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Submission + - The Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist->

rrconan writes: “There’s no evidence of any way, shape, or form that there’s a shortage in the conventional sense,” says Hal Salzman, a professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers University. “They may not be able to find them at the price they want. But I’m not sure that qualifies as a shortage, any more than my not being able to find a half-priced TV.
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Submission + - Is Chernobyl still dangerous or was 60 Minutes pushing propaganda?->

An anonymous reader writes: Ron Adams is a long time nuclear advocate, so read with that in mind. This article is an interesting take on media presentation of the present Chernobyl situation.

"The show is full of fascinating contrasts between what the cameras show to the audience and what the narrator tells the audience that they should believe."

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Submission + - Tired on using new Tools That do not help more then the old ones ?->

rrconan writes: I always got a feeling that I'm getting old due to a constant need to learn a new tool to do the same job and at the end got the impression that nothing changes, no real benefits and the only result is a lot of time wasted with the tool instead of doing the job. Now I know I'm not alone and what I though as "getting old" was really "getting smart" . http://www.drdobbs.com/archite...
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Submission + - Austrian law student takes Facebook to court; asks others to join in->

hypnosec writes: Max Schrems, an Austrian law student, on Friday called out billions of Facebook users to support him by joining a class-action lawsuit against Facebook for violating users’ privacy laws. Schrems has filed a law suit at Vienna's commercial court and has also invited others to join the action at www.fbclaim.com using their Facebook login. According to Europe-V-Facebook.org campaign, the Austrian law allows for a group of people to assign their claims to a single person in this case, Schrems, who can sue on their behalf and redistribute any damages awarded. In such a case, legal proceedings are then run as a class action. Schrems is claiming 500 Euros ($670) per user from Facebook in damages for allegedly violating data privacy policies, including its participation in the US National Security Agency’s Prism surveillance programme aimed at accessing the personal data of Facebook and other web services users, its graph search feature, use of “big data” systems for spying on users as well as company’s non-compliance with EU privacy law.
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Submission + - Twitter Used To Catch Car Thief in Seattle->

An anonymous reader writes: Police in Seattle arrested a man for stealing a car after witnesses identified the stolen vehicle through the twitter account @getyourcarback, which Seattle Police uses to tweet descriptive information about recently stolen cars.

Witnesses at a city park took photos and video of two men using a screwdriver to gain entry (and remove the driver's door handle and toss it into the trash) into a parked car. That content along with a description of events was uploaded to ToyotaTruckClub.com along with a photo of the license plate.

A quick search for that license plate showed that the vehicle had been stolen that same day.

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Submission + - US Army to transport American Ebola victim to Atlanta hospital from Liberia-> 1 1

acidradio writes: American air charter specialist Phoenix Air has been contracted by the US Army to haul an American physician afflicted with Ebola from Liberia to the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. This will be the first "purposeful" transport of an Ebola victim to the US. The patient will be flown in a special Gulfstream III (formerly owned by the Danish Air Force) outfitted for very specialized medical transports such as this. I dunno. I know there are brilliant doctors and scientists in Atlanta who handle highly-communicable diseases, but is this such a brilliant idea?
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Submission + - Google Chrome 64-bit available now ->

An anonymous reader writes: With the release of Chrome beta 64-bit, Google goes one step further by enabling web applications to use more than 4GB of RAM. Performance should also be improved.

Last line for the 64-bit version of Google Chrome browser before its official release. Indeed, on Wednesday morning, Google has delivered a beta version of Chrome 64-bit. It is downloaded on a page dedicated to the new Google browser. The Mountain View company even promises that all stored information (passwords, bookmarks, etc.) will be automatically transferred to Chrome 64-bit. The announcement of 64-bit versions of Google's browser was made last June via the Dev and Canary channels.

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Submission + - Perlan ll Project Aims to Fly a Glider to the Edge of Space->

Zothecula writes: In an ambitious attempt to break every wing-borne sustained flight height record for a manned aircraft, the Perlan ll project intends to construct and fly a glider higher than any sailplane has gone before. Riding on the colossal stratospheric air waves generated over mountains, the team plans to fly their craft to more than 90,000 ft (27,000 m), which will shatter their own existing glider altitude record of 50,671 ft (15,400 m) set by Perlan l in 2008.
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