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Comment: Re:who uses PayPal? (Score 2) 580

by BacOs (#35304940) Attached to: PayPal Freezes Support Account For Bradley Manning

Only Amex and Discover left. I've suspended use of my Mastercard since the incident and have been looking into switching to Discover or Amex. Did you know Discover has 3x higher processing fees than the Big 2, and is generally a massive PITA for businesses to deal with? That's why nobody uses them. Amex's processing fees are almost as high.

Actually Discover's processing fees are on par with VISA and Mastercard. It's AMEX who charge double or triple what the others charge.

+ - Celebrate 40 years of Unix at Ohio Linuxfest!-> 4

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murph writes "Join us at the seventh annual Ohio LinuxFest on September 25-27, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio.
The Ohio LinuxFest is a conference for the Free and Open Source software communities. Featuring talks by authoritative speakers, a large expo, tutorials, and more, the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes Free and Open Source Source professionals and enthusiasts of all ages and from all places to join us as we celebrate 40 years of unix."

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Linux Business

+ - Linux and the Indy 500

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tbone1 writes "Teams from the Indy Racing League are in Indianapolis to prepare for The Indianapolis 500 on the 27th of May. There is a story in the Indianapolis Star about a local Linux programmer who is trying to get the Linux logo on a car. Usually it's the big companies who have year-long deals with the top IRL teams — Marlboro, Target, Motorola, etc — but for a small team racing at the 500 only, a small logo can be purchased for $11,000, or you can be a primary sponsor for about $350,000, and possibly get "Team Linux" in the car's name."
Linux Business

+ - Open-source wants open-wheel exposure

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kurtis25 writes "An Article in the Indianapolis Star shares the hopes of a computer programmer who is trying to raise enough money online to become an IRL sponsor, putting a big Linux penguin logo on a car in this years Indianapolis 500. According to the Tux 500 website the group is hoping to raise $350,000 by May 21 to be the primary sponsor of the car; they have already raised $11,000, enough to be a minor sponsor for a car which will sport a small penguin logo."
The Media

+ - Tux Racer to enter Indy 500

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flakeman2 writes "about a group of people trying to make the world take notice of Linux by sponsoring a race car in the Indy 500. "And just what is it that we will get in return for our support of Tux500? The ability to tell the world that we were a part of putting a car in the Indy 500. We were a part of making the world take notice of Linux. I don't know about you but that is something I want to be a part of.""
The Almighty Buck

+ - Linux Indie 500 car marketing: abuse or good idea?

Submitted by cheros
cheros (223479) writes "At Tux 500 someone is trying to get enough money together to sponsor a Linux logo'd car in the Indie 500. It seems to be aiming for a lot of money (min $25k) for creating Linux awareness, and has so far apparently collected $11k .. $12k.

However, is this really a good use of community money or is this blatant opportunism to sponsor a hobby? A discussion at YouTube seems to throw a handful of nuts in the gearbox of this prospective event.

I don't think it's a scam, but the whole idea doesn't seem so bright after reading the YouTube comments.

What is your opinion? Good idea, nice try or contribution scam?"

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