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Zeroblitzt writes "It seems that recent enemy-of-the-corporations Kim.com has announced details of Megaupload's successor. The URL will shortened simply to Me.ga, and Kim promises that the new site will be "Bigger. Better. Faster. Stronger. Safer". While he promises "We deliver", only time will tell if this is another file locker pipe dream. (note — site under heavy traffic currently)" Link to Original Source top
Ask Slashdot: Finding a job in IT without a CS degree?
Zeroblitzt writes "I am a recent graduate of a small, liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. I majored in Music Recording Technology, which makes for a great hobby and is truly my passion, but I'm often left wondering if it was the right choice in today's economy. Technology has always come naturally to me, so I have oft wondered if the IT field is a possible route. Is it even possible to break into that field without years of hitting the computer science books hard? Or, should I continue to invest in my education so I can make such a career choice later?" top
Zeroblitzt (871307) writes "'Bill Zeller was a talented programmer whose work we've featured on Lifehacker. He took his own life on Sunday and left an explanation that I think it's important you read.
Zeller was a victim of sexual and psychological abuse. It's clear from his writing that the abuse left him unable to interface with the world in any way that didn't leave him feeling he was too sullied to have the same experiences that he thought others had. He had a self-described "darkness", which despite his prostration it's clear he handled more ably than perhaps he ever realized.'" Link to Original Source top
Zeroblitzt (871307) writes "A lone gunman in Panama City, Florida opened fire during a Bay District School Board meeting on Tuesday. The man, identified as Clay A. Duke, ordered all but the six Board members to leave the room. Superintendent Bill Husfelt tried reasoning with Duke, but he eventually opened fire, missing each shot he made, before being wounded by a security officer and committing suicide." Link to Original Source