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Submission + - Looking for something better...

An anonymous reader writes: Given the rash of police state politics and freedom limiting actions by the United States government over the past several years, I have begun considering the notion of relocation. The only really pertinent question is, "Where?" What nations around the world are accepting enough of foreign nationals, like I would be, to allow my family and myself to live and work within their borders? I would be seeking a nation with as much, if not more, basic and civil freedoms as the U.S.

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Submission + - What do you REALLY think about MS vs Open Source? (harvard.edu)

psychgeek writes: What people believe and what they think they believe can sometimes be very different things. The Implicit Association Test is a tool that psychologists use to measure this type of hidden, unconcious bias and prejudice. Project Implicit, at Harvard university, provides a website with an online version of the Impicit Association Test that you can use to measure your own subconcious associations, and the current "featured" test is "Microsoft vs. Open Source". It would be interesting to know how many slashdotters really feel what they think they do — do you really believe in FOSS, or are you just here for the Kool-Aid?

Submission + - Apache Ant gets a Makeover (placidsystems.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Virtual Ant, a new GUI for the popular Apache Ant build tool creates an environment similar to Windows Explorer where users can play around with their file system, while whatever they do is recorded and turned into an Ant build script. The real cool part is that whatever they do inside Virtual Ant does not affect the real file system. So deleting a file by mistake doesnt actually delete it. The program also has some really cool features like allowing you to go back and forward in time to see how the file system looked like after each ant task was executed on it.

Submission + - Woman dies from drinking water to win a Wii

An anonymous reader writes: CNN reports that a woman in Rancho Cordova, California, died of water intoxication after drinking a large amount of water in a contest held by radio station KDND 107.9 called "Hold Your Wee for a Wii". She was trying to win a Wii for her children.

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