ndtechnologies writes "Sprint users are reporting overage charges after integrating Google Voice to their Sprint phone. The charges occur after the user integrates using Option 2. Sprint/Google did not notify users that this could happen, before integration, but have verified it in their respective forums after the service has launched." Link to Original Source top
ndtechnologies writes "According to posts in the Toshiba forum at anythingbutipod.com, the same bug that shut down millions of Zune 30's also affects the Toshiba Gigabeat S. The Zune 30 is based off of the Gigabeat S series and was co-developed by Microsoft w/Toshiba." Link to Original Source top
ndtechnologies writes "Fedora Core 6 was scheduled to be released Thursday October 18th, however the release date has slipped again. In a fedora mailing list message, Jesse Keating (release engineer for Fedora) has stated that the release is being pushed back even further, to combat more bugs that have arisen since the previous bugs were last fixed. The new release date is October 24th." top
Patrick Hefner writes "Yesterday Slashdot posted an article about NCSU Professor Robert Schrag. After reading the many comments that have been made on the subject, I now offer our stance on the situation to the readers of Slashdot. At Independent Music Online, we have been working with Professor Schrag for more than a month now, in regards to recording his lectures and selling them through our online service. To clear up any confusion for those who haven't "RTFA", this is not a video recording of the lecture, nor is it hosted or recorded on university equipment. Professor Schrag records them to his own personal laptop which he then edits (to cut out long gaps and class breaks). Some of the lectures are re-recordings of the original presentation material given on the lecture date.
The important point to remember is that Professor Schrag does NOT require his students to purchase these lectures, in fact Professor Schrag was doing this with permission of the previous department Dean. The new Dean is currently reviewing the process, and as such Dr. Schrag requested that the lectures be temporarily removed from the store while this is discussed with the new department Administration.
As a former student myself (attended MTSU from 2002-2003) I would have loved to have this available to me. So I ask you Slashdot readers, how is this any different than having a student aide tutor you for 30 dollars an hour? How is this any different than buying a professor's book (which contains the same material that is being lectured on) for a class? How is this any different than buying the notes from a professional note taker? Some make the argument that they "already paid for the lecture and that it should be available for free anytime they want". Well then should your books also be free? Should the supplemental materials needed for your course also be free? Should your tutoring also be free? With this line of thinking, where does it end?
Again, the point is that these lectures are offered as a supplement to the course and is NOT required of the students. The students have the option to purchase these lectures (which are not DRM'd, and can be downloaded and played on your computer as much as you like). They also have the option of going to class and gaining the experience first hand as pointed out by Dr. Schrag."