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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/18-Jul-05

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Roomba: a Robot Underfoot -- Tonya's review of the Roomba vacuum-cleaner robot prompts feedback from TidBITS Talk users that own Roombas or have questions about it. (9 messages)

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Squeezebox -- A reader uses several Squeezeboxes (the music streaming component from Slim Devices) to set up a Pluto home audio system. (3 messages)

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'Evil' Widgets in Dashboard -- Readers discuss the potential security vulnerabilities in Dashboard, and how the Mac OS X 10.4.2 addresses a problem (or, in some people's opinions, fails to address it). (11 messages)

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