Levonn Lawrence writes: "Moving in to day 4 of 7, TSG (The Speed Gamers) continue to play a Final Fantasy marathon for an unusual reason. The reason being... Charity. The guys at TSG are playing through every main Final Fantasy game from one to twelve, over a period of 7 days in hopes or raising $20 000 for ACT Today (Autism Care and Treatment). ACT is a charity helping to financially support families effected by Autism.
The marathon started 6pm CST, Friday, July 17th, 2009 and is going until Friday, July 24th 2009. So far they've raised over $18 000 (not a typo) and they're only 70 hours in. Stop by and donate, message, and give them all the support you can. http://www.thespeedgamers.com/"
While this may not help you, there are certainly options for deploying silently without the MSI if you're so inclined.
If you really can't deploy anything but MSIs, then how do you handle the other thousands of installers that aren't MSI packaged? Firefox seems like a nit in comparison to the legions of corporate-important applications that use any other install method but MSI. Or legacy apps that were packaged before the popularity of MSI. Or in house desktop applications. Or any number of other obnoxious speed bumps you deal with when managing a large number of desktops + app deployment in a corporate environment.
I for one appreciate your effort on this thing. I've been watching the conversation on wine-devel since you started and it's unfortunate that there's been so many roadblocks. Best of luck in your future endeavors.
Who uses the word "plinth" instead of "pedestal"? While it's always fun to learn new words, I'll never get back those 5 seconds during which I was scratching my head trying to figure that out. And the 30 seconds it took me to post this pointless reply. You owe me 35 seconds sir!
from the you-have-crossed-the-line-ma'am dept.
Goatbert writes "I just read on the Consumerist about an XBOX Live user being banned for identifying herself as a lesbian. Despite appeals, Microsoft has stood by its position that merely mentioning that you are gay or lesbian is grounds for terminating your XBOX Live membership."
from the i-thought-they-just-made-him-cranky dept.
An anonymous reader writes "You may recall Dvorak's recent, dire predictions of doom and gloom for the Google Phone. It's no surprise that a lot of people disagreed, but one reviewer has gone so far as to claim that the man's predictions are so out of touch and off base that they prove he is no longer fit for technology writing. From the article: 'John C. Dvorak, a long time main stay of technology magazines, has proven that he is so absolutely out of touch with modern technology and its uses that his future opinions are all now cast into doubt ... I'm really not sure where Dvorak is getting his ideas, but I think it is clear from his column that he has grown dangerously out of touch with modern technology.' The article goes on to highlight many of Google's successful features which have already debuted on all mobile phones (and which many people are still unaware of), for free, and how this is likely to fit into their plan for the future. There is also a good discussion on the future of the mobile phone industry, and how newtechnologies are likely to change the way we view the role of mobile communication devices."