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Education

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Can Schools Convert VHS to DVD? 2

tspaghetti writes: I'm an IT Support tech at a school district in Maine, and we're running into a problem with old VHS tapes. As time goes on, more and more of them are deteriorating and ultimately failing. Many older educational VHS titles aren't available on DVD, so purchasing new digital copies is out of the question. Adding to the complexity is the fact that the individual teachers, not the schools, own many of the VHS tapes in question. Is there any way to legally preserve these tapes, either through conversion to DVD or some other way?
The Internet

Submission + - Samsung's Solar-powered Internet School->

An anonymous reader writes: Samsung fansite, Sammy Hub reports Samsung has developed a solar-powered internet school for Africa. Although its more of a CSR initiative to show how 'responsible' they are, the idea is really good. Hopefully, more companies should chime in the near future, which should not only include Africa but also other 3rd world regions
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Facebook

Submission + - NJ woman charged after creating fake Facebook prof->

WML MUNSON writes: "A Belleville, NJ woman faces charges after she made a fake Facebook profile about her ex-boyfriend. Her lawyer says that while she may have violated Facebook rules, there's no law in New Jersey against creating a profile of anyone online. Morris County prosecutors say that even though the ID theft law doesn't mention the Internet, her action harmed her ex-boyfriend's reputation."
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