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Unfortunately the law also allows for a private contract between a company and an individual. Although there is no criminal implications to jailbreaking your phone, there may be implications from the TOS contract that you entered into when activating the phone through AT&T/Apple. Personally, I believe that a law should be passed that states you have the right to do whatever you see fit with something that you have purchased. Though I wholly support AT&T's right to restrict your access to their network or Apple's right to restrict your access to their App Store if you have modified your device from their specifications, I think it is ludicrous to think that they have a right to DESTROY something that you bought and paid for without compensation for it. Imagine if Ford had the right to disable your car just because you didn't use OEM spark plugs in it. What if Sony could disable my television because I plugged a Sharp DVD player into it? Someone needs to come in and lay a smack down on Apple and teach them that they are not the rulers of the world, but suppliers of a commodity. THIS is why I own an Android phone and REFUSE to purchase an Apple product. I used to support Apple and felt they got a bad rap on things, but since they've had some success with the iP* devices, they have become a monster that the free market needs to come in and slay. I NEVER thought I'd say this, but I miss the dominance of Microsoft! They are a behemoth and not very innovative, but I can't think of an instance where they have shown the anti-consumer mentality that Apple has over the last decade. WAKE UP PEOPLE!
I, for one, welcome our new pill eating ghost avoiding presidential candidate overlord!
So, because I am an early adopter of Google Voice (take that you furners!), I have to pay $10 if I want to port my cell number that I've had for the last decade over to them. Then I have to go back and retrain all of the people that I have managed to convince to use my new number to go back to using my old number! WTF! Why is it the people who jump in early on something are always the ones who get the shaft later on?
Wait a minute... If I can officially port my number over, does that mean that Google is officially a telco?
The author was an idiot. He says "...who are we to say that no novice has a legitimate need for root access, ever?".
If a novice has a legitimate need for root access, he won't know what the f*** he is doing and turn his phone into a brick, then whine to the carrier/manufacturer that it is all their fault. IT administrators don't usually lock users out of admin rights just to be a d***, they do it to protect the computer from the loose nuts at the keyboard! The cell phone manufacturers are doing the same thing. I love FLOSS, but not forcing a user to jump through a few hoops to gain root access to a consumer electronics system isn't being open with the consumer, it's committing financial suicide for your company.
Come on! You know they were surfing some Pr0n, or rating girls on fyr.com.
OK, I watched this one and was almost waiting for a punchline at the end. My initial instinct was that it was lame because the guy was using a cardboard box, tape, and safety goggles, and yet the more I watched it, the more it began to seem cool. Strange?!?!
That wasn't the one I was thinking of. I can't find it now, but I actually saw a pic one time that was a guy in a business suit, carrying a briefcase with one of those Zach Morris 80's era brick phones duct taped to his head. Now THAT was freakin hilarious!
Does anyone know of an easy way I can download my Geocities page so I can upload it onto Tripod? I don't want to loose all my cool gifs I've got on there!
or intentional on their part. It seems like they are only coming from a select few users, and most of them are obviously recordings that were meant to be shared. I don't think this is Google's fault and it doesn't sway me in the least from utilizing my Google Voice Number.
It's the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field! The serious lack of Video Recording and Ringtones has been why I've avoided it and marveled at the people who hailed it as the greatest invention ever. I will admit that the interface was a serious advancement in UI development for small devices, and for that it should be commended, but as a phone, the original one really sucked!
Awwwwww Damn! You beat me to it. Seriously, we are talking about the state that is KNOWN for stuff like this. Come on, they tried to outlaw fast food! (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/2461615/Los-Angeles-bans-new-fast-food-outlets-and-California-outlaws-trans-fats.html)
Are you trying to index all files, or just documents, or what? If you are trying to cheap out on indexing documents, I highly recommend Alfresco