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Submission + - Blogger spurs US radio host's firing

jas_public writes: The Wall Street Journal reports on the controversial events which ultimately led to the firing of radio shock jock Don Imus.

At 6:14 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, relatively few people were tuned into the "Imus in the Morning Show" when Don Imus referred to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed ho's."

Ryan Chiachiere was. A 26-year-old researcher in Washington, D.C., for liberal watchdog organization Media Matters for America, he was assigned to monitor Mr. Imus's program. Mr. Chiachiere clipped the video, alerted his bosses and started working on a blog post for the organization's Web site.
The Courts

Submission + - Ex-CEO of Computer Associates to pay $52M

B. Galliart writes: "USAToday article states:

'A judge has signed off on a restitution agreement requiring the former chief executive of Computer Associates International (CA) to pay at least $52 million — including proceeds from the sale of his yacht and pair of Ferraris — to victims of a huge accounting fraud at one of the world's largest software companies.'
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Submission + - Ebayers iphone "Scam"

charley kane writes: "The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well at Ebay. Take for instance this listing: 19&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=2900 88305764&rd=1&rd=1 This fella figures he's gonna get the jump on Jobs and start making some cash on this iphone gadget right now! Of course unlike the wifi phone being offered by Apple Computer starting this summer, this crafty Ebayer is selling what he refers to as the "papercraft" version (see gizmodo: e-iphone-papercraft-model-227902.php)and it comes with a "fully charged battery" to boot ! Last I looked (2/28/07) bidding was up to $127.50 with 2 days to go, plus $10.00 shipping for the winner. Who knows, this "papercraft" wifi phone might catch on, maybe Apple could give everyone an iphone on the back of a cereal box ! (rechargeable battery not included)"
Wireless Networking

Submission + - WiFi a DirectTV Antenna

QuantumCrypto writes: "I always wonder what people do with their DirectTV dish antennas when they no subscribe for service. Of course, they WiFi it! This project converts a DirectTV dish into a high performance wireless network antenna. Perhaps if enough ex-DirectTV subscribers got together, the world might be a better place to link up."

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