MarkWhittington writes: "The successful landing of the Curiosity science rover on Mars has sparked a new space policy debate in the media. What should NASA's direction actually be and how much money should be spent on it are some of the questions being asked."
ThatGamerChick writes: "I'm a stay at home mom, but I'd like to be a work at home mom. I've done a few writing gigs, but I'm not a really good writer and cannot charge the fees needed for it to be worth my time. I'm just looking for something that I can teach myself in a few months and start taking small projects and working my way up from there.
I've found that PHP, HTML and CSS to be the most demanded skills on sites like Elance, but the talent pool is flooded with overseas workers and Americans with so much more experience than me. Even when I was offering writing and virtual admin services on Elance I was having a hard time against them.
So, I figured that I'd ask the good people at slashdot, because I think most of you may have a good insight on this type of thing as an employer of freelancers or as the freelancer themselves. Thanks in advance."
meoble writes: "Here is a infographic that illustrates the top 10 most pirated movies of all time. The list is from TorrentFreak.com which collected data from public BitTorrent trackers dating back from 2006. The movies in the infographic won't be surprising but whats interesting is regardless of the illegal downloads, the overall gross of most of the movies is well over $500 million in profit."
redletterdave writes: "Microsoft chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates pledged $750 million to the troubled global AIDS fund on Thursday and urged governments to continue their support to save lives. Since the fund was launched 10 years ago, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given $1.4 billion to the charity, having already contributed $650 million prior to the latest donation. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria accounts for around a quarter of international financing to fight HIV and AIDS, as well as the majority of funds to fight TB and malaria."