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Today, the IETF Turns 25 27

FranckMartin writes "Little known to the general public, the Internet Engineering Task Force celebrates its 25th birthday on the 16th of January. DNSSEC, IDN, SIP, IPv6, HTTP, MPLS ... all acronyms that were codified at the IETF. But little known, one can argue the IETF does not exist; it just happens that people meet 3 times a year in some hotel around the world and are on mailing lists in between. The openness of the IETF and its structure has inspired the way ICANN is run, as well as the way the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has been open to the civil society."
Yahoo!

Submission + - Bot attacks Yahoo! Answers

lightspawn writes: For the past few hours, the Yahoo! Answers user "Man" has 'answered' over 14000 questions with links to the same site. The user seems to have been created at level 7 (which allows posting unlimited answers) even though reaching that level should take weeks for even the most dedicated of participants. Yahoo! staff seem to be gone for the weekend.

Real Programs don't use shared text. Otherwise, how can they use functions for scratch space after they are finished calling them?

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