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  • TI vs. Calculator Hackers
    By on September 21, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    Nyall writes “So a bunch of TI calculator programming enthusiasts got together to factor the keys Texas Instruments uses to sign the operating system binaries for the ti83+ (a z80 architecture) and the ti89/v200 (a 68k architecture) series of calculators. Now Texas Instruments is sending out DMCA notices to take them down.”

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  • Cell Phone Cost Calculator Killed In Canada
    By on September 5, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    inject_hotmail.com writes “Internet and law genius Michael Geist writes about some shenanigans by the cell phone carriers and the Canadian government in his column in The Star. Canadian taxpayers funded a ‘Cell Phone Cost Calculator’ so that the average person could theoretically wade through the disjointed and incongruent package offerings. The calculator wound up being yanked a couple weeks before launch. Geist suggests that the major cell carriers (more…)