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Submission + - Facebook buckles to Islamic terror 4

An anonymous reader writes: As of 7pm on May 20th, the facebook page of the Everybody Draw Mohammed Day (formerly at has ceased existing. Chalk up one more win for islamic murderers and the terror grip they hold over the press, not just in their own countries, but in the west as well. This, of course, merely proves exactly why such a day is necessary.
Wireless Networking

How Best To Deal With WiFi Interference? 451

marciot writes "I live in a condominium where I get interference from my neighbors' WiFi. I understand that 1, 6 and 11 are the only non-overlapping WiFi channels, but how does this translate into real-life best practices? When you must overlap, is there a 'good' way to do it? With nine access points, for example, is it better to have three APs each on 1, 6 and 11, so that each completely overlaps with only two others? Or is it best to distribute those APs across nine channels such that they only partially overlap others (but potentially overlap more APs in total)? Do use patterns affect interference? For example, is it best to overlap a channel with multiple APs that rarely transfers data, or to share a channel with one person who downloads torrents 24/7? Does maximum data rate affect interference or robustness to interference? I found out by accident that setting my access point to '802.11b only' mode appeared to give me a vastly more reliable connection that leaving it in 'mixed 802.11b/g.' Is this a fluke? Or does transmitting at 10 Mbps when everyone else is using 54 Mbps (for their 3 Mbps DSL pipes!) give you a true advantage?"

Submission + - Changing Keyboard in Workplace

failedlogic writes: The keyboard I am using at my current employer is uncomfortable that by the end of the work day my wrists hurt a bit. I brought this up with my manager and IT and the company does not allow keyboards to be changed unless authorized by management and a doctor's medical certificate. This seems odd, as my request for a keyboard change is a preventative measure to workplace injury. In other similar sized companies where I worked the process was ask and its done. I would simply like to install a keyboard that I feel is comfortable and correct (I have studied ergonomics BTW). I'm not alone in complaining about the keyboards for the same reason. Since the current policy seems too complicated, I've considered just installing a keyboard. I don't want to take unnessary risks but there is no indication in Computer Use Policy or any company documentation that mention said procedure and the necessary requirements.

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