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Test May Measure Students' Web Wisdom

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Students apply to college online, e-mail their papers to their professors and, when they want to be cheeky, pass notes in class by text-messaging. But that doesn't necessarily mean they have a high Internet IQ.

TUX Issue #4 Available

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The July issue of TUX is now available for you to download.

This issue features:

*From the Publisher: Easy Does It
*From the Editor: How to Make Linux Perfect for the Desktop
*Letters to the Editor
*Q&A with Mango Parfait
*HomePlate: Let a Tomboy Manage Your Notes
*Suited Up: Getting Started with OpenOffice.org Calc

Final Voting in 2005 Readers' Choice Awards

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The final round of voting in the 2005 Linux Journal Readers' Choice awards begins today (well, ...err, yesterday), June 30 . The final ballot is based on the results of two previous rounds of open voting.

Beijing clinic ministers to online addicts

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The 12 teenagers and young adults, some in ripped jeans and baggy T-shirts, sit in a circle, chewing gum and fidgeting as they shyly introduce themselves.

Unsung heroes

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Bill Gates, the web's Tim Berners-Lee and Linux developer Linus Torvalds are among the stars of today's IT industry but they stand on the shoulders of the many visionaries, inventors and entrepreneurs who gave birth to the modern computing business.

Geek Chic: Old Computers As Collectibles

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People are holding on to their first (and second, and third) desktops and laptops. Some keep them for nostalgia's sake, others for the kitsch value. Whatever the motivation, the urge to hang on has turned yesteryear's outmoded computers into today's historic artifacts -- giving them a growing value in the ever-so-hungry collectibles market.

Nerds unite at MIT Swapfest

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Every third Sunday from April through October, hundreds of technophiles gather in a Cambridge parking lot to pick through "All Things Nerdly."

Cutting Here, but Hiring Over There

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Even as it proceeds with layoffs of up to 13,000 workers in Europe and the United States, I.B.M. plans to increase its payroll in India this year by more than 14,000 workers, according to an internal company document.

Dude, Where's My Digital Car?

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After graduating from college this spring, Kim Hyun Wook of Seoul had been expecting to launch into a career as an engineer. Instead, he has joined the ranks of professional race car drivers -- though he never has to leave home to hit the track.

Study: Too few women in IT

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Women and some racial minorities are "significantly underrepresented" in the U.S. technology industry, according to a new study from the industry's trade group.

Chess grandmaster to battle supercomputer

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The latest battle between man and machine will kick off at London's Wembley Centre on Tuesday afternoon, when UK's Michael Adams becomes the latest human chess player to take on a supercomputer.

USPS & eBay team up

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The U.S. Postal Service and Internet auction site eBay have teamed up to offer a co-branded Priority Mail shipping service, in special boxes with a flat rate of $7.70.

Sony's PSP to get first pornos

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The PlayStation Portable (PSP), the hand-held version of Sony's popular home game machine, will soon be opened up to a new and potentially lucrative market -- porn.

In geek world, he's a celebrity

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Mention Chris Pirillo on your blog or Web site and, soon enough, he'll show up with a comment. This happens so often that bloggers call it "The Pirillo Effect."

Waiting To Be Fired

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NoMoreNicksLeft has written quite the amusing blog on his perils in his workplace and the circumstances leading to his dismissal. "The office that I work in is rather typical for a phone support operation, I help new customers set up their dialup or DSL service when I can, and I'm fairly good at that. The people I work with were cool, then things changed. We got a new supervisor."

U.S. official edited warming, emission link-report

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A White House official who previously worked for the American Petroleum Institute has repeatedly edited government climate reports in a way that downplays links between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Father, Sun, and Holy Ghost

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The Vatican has picked Sun Microsystems to implement secure messaging for connecting the various parts of the Catholic church's bureaucracy.

FBI counterpunches IT criticism

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Apparently stung by criticism of its IT projects old and new, the FBI today denied charges leveled in the press and by congressional investigators about the conduct of its Virtual Case File and Sentinel projects.

Global warming is a 'clear and increasing threat'

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Eleven of the world's most influential science academies warned world leaders that the threat of global climate change "is clear and increasing" and that they must act immediately to begin addressing its causes and consequences.

Genes blamed for fickle female orgasm

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Is this the ultimate excuse for poor performance in bed? "Sorry, darling," the man says, just before falling asleep. "It's your genes.

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