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« on: December 08, 2003, 06:51:18 am »
what\'s up with the zaurus.com/dev/board forum?

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2003, 06:55:52 am »
Read some of the other threads about this, eg \"Spencer gone . . .\"

There are reports it will return.

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2003, 09:10:41 am »
Didnt saomeone (proto ?) say that the forum was going to be back on on Monday, according to Sharp ?
Well I still dont see it back on.

So much for Sharp\'s \'dont tell\' attitudes and insider leaks.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2003, 09:16:15 am »
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2003, 09:20:51 am »
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So much for Sharp\'s \'dont tell\' attitudes and insider leaks.

Give them a chance. Depending on where the person is in America, who will throw the switch, they might not even be in work yet.

Maybe they got hacked again and this time was even worse than before.
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2003, 05:32:57 pm »
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Give them a chance. Depending on where the person is in America, who will throw the switch, they might not even be in work yet.

Maybe they got hacked again and this time was even worse than before.

Still not up, I am wondering if it is going to happen!

If Sharp was going to bring it back up, they could have done it immediately after they were notified that it was down. It doesn\'t make sense for them to wait so long.
Even if they wanted to make changes, they could have left the old web site running until they were ready.

Although this board serves as a useful replacement, it was reassuring to know that zaurus.com/dev/board was being monitored by Sharp employees (or should that be employee), and some of what was said may have filtered back to Sharp management.
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2003, 07:04:45 pm »
If something had filtered back to managment through the feedback of the old devnet forums, I suspect we\'d have less of a SNAFU right now...

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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2003, 08:14:10 am »
Guys, have you ever tried to do \'dig\' or \'nslookup\' to zaurus.com? The DNS is down by the way... Who knows anything about site itself?...

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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2003, 08:32:59 am »
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The DNS is down by the way...
I think that\'s because the zaurus.com host served as it\'s own DNS if you look in the whois records.

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Who knows anything about site itself?...
theKompany seems to have a few contacts in Sharp saying it would be back up Monday. Of course deadlines can slip.

If it was another hack attack then they couldn\'t put the server back up until they found out how it was hacked and how to prevent the attack. If that is the case then that would be a reasonable explanation for the large amount of downtime. zaurus.com has been hacked before.

But if it is simply because they were changing their focus or the way the site worked, then it was pretty poor of them to take the whole server down or off the web while they made the changes.
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2003, 11:54:31 am »
However, the zaurus.com/dev/board did have an announcement on it from Spencer saying that sometime soon the board would be down for maintenance as they were taking the whole server offline for a few days.  I know it\'s now more than a few days, but the announcement topic had mentioned a planned downtime.

So, it may be simpler than a hack.
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2003, 12:00:14 pm »
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However, the zaurus.com/dev/board did have an announcement on it from Spencer saying that sometime soon the board would be down for maintenance as they were taking the whole server offline for a few days.
That particular annoucement was several months old!

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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2003, 01:43:41 pm »
Still no sight of the dev board.  Wow, I would have never thought a board going missing would get me this worked up.  lol.  Maybe I\'m just excited to see the new ROM.    Even without Sharp I know this platform will live on through the great developers we have.  Thanks guys.

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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2003, 05:51:30 pm »
In a previous post someone mentioned that they had contacted Sharp, and that
te dev board would be restored on Monday. Unfortunately the post seems to
have been lost.
Could who ever it was please try their contact at Sharp again, to try and find out
what is really going on, or are the dev boards gone for good?
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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2003, 09:31:13 pm »
IIRC, that person was proto.

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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2003, 01:03:11 pm »
With the uncertainty of the dev board is the any way the new ROM can be posted elsewhere?  I understand the issues faced with licensing and such, but really the only people who would be using it must already own a Z and therefore agreed to the licensing when the product was purchased.