Microsoft Interns Still Feel the Love
RTFA: "Olin said interns make about 80 percent of a starting full-time employee. That comes to about $4,600 to $6,000 a month, based on pay of entry-level software engineers. They also receive a housing stipend and relocation costs for the summer."
That's $14-18k per summer, plus housing costs. Not for the whole shebangabang.
Microsoft Files "Emergency Motion" To Ship Word
A patent troll is a company that offers no products, but files lawsuits based on patents they own. A patent troll microsoft is not. Microsoft has their fair share of crappy patents, but they have never to my knowledge used patents directly against OSS. They've made threats, but anyone can make threats.
Hacking Hi-Def Graphics and Camerawork Into 4Kb
Been done: http://www.theprodukkt.com/kkrieger ... 96k game with fairly high-quality graphics
Hard Drive With Clinton-Era Data Missing From Nat'l Archives
It's doubtful they have hard disks from 15 years ago lying around. I'm guessing they transfer all the data they have on hard-disks onto new media every 5-10 years. If it's on an 'external hard drive', it doesn't sound like it's part of the main archive, either, likely just data pulled for researchers or what-have-you.
Lenovo On the Future of the Netbook
I agree. And while Microsoft might be able to throw copies of WinXP for very low prices, they can't do this forever. They might try to offer Win7 for very cheap, but eventually profit will win out over market share, and they'll have to raise the price. Meanwhile, Linux will still be around, no matter what MS does. Open Source isn't something that microsoft can marginalize long-term: MS might be able to keep linux out of the low-price sector temporarily, but they will not be able to sustain it.
TomTom Can License FAT Without Violating the GPL
So that the flash cards, which are generally loaded from a Win/Mac with map data, can easily interoperate?
USAF Seeks Air Force One Replacement
Wiki always has the answer:
"The C-5 is also known as "FRED" (Fucking Ridiculous Economic/Environmental Disaster) by its crews due to its maintenance/reliability issues and large consumption of fuel. The C-5 requires an average of 16 hours of maintenance for each flight hour based on 1996 data."
Google Goofs On Firefox's Anti-Phishing List
This is the first time we've heard about Google (or any others) making a bad block. As long as Google fixes this expediently, I'd say that it's an acceptable margin of error and the amount of phishing sites blocked is by far worth it.
Now, if wikileaks suddenly gets blocked for 'phishing', something is definitely awry.