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Comment Re:co-conspirator (Score 2) 1111

Very few background check violations are prosecuted. The Obama Administration's stated reason for it is lack of time and manpower. If the Obama Administration currently doesn't have the time or manpower to prosecute those who lie on background check forms, then why do they want more background checks, more paperwork and more forms? It's backdoor gun registration.

Submission + - University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department ( 2

DustyShadow writes: The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department, which will allow it to save about $1.7 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. Students at UF have already organized protests, and have created a website dedicated to saving the CS department. Several distinguished computer scientists have written to the president of UF to express their concerns, in very blunt terms. Prof. Zvi Galil, Dean of Computing at Georgia Tech, is “amazed, shocked, and angered.” Prof. S.N. Maheshwari, former Dean of Engineering at IIT Delhi, calls this move “outrageously wrong.” Computer scientist Carl de Boor, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and winner of the 2003 National Medal of Science, asked the UF president “What were you thinking?”

Comment Re:dumb summary again (Score 1) 353

Airplanes have been doing for a long time what this invention claims:

"1. A computer-implemented method performed by a location aware device, the method comprising: configuring a processor of the location aware device to collect network information broadcast from a number of network transmitters over a time span; and storing the network information and corresponding timestamps in a database as location history data. "

Submission + - GoDaddy Suspends RightHaven Domain (

DustyShadow writes: It appears that someone has reported Righthaven for having an invalid WHOIS entry on their domain. Their registrar, the ever vigilant GoDaddy, then took control of the domain, taking Righthaven completely offline. Righthaven has made a business out of scouring the net for websites that have used even the smallest parts of their partner newspapers’ materials and then threatening them with legal action. Very often this results in their victims having to pay thousands of dollars in settlements and in some cases even being forced to hand over their domain names. Today, this copyright troll company is getting a sweet taste of their own medicine.

365 Days of drinking Lo-Cal beer. = 1 Lite-year