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Comment Pro Version (Score 1) 238

I bet the soon to come pro version will do a secure wipe of the phone so that the police can't perform a warrantless search on it. Obviously this version will be targeted at mobsters, drug dealers, and the tinfoil hat crowd.

Comment We were unable to send an alert.. (Score 1) 168

"We are working with the provider of the Illini-Alert service to implement additional security features in the program to prevent this type of error."

After implementing the "additional security" we will hear how they were unable to send an alert for an actual event because the Chief of Police was dealing with the problem and couldn't come in to put his code in.

Comment Standard Print Model (Score 1) 347

Only home users should be printing (usually PDF) via the browser. This is usually just some really big barcode where it doesn't matter if the layout changes.

If you are trying to print precise documents then you will need to develop a printout direct to the printers. If you are issuing passenger tickets then I'd recommend an industrial printer like a Zebra. The printing language is not that difficult to learn and those printers will just keep printing for years day-in day-out.

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OpenTTD 1.0.0 Released 107

Gmer writes " reports that OpenTTD, the open source clone of the Microprose game Transport Tycoon Deluxe, has reached a milestone. OpenTTD 1.0.0 has been released 6 years after work started on the first version, with the help of hundreds of contributors and thousands of testers/players. Over 30 language translations are considered complete, and OpenTTD is available for *BSD, Linux, Solaris and Windows. OpenTTD is a business simulation game in which the player is in control of a transport company and can compete against rival companies to make as much profit as possible by transporting passengers and various goods by road, rail, sea or air."

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