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Submission + - Obama to cut NASA budget for education

mknewman writes: MSN is reporting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's education policy is causing a stir ... but not all in a good way. Advocates for space exploration are noting with dismay that he'd take billions of dollars from NASA to pay for the educational programs he'd like to expand.

The shift from exploration to education came last week when Obama talked up his $18 billion education plan during a New Hampshire campaign swing. Actually, the reference to NASA comes at the end of a 15-page document laying out the details behind the plan (PDF file):

"The early education plan will be paid for by delaying the NASA Constellation Program for five years, using purchase cards and the negotiating power of the government to reduce costs of standardized procurement, auctioning surplus federal property, and reducing the erroneous payments identified by the Government Accountability Office, and closing the CEO pay deductibility loophole. ..."

Submission + - Google turns over IP of anonymous blogger 1

An anonymous reader writes: An Israeli court instructed Google on sunday to turn over the IP of an anonymous blogger, who commented on about the (alleged) corruption of his town's city council. According to the hearings' records (in hebrew), Google complied with the court's order and supplied the requested information. Originally reported here (in hebrew) and here
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Submission + - Fat lady singing for SCO? (

maddmike writes: Looks like the fat lady is singing for SCO, Groklaw has a story about SCO filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. One can only hope the reorg will fail.

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