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Submission + - Government didn't invent the Internet (wsj.com) 1

jaymzter writes: The Wall Street Journal is running an article that it claims seeks to dispel an urban legend about the internet: "The creation of the Arpanet was not motivated by considerations of war. The Arpanet was not an Internet". The position of the piece is that it was Xerox's contribution of Ethernet that enabled the global series of tubes we know and love today, and what's interesting is that the former head of DARPA supports this claim.
Government

Submission + - Possible US-UK Gary McKinnon deal in the works (dailymail.co.uk)

jaymzter writes: New information in the Gary McKinnon saga: "Gary McKinnon would not have to spend a single night in a U.S jail in a deal being thrashed out by UK and American officials. Under the terms of the agreement, the Asperger’s sufferer would be guaranteed bail before facing a trial in the U.S. for hacking into military computers. If found guilty, he would be immediately transferred back to Britain to serve out any custodial term."

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