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Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

tpaudio Re:Check out WGU (370 comments)

I also did a degree with WGU and am very happy with it!

about 7 months ago
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Build an Open-Source Electric Car In About One Hour

tpaudio Fork Slashdot (188 comments)

Perhaps we should just fork slashdot and name it Plusdot. I have a sneaking suspicion that we could get a big company like Rackspace to sponsor the servers for the project.

about 8 months ago
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Larry Page: Google Was an Accident

tpaudio Who needs a building. (260 comments)

Before google I actually had to go to a library to do research for school. I have to say researching is much more fun in PJ's. (Yes i do go to the library sometimes to verify sources :P)

more than 11 years ago

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San Francisco Bart shuts off protester cell phone

tpaudio tpaudio writes  |  more than 3 years ago

tpaudio (651186) writes "Bart, the San Francisco public train service, acknowledged this afternoon that they shut down cell phone and wireless data service in its downtown San Francisco stations to disrupt a planned protest. Their announcement sparked denunciations from civil libertarians and the apparent threat of a cyber-attack on the BART website."
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The Pirate Bay website is sold to game firm

tpaudio tpaudio writes  |  more than 5 years ago

tpaudio writes "File-sharing site The Pirate Bay has been sold to a Swedish gaming company. Global Gaming Factory (GGF) has paid 60m kronor (£4.7m) to take over the site from its founders. Once it has taken control, GGF said it would start paying copyright fees for the movies, music and games linked to via the site. "We feel that we can't take The Pirate Bay any further," Mr Sunde told the Swedish news agency TT. "We're in a bit of a frozen situation where there's not much happening and there are neither people nor money to develop things." Half the money GGF will pay for the site will be in cash and the remainder in shares in the company."
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Botched launch kills Orbiting Carbon Observatory

tpaudio tpaudio writes  |  more than 5 years ago

tpaudio writes "The U.S. government's first attempt to map carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere from space ended early on Tuesday after a botched satellite launch from California, officials said. The 986-pound (447-kg) spacecraft was tucked inside a clamshell-like shroud to protect it during the ride into space. But three minutes into the flight, the cover failed to separate as expected, dooming the mission."
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Worm infects 9 million PCs in less than 2 weeks

tpaudio tpaudio writes  |  more than 5 years ago

tpaudio writes "Security researchers at F-Secure Corp. today said that 6.5 million Windows PCs have been infected by the "Downadup" worm in the last four days, and that nearly 9 million have been compromised in just over two weeks. On Tuesday, Koivunen put the number of infected systems at 2.4 million, then updated the estimate Wednesday to 3.5 million, an increase of 1.1 million in just 24 hours. "The number of Downadup infections [is] skyrocketing," Toni Koivunen, an F-Secure researcher, said in an entry to the company's Security Lab blog. "From an estimated 2.4 million infected machines to over 8.9 million during the last four days. That's just amazing.""
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Police use Facebook to nab burglar

tpaudio tpaudio writes  |  more than 5 years ago

tpaudio writes "New Zealand police have arrested a safe burglar by using the popular social networking website Facebook to identify and track him down. Queenstown police in southern New Zealand posted security-camera footage and pictures showing the man's face as he tried to break into the safe of a local tavern on Monday."
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Apple announces final MacWorld with no Steve Jobs.

tpaudio tpaudio writes  |  more than 5 years ago

tpaudio writes ""The company (Apple) announced on Tuesday afternoon that January's Macworld would mark its last year participating at the show, which is run by publishing company IDG. In addition, Apple said Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, will deliver the keynote, usually handled by Jobs."

This was very much a tradition of San Francisco and Apple fans. I'll be sorry to see it gone but it has been said in the past that Apple is trying to limit the tradition of standard announcement dates and the expectations they bring."

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Discovery may lead to quake early-warning system

tpaudio tpaudio writes  |  more than 6 years ago

tpaudio writes "The new device being developed near the San Andreas fault in California detects geological changes caused by small cracks forming in the Earth's crust. With this system it is possible perhaps to detect a earth quake 10 hours before it occurs. The article notes that complete practical roll out could take ten or twenty years though. Being from California I certainly hope it's sooner rather than later."
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US Justice Dept. sued on cellular tracking

tpaudio tpaudio writes  |  more than 6 years ago

tpaudio writes "The ACLU and the EFF are suing the Justice Department over how the government might be using GPS and location data from cell phones. With over 200 million Americans carrying cell phones this could be pretty important to set guidelines for. Though we have seen more frightening cell tapping powers before as in "cell mic tapping""
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