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Republicans

+ - McCain Taps Carly Fiorina To Woo Clinton Backers-> 1

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HangingChad
HangingChad writes "Presumptive Republican nominee, John McCain, enlisted the help of former HP CEO Carly Fiorina to woo Clinton supporters. An interesting choice considering according to her Wikipedia entry that "Fiorina presided over a halving of Hewlett Packard's value during her tenure and heavy job losses. She was fired by HP's board due to dissatisfaction with her performance in February 2005." For those of you who remember those days, HP's stock price surged 7% on news of her departure. Is this who you'd want stumping for your presidential campaign?"
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Technology (Apple)

+ - Cocoa for Windows + Flash Killer = SproutCore->

Submitted by DECS
DECS (891519) writes "At WWDC, Apple unveiled an update of .Mac renamed Mobile Me and billed as "Exchange for the rest of us," clearly targeted at iPhone users, many of whom are new to the Mac platform. But the big news behind the scenes is that Apple's .Mac group built its new Mobile Me web apps using SproutCore, the company's open source (MIT license) JavaScript framework with a complete application stack based on MVC and making extensive use of Cocoa-style bindings, localization, offline storage, and other features. As RDM describes, that makes SproutCore essentially a free "Cocoa for the Web," allowing developers to deploy sophisticated, cross platform thick client web apps on Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 6/7, and Mobile Safari on the iPhone, all without requiring a proprietary plugin runtime such as Flash or Silverlight because everything works in simple HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Cocoa for Windows + Flash Killer = SproutCore."
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Education

+ - US school curriculum to include online safety 1

Submitted by Stony Stevenson
Stony Stevenson (954022) writes "The US National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has called on state leaders to work with schools and colleges to ensure that cyber-security, online safety and ethics lessons are integrated into every classroom.

From the article: "Recent legislation dubbed the No Child Left Behind Act requires students to be technology-literate on completion of the eighth grade (year nine in the UK), and the NCSA argues that children should also be taught about the dangers of the web. The NCSA is proposing cyber-awareness programmes that must incorporate the 'C3 principles' of cyber-ethics, safety and security"

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