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Submission + - US Government Petition to an open and volunteer funding policy (whitehouse.gov)

glittermage writes: Let us help the US Government be more like Kickstarter. So we can fund some things that Congress decides not to fund. I created a new petition on We the People on WhiteHouse.gov and ask for Slashdot support. Will you add your name? If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by February 07, 2013, the White House will review it and respond! Short URL: http://wh.gov/PIOf /dot unite!
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Submission + - What do you use for secure account information storage

glittermage writes: I'd like to know what /. users are using to securely store account information. I'm looking for a program that has a user friendly interface, supports AES file encryption, allows me to store information on my SFTP site, and is accessible using Windows, Linux, and Android OSs. My children are coming of age where they are going to start registering with sites and services. I'd like them to use something other than my system of writing everything down on index cards.

Submission + - FBI Cellphone Tracking Techniques Revealed (wsj.com)

glittermage writes: The WSJ reports on an ongoing case regarding alleged "Hacker" Daniel David Rigmaiden regarding the governments tools used to track mobile devices with or without a warrant. The Judge may allow Daniel to defend himself against the governments claims by putting the technology into the light. Sounds good to me.

Submission + - Google announces ultra high speed for Kansas City (blogspot.com)

glittermage writes: Remember the Google community ultra high speed project? The first city was announced this morning and it's only a few miles away.

From the article, "In selecting a city, our goal was to find a location where we could build efficiently, make an impact on the community and develop relationships with local government and community organizations. We’ve found this in Kansas City."

I am excited to see the regional impacts to Kansas City metro area. Maybe my cable company will be jealous and offer some ultra high speed love at a reasonable cost.

Submission + - Where do Solaris admins hang? 1

glittermage writes: Our group has had a Solaris job opening for a few weeks and not one single Solaris administrator has applied. Where are all the Solaris administrators? Jobs must be a plenty.

Submission + - I want to be an Android developer 1

glittermage writes: Any advice or wisdom Slashdot readers can provide to guide me to becoming an Android developer? With a busy family & work life I'd like to use my time effectively. Please share your suggestions on how to effectively become an Android developer. I do plan to focus on game development, kid friendly single & multi-player games. Assume I know nothing about programming.

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