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Comment Schools? (Score 1) 4

What types of schools are you seeing online degrees from? I'm starting to see some of the major state schools offer online degrees in engineering related fields. I think over the next 10 years or so it'll become more and more common. I've got to say I agree with you about the people with B.S. degrees. I wouldn't hire most of the people I went to school with.

Submission + - Japan nuclear struggle focuses on cracked reactor ( 1

SillySnake writes: Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said it had found a crack in the pit at its No.2 reactor in Fukushima, generating readings 1,000 millisieverts of radiation per hour in the air inside the pit.

"With radiation levels rising in the seawater near the plant, we have been trying to confirm the reason why, and in that context, this could be one source," said Hidehiko Nishiyama, deputy head of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), said on Saturday.


Submission + - Cable Channels Panic Over iPad Streaming App ( 1

jfruhlinger writes: "Time Warner Cable this month released an iPad app that would allow its subscribers to stream (some of) the channels they already pay for to their iPad, so long as they're connected to home Internet service provided by Time Warner Cable. The app probably seems like a baby step to most Slashdotters, and was extremely popular among subscribers — but it's thrown the owners of those channels into a panic, and they're threatening lawsuits. Time Warner says the contracts they've signed with the channel allows broadcast to any device in the home — "I don't know what a TV is anymore" says one company exec — but the channel owners fear that this will disrupt current and future revenue streams and that they need to stop it now. "If we allow this without litigation, everyone will do it tomorrow," says an anonymous source. "If we litigate, we have a chance to win.""

Submission + - HP Unveils Palm Powered Devices (

SillySnake writes: HP announced a palm powered tablet and Pre3 cell phone for a summer release. Also announced was a smaller cell phone named Veer with 2.6 inch screen for a spring release.

Submission + - Rockstar uses no-cd patch for Max Payne 2 on Steam (

An anonymous reader writes: Liamaj posted on the steam forums a screenshot of the Max Payne 2 exe as viewed on Notepad ++.

As you can see there's an ASCII "Myth" logo, which is an old cracking team that were quite prevelent a while back. Seems Rockstar got a little lazy and used this crack instead of recompilling their executable without DRM.


Submission + - China Considering Cuts on Rare-Earth Metal Exports

SillySnake writes: A draft report by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has called for a total ban on foreign shipments of terbium, dysprosium, yttrium, thulium, and lutetium. Other metals such as neodymium, europium, cerium, and lanthanum will be restricted to a combined export quota of 35,000 tonnes a year, far below global needs.


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