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IT

Most IT Admins Have Considered Quitting Due To Stress 397

Orome1 writes "The number of IT professionals considering leaving their job due to workplace stress has jumped from 69% last year to 73%. One-third of those surveyed cited dealing with managers as their most stressful job requirement, particularly for IT staff in larger organizations. Handling end user support requests, budget squeeze and tight deadlines were also listed as the main causes of workplace stress for IT managers. Although users are not causing IT staff as much stress as they used to, it isn't stopping them from creating moments that make IT admins want to tear their hair out in frustration. Of great concern is the impact that work stress is having on health and relationships. While a total of 80% of participants revealed that their job had negatively impacted their personal life in some way, the survey discovered some significant personal impact: 18% have suffered stress-related health issues due to their work, and 28% have lost sleep due to work."
United States

USPS Discriminates Against 'Atheist' Merchandise 1121

fish waffle writes "Suspecting that their strongly branded 'Atheist' products may be treated differently by more religiously-oriented postal regions, Kickstarter success Atheist Shoes conducted an experiment. They sent 178 packages to 89 people in different parts of the U.S., each person receiving one package prominently branded as 'Atheist' merchandise, and one not. The results: packages with the atheist label were nearly 10 times more likely to be 'lost,' and took on average 3 days longer to show up when they did. Control experiments were also done in Europe and Germany — it's definitely a USPS problem."
Security

Submission + - Sources in the U.S. government confrirm Israeli and U.S. authorship of Stuxnet (washingtonpost.com)

bzzfzz writes: While there has been widespread speculation in the technical community that Stuxnet had official sponsorship from the U.S. and Israel, there was no clear evidence until now. In what appears to be a deliberate leak, "current and former U.S. officials" state that the project code named "Olympic Games" and now known as Stuxnet was initiated under the Bush administration and continued under secret orders from Obama.
Games

Submission + - Electronic Arts Readies "Massive" Patch for Battlefield 3 (hothardware.com)

MojoKid writes: "EA noted they have an update coming for BF3 players, rolling out on June 4-5, and it's "a big one," which an understatement of epic proportion, considering the
multitude of tweaks, changes, enhancements, and fixes included within. One of the ways EA hopes to make BF3 game play better is by reducing the suppression effect, a hot topic since the last big update, in which EA cranked up the effect to the point where some players complained it was too much. There will be changes to how servers are identified, vehicle related updates, soldier and gadget updates, weapons related changes, and over a dozen added and fixed features that fall under the "miscellaneous" umbrella. All told, there are around 70 changes included in the patch."

Submission + - (SF tech) Female devs sought for Hackathon 6/8-10 (Women 2.0 & Via.Me) (xhack2012.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Hello Slashdot,
We've teamed with Women 2.0 to encourage more Bay Area females to show their programming skills at the Hack to the Future event next week in San Francisco.

San Francisco startups Via.Me and RadiumOne are awarding $5,000 to the best new app created at the hackathon June 8-10 in San Francisco.

Here's the press release.
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/RadiumOnes-ViaMe-Hack-Future-June-8-10-San-Francisco-Challenges-App-Developers-5000-1664226.htm

Hack to the Future
Who Should Come?
Developers in the photo, video, audio, mobile and social space that want to build a cool hack.

What Should You Expect?
An awesome time. Eat, drink, hang out and HACK with the most amazing mobile and web developers and designers in the Bay Area and beyond. Compete for over $8,000 in prizes.

When & Where
June 8-10, 2012 at RadiumOne Labs
55 Second St. (between Market and Mission)
Solarium on 1st floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thanks Slashdot for taking a look!
Peter Brooks
http://xhack2012.com/

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