Aaron's neither checks your credit rating, nor reports to the agencies that determine your credit rating. At least not according to the paperwork my idiot brother has from renting nearly his entire home theater from them.
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I'm not excusing AT&T in the slightest. I'm a VZW customer and have been for over a decade.
I'm not even a Blackberry user (Though I used to be, and I do occasionally miss the superior email handling and BBM) -- It's just that creating a device that relies on tethering, which most providers charge extra for, if they allow it at all, to do *what people will probably do most* is ridiculous.
It's DOA because you can't use email, calendars or contacts unless you attach it to your Blackberry phone, which AT&T has already blocked via AppWorld.
That was a boneheaded move by RIM, and unless they correct that feature then I can't see the Playbook doing very well.
You apparently missed the other operator in the statement.
(95% reliable + cheap) > (99% reliable + expensive)
Apple did this with Snow Leopard, which makes me a cranky geek.
Why can't the OS manufacturers pressure the hard drive companies to market their sizes correctly? =(
For games that would run in WINE, I did so. World of Warcraft in particular, as I nominally prefer a *NIX based environment (this same desktop has in its history been a dedicated Ubuntu box, a Hackintosh, and a Vista/Ubuntu dual boot) -- maybe "gaming desktop" was a misnomer. It's really my sandbox machine that gets wiped every so often and is the most often used box in the house.
Generally speaking, I like to use the right tool for the job. Work desktop? Ubuntu/XFCE. Dedicated server? Debian. HTPC? Mac Mini running Boxee. Home file server? Ubuntu Server. Laptop? Dualboot Win7/Ubuntu (for when I'm working remotely)
I'm satisfied enough with Windows 7 that I made it my "primary use" OS, though I'm considering going back to the Hackintosh with a dual boot.
And I've used Windows from 3.0 to current, every version and every service pack level.
It's replaced the linux partition on my gaming desktop even.
Why not? It's just an AAC file now, there's no sticky DRM on any of the music.
THAC0 is deprecated as of the latest release. Please upgrade your packages.
I never said not asking automatically made you a douchebag. Just most of the time.
Parodies are not automatically fair use. Re-read the two live crew decision.
Getting permission to make a parody just makes you not be a douchebag.
Weird Al gets the permission of the people who he is parodying. I believe that this gets around ASCAP.
Chances are the board owns between them a controlling share of the company, making joe blow stockholder's opinion rather valueless.
Mostly it's hotel internet access that filters anything listed as a "common" tcp port until you pay an exorbitant fee. I could have gotten around that by putting SSH on a non-standard port and making a tunnel, but what's the fun in that.
Or you can set up your MSA's on any random port, it doesn't really matter. My personal mail server accepts connections on SMTP, SMTPS, submission, and two other random ports just in case the above are blocked.