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Kari Byron - Mythbusters, Head Rush (new science show for kids)
Grant Imahara - Mysthbusters, BattleBots (what kid doesn't like killer robots?)
Tori Belleci - Mythbusters and special effects work on popular movies (Star Wars, Matrix, etc.)
Making more bandwidth available does nothing for demand.
The only case where that statement holds is if their network is currently in saturation.
Refuting local suspicions of malice Dell spokesman David Frink states:
and later says
Their plans to reduce employment can be found here:
Here are some highlights:
Dell has 82,200 permanent workers, including 18,000 in Central Texas, and 5,300 temporary workers worldwide. The layoffs are expected to affect both groups...
In its last large-scale layoffs, Dell cut more than 5,000 jobs in Austin after the high-tech bust in 2001.
...many of the layoffs could come in Central Texas, where Dell is headquartered. In a March 29 report to clients, Goldman Sachs analysts said Dell might reduce the work force at its test and assembly facilities in the U.S. and Malaysia.
After registering their keys, participants can log in and play as much as they like any time between 12:00PM EST on Friday, February 23rd and 9:00AM EST Monday, February 26th. Turbine will be running several live events during the weekend, so gamers should be sure to play during those times for their chance to win prizes. Playing for at least 2 hours each day during the Stress Test also makes them eligible to win an NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX.
The Stress Test is open to residents of North America, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information about the Stress Test Event, including instructions for downloading the game client, please visit http://www.lotro.com/stresstest"