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Comment: What about going back for a CS undergrad degree? (Score 1) 260

by fxer (#40997297) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Worth Going For a Graduate Degree In the Middle of Your Career?

I had a similar question to the OP, but I took the first two years of a CS degree then switched and got a BS in physics. Now I'm a programmer/sysadmin but want to eventually drop the sysadmin part (which got my foot in the door to do the programming, so very helpful). Longer term an MS in CS is where I would like to end up, has anyone else gone back for an undergrad degree in a different field when already holding a BS?

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RIAA's Request For Appeal Denied In Thomas Case 197

Posted by timothy
from the seeking-one-mulligan-too-many dept.
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "The RIAA's request for permission to appeal from the decision setting aside its $222,000 jury verdict has been denied by District Court Judge Michael J. Davis. In a brief, 6-page decision (PDF) the Judge dismissed the RIAA's arguments that there is a 'substantial ground for a difference of opinion' on the question of law presented, whether the Judge had erred in accepting the RIAA's proposed jury instruction that merely 'making files available' could constitute an infringement of the plaintiffs' distribution rights. He likewise dismissed their argument that granting permission for the appeal would 'materially advance the ultimate termination of the litigation,' since (a) depending on the outcome of the trial, plaintiffs might not wish to appeal from the judgment, and (b) no matter how the appeals court rules on the 'making available' issue, the case will still have to continue in the lower court, since even if the RIAA wins on the 'making available' issue, the Court will still have to address the constitutionality of the large jury verdict, which may result in a new trial."

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