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+ - Network Engineer's All Purpose Kit 1

Submitted by El Torico
El Torico (732160) writes "I've accepted a Network Field Engineer job that will take me to a few unusual and unpleasant places where it may be difficult to purchase tools and equipment. Unfortunately, there are a lot of vague answers on the part of my new employer to my questions, and I don't have any contacts who are on-site. What tools, equipment, supplies, and software should I take? Is there anything else that may be useful to take?"

+ - Al Jazeera International Channel Debuts

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El Torico
El Torico writes "Al Jazeera, the controversial Arabic news channel, now has a channel in English.

Although it is not being carried by major cable or satellite system in the United States, in the Americas, it is broadcast from Intelsat Americas 5 at 97.0W as part of the Globecast World Television Service On the Internet, it is available on VDC and JumpTV.

Will it catch on? It is a profoundly different view than what Western viewers are accustomed to."

+ - HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus Opens

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El Torico
El Torico writes "The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) recently opened the Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. The facility opened last month and is now hosting meetings of international scientists . Gerald M. Rubin, Ph.D., the highly esteemed Genetic Scientist, is the first Director of this facility.

From the second article —
"The campus and the culture of Janelia Farm were designed to support and encourage collaborative, interdisciplinary research," said Thomas R. Cech, HHMI president. "Those attributes make Janelia Farm a perfect location to host a meeting where researchers can share ideas about developing new scientific strategies for combating the challenging global problems that HHMI's international scientists have chosen to tackle."

Their Open House was a rare opportunity for the general public to see a state of the art research facility. I was one of many who toured the facility during the open house. It is very impressive, but during the tour, I had the eerie feeling that we were in a "made for the Sci-Fi channel" movie."

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