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Comment Re:MS makes money from almost every smartphone sol (Score 1) 250

ActiveSync is used to synchronize with the PC, when synchronizing with a server it's called Exchange...

Nope. It's called "Exchange ActiveSync"

-ActiveSync is a desktop app
-Exchange is a groupware server
-Exchange ActiveSync is a technology (in the iPhone, WinMo, etc)

Comment Re:'set up to make a fantastic Linux distribution. (Score 1) 165

We're fine with moving priority to the new objective as soon as you've completed the former. ;-) Ubuntu 10.04 presumably is not it just yet.

You do realize that bug has been fixed... and that it's not even released yet? /. posting that story was really NOT news.... pre-release software has bugs, generally bugs get fixed, then software gets released. FUD much?

Comment Re:Who gets to decide what the iPad is? (Score 1) 514

I shouldn't feed the trolls, but I can't help it when *everything* you list (but flash - beaten to death.. I get it) has a solution that your typical tinkerer can handle:

You mean like USB ports,

With an adapter:

the ability to create and run your own software,

as others have mentioned - dev cert

the ability to chose your own OS,

This is limited to your time and effort. It's possible to run another OS on it - it's just that no one's done enough work to make it worthwhile for anyone but a tinkerer... Here's Linux on an iPhone from 2008:

the freedom to download software from anywhere you chose,


Flash support,

This has been beated to death - I have nothing new to add.

the ability to export and import files at will, etc.?

Again - easy with jailbreak - openssh and a myriad of other options

Comment domain updated 2 weeks ago... expires in Dec (Score 1) 492

I'd be worried too:

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Domain Name:CENTOS.ORG
Created On:04-Dec-2003 12:28:30 UTC
Last Updated On:15-Jul-2009 21:54:30 UTC
Expiration Date:04-Dec-2009 12:28:30 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Tucows Inc. (R11-LROR)
Registrant ID:tutBz5Gni1LW5TtF
Registrant Street1:96 Mowat Ave
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Toronto
Registrant State/Province:ON
Registrant Postal Code:M6K3M1
Registrant Country:CA
Registrant Phone:+1.4165385457
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Submission + - Wikipedia COO was Convicted Felon ( 4

An anonymous reader writes: From the Register:

"For more than six months, beginning in January of this year, Wikipedia's million-dollar check book was balanced by a convicted felon. When Carolyn Bothwell Doran was hired as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Florida-based Wikimedia Foundation, she had a criminal record in three other states — Virginia, Maryland, and Texas — and she was still on parole for a DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol) hit and run that resulted in a fatality. Her record also included convictions for passing bad checks, theft, petty larceny, additional DUIs, and unlawfully wounding her boyfriend with a gun shot to the chest."


Submission + - AT&T calls telecommuters back to cubicle life (

bednarz writes: "AT&T is requiring thousands of employees who work from their homes to return to traditional AT&T office environments, sources say. "It is a serious effort to reel in the telework people," says the Telework Coalition's Chuck Wilsker, who has heard that as many as 10,000 or 12,000 fulltime teleworkers may be affected. One AT&T employee says rumors have been circulating since AT&T's merger with SBC that the new upper management is not supportive of teleworking: "We'd heard rumors to that effect, and all of a sudden we got marching orders to go back to an office.""

Submission + - AT&T Censors Lyrics Criticizing George Bush

krou writes: According to Save the Internet, AT&T recently censored a Pearl Jam concert at this year's Lollapalooza, removing the lines "George Bush, leave this world alone" and "George Bush find yourself another home" from the delayed web broadcast. According to AT&T, it was an "error" due to their filtering system whereby contractors monitor performances, and try to remove "excessive profanity". A spokeswoman admitted: "There was no profanity. It was a mistake."

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