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Comment: Re:that new new... (Score 4, Informative) 182

by pogopogo (#46989309) Attached to: Oil Man Proposes Increase In Oklahoma Oil-and-Gas Tax

No, he's the opposite of Limbaugh -- he's a philanthropist.

He was listed as the third largest donor behind Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates in 2008. He's also taken the Giving Pledge to give away half of his wealth to charity. The George Kaiser Family Foundation gives millions to the causes of education, child poverty, and community health services.

He's been proposing eliminating tax breaks for oil and gas companies for years. He would rather the money go to health and education.

He's not using this as a political stunt, he's willing to put his money where it counts instead of just being a blowhard like Limbaugh.

Science

EPA: No Single Cause For Colony Collapse Disorder 129

Posted by Soulskill
from the couldn't-bee-easy dept.
alphatel writes "Citing a wide range of symptoms, a federal report (PDF) released yesterday has concluded that no single event, pesticide or virus can be held responsible for CCD in North American bee colonies. Meanwhile, Europe has moved towards banning neocotinids for two years. EPA's Jim Jones stated, 'There are non-trivial costs to society if we get this wrong. There are meaningful benefits from these pesticides to farmers and to consumers, as well as for affordable food.' May R. Berenbaum, head of the department of entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a participant in the study, said, 'There is no quick fix. Patching one hole in a boat that leaks everywhere is not going to keep it from sinking.'"
Security

Ex-Employee Busted For Tampering With ERP System 178

Posted by Soulskill
from the wannabe-bofh dept.
ErichTheRed writes "Here's yet another example of why it's very important to make sure IT employees' access is terminated when they are. According to the NYTimes article, a former employee of this company allegedly accessed the ERP system after he was terminated and had a little 'fun.' 'Employees at Spellman began reporting that they were unable to process routine transactions and were receiving error messages. An applicant for his old position received an e-mail from an anonymous address, warning him, “Don’t accept any position.” And the company’s business calendar was changed by a month, throwing production and finance operations into disorder.' As an IT professional myself, I can't ever see a situation that would warrant something like this. Unfortunately for all of us, some people continue to give us a really bad reputation in the executive suite."
Movies

+ - Netflix increases Bluray access fees->

Submitted by Tauvix
Tauvix (97917) writes "Netflix has announced that the additional charge to rent Bluray discs is increasing from $1/month to a sliding scale of fees starting at $2/month (1 disc at a time with unlimited rentals) up to $9/month (8 discs at a time with unlimited rentals). The average subscriber on the 3 discs at a time plan with Bluray rentals enabled will see an increase of $3/month from $17.99 to $20.99, an increase of 16.7%."
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