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Submission + - Google Gets Accepted by Nine Schools in One Day

theodp writes: How did Google manage to get nine Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to announce their decision to switch to Google Apps on the same day? Well, offering a free product doesn't hurt. Neither, apparently, does offering a three-day, all-expenses paid trip to New York City, where representatives of the nine schools pledged Google on the first day of the search giant's 3rd Annual Google-HBCU Faculty Summit. To help seal its college deals, Google also provides a White Paper that, among other things, points out that Outlook flunked out of Howard ('Washington, D.C.'s Howard University was using Microsoft Outlook for campus email, but was concerned by low usage"), and suggests that failing to adopt Google Apps could deprive students of a college education ('The money we've saved by switching to Google Apps has helped us direct funds to scholarships, letting more students who couldn't afford to stay enrolled continue their education').

Submission + - Apache sever can be DoSSed over 3G (


Submission + - Duke Nukem Forever (

dakohli writes: So, I was just in Best Buy (Canada) and saw the Duke Nukem Forever pre-order cards!

The Game is due out in the new year:

"All great things take time... a lot of time," laughs Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "After a hiatus from the video game world, Duke Nukem is back and better than ever. The return of the King from the glory days of shooters will satisfy our patient, die-hard fans, as well as a new generation of bubble gum-chewing, flat top and shades-wearing bad-asses. Make no mistake about it — Duke Nukem Forever is a testament to the era of when shooters were bodacious and fun."

So Slashers, what do you think? Does this game have even a small chance of living up to expectations? Or, will Duke, just fade into oblivion?


Submission + - Large Slow Airships could move buildings? ( 1

Algorithmnast writes: Discovery has a short article on using large slow-moving airships to move large objects without the need to dismantle them.

The company mentioned, Skylifter, refers to the lifting ship as an "ariel crane", not a Thor weapon.

It could easily help move research labs to new parts of the Antarctic, or allow a Solar Tower to be inserted into an area that's difficult to drive to, like say a mesa in New Mexico?

If you're not careful, you're going to catch something.