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+ - CyanogenMod and back again->

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An anonymous reader writes "Since the arrival of the Galaxy Nexus, my phone has been completely stock, no root access and no custom ROMs. Unfortunately that had to change today, as I moved my Galaxy Nexus back to CyanogenMod 9. Most of the features I really enjoy about CyanogenMod can be rigged up in a normal build of Android. There are apps out there for almost all of them, but CyanogenMod offers them all up in a package where the options are streamlined right into my settings. It’s clean, and it is just as stable as stock Android from my experience. Plus, the recent move by CyanogenMod to make builds default to a non-rooted state makes the experience as close to being just as secure as a stock build as possible in the Android world."
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+ - Bill Gates' Letter to Steve Jobs on his Deathbed 1

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Hugh Pickens writes
Hugh Pickens writes writes "The long and stormy relationship between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs has been chronicled in Jobs’s biography, but, until now, Gates has said little about their divisions — and their bonds. Now the Telegraph reports that some months before Jobs died, Gates paid him a long visit. “We spent literally hours reminiscing and talking about the future.” Later, with his old adversary’s death imminent, Gates wrote to Jobs. “I told Steve about how he should feel great about what he had done and the company he had built. I wrote about his kids, whom I had got to know.” That last gesture was not, Gates says, conciliatory. “There was no peace to make. We were not at war. We made great products, and competition was always a positive thing. There was no [cause for] forgiveness.” After Jobs’s death, Gates received a phone call from his wife, Laurene. “She said; 'Look, this biography really doesn’t paint a picture of the mutual respect you had.’ And she said he’d appreciated my letter and kept it by his bed.”"

Comment: Re:Makes sense actually (Score 1) 447

by NabisOne (#37543686) Attached to: The Cable Industry's a La Carte Bait and Switch
Nope. I tried this on Monday night. I have Time Warner for internet service, but no cable service and when I tried to log into the WatchESPN website, it gave me an error stating I didn't have the correct cable TV package to access ESPN online. So you have to have a cable TV package with ESPN to use the online service.

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