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Submission + - Caching?

fishdan writes: I've seen (as has everyone else) about a million sites go down under the weight of the slashdot effect. Is there some reason why we don't post the links for the stories as coral cached links? I know the sites might want the traffic, but most of them can't handle it, and the good ones will retain their customers anyway. Isn't it time to stop destroying the web one site at a time?
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Submission + - ESPN Mobile Reaches The End Of The Road

fishdan writes: "Sportsdot is reporting on the fact that people are apparently not interested in watching baseball (or any other sport) on a cell phone screen. ESPN Mobile is (ahem) pulling the plug after less than one year of service. Current subscribers will get content till the end of the year, and their handset purchase refunded. You have to wonder what other mobile content is going to have to be rethoughtn"
User Journal

Submission + - Online Gambling Not Banned Yet!

fishdan writes: For the moment, the rush to legislate the ban on online gambling has been slowed. Senator John Warner, (R) from Virginia, has refused to allow the banning of online gambling to be tacked on to an upcoming defense bill. Opponents of online gambling were hoping to tack their measure on to a bill that "must pass" but will apprently be forced to delay. Congress recesses in one week, giving only a few days left if this measure is to be passed before the November 7th elections.
Media

Submission + - Coming to your monitor: College Football!

fishdan writes: In a move that would seem to make complete sense, College Football conferences that have no pre-existing television contracts with a major network, are now looking to broadcast their own games over the internet. The Big Sky Conference signed a three-year contract with Sportscast Network (SCN) of Salt Lake City to video stream league football, volleyball and men's and women's basketball games on the Internet.

Last year, CBSSportsline showed every game in the first 3 rounds of March Madness online for free (as in beer). Response was overwhelming, and yet the internet did not buckle

``This is the future,'' Big Sky Commissioner Doug Fullerton said. ``The fan will decide what they are going to watch and when they are going to watch it.''

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