Numbers: Jan. 24, 2000

30 Minutes that L0pht, a group of eight Boston hackers, told the Senate it would take them to cripple the Internet

$10 million Funding the hackers subsequently received from venture capitalists to start their own online security-consulting firm

508 Number of Iranians who in 1999 pledged to sell their kidneys to fund the fatwa against Salman Rushdie

2 Years since the Iranian government announced it would not enforce the Rushdie fatwa

3 Alabama public schools named after slain civil rights leader and Alabama native Martin Luther King Jr.

4 Alabama public schools named after turn-of-the-century assimilationist and fellow Alabamian Booker...

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