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Jonathan B. sent this: Inside the secret world of hackers Computer hackers are frequently denigrated as mere digital pranksters. But some are now finding they have the power to change the world for good

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My #1 Son spotted this: Pirate-Fighters, Inc.: How Mercenaries Became Ships’ Best Defense. My son’s comment: “Sounds like something out of a novel.”

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John M. sent this news from Idaho: Grizzly shooter garners support. (BTW, there is now a legal defense fund being raised.)

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Reader Craig R. advises: Check your airspace before building your retreat