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Submission + - More Fedral Laws- More Felons ( 1

KrisJon writes: ""As federal criminal statutes have ballooned, it has become increasingly easy for Americans to end up on the wrong side of the law. Many of the new federal laws also set a lower bar for conviction than in the past: Prosecutors don't necessarily need to show that the defendant had criminal intent. These factors are contributing to some unusual applications of justice."

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Digital library management

doishmere writes: How do you organize your digital library? I want organize all kinds of digital text media, such as academic papers, user manuals, e-books, or even local copies of HTML pages. I'm most interested in actually managing the content, but bonus points if there is a reference manager too.

Submission + - Corporations, IT, and a decent rant (

ttsiod writes: 5 years ago, I was yet another drone working in a huge disaster of a project — that eventually went down in flames. The project took place in a large telecom operator, and had already become a joke for those of us who had the clarity to see it for what it was — that is, a huge waste of shareholders money (not that they ever got wind of it). I wrote a rant back then, but decided not to publish it, letting myself cool a bit and see it rationally years later. Well, years later, it still makes sense — perfect sense. And it has proven itself time and again. I share it with my fellow Slashdotters, inviting their own stories in the comments...
The Internet

Submission + - Pirate Bay Spokesman Peter Sunde Resigns (

eldavojohn writes: Pirate Bay spokesman Peter Sunde has announced that he is stepping down to leave the Pirate Bay. From the article:

"I want to build something new and I want to focus my energy in a different direction. I have projects waiting to be finished, a book is waiting to be finalized and many more books are waiting to be read," he said. Touching briefly on the challenges facing the site's operators, Peter — who is known to millions of Internet users as brokep — said that they had "been raised to another level" adding that it's "time for biological dispersal." Promising not to give up his battle in pressing for a better Internet, Peter says his resignation marks the end of an era, "..but I am simply leaving a role in order to be a person instead," he said.

Best of luck to you, Peter.

Operating Systems

Microsoft Considers "Instant On" Windows 440

Barence writes "In what might be a glimpse of things to come in Windows 7, Microsoft is asking customers whether they would be interested in a new 'Instant-on' version of Windows. 'We would like your feedback on a new concept,' the Microsoft survey states. 'The Instant On experience is different from "Full Windows" because it limits what activities you can do and what applications you can have access to.' Sounds interesting but hardly new: Asus and Dell have produced laptops that provide swift access to apps and data using Linux subsystems."

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.