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Submission + - Student faces extradition to US over copyrightyr (theinquirer.net)

An anonymous reader writes: A 23-YEAR-OLD BRITISH COMPUTER STUDENT faces possible extradition to the US for linking to copyrighted content on his website.
The student, Richard O'Dwyer, was accused of copyright infringement after setting up the website TV Shack, which had links to thousands of films and tv shows, but did not directly host them.

IBM

Submission + - IBM Turns 100

adeelarshad82 writes: On this day in 1911, IBM started as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (C-T-R). It wasn't until 1924 that the company changed their name to IBM. Needless to say that a 100-year milestone is quite the feat. While some of us might know IBM for its recent "Jeopardy"-playing Watson computer, a look back shows that IBM has a long history of innovation, from cheese slicers (yes, really) and the tech behind Social Security to the UPC bar code and the floppy disk. One of the most notable leaps of faith IBM took was in 1964 with the introduction of System/360, a family of computers that started the era of computer compatibility. To date the company has invested nearly $30 billion in technology.
Mars

Submission + - Mars Orbiter Finds Buried Dry Ice Lake (ibtimes.com)

RedEaredSlider writes: NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found a giant buried deposit of dry ice, which could be evidence that Mars once had a thicker atmosphere and was able to have more water on its surface.

The orbiter's ground-penetrating radar found the dry ice, which is frozen carbon dioxide, near the planet's south pole. The scientists think that when Mars' axial tilt increases, the carbon dioxide turns into a gas, thickening the atmosphere. The result would be more intense dust storms, but also a wider range of areas where liquid water could exist.

Education

Submission + - Top Student Charged With Fixing Grades For Cash (itworld.com)

itwbennett writes: "Tyler Coyner, 19, a Nevada student who gave the opening address at his high school graduation last year has been charged with breaking into his school district's computer system and bumping up his classmates' grades for a fee. Coyner saved the biggest grade boosts for himself, police said, and was selected as his school's salutatorian at the 2010 graduation, an honor he never legitimately earned, according to the Nye County Sheriff's Office. In his address, which is viewable on YouTube, Coyner describes himself as a formerly shy student who was much changed by his high school experience. 'I changed for the better, learning what it meant to be a student at PVHS and taking initiative in completing assigned work. ... Well, sort of,' he says in the video."

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