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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."

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