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Utilities (Apple)

Submission + - iPhone Unlocking Goes Open Source (fastsilicon.com) 1

mrneutron2003 writes: Sure to make the "Jobs Mob" and AT&T very happy, David Harrison has made available an open source method for unlocking the iPhone from provider, AT&T. He suggests donating to your favorite charity as opposed to sending him any green. Nice guy! He might want to check his warchest for legal defense funds however. Though we do not have an iPhone in need of unlocking (one of our staff has one, but he has AT&T service), it appears this is legitimate from a cursory glance around the webosphere. If you need it, it's right here . Use at your own risk... http://www.fastsilicon.com/off-the-wall/iphone-unlocking-goes-open-source.html
Space

Submission + - String theory incompatible with expansion?

mcgrew (sm62704) writes: "New Scientist is reporting that

a new study suggests it may be difficult to reconcile string theory with the widely accepted theory of inflation, which explains several key cosmological observations — such as why the universe appears to have the same properties in whichever direction astronomers look.

The study was carried out by a team of researchers led by Mark Hertzberg of MIT in Cambridge, US. The team tried to produce inflation in three versions of string theory in which the extra dimensions are shaped like a doughnut — the simplest possibility. But they found that the conditions needed for inflation appear to be impossible to achieve in these simple versions.
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