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The Almighty Buck

+ - Toledo Police Cruisers to accept sponsorship->

Submitted by Mahtar
Mahtar (324436) writes "The Police Dept. of The City of Toledo, OH, recently began a campaign soliciting businesses to place ads upon new squad cars for 15,000 USD per car. Ostensibly to offset the costs of a new fleet; two such 'sponsorships' buys a single cruiser. Thus far, at least two accounts — an atty. and a local retail business — have signed up. "We are probably going to go ahead and put the ads for these businesses on the left and right rear quarter panels of the new cars when they come in," the chief said. The ads themselves are 3ft. x 1ft. and will be placed next to the "911" markers. These Miranda Rights brought to you by Big Jim's Criminal Defense Madhouse. Let Big Jim save you from Big Blue!"
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+ - Diagnosing the health of the Internet->

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jbrodkin writes "Finding out what's slowing your Web browser down has never been easier. A new online tool allows anyone to see — in real time — how healthy the Internet is, in terms of traffic, speed and the rate of attacks. If you logged on today at 2:30 p.m. EST, you would have found that Venezuela was the most frequent target of online attacks, the United Kingdom accounted for more data requests than any U.S. state, and that Atlanta had the slowest Internet connection in the world. Only 15 minutes later, Los Angeles took over the title of slowest city on the Web. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/070507-akama i-internet-health.html"
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+ - What are the current challenges in IT security?

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Domi writes "I am going to do a PhD in Computer Science in the very near future. I am particularly interested in IT security. Having read many papers and articles, it occurred to me that most topics in this field have been widely researched already. Although I am really fascinated by all the security stuff, I asked myself the question? What topics will be highly relevant in the future? What are the upcoming challenges in the security world? Where is in-depth research still desperately needed? I couldn't come up with a good answer. But surely the Slashdot crowd can!"
The Media

+ - Advertising on police cars->

Submitted by Wakawaka
Wakawaka (666) writes ""The Toledo, Ohio police department needs to replace about 100 of its 140-car fleet at a time when money's tight. When budget deficits are forecast, getting funds can be a challenge, and that's what led the Toldeo department to offer cruiser sponsorships... Toledo PD Chief Mike Navarre has received more negative feedback than good comments, but the bottom line is that it's going to offset the considerable annual cost of replacing all those cars." Anyone else have 'Advertising on Police Cars' by Matthew Good Band running through their head? Source: Autoblog"
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Role Playing (Games)

+ - MMO Emulator Team Steals Other Team's Code->

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An anonymous reader writes "The Star Wars Galaxies:A New Hope Emulator Team (swganh) attempting to restore their favorite game of Star Wars Galaxies, found that their main competitor emulator team, Star Wars Galaxies: Emulator (swgemu), hacked into their private code repository and stole their code. Swganh's evidence is long and extensive, including screen shots and irc log files between the swgemu devs. Swganh's evidence has been posted on many community websites including, True Galaxies."
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Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do. -- R. A. Heinlein