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+ - Time Warner Cable Experiencing Nationwide Outage 2

Submitted by Wolfrider
Wolfrider (856) writes "Breaking news: Reports are coming in from multiple US states that TWC is having a major Internet outage since early this morning. For more info, see:

http://downdetector.com/status...
http://downdetector.com/status...
http://www.isitdownrightnow.co...

TWC's customer service reps are reportedly a bit overwhelmed by call volume at the moment, and no ETA yet."

+ - 470 million sites exist for 24 hours, 22% are malicious

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Blue Coat researchers analyzed more than 660 million unique hostnames requested by 75 million global users over a 90-day period. They found that 71 percent of the hostnames, or 470 million, were “One Day Wonders,” sites that appeared only for a single day. Of the top 50 parent domains that most frequently used One-Day Wonders, 22 percent were malicious. These domains use short-lived sites to facilitate attacks and manage botnets, taking advantage of the site being “new and unknown” to evade security solutions."

+ - SPAM: 25 most enjoyable companies to work for, according to employees

Submitted by Vishal Avs
Vishal Avs (3800263) writes "A good job isn''t just about the paycheck and insurance benefits. Most people want to feel like their work is contributing to the greater good of the world.

And they want their workplaces to be fun, not miserably stressful, given how many hours of their lives they will spend there.

A good job isn''t just about the paycheck and insurance benefits. Most people want to feel like their work is contributing to the greater good of the world.

And they want their workplaces to be fun, not miserably stressful, given how many hours of their lives they will spend there.

To that end, job hunting site Glassdoor.com sifted through its enormous database of employee reviews to come up with its 2014 list of the 25 companies that employees say have the best corporate cultures. Employees rated their corporate culture on a scale of one (lowest) to five (highest).

There are some surprises on this list for sure, including a fast-food chain that caused controversy this year with its corporate culture.

No. 1: Twitter

Employee rating of corporate culture: 4.5

What it does: Social media network

Example of great corporate culture: Because the Twitter platform is instantaneous, the work involves a lot of cutting edge technology and solving hard, interesting problems from mobile to building self-learning machines. "Team meetings on the roof are the best, great teamwork and a lot of smart people. I love how the 10 core values drive the company to always be better." — Twitter Software Engineer (San Francisco, CA)

No. 2: Edelman

Employee rating of corporate culture: 4.4

What it does: Public relations firm

Example of great corporate culture: Among the Top 50 Most In Demand Employers (North America), LinkedIn, 2014 "Through the actions of middle to senior management, you are truly made to feel valued and appreciated. Opportunities are everywhere and the culture is laid back and fun." — Edelman Senior Vice President (Washington, D.C.)

No. 3: Google

Employee rating of corporate culture: 4.4

What it does: Internet search, mobile and web apps

Example of great corporate culture: With perks galore from free food to a main campus that rivals a world class resort, Google''s corporate culture is the standard by which all other tech companies are measured. "The culture is amazing too. Each employee does not mind helping the other out if they are stuck. I feel it is encouraged to reach out out to others." — Google Software Engineer (Mountain View, CA)

No. 4: Riverbed

Employee rating of corporate culture: 4.3

What it does: Computer network equipment

Example of great corporate culture: Among the 25 Companies With The Best Pay, Glassdoor, 2014. "Riverbed is very customer-focused, while being very ''employee friendly.'' Very strong benefits package and an incredibly positive culture." — Riverbed Technology Enterprise Sales Executive (Austin, TX)

Facebook

Employee rating of corporate culture: 4.3

What it does: Social networking website

Example of great corporate culture: Facebook''s main employee campus was inspired by Disneyland, but at Facebook, all the shops and stores are free. "Huge impact on billions of people while working with awesome, insanely intelligent coworkers at a pleasant office. Great free food and perks. Lots of autonomy and big problems to solve. Engineer-driven culture." — Facebook Software Engineer (Menlo Park, CA) ,"

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+ - SPAM: Apple 12.9 inches ipad

Submitted by gizmozone
gizmozone (3685589) writes "According to the Bloomberg, Apple is developing a 12.9 inches ipad which larger than the other Apple’s ipads. Up to now Apple made ipads with a smaller screen of size 10 inches or less than that. According to the report from the Bloomberg “Apple and its partners IBM are working on a 12.9 inches ipad which will be releasing in first quarter of the next year, 2015”."
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+ - Intel builds 'world's smallest' 3G modem->

Submitted by stephendavion
stephendavion (2872091) writes "Intel has unveiled a 3G modem not much bigger than a UK penny or US one-cent coin, with the aim of embedding it in connected devices around the home. The company says the XMM 6255, with an area of about 300 sq mm, is the world's smallest modem. The standalone chip could be used in wearable tech, as well as security devices such as "smart" smoke alarms. It is built to protect against overheating, and withstand tough conditions. The modem also features an embedded power supply."
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+ - How to Respond to Internet Rage->

Submitted by reifman
reifman (786887) writes "So, you’ve been attacked by trolls? Here’s what to expect: Your phone will vibrate incessantly with Twitter mentions. You’ll receive angry, obscenity filled emails and anonymous comments on your blog. Bloggers will take you out of context (a columnist at The Guardian compared me to a mass murderer—seriously). And maybe, you’ll receive an inappropriate package at your home as I did. Taming Internet rage may seem impossible, but there are good reasons to respond to critics and constructive ways to do so."
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+ - Silicon Valley Underpays (Non-Tech) Minority Workers->

Submitted by jfruh
jfruh (300774) writes "Tech companies are often faulted for not hiring more minority employees, but in fact they often do — in non tech jobs, such as janitorial and security services. However, a new report indicates that many tech companies pay these workers below the prevailing wages, largely because they hire them through third-party staffing agencies."
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Comment: Re:My wife will miss Grant. (Score 1) 361

by Wolfrider (#47745503) Attached to: "MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

--No offense to him, but Tory was IMHO the most expendable of the 3. Kari is attractive, easy on the eyes, intelligent, and made for good TV. Grant is a pretty good scientific thinker and made the explanations easy to understand, but he was kind of limited to a "hey let's build a ROBOT to do this" mentality for most of the projects. Granted I haven't watched the show for a while, but I will really miss Kari the most.

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