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Submission + - Ken Olsen Passed Away Yesterday

HotNeedleOfInquiry writes: I received the following message from the DEC Alumni LinkedIn group:

"It is with great regret that I inform you that our beloved CEO Ken Olsen passed away, yesterday in Indiana, with his immediate family all around him. Ken had been in ill health for the last few months and was in Hospice care. Sad time for their family now, but Ken and Alliki had a wonderful life. It's sad to know that they both have now passed."

Submission + - Where did all the Google Usenet Search Results Go?

HotNeedleOfInquiry writes: I've been posting on USENET since 1997, mostly on rec.craft.metalworking and comp.arch.embedded. Periodically I do a Google USENET search on my email name. Previously, I would see the 2000+ hits of all the posts I've made in these groups over the years. I did the same thing today and got a staggering 47 hits. Doing a few more searches on subjects I'm familiar with led me to believe that a large portion of Google's USENET archives are either missing or not being indexed properly. Anyone else experienced this or know anything about it?

Submission + - Ever Wonder what a Fifteen Dollar Whore looks like (

HotNeedleOfInquiry writes: WSBTV in Fort Payne, Alabama is reporting the arrest of a grandmother and her daughter for prostitution. The pair were charging $30 together or $15 a piece. Fort Payne Police Chief David Walker said the sting was carried out after his office received several tips that the women were engaged in illicit activities.

"Prostitution is not something we see a lot of in the Fort Payne area," Walker told The Times-Journal. "However, we are glad that something of this nature was brought to our attention, and were able to put an end to this operation." Walker said the majority of the Duncan's clientele was believed to be Hispanics.

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