Is Phoenix the Next Silicon Valley?
It also takes some balls to leave your home country.
WW2 Vet Sent 300,000 Pirated DVDs To Troops In Iraq, Afghanistan
Yes, the Javanese. You think it was a coincidence that Java was developed by Sun and that there is a sun on the Javanese flag?
How Companies Learn Your Secrets
Google already has one in beta.
Ask Slashdot: How Is Online Engineering Coursework Viewed By Employers?
Where did you work? Maybe it was a good was a good thing. I hope you found a job at a place that believed in investing in its people. I live in the US and my experience has been completely different, and maybe it's unusual.
Every year during budget season my boss is on my ass about the training courses I would like to take so she can secure funding. On top of that our entire department sets up a training seminar once a or twice year that our VP also attends. The Six Sigma Green Belt course was a good 3 days. The others tend to be a management and leadership based, but they have helped me learn speak managerese and schmooze.
There is also an internal online university with web based training with a ton of subjects ranging from software development to creating advertisement. Individual departments will also set up classroom training. For example, our business inelegance department does a week long training on building ETL using Informatica, and another week long training on Oracle Business Intelligence. Departments also do something called a lunch and learn where you bring your lunch and they go over something like the architecture of the billing system.
Outside of the department level training and education there is the $5,000 a year towards a degree at state accredited university. The degree has to be related to your current job. If you quit within a year of completing a course they paid for or get anything below a C, you have to pay the money back. I know a few people that have gotten their MBAs. One guy got his BS in physics.
AIDS Vaccine Breakthrough
you still have herpes and hepatitis
New Skeleton Finds May Revamp History of Human Evolution
You could become an AAAS member.
Chain World — Innovative Game Design Sparks Debate
That would be cool. Each copy would then evolve independently and would be able to play different strains of the game.
High-Tech Gas Drilling Is Fouling Drinking Water
I think this video was done by the same production company.
Microsoft Buying Skype for $8.5B
Not to mention that Skype is proprietary. Maybe this will push people over to SIP a little quicker.
Ma Bell Stifled Innovation, AT&T May Do the Same
That AT&T died in 2005 when it was bought by SBC. The new AT&T is SBC with the AT&T name, and Bell Labs was spun off in 1996 by the original AT&T to become Lucent. Lucent was then merged with Alcatel to become Alcatel-Lucent. Meanwhile the Bell Labs Holmdel Complex is sitting vacant.
I would draw the line at cloning...
As an avid Slashdot reader I need a reliable method of reproducing asexually. It would also be nice to make improvements and add features in the next release.
More Trouble Expected When Egypt Comes Back Online
I think the "it" being referred to is proposed legislation that would give the president to shut down the Internet during a "national cyber emergency".
Operation Payback and Hactivism 101
We can call it cracking, but the rest of the world will continue to call it hacking. Crackers come with soup or are white people.
My Most Productive Day of the Week Is..
Meetings kill my productivity. I blame Outlook for giving the people the impression that time can be divided into distinct 30 minute chunks with no sense of continuity.
Students Banned From Bringing Pencils To School
If it makes you feel better, Massachusetts is in that part of the country we call New England.
When automating everyday tasks with robots, the line must be drawn...
My daily commute is the most boring thing in the world. I would love to be able to read or nap during that time. But no, I have to sit and stare at the break lights in front of me while moving my feet around.
How Should Poll Numerical Increments Be Set?
Seems like a natural sequence to me.
Word Processors — One Writer's Further Retreat
Its all about personal taste, and I happen to like little red squiggly lines under most of my words.
Trojan-Infected Computer Linked To 2008 Spanair Crash
You acknowledge that Software is not designed, licensed or intended for use in the design, construction, operation or maintenance of any nuclear facility.
I really like that part of the Java EULA.
Even if the infected computer did directly cause the crash of the plane, Microsoft should put something similar in their EULA. Having this kind of disclaimer will remind people that they probably shouldn't use Windows in a system that may have lives depending on it. Its about using the right tool for the right job.
How many languages do you speak on a daily basis?
Keep in mind the US is an immigrant nation. There is a lot of language and cultural diversity.