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+ - Optical fiber data rate record for Nokia Siemens Networks

Submitted by edsousa
edsousa (1201831) writes "In a press release, Nokia Siemens Networks tell us about a new data rate record of 57.9Tbps over a link length of ~74mi (119km) set on a commercially deployed multi-mode optical fiber by ModeGap consortium that includes NSN, University of Southampton, Eindhoven Techincal University and others. This represents a 6-fold increase when compared to available commercial systems. Rober Ritcher, head of optical R&D expects that by 2020, 100 times this capacity will be possible."

Comment: Alternative summary (Score 1, Insightful) 120

by edsousa (#40984203) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Open Source Software To Manage Student Grades?
Lately on /.

I have a job to do, but I am too lazy/ignorant/both to do my job or even to use Google. Dear slashdot, will you do my work for me?


We are some BI company and we are doing market research on this area. What is your favourite software for/which one would you recommend for this task?

Rinse and repeat...
(to the hell with mod points)

Comment: Re:How is it different from a play? (Score 2) 411

by edsousa (#38731482) Attached to: A Copyright Nightmare
They have right to their "image", not *copy* rights to the image (picture). They can prevent you (the photographer) of using/selling/distributing/whatever the picture if certain cases, like if they were in a place where they expected privacy or the image is being used to suggest they were endorsing some company/product, etc...

What Scientists Really Think About Religion 1123

Posted by kdawson
from the two-towers dept.
Hugh Pickens writes "The Washington Post has a book review of Science and Religion: What Scientists Really Think by Rice University sociologist Elaine Ecklund, who spent four years doing a detailed survey of 1,646 scientists at elite American research universities. The study reveals that scientists often practice a closeted faith, worrying about how their peers would react to learning about their religious views. 'After four years of research, at least one thing became clear: Much of what we believe about the faith lives of elite scientists is wrong. The '"insurmountable hostility" between science and religion is a caricature, a thought-cliche, perhaps useful as a satire on groupthink, but hardly representative of reality,' writes Ecklund. Unsurprisingly, Ecklund found that 64% of scientists are either atheists (34%) or agnostic (30%). But only five of the 275 in-depth interviewees actively oppose religion; and even among the third who are atheists, many consider themselves 'spiritual.' 'According to the scientists I interviewed, the academy seems to have a "strong culture" that suppresses discussion about religion in many areas,' says Ecklund. 'To remove the perceived stigma, we would need to have more scientists talking openly about issues of religion, where such issues are particularly relevant to their discipline.'"

Comment: Re:Title wrong (Score 2, Interesting) 527

by edsousa (#30466124) Attached to: Former Congressman Learns About Streisand Effect
And as former state legislator guess what legislation he pressed on..... Wait for it....

While Ted Klaudt served in the legislature, his name was attached to several bills designed to protect children from sex abuse. Klaudt served in the South Dakota House from 1998 to 2006. He served on the appropriations as well as the government operations and audit committees. And while in office, he co-sponsored several bills that took aim at sex offenders.


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