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danbuter writes "In probably the most poorly thought-out reaction to allowing people displaced by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, residents will be allowed to vote by email. Of course, this will be completely secure and work perfectly!" Link to Original Source top
danbuter writes "I've tried downloading a few torrents from Pirate Bay today. All of them show up in uTorrent, but none will actually connect and download. Is anyone else experiencing this? It happened last year, as well." Link to Original Source top
University of Florida dropping Computer Science major
danbuter (2019760) writes ""The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department, which will allow it to save about 1.4 million. The school is eliminating all funding for teaching assistants in computer science, cutting the graduate and research programs entirely, and moving the tattered remnants into other departments."" Link to Original Source top
Norwegian killer Breivik claims he used WoW and CoD to plan attack
danbuter writes "He says he used World of Warcraft and Call of Duty to plan his attack. I suspect he's full of it, but I think we all know what the media will be pushing over the next few months. Prepare for concerned parents!" Link to Original Source top
danbuter writes "An in-depth article on Dennis, who created the C programming language and was one of the inventors of UNIX. I'd say he's more important than Steve Jobs, if not more famous." Link to Original Source top
danbuter writes "A federal judge has ordered that whether Google is spying for National Security Agency or not, you have no right to know.
"The NSA need not disclose 'the organization or any function of the National Security Agency, [or] any information with respect to the activities thereof,'" U.S. District Judged Richard Leon has ordered." Link to Original Source top
danbuter writes "London's Metropolitan Police said they had arrested the teenager in Wickford, Essex, on suspicion of computer misuse and fraud offences.
"The arrest follows an investigation into network intrusions and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group," the London force said." Link to Original Source top
danbuter writes "Chinese workers at Apple factories regularly are worked extreme overtime, stuffed into dormitories, and have had a number of suicides. All because people need their iPad today." Link to Original Source