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Submission + - Facebook: send facebook photos to any mobile phone

Steve Chen writes: "sms767 is tied into Facebook through the Facebook Platform launched yesterday at F8. It completes the round trip by allowing users to share Facebook photos with friends on mobile phones. Before sms767, Facebook users were only able to send photos from mobile phones to Facebook profiles. Now, with sms767, the round trip is complete. Users can use the services at http://www.sms767.com/ or find it in the application directory in Facebook. A login with Facebook is required."
Networking

Submission + - Non Tech don't understand time consuming IT duties

queen747 writes: "Not a scoop but a frustration: Non tech folks don't understand just how time consuming IT really is. Network administration, computer support, database administation, system administration, and web administration. Is there a paper on this subject matter that can explain to non-tech folks, in real simple terms, that IT people really do deserve those handsome salaries? The job, depending of what you do, requires days, nights, weekends, holidays and overtime. It requires testing, debugging, backing-up, and on and on. All of this — TIME CONSUMING. Thank you."
Bug

Submission + - Cellphones can disable Nissan car keys

MSRedfox writes: Nissan has stated that having your car key too close to your cell phone can wipe out the data on these high tech keys, effectively leaving one stranded with no way to start their car. "We discovered that if the I-Key touches a cellphone, outgoing or incoming calls have the potential to alter the electronic code inside the I-Key" http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUS N2424455020070524 With more and more devices going high tech, is this going to become an even bigger problem in the future?
PC Games (Games)

Submission + - Penny Arcade Expo-E For All Expo Conflict

John Callaham writes: "IDG World Expo announced that the 2008 edition of their video-PC game event E For All Expo would be held in the last weekend of August, which happens to be the traditional date for the Penny Arcade Expo as well. FiringSquad has some info on how Penny Arcade's organisers feel about the conflict (http://www.firingsquad.com/news/newsarticle.asp?s earchid=15677) and also that IDG is now willing to chat with PAX's organisers to resolve the conflict (http://www.firingsquad.com/news/newsarticle.asp?s earchid=15680)"
Debian

Submission + - Apt-get remove SUSE; apt-get install Etch

editingwhiz writes: "Rick Lehrbaum of DesktopLinux.com says: "Ever since comparing seven Linux distributions on my "old thinkpad" testbed, I've remained impressed with the flexibility and ease-of-maintenance of Debian-based Linuxes. In my followup article on using Etch as a desktop OS, I pondered converting my primary desktop from SUSE to Debian. I've done it. Here's my tale ..." Read the whole article here."

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