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Transportation

UPS Using Software To Eliminate Left Turns 511

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the you-can't-get-there-from-here dept.
cybermage writes "The NY Times has a story about UPS using software to dramatically reduce the number of left turns their drivers take. With a fleet of vehicles their size, the time and money saved by pre-planning routes that try to eliminate left turns means big savings." Some CS major probably figured this out instead of traveling salesman.
Windows

Standard Web Fonts 'Updated' In Vista 452

Posted by Zonk
from the can't-leave-well-enough-alone dept.
BladesP9 writes "Beginning with Vista, Microsoft has updated the standard Web Core Fonts that it has used since the late 1990s. 'With the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft has unleashed something quite new on the Web — the "C" fonts; Cambria, Calibri, Candara, Consolas, Constantia, and Corbel.' The article goes on to state that 'if you're a web designer and not using Vista then this download is mandatory since it will let you see your page as your Vista users see it.' The article includes a PDF document offering visual comparisons of the old and new fonts (pdf)."
United States

+ - Lee Iacocca to USA: Where are you?

Submitted by Ubergrunt
Ubergrunt (888725) writes "In his new book, Iacocca grabs the megaphone and tries to slap the country awake. From Boing Boing: In Lee Iacocca's new book, Where Have All the Leaders Gone?, the former Ford and Chrysler president excoriates the Bush administration for its total failure to lead the country well, laying out the case that America has turned into a corrupt kleptocracy that is more concerned with lining the pockets of political donors than strengthening the nation and keeping it secure. He makes a lot of questions that will be hard to answer: -Do we truly love democracy? -Are we too fat and satisfied for our own good? -Why is America addicted to oil? -Do we really care about our children's futures?"

The Elusive Command Alias Function? 114

Posted by Cliff
from the enhanced-terminal-software dept.
Meph_the_Balrog asks: "I work as a helpdesk jockey for a company that manages over 1200 linux based servers, across a huge area. Currently we use a Windows SSH client to provide remote server support, and I don't have the weight to convince management to deploy alias scripts to all of the servers we support. I admit this question may seem frivolous to some, perhaps dangerous to others, so I have a twofold question. Do any of you out there use a Windows based SSH client that supports command aliasing? If you have strong objections to this sort of technology, what inherent problems do you see with it?"

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