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10/16/2013 10:45 AM EDT
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Susan Rambo
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A silver lining to govt. shutdown
Susan Rambo   10/16/2013 12:25:28 PM
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Nice perk that I hope won't be necessary, because Congress is going to get its act together today, right?

Caleb Kraft
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Re: A silver lining to govt. shutdown
Caleb Kraft   10/16/2013 12:36:57 PM
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We can only hope!

Max The Magnificent
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Brilliant!!!
Max The Magnificent   10/16/2013 2:19:02 PM
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I think this is a wonderful gesture by the folks at Sparkfun -- and you never know, it might ultimately "spark" someone into a completely new career!

rick merritt
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Re: A silver lining to govt. shutdown
rick merritt   10/16/2013 4:43:19 PM
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I'm thinking it might be unAmerican to hope Congress resumes work ;-)

Charles.Desassure
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Great...
Charles.Desassure   10/17/2013 9:13:32 AM
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Wonderful...I think congress may have read this article on eetimes.

Caleb Kraft
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Caleb Kraft   10/17/2013 9:17:13 AM
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I'm curious how many people were able to take advantage of this deal before things opened back up. 

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Sanjib.A   10/17/2013 1:33:12 PM
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As the things started moving again, were all the furloughed employees reinstated back to their positions? Going through the comments posted by many on the sparkfun website, I see there was a huge response to this campaign by Sparkfun. Hope many could avail this opportunity.  

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