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Submission + - Network Engineer's All Purpose Kit 1

El Torico writes: I've accepted a Network Field Engineer job that will take me to a few unusual and unpleasant places where it may be difficult to purchase tools and equipment. Unfortunately, there are a lot of vague answers on the part of my new employer to my questions, and I don't have any contacts who are on-site. What tools, equipment, supplies, and software should I take? Is there anything else that may be useful to take?

Submission + - Al Jazeera International Channel Debuts

El Torico writes: "Al Jazeera, the controversial Arabic news channel, now has a channel in English.

Although it is not being carried by major cable or satellite system in the United States, in the Americas, it is broadcast from Intelsat Americas 5 at 97.0W as part of the Globecast World Television Service On the Internet, it is available on VDC and JumpTV.

Will it catch on? It is a profoundly different view than what Western viewers are accustomed to."

Submission + - HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus Opens

El Torico writes: "The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) recently opened the Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. The facility opened last month and is now hosting meetings of international scientists . Gerald M. Rubin, Ph.D., the highly esteemed Genetic Scientist, is the first Director of this facility.

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"The campus and the culture of Janelia Farm were designed to support and encourage collaborative, interdisciplinary research," said Thomas R. Cech, HHMI president. "Those attributes make Janelia Farm a perfect location to host a meeting where researchers can share ideas about developing new scientific strategies for combating the challenging global problems that HHMI's international scientists have chosen to tackle."

Their Open House was a rare opportunity for the general public to see a state of the art research facility. I was one of many who toured the facility during the open house. It is very impressive, but during the tour, I had the eerie feeling that we were in a "made for the Sci-Fi channel" movie."

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