HARDWARE: Apple’s WiFI is suspect; to me at least!


What do iPad’s Wi-Fi problems mean for AT&T?
by Kevin FitchardApril 6th, 2010

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When AT&T said it believed the iPad would be mostly a Wi-Fi (rather than a 3G) device, that would have figured to make any of the network concerns that have plagued the iPhone a moot point. Think again. The biggest problem with the newly launched iPad would seem to be with Wi-Fi connectivity, with reports of no connection or weak signals among some early iPad users. The problems would clearly seem to be with the device itself, with some iPads having problems connecting to any Wi-Fi signal, not just AT&T’s Wi-Fi service.

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The WiFI problems on the iPad make me suspect that my gut feeling about the MacBookAir could be correct.

I’ve always thought I noticed that the MacBookAir was always scanning for a WiFi signal. Periodically, the computer would (as I described in my blog) go on “a mental vacation”. When I’d look at the “airport”, it would be scanning for networks. Could it be dropping the signal? I’m located less than 25 feet from the WiFi base. I have other Windoze computers using the WiFi without any problems at all.

(Sometimes, windoze needs a reboot to clear up its “thinking”. Weekly? But, never drops the WiFi connection. The ISP’s network sometimes seems to go on a “mental vacation” and everything Router, Windoze, and MacBookAir all need a reboot to pass traffic. But that’s not a MacBookAir problem.)

So maybe there is BOTH a hardware and software problem with ALL Apple products that use WiFi. I don’t have a College’s EE lab and a group of hungry CompSci PhD candidates who will work for free to study the problem. BUT, [and there is ALWAYS a big butt), I’m convinced there’s a serious problem with Apple’s wifi. And, I’d steer clear of it until it’s solved.

Consumers Reports, Underwriters Laboratory, or any school’s CompSci dean listening?

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POLITICAL: Why are charities running shopping centers?


Komen for the Cure Deepens Ties With Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor
April 1, 2010

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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation has been under fire from pro-life advocates for years for its ties to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. In a new column, pro-life writer Jill Stanek uncovers new information showing the link between the two groups is deepening.

Komen’s ties to Planned Parenthood are well documented and figures from STOPP International show Komen chapters giving $711,485 from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006 to Planned Parenthood affiliates.

And in numbers provided to the Associated Press, Susan G. Komen for the Cure spokeswoman Rebecca Gibson confirmed 19 of the 122 Komen affiliates made grants totaling $374,253 to Planned Parenthood during the 2005-2006 fiscal year.

Figures show Komen affiliates have given Planned Parenthood $3 million between 2003 and 2008 and $805,000 in the 2008 fiscal year.

Those donations and links have continued as Komen affiliates in California, Idaho, Colorado, Iowa, Texas, and other states have either made donations or worked with Planned Parenthood abortion centers.

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Stanek says the response leaves open more questions about the Planned Parenthood-Komen relationship.

“Why didn’t PPGNW cash in its inheritance? Why didn’t Eric buy? If the share was willed, it was worth something. The real-estate market was thriving in 2006. It appears both partners are OK with this now four-year-old business partnership,” she responded.

Brinker also attempted to defend the donations to Planned Parenthood in his contact with Stanek, saying “only “20 of Komen’s 122 U.S. Affiliates fund breast-health services through local Planned Parenthood clinics” and adding the total money given represents “less than one percent of the total granted by affiliates.”

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Related web sites:

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – http://www.komen.org

National Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer – http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com


Interesting question is why are charities running shopping centers?

Could it be because they are tax-deductible?


More stuff that makes no sense.

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