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How To Find Bad Programmers 359 359

AmberShah writes "The job post is your potential programmer's first impression of your company, so make it count with these offputting features. There are plenty of articles about recruiting great developers, but what if you are only interested in the crappy ones?" I think much of the industry is already following these guidelines.
Earth

Yellowstone Supervolcano Larger Than First Thought 451 451

drewtheman writes "New studies of the plumbing that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park shows the plume and the magma chamber under the volcano are larger than first thought and contradicts claims that only shallow hot rock exists. University of Utah research professor of geophysics Robert Smith led four separate studies that verify a plume of hot and molten rock at least 410 miles deep that rises at an angle from the northwest."
United States

Submission + - Bill Gates for President: the petition

Anonymous Coward writes: "The unofficial Bill Gates for President website, supported by Scott Adams and Doug Barney and criticized by Paul McNamara has launched a petition in a final attempt to convince Bill Gates to run for President of the United States.

They currently have under 150 signatures, I'm sure that won't do the trick..."
Windows

Submission + - Maintaining a Windows 2000 for the long term

MarkWatson writes: "I sometimes need to use Windows in my consulting business although I prefer Linux and OS X for doing software development and writing. I keep two Windows machines: a Windows 2000 laptop (bought with XP,but installed an old Windows 2000 license and Linux) and a desktop with XP (dual boot to Linux).

I would like to avoid ever buying a PC with Vista, a situation that looks good because I believe both my Windows systems are reliable, fast, and will service my Windows needs for the long term.

My problem is this: I like Windows 2000 better for a few reasons, but mainly because the license is transferable. I would like to still be using Windows 2000 5 years from now in a secure and reliable way (again, just for when I need Windows).

Since I am far from a Windows expert, I would like to know your strategy for archiving Microsoft's latest Windows 2000 updates, and generally dealing with security issues. My strategy is to set my firewall up to run in stealth mode and not use Windows for general web browsing.

Any suggestions will be appreciated!"

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