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

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

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.
It's funny.  Laugh.

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

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."

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.