You're right the date range from the Digital Journal article, which was used in the submission to Slashdot, contains a significant typo that changes the importance of the story. I've updated the article with proper dates and a note explaining the significance.
Thanks for the note -- in the future, feel free to use submissions to let us know about such issues, or email the editors directly at email@example.com.
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