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Submission + - EU Charging Microsoft for Violating Anti-Trust Agreement (cnbc.com)

dkleinsc writes: Three years ago, Microsoft came to an agreement with EU regulators that required them to provide users with a choice of web browsers. Last July, they found Microsoft in breach of that agreement. Today, they announced that this will result in charges, potentially resulting in fines as large as $7 billion.

Coverage: CNBC, New York Times, Computer World

Submission + - Profile of a Real-life Jedi Academy

dkleinsc writes: The NYTimes ran a profile of the New York Jedi Club, an organization dedicated to teaching the ways of the Force. Jedi Grandmaster Flynn Michael, a sound engineer and (by his own proclamation) an "over-the-top geek", connected the ideas of the Jedi with dance, martial arts, sword-fighting and Tibetan Buddhism to form the curriculum.

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