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PsEvo
PsEvo writes ""CalTech graduate student Virgil Griffith built a search tool that traces IP addresses of those who make Wikipedia changes."

Griffin's intentions were to catch scandals and other illegal operations, but it looks like he found more than expected. The database now holds over 34 million edits, many of which are from Microsoft, the CIA, and other large corporations. Companies like Diebold, Microsoft, and Wal-Mart, have made edits to wikipedia, some of which include the deleting of multiple paragraphs."

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Comment: Re:geek squad != professionals (Score 2, Interesting) 686

by PsEvo (#19774005) Attached to: Consumerist Catches Geek Squad Stealing Porn
I see what you're saying. I applied to best buys with the understanding that the Geek Squad has very intelligent and qualified personel, and were paired generously. The employment here in Eugene, Oregon is not good, especially for IT. I applied to Best Buys as a part time job while I was in school. The guy had heard of Linux but he was under the impression that it was a piece of software that ran on Windows, as opposed to replacing the entire OS completely. I must agree with the beginning of your post though, perhaps they were looking for someone less qualified. I would of enjoyed working there as opposed to some large stressful corporation. I'm not in it for the money, just an easy and fun work environment.

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