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(BBC-US)   In the future you will be able to just eat your old iPad every time a new one comes out instead of polluting the environment with it   (bbc.com) divider line 15
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2012-09-14 09:08:51 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-14 10:30:33 AM  
Yeah, I gots an electronic "package" you can eat...*pats crotch*
 
2012-09-14 10:58:35 AM  
You mean they aren't RoHS compliant?
 
2012-09-14 11:07:36 AM  
More importantly, the article says silk could be used for cybernetic implants, that's what I want.
 
2012-09-14 11:23:05 AM  
So, convert a crappy product into actual crap?

/troll
 
2012-09-14 11:39:30 AM  
Biodegradable =/= edible...
edible =/= tasty...

Hey, subby, why don't you come over to my place and I'll watch you chow down on my compost pile.
 
2012-09-14 12:13:32 PM  
Silk from transgenic goats' milk? Next, they'll be making it from sows' ears!
 
2012-09-14 12:57:05 PM  
I wanna frog-phone!
i54.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-14 01:44:52 PM  
Yes well I see the Apple plan to make them out of slaves instead of just with slave labor is coming along nicely.
 
2012-09-14 02:24:52 PM  
Next week Apple is going to sue Nestle and patent chewing.... great.
 
2012-09-14 07:59:05 PM  

Badmonkey82009: Next week Apple is going to sue Nestle and patent chewing.... great.


Don't think they' haven't tried that already. Hell, they have probably tried to patent holding a device in one hand while manipulating a user interface with the other, and resting said device on a surface (be it flat, rounded, or any other shape made of matter of any density) and using it with both hands. They probably patented the whole "pinky-thumb to side of face" thing that people do when they mimic talking on the phone, since they did invent that after all.
 
2012-09-15 12:12:03 AM  
Actually Subby, people sell their old iPad for a substantial percentage of what they paid for it. It's the Android tablets that are practically worthless, just like your lame opinion.
 
2012-09-15 03:40:31 PM  
You can eat your iPads now, for all I care.
 
2012-09-15 05:38:33 PM  
So the `new product` cycle will be speeded up so that they don`t have time to go off?
 
2012-09-16 04:49:56 PM  
It's a toaster.
 
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