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Comment: Missing Features (Score 5, Informative) 164

by dijjnn (#29886077) Attached to: Google Voice Now Works WIth Existing Mobile Numbers

From TFA:

More specifically, if you sign up for Google Voice with your existing number, you'll get:

        * Online, searchable voicemail
        * Free automated voicemail transcription
        * Custom voicemail greetings for different callers
        * Email and SMS notifications
        * Low-priced international calling

If you decide to also get a new Google number, you'll get all of the above PLUS:

        * One number that reaches you on all your phones
        * SMS via email
        * Call screening
        * Listen In
        * Call recording
        * Conference calling
        * Call blocking

So, you don't get all the features if you port in an existing number. How ... lame. Completely killed my interest in this most recent development.

Comment: Re:Conspiracy? (Score 1) 521

by dijjnn (#29764431) Attached to: Doubts Raised About Legal Soundness of GPL2

I definitely understand what you're saying, and I suppose it's all a perspective thing. I actually had dinner with him & a bunch of computer science students at the University of Chicago, and found that once you got him past the software stuff he became a pretty interesting conversationalist. It was a pretty good time, all things considered.

While I agree with most of his points regarding Free Software, I find that when it comes to this topic he's much less flexible in his conversation, though his actual contributions are undeniable.

Comment: Conspiracy? (Score 5, Interesting) 521

by dijjnn (#29758915) Attached to: Doubts Raised About Legal Soundness of GPL2

So, I actually count myself among the few that like Richard Stallman. I've met him, and he's a nice guy. But does anyone recall the furor over GPLv3 when it first came out, & some of the new provisions? This caused a lot of projects to stick with v2.

I'm wondering if this isn't just FUD to try to get people to switch to v3. Which is icky, but it did occur to me.

It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. -- Abraham Lincoln

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