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"We petition the Obama administration to: Posthumously pardon Aaron Swartz.
Aaron Swartz committed suicide on January 11, 2012. He was described by the New York Times as "a wizardly programmer who as a teenager helped to develop code that delivered ever-changing Web content to users and later became a steadfast crusader to make that information freely available."
At the time of his death, Aaron was facing charges which could have led to 35 years in prison. The charges involved Swartz's alleged attempts to download academic articles from JSTOR through the MIT network, despite the fact that JSTOR did not want charges brought.
President Obama has the power to issue a posthumous pardon of Mr. Swartz (even though he was never tried or convicted). Doing so will send a strong message about the improportionality with which he was prosecuted."" Link to Original Source top
Over 100 NASA Scientists Quit Or Retire Early Over 'Security Obsession'
DevConcepts (1194347) writes "Is something HUGE going on with Mars that NASA and the Department of Homeland Security DO NOT want the public to know about? Due to NASA’s new found ‘security obsession’ with the Mars Rover, over 100 NASA scientists and engineers have recently either quit their jobs or retired early. What in the world are NASA and the Department of Homeland Security so obsessed about with Mars and the Mars Rover? According to this story at This Can’t Be Happening: [URL:http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/1452]http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/1452
DevConcepts (1194347) writes "FTA ~ The Wall Street Journal just unveiled the details on their iPad app. The price is a hefty $17.29/ month, or $3.99 per week. Compare that to $2.69 for both the online and print editions together, and $1.99 for online access only." Link to Original Source top
DevConcepts (1194347) writes "Trying to see if the new Windows 7 is up yet it seems that MS is having problems.
Blank pages, very long load times for a blue page with a search box.
Is anyone else getting the BPOD (Blue Page Of Death)?
Joe (1194347) writes "A buddy of mine has noticed that it seems that hard core Dr. Who fans are also computer geeks. This ranges from me to his son's HS comp teacher and the owner of his local comp shop. All Dr. Who fans & computer geeks. So the question is..
Is it common for the majority of hard core Dr Who fans to be comp geeks too?"