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Join the Geekcorp, see the world

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US non-profit volunteer group Geekcorps is recruiting geeky volunteers to brave darkest Africa with Linux in one hand and goodwill in the other.

The top 10 hacks of all time

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DNA takes a look at the top 10 hacking incidents of all time - instances where some of the most seemingly secure computer networks were compromised.

Lend your voice to a good cause: LibriVox

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LibriVox is a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project that strives to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format, on the internet.

Meet Bergen's top cyber cop

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Working in a cramped cubicle in the 18-member Police Department, was Andrew Donofrio, a young sergeant who had made computer forensics a part-time hobby.

Building an Open-Source House

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Our Senior Editor puts years of home-renovating experience to work in planning computing, networking, RF, audio and video in his family's \"ultimate\" house.

Open systems, open minds

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It seems that openness is the key; whether this is in the form of commodity hardware which can be swapped out when it wears out, or open source software.

Also: World's biggest grid seeks secrets of the universe running open source

MySQL Australia Looking For Staff

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"We are always looking for talent but this job opening has been going for three or six months," Lentz said.

JPEG patent challenged

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Claiming that it has found prior art on Forgent's patent, the Public Patent Foundation (PubPat) is challenging it, asking the US Patent and Trademark Office to revoke Forgent's patent.

On-Demand Internet - A Stopgap Measure

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I've been pondering the rootkit phenomenon over the past week, and the problem ends up boiling itself down to an old assertion: 24/7 connectivity is a bad thing. John C. Dvorak says to scraps Linux, Unix, Mac OS and Windows.

PalmSource acquisition finalized

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PalmSource, which owns the rights to the Palm operating system, is now in the hands of Japan's Access, executives announced late Monday, starting a new chapter for the once struggling company.

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