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Submission + - The 8 Hottest I.T. Management Jobs (baselinemag.com)

Austerlitz28 writes: This Baseline survey, compiled with Robert Half Technology Foote Partners, offers a glimpse at the most in-demand jobs in I.T. It's not a surprise that CIOs like hands-on implementation experience, but increasingly, they also want some perspective on the business.

From the article: "Unlike two or three years ago, the market is much more employee-driven," says Jon Estes, vice president at Robert Half Technology, an I.T. staffing and recruiting firm. "But employers are asking for technologists who have good business ideas and understand how what they're doing affects the bottom line."

Anime

Submission + - Police kill filesharer in front of family

Shadowruni writes: On July 21st, 2007 theDattebayo[www.dattebayo.com/pr/40] staff was arrested at Otakon.

They've released subtitled (AKA fansubbed) copies of Naurto and Bleach online. The reason these even show on Cartoon network can likely be traced back to these guys making those shows available to American audiances.

The Dattebayo staff were arrested at the Baltimore Convention Center as they prepared for their panel as part of the Otakon Convention. Uniformed police officers, along with legal counsel of a complaintent company, approached the stage shortly before the presentation was to begin. Witnesses said that along with the arrest, the officers seized the laptop of one of the group members, which was intended to be used for presentation purposes.

When they arrived at the home of one of the staff members they were surprised to find that the member had removed all the hard drives from his computer and they now lay in pieces in a garbage bag. Frustrated officers then began to yell at that staff member and accused him of destroying evidence. When the staff member met their response with silence they decided to take him into custody. Family members looked on in shock as they tasered this individual repeatedly despite him not fighting back. Suddenly, the staff member began to convulse on the floor. Doctors would later say that the individual had suffered an epileptic seizure, possibly resulting from the repeated tasering. Officers claim they then mistook these convulsions for an attempt at escape and one of the officers fired his firearm, injuring the individual. The injured staff member, in handcuffs, was later transported to a local hospital where he is now in critical condition in the ICU.

He died at 2:43 AM the next morning, leaving behind a wide and two young children.
Editorial

Submission + - Death Of The Ameican IT Worker?

teched58 writes: To H-1B Or Not To H-1B? asks whether this story sounds familiar: "Dave Lovelace laughs when you ask about the purported shortage of qualified IT workers. He has 35 years of senior-level IT experience under his belt, he's written books. Apparently, though, nobody needs his services. Over the past 24 months, he's applied for hundreds of jobs. It's rare he gets even a courtesy e-mail or call in return." Do you think we're facing an IT shortage of crisis proportions, like Bill Gates and other business leaders claim, or are we systematically destroying a skilled and capable homegrown workforce?
Censorship

Submission + - Terrorists guilty until proven innocent (smh.com.au)

An anonymous reader writes: The Australian Government is well behind in the polls with an election due by the end of the year — so time to wave the terrorist doll, scream 'Terrorist, Terrorist", and hope the voters are scared out their wits.
An Indian doctor is working in Australia, and he went to med school with some of the terrorist suspects in England. He apparently left a mobile phone SIM card with his English cousin, and so after being locked up for more than a week without charge he was finally charged with "recklessly lending a SIM card to terrorists". Now this guy may be innocent or guilty of something or other, but when a magistrate released him on bail the Immigration Minister immediately revoked his work visa, and now he's off to an immigration detention centre. We Aussies have learnt from Guantanamo Bay !

Power

Submission + - Solar Powered Air Conditioner by SolCool (inhabitat.com)

Jill writes: "Since the hottest months of the year are also the sunniest — the idea of using solar energy to power your air-conditioner makes perfect sense. SolCool's super smart Millennia air-conditioner uses solar power to cool you down during the height of summer steaminess — cleverly making use of the summer heat instead of blindly fighting it."
Education

Submission + - What is the Who's Who of Security Certification?

lunarpaladin writes: Okay, so I'm a junior admin (MCSA, Security+, CSA) that has finally come to find what he wants to specialize in. Security. I love reading about different security practices, methods, and technologies. My problem is that when it comes to actual certification, there is an overwhelming amount of certs, courses, books, and the like out there for this area of study. Where does one even begin? I'm totally lost. Is there a recommended or suggested certification/study path for one who wants to become a specialist in this area? What have you guys done to get to where you are now?

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