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RIM Announces BlackBerry 7 OS

spazoid12 give me some attention!! (129 comments)

using that old Pretenders song on the bb pad TV commercial just makes them sound a little bit desperate to me... "Give me some attention... PLEASE... anyone? anyone??? really, I'm special!"

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Drops Xbox 360 Pricing

spazoid12 No plans for a smaller version?? (169 comments)

Microsoft has "no plans" for a smaller version of the 360.

Oh, you mean something that is even more likely to overheat and would probably exceed the current awesome 50-whatever% failure rate?

Yeah, I want that!

more than 5 years ago
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Palm Pre Reports Your Location and Usage To Palm

spazoid12 palm pre TV commercial chick (314 comments)

this is off-topic, but must be mentioned... that chick in the pre TV commercials is very odd looking. it's actually kinda spooky how odd looking she is... sorta alien. it freaks me out and makes me feel like i just witnessed something wrong in a petri dish.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Zunes Committing Mass Suicide

spazoid12 Jealous attention starved child? (785 comments)

The Zune is just a jealous attention starved child... it noticed that it's big brother the XBox was getting plenty of attention with it's "ring of death" strategy...

more than 5 years ago
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Why Email Has Become Dangerous

spazoid12 Email or Slashdot? (255 comments)

Is this quote about Email or Slashdot??

So with email, usually when I check it there is nothing interesting, but every so often there's something wonderful...

Oh no!

more than 6 years ago

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Flying car finally a little more car-like

spazoid12 spazoid12 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

spazoid12 (525450) writes "In the early morning hours of March 5, at Plattsburgh (New York) International Airport, test pilot Phil Meteer, a retired US Air Force colonel, made the first flight of the Terrafugia Transition. Often referred to as a flying car, the Transition is a two-seat, roadable aircraft designed to take off and land at local airports and drive on any road.

35 years after Scaramanga flew away in a modified AMC Matador in the movie "The Man With The Golden Gun", the flying car is finally starting to resemble something... car-like. With push-button convenience the Terrafugia converts from front-wheel-drive car to airplane. Just don't press that button while in the air.

Now it just needs for the wings to completely "disappear" into storage, some Ferrari red paint, and a Decepticons decal."
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T-Mobile Hotspot @Home as GPL violation??

spazoid12 spazoid12 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

spazoid12 (525450) writes "Where's the code?

T-Mobile's HotSpot @Home already brings WiFi VoIP to compatible cell phones, and a recent FCC filing from T-Mobile and Linksys indicates that soon all the phones in your home will be able to get in on the action. The WAP, from Linksys, is the WRTU54G.

From CNET (http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phone-and-smart/t-mobile-hotspot-home/4505-6448_7-32486222.html?tag=txt):
"When you first sign up, you'll receive a complimentary wireless router that's optimized to be used with the Hotspot @Home service. Our review model was a Linksys, which is exactly the same as the Linksys WRT54G, except for a few software tweaks designed by T-Mobile."

I went looking for the source for T-Mobile's modifications but came up with nothing. The Linksys device, as you know, uses GPL code. The T-Mobile modified version of the Linksys device does as well and therefore one wonders if T-Mobile will eventually release the code or remain in violation of the GPL."

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