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Comment: Re:I can think of a few (Score 1) 496

by notNeilCasey (#27795007) Attached to: Time To Cut the Ethernet Cable?

Is the ability to use both frequencies available only on the newest models? I have a lot of 2.4GHz interference where I am (Manhattan) which I have bypassed by using my Airport Extreme in 5GHz 802.11n/a mode. This is great for my main box and my laptop, but it means that my phone can't connect to my network anymore (It doesn't support 802.11a either). My Airport Extreme is about 2 years old, it's the one that has 802.11n but only 100Mbps Ethernet. Am I out of luck?

My Airport Extreme has the following radio options:

  • 802.11n (802.11b/g compatible)
  • 802.11n only (2.4GHz)
  • 802.11n (802.11a compatible)
  • 802.11n only (5 GHz)

Comment: Re:Legal Issues both ways (Score 1) 227

by notNeilCasey (#27762091) Attached to: Social Networking Sites Getting Risky For Recruiting

I could see instances where it could hurt a company NOT to check social networking sites. If a prospective employee's profile indicates a tendency toward racial or sexual discrimination, for instance, and the person was hired in a supervisory position, then acted in a discriminatory manner, those discriminated against may be able to argue in court that the company was lax in its hiring practices, which would make it responsible for the discrimination due to its lack of research.

Or their profile might indicate that they make a habit of checking out other people's profiles, which should be grounds for you not to hire them.


+ - Documents Reveal U.S. Incompetence with Word, Iraq

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notNeilCasey writes: "The U.S. Coalition Provisional Authority, which formerly governed Iraq, accidentally published Microsoft Word documents containing information never meant for the public, according to an article in Salon. By viewing the documents using the Track Changes feature in Word, the author has been able to reconstruct internal discussions from 2004 which reflect the optimism, isolation and incompetence of the American occupation. Download the author's source document or look for more yourself."

What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.