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Submission + - Teenager Dials President Bush's 'Bat Phone' (

skivvies writes: "When Vífill Atlason, a 16-year-old high school student from Iceland, decided to call the White House, he could not imagine the kind of publicity it would bring. Introducing himself as Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the actual president of Iceland, Atlason found President George W. Bush's allegedly secret telephone number and phoned, requesting a private meeting with him. "I just wanted to talk to him, have a chat, invite him to Iceland and see what he'd say," Vífill told ABC News. A White House official, who asked not to be identified, denied the young man had accessed a private number but instead dialed the main switchboard for the West Wing."
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Submission + - Foot pedals for computer?

Sangbin writes: I'm looking for a foot pedal board with three or more customizable switches. Musicians around the world must all be looking for this(and maybe gamers too), but all I find is homemade pedals. Can you recommend a good foot pedal?

Submission + - One man documents his issues with Sprint PCS

TomSlick writes: Apparently Michael Chu (from Cooking For Engineers) has been having cell phone problems with Sprint. According to his blog entry, this morning his cell number was deleted from Sprint's system when his wife's phone was activated. He continues to update the entry every fifteen minutes or so as he struggles to recover his number.

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.