iPod relief for trapped miners

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    Category: News and Press Releases
    Link: iPod relief for trapped miners
    Description:: Trapped miners in Australia are given iPods to help pass the time until rescuers can extract them

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    redAPPLE

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    i'd want to know, when was the last time m$ or dell made people in misery happy :D.

    with all the misery in this world, thank god something positive happens now and again.
     
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    bill gates has given away something like one-third of his personal fortune to charity. his charitable foundation as of 2005 has an endowment of 29 billion dollars. say what you will about the company (and i do, more than most) you can never question gates' compassion for those less fortunate. a few ipods to some trapped miners doesn't even register compared to gates' work.
     
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    Kingsly

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    ... not to mention the world's largest tax break. ;)
     
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    winmacguy

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    I hope they got a battery recharger with the iPod.;)
     
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    BurtonCCC

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    Quite honestly, Bill Gates should be giving much more than a third of his fortune away. I bet he could give away 3/4 and still have enough money to buy Africa.

    The more money you have, the more money you have to give away, in my opinion.

    Daniel.
     
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    solvs

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    His wife and her parents run the foundation. Before her, he didn't give away anything. He doesn't tip either. But let's not go down that road again.
     
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    joepunk

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    What would you add to the playlist?

    I am thinking Hole would be a good choice :)
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    Chrissie Hynde & The Pretenders - Chain Gang
    Rita MacNeil - Working Man
    The Velvet Underground (anything)
    Jean M Jarre - Oxygene
    Air (anything)
    The Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
    Neil Young - Heart of Gold
    Pete Seeger - John Henry Song
    Paul Robeson - Climbin' Up (from the film score to King Solomon's Mines)
    Switchfoot - Learning to Breathe
    Sarah Mclachlan - Surfacing
    Led Zepplin - Stairway to Heaven
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    The poor guys are still down there. Tomorrow will be two weeks. Hope they didn't use up all the battery in the first day!
     
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    bills a good guy when it comes to donating but he himself said he does not like being super rich, yet he keep enought $$$ to stay rich
     
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    Stridder44

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    I know I read about this too, and think it's awesome!
     

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