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Comment Re:Is it 1988 again? (Score 1) 715

And most of them got new jobs. I'd rather have labour mobility than have a union take 2% of my salary and have other companies not willing to hire because it's so difficult to fire bad employees; I know this is a generalization, but overall it's true. I've done very well without union help and where I live (Ontario) there are strong enough labour laws that if a company fires me without cause, they'd better be offering me a nice package if they don't want to hear from my lawyer.
Technology (Apple)

Submission + - iPhone users fight AT&T in Vermont, Alaska (blorge.com)

destinyland writes: "AT&T forbids iPhone contracts in Alaska, Vermont, and parts of 15 other states. But in these states "iPhone rebels" simply violate AT&T's contract and surf the networks of AT&T's wireless partners. "We will spot that very quickly," an AT&T spokesman insists, adding they would then "most likely" terminate that person's service. But other users simply open a P.O. Box in a different state — and hope AT&T thinks they're just roaming a lot. It's yet-another grass roots challenge to AT&T's exclusive carrier status. As one user complained, "I do not need Steve Jobs or the others in Cupertino, California deciding who my cellphone carrier should be.""
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Submission + - Physicists claim to have broken the speed of light

bain writes: "The Telegraph report that two German physicists; Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen of the University of Koblenz, claim to have broken the speed of light by 'conducting an experiment in which microwave photons — energetic packets of light — travelled "instantaneously" between a pair of prisms that had been moved up to 3ft apart.' Since this goes against Einstein's special theory of relativity, you can expect a lot of people to dismiss this as rubbish."
Portables (Apple)

Submission + - Apple releases new MacBook Pro's (apple.com)

Espectr0 writes: "Apple has upgraded their line of MacBook Pro's. This revision includes a decent amount of ram (2 GB), LED backlit displays, 2.2 or 2.4 Ghz processors, 8x double-layer SuperDrive and NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT video cards. Apple recently addressed Greenpiece's concerns regarding its environmental policy by unveiling a clear strategy which mentioned a planed switch to the LED-backlit displays technology starting this year. Lastly, the battery is supposed to last 6 hours."

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