Google Testing High-Speed Fiber Network At Stanford Res Halls
When I was a freshman there, they installed gigabit ethernet in all of the dorms. This was way back in 2004.
I can't find anything that old, but here's a source from 2006 to confirm it:
Bridging the Digital Divide In Uganda, By Freight
"Most merchants and payment gateway providers automatically block all credit cards from Africa"
Would someone knowledgable explain the reasoning behind this? I know Africa has more than its share of scammers, but why couldn't a merchant simply set rules requiring the funds to clear, a minimum amount of time between the purchase date and ship date, etc.? Why is an outright ban needed?
Indian Copyright Bill Declares Private, Personal Copying "Fair Dealing"
I suspect I'm going to get modded down for saying this, but...
You might be able to make the case that Indians work hard, but are they actually productive. I read one anecdote after another about terrible performance from Indian web designers, programmers, call center workers, etc.
I am very reluctant to believe that Indians are somehow inherently "better workers" than Americans.
Handling Money Brings Pain Relief
All I needed to know about the Carlson School of Management I learned from Urbandictionary (third definition)
Open Gov Tracker Reveals Best US Open Government Ideas
The digital letdown was when many of the top ideas generated by the process were to legalize marijuana
Or maybe that's because it's a worthwhile and viable policy objective.
Fingerprint Requirement For a Work-Study Job?
If you have a kid right now, the blood of every baby born in US hospitals MUST be saved by the department of homeland security for a genetic test for identification.
Pardon me for being skeptical, but could you provide a source for that claim?
Mum's the Word On Google Attack At Davos
I am seeing countries continually regressing in the moral and ethical obligations, a degradation of honesty, transparency, and openness all in the name of making more money.
I hear this mantra repeated on /. and elsewhere that the whole world is in moral and ethical decline. Really? Please give me a time period, anytime in world history, where nations were upstanding, moral, open, and fair to everyone.
It's fine if you want to argue that globalization has negative consequences that outweigh its positive effects. But don't act like there was some bygone golden age in the past where everything was awesome. Societies act solely in their own self interest, always have, always will.
New Study Shows Youth Plugged In Most of the Day
The survey taker's school "doesn't use grades" for 0% of heavy users, 3% of medium users, and 10% of light users. This statistic by itself makes me unconvinced about the overall findings...do you mean to tell me that 0% of heavy internet users attend schools that don't give grades? What the hell is the sample size, anyway???
Should You Be Paid For Being On Call?
In the current economy, few companies are willing to pay IT employees for being on call while many IT employees are happy just to have a job and will bend over and spread their legs for the company. This is just an unfortunate consequence of there being too many people and not enough jobs.
Facebook Putting Batteries On-Board Its Servers
Facebook's IT department is a joke. Rather than this stupidity with putting batteries on the servers, how 'bout fixing Facebook chat so it actually works more than 20% of the time? Marketplace is useless too, it used to be good a couple years ago but then they did a crappy redesign and no one uses it now.
The US's Reverse Brain Drain
i've been monitoring different computer performance benchmarks over the years, and back in the days up to the P4, double times were about thirty months. now they are up to three years, or more.
the heartrate of the dream is what is slowing down....
That's a pretty bold claim you're making. Let's have a look at some actual numbers, shall we?
This chart indicates that not only are we keeping up with Moore's law, for the past 2-3 years we've actually moved ahead of where we'd expect to be. And the graph doesn't even include AMD's R800 graphics chips, which have even higher transistor densities than RV770/GT200.
How Many Hours Of Work Do You Do Per Workday?
Normally, I'm at work for 9 hours per day (9-6, plus an hour for lunch). But obviously I'm not working all the time; I take short breaks in addition to lunch as I find I'm more productive that way. I think the poll would have been more interesting if it asked how many hours a day are you actually working at your job...or if that was the intended question, stated it more clearly.
Dubai Is Building a Refrigerated Beach
I live in Dubai. I read one of the local newspapers here this morning just before I checked Slashdot, and it turns out the air-conditioned beach has been put on hold until they find a way to make it more "environmentally friendly".
Unique Broadband Over Powerline Project Planned For Mosques
Why would you need high speed internet at a mosque of all places? Who goes to a church, synagogue, temple, Scientology brainwashing center, etc. to access the Web?
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