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Comment Re:Goatse? Really? (Score 1, Flamebait) 284

GNAA is a group of people who are occupied primarily in flooding the irc channels of their enemies. This attack obviously required very little in the way of technical skill, just proxying a bunch of requests to a server, and storing the results. The sad truth of the matter is that even idiots get lucky eventually.

Comment Basic training (Score 1) 605

I remember going a long time without sleep for field training in basic, and I swear I was falling asleep while standing at attention. I was locking my knees, which is a no-no, and i'd usually catch myself when I started to sway slightly. Lots of people fell down. Only works when the drill sergeant can't see your eyes, obviously, but no one ever got in much trouble for falling asleep, except in the classroom
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700 MHz Auction Begins Tomorrow 187

necro81 writes "On Thursday, after much speculation and wrangling, the FCC will begin auctioning licenses to the coveted 700 MHz band that will be vacated by analog TV in 2009. The NY Times has a good summary of the players (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Google, et al.), how the auction will work, how Google has already scored an open networks victory, and what it could all mean for consumers. The auction will go on for several months, but you can keep tabs on the bids at this FCC site."

Submission + - Librarians stake their future on open source

Systems Librarian writes: is running a story, Librarians stake their future on open source, about group of librarians at the Georgia Public Library Service that have developed an open source, enterprise-class library management system that may revolutionize the way large-scale libraries are run. The system, Evergreen, whose 1.0 release came in November, is an Integrated Library System (ILS): the software that manages, catalogs, and tracks the circulation of library holdings. It's written in C, JavaScript and Perl, is GPLed, runs on Linux with Apache, uses a PostgreSQL database, Jabber for messaging and XUL as client-side software. The system allows easy clustering and is based entirely on open protocols.

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