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Comment Re:Yay for common sense (Score 1) 612 612

What I haven't seen in discussion yet is the fact that being trained from high school onward by a given company can really limit your mobility, even if you're competent. It doesn't matter if it's a "long missing concept in society" -- the fact remains that a lot of modern employers won't take a chance on someone without the de facto work ethic test that college has to a large extent become.

Comment Re:Facebook and privacy is an oxymoron (Score 1) 329 329

Bullshit, you'll just get punished worse than the bully. Nothing like an administrative and potentially criminal record for defending yourself. Ender's Game is not how the world works at this level. Try back when you're in corporate America, or be more crafty to begin with.

Education

Submission + - RIAA costs UW-Madison $300,000

An anonymous reader writes: In the last few years, the University of Wisconsin Madison has spent more than $300,000 to prevent and resolve allegations of illegal downloading and sharing of music by users of the university 's computer network. Noting that UW-Madison ranked No. 10 among all universities nationwide for its number of alleged RIAA copyright violations. Via
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Submission + - "Desktop Supercomputer" - Simpler Parallel->

infidel13 writes:
Parallel processing on a massive scale, based on interconnecting numerous chips, has been used for years to create supercomputers. However, its application to desktop systems has been a challenge because of severe programming complexities. The Clark School team found a way to use single chip parallel processing technology to change that.... "The single-chip supercomputer prototype built by Prof. Uzi Vishkin's group uses rich algorithmic theory to address the practical problem of building an easy-to-program multicore computer," said Charles E. Leiserson, professor of computer science and engineering at MIT.

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