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Canada

Submission + - Canada grandfathering 3rd and 4th level domains->

farbles writes: CIRA, Canada's Internet registry will be grandfathering all 3rd level (Provincial) domains (e.g. example.bc.ca) and 4th level (Municipal) domains (e.g. mytown.on.ca) on October 4th, 2010. No new 3rd and 4th level domains can be registered after then and any current ones that expire will be gone for good. The reason is due to CIRA's move to EPP-based registry system. Join me in a toast to the provinces, we'll miss you on the web!
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Submission + - Halifax NS Internet Town Hall Meeting October 26th->

farbles writes: The only meeting of its kind in Atlantic Canada, the only East Coast representing in Canadian discussions of hot topic issues copyright and DRM, Net Neutrality, the Digital Divide between Internet access haves and have-nots and Privacy online. Chebucto Community Net and the Dalhousie Student Union have brought Laura Murray, author of "Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide" and local experts on these hot topics together for a panel discussion and audience participation. CBC Radio will be taping the show. Six hundred seats only. McInnes Room, Dalhousie SUB. Doors open 6:30 P.M. Free admission, general public welcome.
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Bug

Submission + - How to get rid of computer smell

farbles writes: I got an excellent deal on a second-hand computer from someone who had purchased it new six weeks ago in better times. The problem is that it puts out a strong scented cat-litter perfume smell. I took everything apart, blew off all components with canned air, cleaned the mesh filter screen and kept the computer running with fans on high for three days and while the smell is diminished, it's still strong enough to make me slightly nauseous and I'm not particularly environmentally sensitive.

If this were anything else, I could wash it off with strong detergent or scrub it down with baking soda but I don't think that would be productive here. How have others dealt with this in the past and do Slashdot readers have any tips to pass on?

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