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Comment Re:BS: "tip of the iceberg" (Score 1) 549

Aunt Millie runs 'Doubleplus Dope Recipe Manager 3.0' on her 32-bit PPC-based machine. Aunt Sue wants a copy. Aunt Millie (who couldn't tell you what CPU is in her computer if you put a gun to her head) knows that she can drag a copy of DDRM3.0 from her Applications directory to a USB stick and hand the USB stick to Aunt Sue, who can drag DDRM3.0 from the USB stick to her Applications folder on her X86-64-based machine and run it. Neither of them had to run an installer, neither is terribly informed about the architecture of their computer.

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Submission + - Google opening Wave to 100,000 beta testers (cnn.com)

bradgoodman writes: "CNN reports that Google Wave, a product that promises to revolutionize online communication, will go out to about 100,000 beta testers Wednesday. Google demonstrated Wave at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, California, in May. The closed group of beta testers will help Google fish bugs out of the application before a public release by the end of the year, according to the Google Wave Web site."
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Submission + - Website Owner Fights Glenn Beck's WIPO Claim (thresq.com)

An anonymous reader writes: According to The Hollywood Reporter,
"An individual named Isaac Eiland-Hall is sticking up for his right to run a website called glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com...
Beck, who has become notorious for his conspiratorial rants, wasn't amused when Eiland-Hall registered glennbeckrapedandmurderedayounggirlin1990.com â" featuring videos of crying women and purportedly examining Beck's lack of denial about the rape/murder â" and earlier this month he filed an administrative complaint with WIPO. The complaint claimed that the website was improperly using a trademark and the domain name was registered and being used in bad faith.
Yesterday, Eiland-Hall's lawyer, Marc Randazza, filed his response. In it, he says the site should be his because it's a valid critique of Beck's politics."
Interesting case where defamation and cybersquatting meet. Also, Beck's thoughts on the United Nations are well known. He likes WIPO? Go figure.

Comment Re:MMS is pretty pointless after all (Score 5, Informative) 153

First, overpriced or not, unlimited MMS is included as a part of the data plan you have to buy from AT&T when you have an iPhone.

Actually the US AT&T base iPhone data plan doesn't include SMS nor MMS. For $5 you can add 200 SMS/MMS. (I'm on the family plan)

I really don't see myself using MMS all that much -- after all, I've got a full-featured mobile email client. I have some younger relatives with cheapie feature phones that occasionally send us cameraphone snaps, though, and this will beat the crap out that horrible viewmymessage.com torture we had to go through before.

Comment Re:Wii upgrade. (Score 1) 320

My memory may be a bit fuzzy, but Wipeout 64 corresponded to Wipeout 1 on the PS1. Wipeout XL/2097 was the second game in the series. I don't think it had splitscreen multiplayer, but it did look fantastic for the day.

Comment Re:Wii upgrade. (Score 1) 320

> Ditto Star Wars Racer and Fzero X the best-looking racers - running circles around PS1 racing games.

I'm not so sure. Was there really a better looking racing game than Wipeout XL/2097 on that generation of consoles?

Comment Re:End free trade with non-free countries (Score 1) 456

oh really? so you're the guy who can develop mines, factories and can hire and train all the people that would create all of the required industries that could support huge USA import needs in a year? well, you should run for a president! (courage and big mouth is sometimes all you need! :) china was building this for years. and they have the cheap and abundant labour USA doesn't. Good luck finding people who would work 12 hours a day for couple of dollars.

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