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iPhone Alarms Hit By New Year's Bug 405

Posted by Soulskill
from the wake-up-and-smell-t dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Non-recurring iPhone alarms stopped working on January 1 for devices running iOS 4.02, 4.1, and 4.2.1. Apparently, it will fix itself by January 3, and the current workaround is to set the alarm to repeat. My girlfriend wasn't impressed, sleeping in, and I wasn't either, having to race her to work!"
Social Networks

"David After Dentist" Made $150k For Family 234

Posted by samzenpus
from the is-this-real-life? dept.
It turns out recording your drugged child pays pretty well. 7-year-old David DeVore became an overnight sensation when his father posted a video of his ramblings after dental surgery. To date that video has made the DeVore family around $150,000. Most of the money came from YouTube, but the family has made $50k from licensing and merchandise. From the article: "The one seemingly minor decision to make the video available all over the Internet set off a whirlwind of changes for the DeVore family. Within just four days, 'David After Dentist' received 3 million views on YouTube and the younger David quickly became an Internet celebrity. His father quit his job in residential real estate (did we mention they live in Florida?), and the family started selling T-shirts featuring cartoon drawings of their son post-dental surgery."
Math

7 of the Best Free Linux Calculators 289

Posted by timothy
from the open-in-tabs dept.
An anonymous reader writes "One of the basic utilities supplied with any operating system is a desktop calculator. These are often simple utilities that are perfectly adequate for basic use. They typically include trigonometric functions, logarithms, factorials, parentheses and a memory function. However, the calculators featured in this article are significantly more sophisticated with the ability to process difficult mathematical functions, to plot graphs in 2D and 3D, and much more. Occasionally, the calculator tool provided with an operating system did not engender any confidence. The classic example being the calculator shipped with Windows 3.1 which could not even reliably subtract two numbers. Rest assured, the calculators listed below are of precision quality."

Comment: Re:Why is this an important niche? (Score 1) 275

by danielsz (#21030387) Attached to: Nokia Takes Third Swing at Internet Tablet
The reason I bought the Nokia N800 is because it's the only programmable open source portable device I know of. As a writer, the most important use for me is, well, writing. I use emacs v. 22 in a Xterminal with all my usual keybindings. I pair it with a bluetooth keyboard and I write in cafés and all kinds of places. I installed scratchbox and the maemo SDK for educational purposes (maemo is debian based, like ubuntu on my desktop), and also because I want to cross-compile aspell (since I haven't found a package ready for download). The Nokia N800 replaced a Palm T3 which I used for the same purposes (with many more grievances).
Announcements

+ - SDF Public Access UNIX System Celebrates 20 Years->

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Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones writes "The SDF Public Access UNIX System Celebrates 20 Years!
http://sdf.lonestar.org/

It was on June 16th, 1987 that the SDF-1 received its first caller at
300bps. This little Apple ][e BBS of the late 80s turned into a Public
Access UNIX System with the demise of "killer.dallas.tx.us" during the
"Operation Sundevil" raids. Since then it has grown to become the oldest
and largest continually operating PUBNIX on the planet."

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