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Submission + - afraid.org is down

cniebla writes: Afraid.org is a mostly free DNS provider, and it has been down for a few hours now. There's a lot of chatter on Twitter about it. It matter because it hosts thousands of domains.

Submission + - The "motives" behind the recent Austin plane crash (nytimes.com)

cniebla 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.."

Submission + - How to Nurture a Computer Talented 8 Year Old 2

Grampa 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?

Submission + - Hans Risers Wife's Lover

WillRobinson 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 Wired.com The trial starts on Monday.

Submission + - How Skype & Co. get round firewalls

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 http://www.heise-security.co.uk/articles/82481"

"Conversion, fastidious Goddess, loves blood better than brick, and feasts most subtly on the human will." -- Virginia Woolf, "Mrs. Dalloway"