How safe is your Child?

I came across an interesting article in the New York Times Health segment today.

For Very Young, Peril Lurks in Lithium Cell Batteries

If you are a parent today with small children at home you must read this story. I found it truly surprising.

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Multiple Monitors?

When it comes to multiple monitors, how many are too many? Are 5 too many? Maybe 10 are too many?

I would have to Guess that 40 are way too many!.

From Gizmoto, The 40 Display home office or Missile Launching Facility?

Click the image or link above to see the full article

MagicJack, where is the magic?

Endgadget.com reports on a law suit instigated by MagicJack against bongbong.net.

For those of you that are not familiar with the MagicJack device, it is a USB dongle that connects your standard landline telephone to the computer allowing you to make VOIP calls for very cheep. OK actually very cheep is a misnomer because MagicJack only charges a yearly fee for unlimited calls.

boingboing.net reported some time ago about a few problems with the Magicjack EULA. The problem seems to be that the execs at MagicJack state that they can examine the numbers you call and that you do not have the right to sue them. These items are stated in the EULA (End Users Licensing Agreement)

The biggest issue seems to be that there are no links to the EULA from the website. No EULA shown to you when the SW installs or when you buy the device. SO, as a user you are expected to know and understand the EULA but MagicJack never gives you the ability to read it.

So, MagicJack CEO sued boingboing stating that the company was subjected to “Hate, ridicule and obloquy (ridicule)”

Thankfully the court system is smart enough to realize these things are wrong and boingboing was right, magicjack lost the suit and had to pay $54k in fees and assessments.

The original story at Engadget

The original story at Boing Boing

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