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+ - The "motives" behind the recent Austin plane crash->

Submitted by cniebla
cniebla (158677) writes "Obviously they're not legitimate motives behind the recent Austin plane crash at IRS offices, but the NYT is analysing one "obscure" referencie in tax law (Section 1706 of the 1986 tax act), that enacts, in short: "Section 1706 is an example of how Congress enacted a discriminatory law that hurt thousands of technology consultants, their staffing firms and customers..""
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+ - How to Nurture a Computer Talented 8 Year Old 2

Submitted by Grampa
Grampa (7957) writes "My grandson is a seven going on 8 year old computer talent. Not only is he fascinated by the computer, but he already helped "fix" a computer issue in his second grade class. I have two questions I'd like the Slashdot community to help me answer: (1) How best to nurture his talent at such a young age? (2) How to protect him from stress injuries inherent in using the keyboard and mouse so much?"

+ - Hans Risers Wife's Lover

Submitted by WillRobinson
WillRobinson (159226) writes "A former lover of the missing wife of Linux programmer and accused spouse killer Hans Reiser has confessed to killing eight people unrelated to the case, prosecutors informed the defense last week. More about this at The trial starts on Monday."

+ - How Skype & Co. get round firewalls

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sorry bugger
sorry bugger writes "From the article: "Peer-to-peer software applications are a network administrator's nightmare. In order to be able to exchange packets with their counterpart as directly as possible they use subtle tricks to punch holes in firewalls, which shouldn't actually be letting in packets from the outside world." More under"

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