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+ - The Speed Gamers raise over $18 000 for Autism 1

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Levonn Lawrence
Levonn Lawrence writes: "Moving in to day 4 of 7, TSG (The Speed Gamers) continue to play a Final Fantasy marathon for an unusual reason. The reason being... Charity. The guys at TSG are playing through every main Final Fantasy game from one to twelve, over a period of 7 days in hopes or raising $20 000 for ACT Today (Autism Care and Treatment). ACT is a charity helping to financially support families effected by Autism. The marathon started 6pm CST, Friday, July 17th, 2009 and is going until Friday, July 24th 2009. So far they've raised over $18 000 (not a typo) and they're only 70 hours in. Stop by and donate, message, and give them all the support you can."

Comment: Re:v3.5 and still no MSI package for Windows (Score 1) 202

by handsomepete (#28373193) Attached to: Firefox 3.5 Hits Release Candidate Milestone
While this may not help you, there are certainly options for deploying silently without the MSI if you're so inclined.

If you really can't deploy anything but MSIs, then how do you handle the other thousands of installers that aren't MSI packaged? Firefox seems like a nit in comparison to the legions of corporate-important applications that use any other install method but MSI. Or legacy apps that were packaged before the popularity of MSI. Or in house desktop applications. Or any number of other obnoxious speed bumps you deal with when managing a large number of desktops + app deployment in a corporate environment.

Comment: Re:Why does this kind of thing surprise anyone? (Score 1) 629

by handsomepete (#27480347) Attached to: FBI Seizes All Servers In Dallas Data Center
Who uses the word "plinth" instead of "pedestal"? While it's always fun to learn new words, I'll never get back those 5 seconds during which I was scratching my head trying to figure that out. And the 30 seconds it took me to post this pointless reply. You owe me 35 seconds sir!
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Gamer Claims Identifying As a Lesbian Led To Xbox Live Ban 1182

Posted by timothy
from the you-have-crossed-the-line-ma'am dept.
Goatbert writes "I just read on the Consumerist about an XBOX Live user being banned for identifying herself as a lesbian. Despite appeals, Microsoft has stood by its position that merely mentioning that you are gay or lesbian is grounds for terminating your XBOX Live membership."
It's funny.  Laugh.

Dvorak's gPhone Comments Mark Him As 'Out of Touch'?

Posted by Zonk
from the i-thought-they-just-made-him-cranky dept.
An anonymous reader writes "You may recall Dvorak's recent, dire predictions of doom and gloom for the Google Phone. It's no surprise that a lot of people disagreed, but one reviewer has gone so far as to claim that the man's predictions are so out of touch and off base that they prove he is no longer fit for technology writing. From the article: 'John C. Dvorak, a long time main stay of technology magazines, has proven that he is so absolutely out of touch with modern technology and its uses that his future opinions are all now cast into doubt ... I'm really not sure where Dvorak is getting his ideas, but I think it is clear from his column that he has grown dangerously out of touch with modern technology.' The article goes on to highlight many of Google's successful features which have already debuted on all mobile phones (and which many people are still unaware of), for free, and how this is likely to fit into their plan for the future. There is also a good discussion on the future of the mobile phone industry, and how new technologies are likely to change the way we view the role of mobile communication devices."

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