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+ - Evi Nemeth, reportedly lost at sea between New Zealand and Australia.-> 1

Submitted by turtleshadow
turtleshadow (180842) writes "Most System Admins will recognize by name Evi Nemeth as primary author of their beloved reference books, UNIX System Administration Handbook or Linux administration handbook.

Wikipedia quotes her to be the "matriarch of system administration"

Myself and most I've worked with have a dog eared, coffee/tea stained edition somewhere close to the top of their stack.
And its a sign of a veteran admin to display their 1st or 2nd edition on the bookshelf as well.
You know the ones they are bright colored and have the cartoons on the front!

She and her writing team were for sure influential in helping System Administration become a professional field not just the guys in the basement.

After an exhustive search of the area, last known location as 426 miles northwest of Cape Reinga, the Kiwi Airforce found no trace of her and her companions 84-year-old wooden schooner, "Nina." It is ironic that she was only about 10 years younger than the boat at the time of the her disappearance.

A heartfelt sense of loss from the community to her family and friends.
Condolences to the families of those also lost at sea on the Nina."

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+ - MIT researchers can see through walls using 'Wi-Vi' ->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "If Google Glass isn't enough to get you worried about technology, how about a device that can see through walls using Wi-Fi? Researchers at MIT are experimenting with a system called Wi-Vi, which they say can track moving objects through walls by using the inexpensive, nearly ubiquitous wireless system. Wi-Vi could be built into a smartphone or a special handheld device and used in search-and-rescue missions and law enforcement, according to Dina Katabi, the MIT professor who developed Wi-Vi along with graduate student Fadel Adib."
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+ - FDA Shut Down 1,677 Illegal Pharmacy Websites

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, seized and shut down 1,677 illegal pharmacy websites. Many of these websites appeared to be operating as a part of an organized criminal network that falsely purported its websites to be “Canadian Pharmacies.” These websites displayed fake licenses and certifications to convince U.S. consumers to purchase drugs they advertised as “brand name” and “FDA approved.”"

Comment: There are already 2 optimal keyboard layouts... (Score 1) 557

by mengel (#40615009) Attached to: Is It Time To End Our Love Affair With the QWERTY Keyboard?

There's Dvorak (for two-handed typing) and Fitaly for stylus/one-finger operation.

Both are designed for minimum finger travel (in English, anyhow). I doubt seriously that this "new" layout improves upon them in any signifigant fashion, and (from the Wikipidia Dvorak article):

In 1956, a General Services Administration study by Earle Strong, which included an experiment involving ten experienced government typists, concluded that Dvorak training would never be able to amortize its costs.

So if you wanted to switch in any major fashion, you always have to get poeple ewho already type on some other layout to switch, and it's not generally cost effective.

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.