The EngD programme in the UK was created for this very reason Mine was industry based with a maintenance engineering consultancy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engineering_Doctorate
I soooo hope they do this, I might even consider voting tory for a millisecond
An anonymous reader writes "TTVK, a Finnish national copyright lobby, is threatening a book rental service called Bookabooka for allegedly running the 'Pirate Bay for Books.' Bookabooka however does not offer a torrent tracker service, nor does it enable a user in any way to download eBooks; it simply provides a place for book owners to rent textbooks to each other via the traditional mail service. It is mandatory that all textbooks must be originals. The service is used by a lot of School and University students, and it does not handle the shipping or returns of the textbooks. Nevertheless, the Finnish book publishers' association (Suomen Kustannusyhdistys) is convinced the service is breaching the copyright laws and threatening their business. TTVK has given Bookabooka until Friday to cease operations or face a lawsuit. Bookabooka's founders have vowed to keep the service online and ignore the threat."
I was on a contract at a company in Chester who actually disabled the shut down functionality in hundreds of XP machines. The reason overnight updates. crazy the cost of electricity