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Comment Re:VOIP sucks. (Score 1) 426

They aren't going to switch their network to VoIP and not have backup power...

AT&T maintains 99.999999999% (yes, that's nine nines!) uptime on their POTS network (localized problems like poles being run down by trucks are something else; I'm speaking of their equipment). They are not stupid.

Comment Re:Good start. But let's boil it down. (Score 2, Insightful) 168

How many people would support paying history gradschool students to work on WikiProject: Russian History?

It's perfectly possible to be unbiased and paid for your work. I don't see why they need a new policy to deal with this - their regular NPOV policies are fine.

Comment Re:iMusic industry news (Score 1) 146

...uh...did you read the blurb?

In 1978, Apple Corps, the Beatles-founded holding company and owner of their record label, Apple Records, filed a lawsuit against Apple Computer for trademark infringement. The suit was settled in 1981 with an undisclosed amount being paid to Apple Corps.

Of course you can't flap your arms and fly to the moon. After a while you'd run out of air to push against.