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Frustrated Reporter Quits After Slow News Day 178

Norwegian radio journalist Pia Beathe Pedersen quit on the air complaining that her bosses were making her read news on a day when "nothing important has happened." Pedersen claimed that broadcaster NRK put too much pressure on the staff and that she "wanted to be able to eat properly again and be able to breathe," during her nearly two-minute on-air resignation.

The Push For Colbert's "Restoring Truthiness" Rally 703

jamie writes "A grassroots campaign has begun to get Stephen Colbert to hold a rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to counter Glenn Beck's recent 'Restoring Honor' event. The would-be rally has been dubbed 'Restoring Truthiness' and was inspired by a recent post on Reddit, where a young woman wondered if the only way to point out the absurdity of the Tea Party's rally would be if Colbert mirrored it with his own Colbert Nation.'"

Comment Re:This is not news (Score 1) 9

I'd like to add in my opinion of "this is not a problem." When do you need (or want) to move the console while the disk is moving? You don't. Yes, this technology is present in cars and walkmans, but there's a major difference: those devices are expected to be in motion. Micosoft doesn't need to invest in stabilization because the console is stationary.

Comment Dumb story (Score 1) 1

This has been around since... forever. Nothing new here. They have every right to monitor what people are saying on _their_ servers. "Private" chat doesn't mean encrypted between you and the recipient... it's just the method you use so you don't spam public channels. If you're using game whispers as a method of confidential communication, you're retarded. I mean, if you really were concerned, you can probably implement chat encryption through their AddOn API. You should be more concerned that Apple is infringing on your right to make biological weapons with their iTunes software (old story is old:

Submission + - How to deal with a know-all jerk programmer? 5

boxlight writes: I am working with a know all jerk programmer who can't keep his nose out of everyone's business. For example, he's responsible for the object-persistence layer only, but he's always mouthing off to everyone about how they are "supposed" to be doing their work (UI programmers, application server guys, DBAs, and so on) when he's not in charge of anything. Basically he's micro-managing everyone when he's not even the manager!

At one time or another everyone on the team has complained about him, and because I work very closely with him people often come to me to ask me what his problem is.

Whenever anyone confronts the guy he flies completely off the handle. It's like he has a screw loose and is unable to accept other people's ways of doing things; it's always an all-or-nothing approach with him; he either gets his way, or he gives a reluctant eye-roll and a "whatever", only to bring up the issue again in a week or so until, ultimately, the other person give in just to shut him up.

The other unfortunate piece of this is he's always in the boss's office doing a song and dance about how hard he's working and how wonderful he is at solving so many complex problems. So he appears to have the boss's ear. Like, when the boss wants to take the temperature of the project, he goes to this guy.

So far I've managed to keep my cool and keep the peace by pretty much giving in on things he wants; . But I feel like there's an anger in me that's simmering under the surface and I'm afraid one of these days I'm going to freak out on him and them *I'm* going to look like the source of the problem to the boss. I don't want to get into daily shouting matches, and I really don't want to lower myself to his level and start sucking up to the boss for perceived credibility either.

Also, I don't want to quit because everyone else at the company are great to work with and the project is fun and the money is good.

So my question for Slashdot is, how do I deal with this??? Please help!

Comment My school does. (Score 1) 835

I just moved up to Rochester to attend Rochester Institute of Technology, and I can tell you that Linux is very welcome, as well as PCs and Macs. Most of the student labs are UNIX systems, and our CS filesystems require knowledge of UNIX to submit work. The professors here haven't just heard about other operating systems... most of them (professors) are intimately familiar with almost all of them (OSs).

Comment Re:You should get a refund for the TV (Score 1) 517

That is the policy where I work as well. The problem is that the software is essentially transfered from the disk to the computer. So, with the ability to return opened software, customers would purchase, install, then return everything. If there was some other way to sell software (i.e. some sort of guarantee that the software was uninstalled and in most cases that the key would not be used again), then I'm sure the policy would be different. DVDs share a similar problem. Burning DVDs is common practice, and it would be bad for business if we allowed customers to buy, burn, then return every DVD in the store.

I've always felt that we could remedy this by keeping track of who returns software (e.g. Driver's License info), and bar certain "repeat returners" from ever returning again. I mean, we already have similar practices on other items, but the "no more returns" threshold is way too high, in my opinion.

On the other hand, when a TV is returned, I know (with almost absolute certainty) that the person didn't make a copy of the TV.

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