If only the private sector got turnaround times like this.

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Not too far away from where I live is Tyson's Corner, Virginia, a veritable hotspot of commerce, .com site headquarters, overpriced stores, and shopping malls of assorted shapes, sizes, and funny looks given if you walk in wearing ripped jeans and a "DIE YUPPIE SCUM" t-shirt. Since I moved into the DC metroplex back in '05 the Tyson's Corner area has been in one stage or another of the planning and construction of a new Metrorail station. Obviously, this involves a certain amount of disruption of daily life from crews busily tearing up the roads, highways, sidwalks, and parking lots …

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Blackberry network outage causes widespread panic.

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As you've probably heard on the Net, or maybe on the major news shows (I don't know, seeing as how I don't watch television unless you put a glass of bourbon in my hand and a gun to my head), the network underlying RIM's Blackberry PDAs was offline for a while, which left many people without mobile instant message and e-mail traffic for about a day. Now, I can see how this can be an inconvenience when you're on the Metro or at the store and you need to be on call for something, but if this article is to …

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