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Comment: Re:This stuff doesn't bode well for software (Score 1) 95

by Were-Rabbit (#22755000) Attached to: Cassini Geyser-Tasting a Bust
Eh? This one glitch sends you into a tailspin of not trusting software? You're a real "glass half-empty" kind of guy, aren't you?

Personally, I'd rather look at mind-boggling accomplishments that NASA has done, like those two little rovers on the Martian surface? You know, the ones that were supposed to last some six months and are now going on four YEARS?

Shit happens. The programming and design of anything in space is far beyond the abilities of most people, and I would bet yours as well. The chances of them catching every, single, possible bug is slim. We didn't capture the plume. Okay, fine. So, now NASA can live and learn from this.
Networking

+ - $10 AT&T DSL - Success!-> 1

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Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins writes "I finally was able to get a hold of the $10 DSL from AT&T that was talked about everywhere about a month ago, and live blogged the whole process as well as the results (and how-to). It's been a two week long process getting it jumping through AT&T's hoops, but I distilled it down to a quick and easy guide where people can get signed up from scratch in less than a week or so. The most interesting but yet not surprising discovery during the process? That if you mention on the phone that you're after the $10 DSL deal, you are scads less likely to get the answer you're looking for. The bottom line is that with the $1 of taxes and tariffs and the $7 for the land line, it comes out to right at $18 a month total."
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Handhelds

+ - Where in the US can you get JUST a Cell Phone? 6

Submitted by arakon
arakon (97351) writes "I am looking around for a cell phone for my technically challenged mother and all she wants is just a phone, and yet there seem to be no carriers in the US that carry a plain cell phone with good reception and battery life. All of them bundle camera's, pda's, mp3 players and a kitchen sink with a battery life of 2 hours, all for the low price of $350 or more...

Having looked around, the Motorola F3 is exactly what she wants but it doesn't seem to be available in the US. If we order it online will it work on US carriers? Are there any comparable products out there with a similar feature set and price range available for US networks? I appreciate the help."

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