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The Cultures of Texting In Europe and America
SMS's put virtually no load at all on the network infrastructure For the most of the year you are right, however a mobile phone operator will not agree with you on 24th-25th of December and on the New Year... sometimes the load leads to temporary DOS.
StarWars concert in a Main Square
stivi writes "On Thursday, July 24th in the evening was a "classical music" concert in Bratislava, Slovakia from a cycle of VivaMusica Festival 2008 (in Slovak only). The orchestra played music from E.T., Harry Potter, Jurrasic Park, Hook, Indiana Jones, Superman and ... Star Wars. Imagine walking down the streets of the old town following the familiar tunes and find your self on a square with real orchestra. The square is filled with various people sitting and standing, not only movie fans or geeks, but elderly people as well, listening to the music the same way they listen to Brahms. The orchestra played from one and half hour and the final applause was tremendous. What do you say about classical concerts like this? I think it is great idea to attract people back to concert halls."
stivi writes " BusinessWeek writes: "Apple's recent deal with EMI to sell DRM-free songs from the publisher's catalog on iTunes may clinch the iPod's AAC format as the industry standard". The article talks about possible reasons why AAC might marginalize WMA. There are plenty of players that can play AAC already. What would happen if more labels would follow the step of providing DRM-free music, possibly with higher quality?"
stivi writes "OSNews is reporting that Gregory Casamento has accepted the position of GNUstep Maintainer. Adam Fedor, former GNUstep leader writes: "After over 15 years of being the Chief Maintainer for GNUstep, I've found I have too many other responsibilities to devote as much time to GNUstep as is necessary. I still plan on contributing to GNUstep in the future in a lower capacity." Gregory has been a prolific developer for GNUstep for the past seven years and is currently the maintainer for Gorm (the graphical interface designer) and the GUI library. I think he will make a great choice to lead GNUstep in the future. New plans for change have been set up already. Thank you Adam for the past, congratulations Gregory to the future."
stivi writes "Adam Fedor, the former GNUstep chief maintainer announces: "I'd like to announce that Gregory Casamento has graciously accepted the position of Chief Maintainer for GNUstep. Gregory has been a prolific developer for GNUstep for the past seven years and is currently the maintainer for Gorm (the graphical interface designer) and the GUI library. I think he will make a great choice to lead GNUstep in the future." Congratulations to Gregory and many thanks to Adam."
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