It's somewhat covered by other options, but I've long held that every student should take at least an introductory course in philosophy. Every school of thought has roots in philosophy, and I feel that seeing that they are all connected gives a student a more holistic outlook on their studies.
MsManhattan (1099313) writes "Developers at the American Red Cross chapter in Tallahassee, Florida, are among those looking to use Google's recently announced Gears open-source browser extension to create Web-hosted applications that are accessible offline. The organization needs a way to manage its volunteers database even if a disaster knocks out its Internet access. 'Google Gears would allow us to use our existing infrastructure — our off-site database — in the event of Internet connectivity failure, allowing us to continue to provide expedited service to the victims," noted a volunteer developer with the Red Cross chapter. If it works out, the local branch will pitch the application to the national organization."
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