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+ - NYC startup lets you find jobs through friends->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "CareerSonar makes it incredibly easy to discover the most promising career opportunities in your social and professional networks. No more wondering what's out there or submitting resumes to a black hole. Instead, receive a ranking of the most relevant jobs in which you have an inside connection that can help you get in the door!"
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+ - Valve Continues Recruiting Top Linux Talent->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Valve Software in their Linux Steam / Source Engine effort, plus the rumored Steam Box, is continuing to hire top Linux developers. So far they have poached the lead developers of the DarkPlaces open-source engine used by Nexuiz/Xonotic, the founder of Battle for Wesnoth, and just yesterday they hired the creator of SDL. According to Michael Larabel, they are still trying to hire more Linux kernel developers, driver experts, and other "extremely talented Linux developers.""
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Transportation

+ - Mr. Gordon Nears 3 Million Miles In His Volvo

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "Irvin Gordon's 1966 Volvo P1800S just keeps on going. The small, red two-door has well more than 2 million miles on the odometer, and hopes are to reach 3 million mile mark by next year. He only has 34,000 miles to go. Now retired schoolteacher from Long Island bought the car in 1966 for $4,150. With trips to Montreal, Texas and Michigan in just the last month, Gordon says 'It's just a car I enjoy driving'. It took him 21 years to reach the first million miles and 15 more years to reach 2 million. Gordon averages 85,000 to 100,000 miles per year. 'I have had coffee in every state. I am my own travel channel', Gordon rejoices."
Software

+ - Ask Slashdot: What application prototype should I make in my 20% time? 1

Submitted by cg_racer
cg_racer (2609185) writes "I work in a small team of developers for a law firm, our primary duties centre around writing and maintaining small web applications for our intranet and webmastering the company website. Our boss recently proposed that we trial 20% time, each of us can work on our own prototype for ideas that "we think would benefit the business in some way..." apart from that it seems entirely open in terms of what technology we use and what we make with it.
So I thought I'd reach out to the Slashdot community for some suggestions, we've been given a month in which 20% of our time will be allocated for these prototypes, we have access to a lot of data, so I was thinking along the lines of data visualisation, or simply a graphical way of looking up a fellow staff member and generating a mapped route to their office (a lot of people seem to get lost when visiting the IT department).

Any ideas, whether inspired or whacky (hopefully both!) would be most welcome."

+ - Low cost way to maximize SQL Server uptime? 2

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jdray
jdray writes "My wife and I own a mid-sized restaurant with a couple of Point of Sale (POS) terminals. The software, which runs on Windows and .NET, uses SQL Server on the back end. With an upgrade to the next major release of the software imminent, I'm considering upgrading the infrastructure it runs on to better ensure uptime (we're open seven days a week). We can't afford several thousand dollars' worth of server infrastructure (two cluster nodes and some shared storage, or somesuch), so I thought I'd ask Slashdot for some suggestions on enabling maximum uptime. I considered a single server node running VMWare with a limp-mode failover to a VMWare instance on a desktop, but I'm not sure how to set up a monitoring infrastructure to automate that, and manual failover isn't much of an option with non-tech staff. What suggestions do you have?"
IT

+ - Why Your IT Department Needs to Staff a Hacker->

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anaphora
anaphora writes "In this TED Talk, Rory Sutherland discusses the need for every company to have a staff member with the power to do big things but no budget to spend: these are the kinds of individuals who are not afraid to recommend cheap and effective ways to solve big company problems. This article argues that, in the IT world, this person is none other than a highly-skilled hacker."
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The Internet

+ - Startup Applies for 307 gTLDs->

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itwbennett
itwbennett writes "Startup Donuts has set its sites on being a domain-name registry. With $100 million in venture capital in its pocket, Donuts has applied for 307 of the most generic of generic top-level domains. The new domains will be targeted toward specific services, said Jon Nevett, a cofounder and vice president of corporate affairs at Donuts. For example, the .tickets domain would be where Web users could expect to go to buy event tickets. 'There will be more names geared toward what consumers are looking for,' Nevett said."
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