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+ - Ask Slashdot: With grants drying up, how is a tech non profit to survive? 2

Submitted by helios17
helios17 (617082) writes "Non Profits like this have traditionally gotten started from the money grants provide. Most grants award vehicles, computers and even pay for organization rental and utility costs. The problem fledgling and even established non profits are encountering is the dwindling number of grants allowing for Operating or General Support costs. What good is a vehicle received via grant if you can't afford to put fuel in it?

With the number of Operating or General Support grants shrinking and those available funds competed for heavily, should we be looking on line for help? Can efforts like this be a better way to approach it?"

efforts such as this"

Comment: Re:Really that big deal? (Score 1) 589

by chip rosenthal (#26382307) Attached to: Obama Recommends Delay In Digital TV Switch
When the government condemns your house so they can build a road over the property, you deserve to be compensated. The government condemned the analog spectrum so they could auction it off. The digital television conversion is a "taking", and the people forced out deserve some compensation for their costs. That compensation is not being paid with tax dollars, but through a portion of revenues from selling off that spectrum.
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Voting Machines Routinely Failing Nationwide 237

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the to-boldly-die-where-many-machines-have-died-before dept.
palegray.net writes "Voting machines in several critical swing states are causing major problems for voters. A Government Accountability Office report and Common Cause election study [PDF] has concluded that major issues identified in the last presidential election have not been corrected, nor have election officials been notified of the problems. How long can we afford to trust our elections to black box voting practices? From the article: 'In Colorado, 20,000 left polling places without voting in 2006 because of crashed computer registration machines and long lines. And this election day, Colorado will have another new registration system.'"

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