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Comment Too Late (Score 1) 577 577

And how do we know this is not already being done by Google, or Microsoft or others. At Gun shows, Mall parking lots, car dealerships and other places in order to get data to sell or collect marketing information. The technology is out there, we don't have the political will to stop it. Privacy died the day the microchip was created.

Comment Be carful what you read in this article. (Score 5, Informative) 419 419

Although Electrical Engineers may include Electronic Engineers, they are really two different disciplines, Electrical Engineers typically work the construction trades, building and power transmissions. Most engineers involved in integrated circuits, digital circuits and most of the new tech innovations, are more Electronic Engineers then Electrical Engineers. The high employment rate in Electrical Engineers is mainly following the low employment rate for all the construction industries. Grads with a degree in the Electronic Engineering fields ... even with no work experience will have no problem finding work, at least here in CA.
NASA

Simulation of Close Asteroid Fly-By 148 148

c0mpliant writes "NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have released a simulation of the path of an asteroid, named Apophis, that will come very close to Earth in 2029 — the closest predicted approach since humans have monitored for such heavenly bodies. The asteroid caused a bit of a scare when astronomers first announced that it would enter Earth's neighborhood some time in the future. However, since that announcement in 2004, more recent calculations have put the odds of collision at 1 in 250,000."
Media

Lack of Manpower May Kill VLC For Mac 398 398

plasmacutter writes "The Video Lan dev team has recently come forward with a notice that the number of active developers for the project's MacOS X releases has dropped to zero, prompting a halt in the release schedule. There is now a disturbing possibility that support for Mac will be dropped as of 1.1.0. As the most versatile and user-friendly solution for bridging the video compatibility gap between OS X and windows, this will be a terrible loss for the Mac community. There is still hope, however, if the right volunteers come forward."
Earth

Yellowstone Supervolcano Larger Than First Thought 451 451

drewtheman writes "New studies of the plumbing that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park shows the plume and the magma chamber under the volcano are larger than first thought and contradicts claims that only shallow hot rock exists. University of Utah research professor of geophysics Robert Smith led four separate studies that verify a plume of hot and molten rock at least 410 miles deep that rises at an angle from the northwest."

Comment Re:Woohoo! (Score 2, Funny) 96 96

this is unheard of, this cant be, tell me it's not true, we have to be number one in EVERYTHING !! Who's fault is this? who is slipping up and falling behind? could this be Obama's fault? How can we turn it around? perhaps a quick stimulus bill to get spammers to work harder? How about a boycott? YA THAT'S IT, boycott foreign spam !!!! support US spam only, if we all pitch in the US can once again be number one !!!

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