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+ - DevX Diverts Marketing Dollars to Home Building 1

Submitted by whitefox
whitefox (16740) writes "The CTO of DevX announced on their corporate blog that in place of spending marketing money on an extravagant booth at Microsoft Tech-Ed to be held June 7-10 in New Orleans, they would instead make do with a 10x10 booth and put the money towards building a new home for some deserving family in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Some cynics might paint this a PR stunt; I agree and say we need more like this."

+ - The Reverse Geocache Puzzle Box

Submitted by whitefox
whitefox (16740) writes "An enterprising friend of the bride & groom hands them a wedding gift. They unwrap it to find a locked, wooden box the size of a book with a small LCD screen and a single button. When they press the button, assuming a GPS signal is available, a message appears:

Bonsoir, famille Immel!
This is attempt 2 of 50.
Distance 391km
*Access Denied*
Powering off...

What follows is an interesting story on the creation of a puzzle box that will only unlock itself when it's in the right geographic location and its presentation to the newlyweds. A follow-up sequel to the story is now available."

Math

+ - It's official - March 14th is National Pi Day

Submitted by whitefox
whitefox (16740) writes "The scoop from CNet is that the "The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a resolution introduced two days earlier that designates March 14, 2009 (3/14, get it?) as National Pi Day. It urges schools to take the opportunity to teach their students about Pi and 'engage them about the study of mathematics.'" I doubt it'll ever become a national holiday — but the Pi string in the article is pretty cool in a nerdy, sorta way."

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