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Submission Flying car finally a little more car-like

spazoid12 writes: In the early morning hours of March 5, at Plattsburgh (New York) International Airport, test pilot Phil Meteer, a retired US Air Force colonel, made the first flight of the Terrafugia Transition. Often referred to as a flying car, the Transition is a two-seat, roadable aircraft designed to take off and land at local airports and drive on any road.

35 years after Scaramanga flew away in a modified AMC Matador in the movie "The Man With The Golden Gun", the flying car is finally starting to resemble something... car-like. With push-button convenience the Terrafugia converts from front-wheel-drive car to airplane. Just don't press that button while in the air.

Now it just needs for the wings to completely "disappear" into storage, some Ferrari red paint, and a Decepticons decal.

Submission T-Mobile Hotspot @Home as GPL violation??

spazoid12 writes: Where's the code?

T-Mobile's HotSpot @Home already brings WiFi VoIP to compatible cell phones, and a recent FCC filing from T-Mobile and Linksys indicates that soon all the phones in your home will be able to get in on the action. The WAP, from Linksys, is the WRTU54G.

From CNET (
"When you first sign up, you'll receive a complimentary wireless router that's optimized to be used with the Hotspot @Home service. Our review model was a Linksys, which is exactly the same as the Linksys WRT54G, except for a few software tweaks designed by T-Mobile."

I went looking for the source for T-Mobile's modifications but came up with nothing. The Linksys device, as you know, uses GPL code. The T-Mobile modified version of the Linksys device does as well and therefore one wonders if T-Mobile will eventually release the code or remain in violation of the GPL.

What good is a ticket to the good life, if you can't find the entrance?