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Got computer rage? safe ways to vent

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Kent Norman did something most people would like to do with their workplace irritations. After work one day, he torched the source of his angst: a computer mouse.

High-Tech Industry Is Unresponsive To Online Customers

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The high-tech industry has conquered many technologies, but when it comes to online customers, e-mail isn't one of them, according to a study released Friday.

Forging an anti-terrorism search tool

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Google is the No. 1 free tool to snoop on friends or strangers. But government agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration are investing in a new search engine being developed at the University of Buffalo to do some of their more sensitive detective work.

Watergate's Deep Throat revealed

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The Washington Post has confirmed a former deputy chief of the FBI was Deep Throat, the source who leaked secrets during the Watergate scandal.

Terrorist link to copyright piracy alleged

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Counterfeit DVDs and cigarettes may be funding terrorists. Even though evidence is circumstantial, Congress is expected to consider new copyright legislation this year.

Analysts expect massive HP layoffs

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Hewlett-Packard is likely to lay off thousands more employees, financial analysts have projected after new chief executive Mark Hurd presented his inaugural assessment of quarterly earnings.

Here's how to handle common rudeness

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Q: What's happened to common courtesy? I'm a marketing consultant, and I've noticed increasing numbers of people don't return phone calls, expect my time for free and don't even show up for scheduled meetings. How do I handle such common rudeness?

BSA slams lack of action over piracy

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The Business Software Alliance (BSA) urged the UK government on Wednesday to take tougher action against copyright violation to combat the spiralling rate of unlicensed software.

Is your boss monitoring your e-mail?

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If you're working for a U.S. company, there's a good chance you're being watched--and you may get fired for how you use your computer or office phone.

Piece of Dealey Plaza fence goes up for auction

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Conspiracy theorists and collectors, take note: A section of fencing from the infamous grassy knoll in Dallas' Dealey Plaza is going up for auction.

Movie cars up for sale

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The man who built the cars and trucks for generations of Hollywood movies is selling 80 of his icons, but will keep his all-time prize...

IBM and Microsoft face WS-critics

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There was a showdown at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco yesterday afternoon, as executives from Microsoft and IBM faced criticism that its WS- web services specs are not pushed into standards processes early enough.

Martin to Receive Mark Twain Prize

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Steve Martin, the "wild and crazy guy" who has spread his comic skills throughout all areas of the performing arts, has been selected to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Happy Mother's Day

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Historians claim that the holiday of Mother's Day emerged from the ancient festivals dedicated to mother goddess.

In the ancient Greek empire, Rhea, the wife of Cronus, and mother of Gods and Goddesses, was worshipped.

In Rome too, Cybele, a mother Goddesses, was worshipped, as early as 250 BC. It was known as Hilaria, and it lasted for three days, called the Ides of March, that is from March 15 to March 18.

However, neither of them meant for the honoring of our immediate mothers, as is done in our Mother's Day.

IBM to axe 13,000 jobs worldwide

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Computer giant IBM has unveiled a major restructuring drive that will lead to the loss of up to 13,000 jobs globally.

You know what I mean... maybe

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A weird world of modern slang has evolved since the days when a beautiful woman was a fox, a young man was a dude and couples made out. To make sure today's hapless adult can keep up, the Ministry of Youth Development this week released a list of modern terms to aid communication with younger peeps.

'Wizard of Oz' munchkin publishes memoir

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The book, "Memories of a Munchkin: An Illustrated Walk Down the Yellow Brick Road," describes what it was like to be on the "Oz" set - real trees rooted in the ground, mushroom-shaped Munchkinland houses supplemented with backgrounds painted on muslin and, of course, the yellow brick road.

9/11 babies inherit stress

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Pregnant women traumatised by the World Trade Center attacks may have passed a susceptibility to stress on to their newborn babies, researchers say.

TV Limits Copies

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The FCC's new broadcast flag will restrict your ability to copy and share your favorite digital television shows and movies.

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