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Submission Summary: 0 pending, 22 declined, 3 accepted (25 total, 12.00% accepted)

Submission Amazon is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers->

Monoman writes: The high price of two day shipping, streaming video service, and a future drone delivery fleet??? "At Amazon, workers are encouraged to tear apart one anotherâ(TM)s ideas in meetings, toil long and late (emails arrive past midnight, followed by text messages asking why they were not answered), and held to standards that the company boasts are âoeunreasonably high.â The internal phone directory instructs colleagues on how to send secret feedback to one anotherâ(TM)s bosses. Employees say it is frequently used to sabotage others. (The tool offers sample texts, including this: âoeI felt concerned about his inflexibility and openly complaining about minor tasks.â)"
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Submission US cord cutters getting snubbed from broadcaster's olympic coverage online-> 1

Monoman writes: The Washingtonpost.com is reporting: "The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics start tonight. But if you're among the 9 percent of U.S. households who have broadband but don't subscribe to paid television, it will be nearly impossible to (legally) watch the games online this year." ... "That's because while NBC is streaming all of the events live online, full access to the livestream will only be available to paying cable subscribers."

Is this money play by Comcast/NBC to get some subscribers back? Should the FCC step in and require NBC to at least provide a stream of their OTA content?

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Submission Looking for a cancer cure the open source way->

Monoman writes: When Salvatore Iaconesi found out he had brain cancer he decided he would put all of his medical records online and ask the world for help. Salvatore Iaconesi is a 39-year-old TED fellow and the artist and technologist behind Art is Open Source. He teaches digital design at La Sapienza University of Rome. His medical records are publicly available at artisopensource.net/cure.
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