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Submission + - DevX Diverts Marketing Dollars to Home Building 1

whitefox writes: The CTO of DevX announced on their corporate blog that in place of spending marketing money on an extravagant booth at Microsoft Tech-Ed to be held June 7-10 in New Orleans, they would instead make do with a 10x10 booth and put the money towards building a new home for some deserving family in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Some cynics might paint this a PR stunt; I agree and say we need more like this.

Submission + - The Reverse Geocache Puzzle Box

whitefox writes: An enterprising friend of the bride & groom hands them a wedding gift. They unwrap it to find a locked, wooden box the size of a book with a small LCD screen and a single button. When they press the button, assuming a GPS signal is available, a message appears:

Bonsoir, famille Immel!
This is attempt 2 of 50.
Distance 391km
*Access Denied*
Powering off...

What follows is an interesting story on the creation of a puzzle box that will only unlock itself when it's in the right geographic location and its presentation to the newlyweds. A follow-up sequel to the story is now available.

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