple’s future product lines should focus on a less is more philosophy. I am not saying that they should offer less, but that they should try and make do with less. For example, it has been widely speculated that the next major iMac revision will have an LCD screen. I think that the screen used for this iMac should be the same model as is currently being used in the PowerBook G4.

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iPod; Super Charged Digital Vehicle of the Future

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 06:27
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A high-resolution LCD, ultra-slim 5 gig hard drive, upgradeable firmware and a FireWire port. What next for the iPod? Pod is defined as:

3.) A casing or housing forming part of a vehicle
4.) Something resembling a pod, as in compactness.

This makes me believe that the iPod really means a digital “vehicle.” This device, with some firmware updates, could really be everything from a mini-PDA to a picture viewer.

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Equal Time for Lefties: Nuke the CAPS LOCK Key

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 00:41
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New Airport Security Procedures for Laptops

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 00:11
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Shure Earplugs Favored by Musicians

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 00:38
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"This One Goes to 11…" More on Ear Safety

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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2001, 00:18
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One major caution against simply “turning up the volume” is the potential for hearing damage. Basically anything over 75 dBA has the potential to cause hearing damage (a level present in many jets before you add sound from head phones. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), which balances personal damage and business costs used the much more lenient 85 dBA. Adding more sound in ear phones to mask plane noise may well put one’s hearing at risk.

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OS X Security Update can Kill Classic on PowerBooks

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Date: Thursday, November 8th, 2001, 18:40
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