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Comment Re:Oh boy... (Score 1) 951

Exactly. I get mod points the night before this article hits, and I'm not wasting them here. But, hey, it's a great mod trap for everyone else. I'll go mod where the amount of BS from both sides doesn't remind me of a Dirty Jobs episode.

Posted "nymously" so you know I mean it.

Businesses

Submission + - Large Tech Companies Dumping Cubicles

statemachine writes: Intel and Cisco, among other companies, are experimenting with cubeless, open and unassigned seating.

Beginning this month, the chip maker (Intel) will set up three experimental work sites. Open areas, comfortable armchairs, extra conference rooms and tables where people can plop down with laptops will replace the ubiquitous cubes that have been standard issue for decades. Each morning, Intel employees will log onto the corporate network using wireless connections. Their phone numbers will follow them. White boards that employees use to sketch out business plans and project strategies will be outfitted with electronics so drawings and plans can be transferred to laptops and e-mailed to colleagues. "People feel much more comfortable coming up to me. It's more of a friendly atmosphere," Cisco senior manager Ted Baumuller said. "I hope I never have to go back to cubes."
The Courts

Submission + - Hacker Pleads Guilty to Spreading Botnets (pcworld.com)

An anonymous reader writes: So the guy pleads guilty to infecting 250,000 computers with bots to steal paypal accounts, and is looking at 60 years in prison. Of course this is in California, so he'll probably get a sushi roll and a sharp word and then a government job. If the courts want cybercrime to be taken seriously, they should stop treating computers as if they were the second-class citizens of private property. One count of breaking and entering is typically worth a few months in prison, even in California. Identity theft likewise commands a couple of years. So this fellow should be looking at about a million years in prison, not a mere 60. The fact that computers make these crimes easier to commit does not diminish how offensive they are to society.
Education

Submission + - Call To Halt Donations To Stop Wikipedia Deletions 4

ObsessiveMathsFreak writes: "Howard Tayler, the webcomic artist of Schlock Mercenary fame, is calling on people not to donate money during the latest Wikimedia Foundation fund-raiser, in protest at the "notability purges" taking place throughout Wikipedia, where articles are being removed en-masse by what many see as overzealous admins. The webcomic community in particular has long felt slighted by the application of Wikipedia's contentious Notability policy. Wikinews reporters have recently begun investigating this issue, but are the admins listening? Is Deletionism becoming a dominant ethos on Wikipedia? Are the right people holding the reigns?"
Media

Submission + - Wikipedia Moving to San Francisco

statemachine writes: Jimmy Wales and the Wikimedia Foundation are moving Wikipedia to San Francisco starting in January. Managers are already selecting a site and hiring more people, although some existing employees will be left behind in St. Petersburg, FL. Wales cites "the Internet culture, the great developers and potential partners" for the reasons behind the move. Just down the road from SF in San Mateo, Wales is already running another business, Wikia.

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