Joss Whedon To Direct The Avengers
It is my understanding that as they have signed actors to do the standalone movies (e.g. Iron Man, Captain America, etc...) that the contracts included 2 Avengers movies.
Comcast Disables VCR Scheduling In New Guide
Related Question: Does anybody reading SlashDot not know how to program a recording on their VCR? I find that hard to believe.
US Not Training Enough Cybersecurity Experts
DHS has lots of Cybersecurity job postings.
Here's the catch:
If you have spent the last 20years of your post-college professional IT life working in different combinations over time of systems administrator, network engineer, IT project manager, programmer on security, security-ish, and non-security projects and day-to-day IT work, then the you - the 40+ year old - are deemed to be to fucking old to take a new job at DHS/USGOV as as an IT Security Specialist.
So, that cuts the pool of those available to USGOV by 40-60%.
How To Avoid a Botnet Infection?
1) Only Allow web browsing through an http/https/ftp proxy server(s). The proxy server(s) should include anti-botnet blacklist and be logically have a network firewall between it and the internet..
2) No open direct connections from the internal network to the internet in general by workstations.
3) Don't allow non-corporate workstations on the Corporate LAN. The corp shoudl have a guest LAN that includes internet access for guest and personal devices of employees.
4) Corporate workstations must have up-to-date AV to connect to the Corp LAN (force them to the guest network otherwise and issue an alert).
5) Don't allow users the rights to install software (but have a robust User Tech Support organization that can quickly test and push out ok'd software to workstations).
6) Have and actually monitor logs from egress filters on the network firewalls.
Project Management For Beginners?
Being a good project manager is NOT about being good at MS Project and other PM tools.
Being a good PM is about being a good communicator and a good organizer (including for contingencies).
Being a good PM is about getting people to do what you want and need without having direct authority over them.
Bing a PM means having responsibility but only some authority.
Sci-Fi Books For Pre-Teens?
How about DangerBoy and its sequels?