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Comment So where is the auction link? (Score 1) 52

The summary links to three different categories of items on the auction site, none of which contain the EKG paper. A search on that site for Armstrong yields only three items, all of which are signed photos. The PCMag article links in turn to a local Denver TV station's article, at which point the trail goes cold.

Where is a link to actually view / bid on the item?


Washington AG Slams T-Mobile Over Deceptive 'No-Contract' Ads 371

zacharye writes "Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday ordered UNcarrier T-Mobile to correct 'deceptive advertising that promised consumers no annual contracts while carrying hidden charges for early termination of phone plans.' T-Mobile, which recently did away with standard cell phone service contracts and typical smartphone subsidies, is accused of misleading consumers by advertising no-contract wireless plans despite requiring that customers sign an agreement that makes them responsible for the full cost of their handsets should they cancel service prematurely ..."

Comment Re:Wow, that's illegal? (Score 1) 350

The building was constructed with certain building materials and laid out so that it blocked all wireless radio frequencies in and out of the building - especially cellular traffic. If that is not illegal, I don't see how cellular jamming wouold be illegal.

Think of it like this. Suppose you're worried about intruders on your property. It's perfectly legal to put up a 10 foot tall fence topped with concertina wire, build your walls out of 5 foot thick concrete, and place some angry rottweilers around the perimeter. But it's not legal to erect a couple of rotating Gatling guns firing rounds out from the property to keep people away.

Comment Re:Interesting (Score 1) 146

Nope, they haven't removed the app from users who already had it installed. It still works just fine for existing users, but nobody new can download it. I'm really sort of torn on this - Apple has the right to enforce its guidelines, and it appears that AppGratis technically violated the letter of the law. But did they violate the spirit? I guess Groupon and a number of others should be pulled, too, because they send out the push-messages each day as well...


Microsoft Apologizes For Cavalier 'Always-Online' DRM Tweets 236

Adam Orth, creative director of Microsoft Studios, on Thursday tweeted that "doesn't get" objections to DRM schemes that require always-on internet connection to play console games. An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft on Friday released an official statement regarding the tweets: 'We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday. This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views do not reflect the customer centric approach we take to our products or how we would communicate directly with our loyal consumers. We are very sorry if this offended anyone, however we have not made any announcements about our product roadmap, and have no further comment on this matter.'" I can't help reading those tweets in the voice of Sterling Archer.

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