NoPhD writes "Honda's new Accord 2.2 i-CTDi Sport has this week set no fewer than 19 world speed records and achieved 3.07 litres / 100 km (92 mpg) fuel economy to boot. Amongst the speed records set, which were all achieved in Production Car Class B (2000 — 2500 cc), were 133.04 mph (1 mile flying start), 84.25 mph (1 mile standing start) and an average speed of 130.38 mph over a 24-hour endurance period. These records were all set at Papenburg high-speed oval test track in north-west Germany on 1 and 2 May, and are all subject to FIA ratification. See More Here"
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NoPhD writes "PCWorld is running an article that Apple has released Safari Beta 3.0.1 for Windows, an update to their recently-introduced Web browser for Windows XP and Vista. The new version is available for download from Apple's Web site or through the "Apple Software Update" application (bundled with QuickTime or iTunes for Windows). The security improvements in Safari Beta 3.0.1 include correction for a "command injection vulnerability," corrected with additional processing and validation of URLs that could otherwise lead to an unexpected termination of the browser; an out-of-bounds memory read issue; and a race condition that can allow cross-site scripting using a JavaSscript exploit. Apple notes that these security issues to do not affect the Macintosh version of Safari 3. http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,132883-c,browse
NoPhD writes "I started a PhD thinking that it would do a couple of things for me. First, I thought that it would help my career. Second, I thought that I would gain more respect. Third, I thought that I would be able to do great things. Fourth, I thought that I would meet and work with great people. Last, I thought that I might teach others along the way. All of these are wrong. My work has risen to a much higher level than anything I do through school. My professors still look down on me even though they have no clue what I do for a living or how much I make. My professors in many cases are teaching because they can't do something else. Last, the politics of teaching and the fact that school in many cases is still a business means teaching students is not about teaching students. So what does it mean to get a PhD? I live in the United States and it seems as though that this is something that we cannot afford. I believe that my work is just as good as anywhere in the world but the facilities to do my work are leaving. I have read a blog by an embedded device developer that seems to have the same troubles I have and worse. http://endofdayexperience.blogspot.com/ He gets no respect in school because of learning disabilities. It seems that he continues because he wants the same things as I mentioned above. So why has it gotten this way in this country. Do others have the same experiences? Are there better universities out there or is this a problem all over? How do we get back on track?"