fiaskow writes: An engineer from South Africa has managed to salvage and extract the software on the flight AS-202 AGC, apparently the first ever computer to used integrated circuits. Amazingly, the boards and circuits survived a perilous 50 year journey that saw it thrown on a scrap heap, bought by a collector and transported to South Africa to be examined and x-rayed.
At first I thought this is impossible, but then I found this:
This is a report on a standardised nation wide test. The average for grade 9 math is indeed ~13%.
Maybe in your world Africa is a country.
Anyways, this is pure FUD. Look at this map of countries perpetrating cybercrime. Then worry about Eastern Europe/Russia and China. Probably even less chance of perpetrators in those countries being caught and facing the legal systems.
netbuzz writes: "Ten years ago today, at 9:25 a.m., Slashdot founder Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda, used his insider access to the homepage of this forum to send a very public Valentine’s Day marriage proposal to Kathleen Fent. Fifteen minutes later she said yes — and then called him a dork — an exchange that would generate more than 2,000 comments here and make news on other tech sites. As the 10th anniversary of the proposal approached, Network World asked the couple to share their memories of that day and thoughts about it since, as a kind of case study on how this type of public proposal – be it on Slashdot or the stadium Jumbotron – holds up over the years. Would they recommend it? Seems there is disagreement on that score."