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Submission + - How Many Scientists Fabricate Research? (plosone.org)

bendytendril writes: A survey of scientists show that 1.97% fabricated results at least once. When asked about the research practices of other colleagues, 72% found their methods questionable. Misconduct was reported more frequently by medical and pharmacological researchers than others.
Operating Systems

Submission + - Smartphone and Netbook, meet Smartbook (last100.com)

mrspin writes: On the day that Intel secured the right from Psion to legally use the trademarked term Netbook, rival chip designer Qualcomm is pushing a "new" category of mobile device, which the company is calling a Smartbook. As a marketing term, like the Netbook before it, the Smartbook definitely has legs. It's new, catchy and yet derivative enough of existing product categories so as not to scare off consumers. But beyond marketing, what exactly separates a Smartbook from a Netbook and other ultra-mobile laptops before it?

Comment NBD (Score 2, Insightful) 180

Sorry, but this is not a real big deal outside of communities like /. Beta is just another one of 'those fancy tech terms' for most folks, so regardless of whether or not Gmail is beta or not in beta millions of people will still use it as their primary mail service.

Comment Re:I have to say I'm a little frustrated.... (Score 3, Informative) 134

Not sure how long ago you tried to do this, but there are a number of colleges (Bachelors and post-grad) that offer solid Infosec programs now (disclaimer, there are just as many that offer crappy Infosec programs). In-depth training and certification is available for most major/widely-deployed Infosec products, such as Snort (http://www.sourcefire.com/services/education). Also, there are professional training organizations (e.g. SANS) that offer excellent [mostly] vendor-neutral Infosec training. Infosec as an actual field is fairly young, so it's not surprising that there isn't an Infosec program at every college in the country, but there are numerous high-quality training options available.

Comment What? (Score 1) 134

In the most controversial move, the SANS Institute, an independent organization, plans to organize the Network Attack Competition, which challenges students to find and exploit vulnerabilities in software, compromise enemy systems and steal data.

Can someone explain to me why this is controversial? SANS is one of the leading security organizations in the world...

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