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Submission + - Consume Insects As Part Of The Diet

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Submission + - Strict Punishments For Rape Crime In Different Countries! (jimdo.com)

Aadri writes: Assault is a wrongdoing each nation is attempting to control. It is a grievous wrongdoing and leaves an awful effect on the casualty and in addition his/her gang. The casualty not just experiences the physical and mental injury but at the same time is looked downward on by the general public as an untouchable. In this manner, to control this the discipline for this wrongdoing ought to be severe to the point that nobody sets out to perpetrate this wrongdoing once more.

Submission + - Bruce Schneier and the LA Schools DOS

phantomfive writes: Bruce Schneier wrote a post asking about the LA Schools DOS attack. He says, "given the choice between overreacting to a threat and wasting everyone's time, and underreacting and potentially losing your job, it's easy to overreact," and calls it CYA security. He contrasts it with the more reasonable approach of the NY School system, to a similar threat.

The email address that was used to send in the bomb threat: madbomber@cock.li

Submission + - British Spies are free to target Lawyers and Journalists (firstlook.org)

Advocatus Diaboli writes: British spies have been granted the authority to secretly eavesdrop on legally privileged attorney-client communications, according to newly released documents. On Thursday, a series of previously classified policies confirmed for the first time that the U.K.’s top surveillance agency Government Communications Headquarters (pictured above) has advised its employees: “You may in principle target the communications of lawyers.” The country’s other major security and intelligence agencies—MI5 and MI6—have adopted similar policies, the documents show. The guidelines also appear to permit surveillance of journalists and others deemed to work in “sensitive professions.”

Submission + - Big Data Knows When You Are About to Quit Your Job

HughPickens.com writes: Quentin Hardy reports at the NYT that a leading maker of cloud-based software for running corporate human resources and financial operations has announced new products that provide the kind of data analysis that Netflix uses to recommend movies, LinkedIn has to suggest people you might know, or Facebook needs to put a likely ad in front of you. One version of the software, called Insight Applications, predicts which high-performing employees are likely to leave a company in the next year; it then offers possible actions (more money, new job) that might make them stay. In another instance, expense reporting software can predict which employee populations are most likely to exceed their budgets. “We’ve applied machine learning to affect consumer tastes,” says Mohammad Sabah, director of data science at Workday. “putting it to career choices, to pay and employment, have a huge upside if we do it right.” Already, Sabah says, “we’re surprised how accurately we can predict someone will leave a job.” The goal is to predict future business outcomes to take advantage of opportunities and cut risk levels. One future product may be the ability to predict who will and won’t make their sales quotas, and suggest who should be hired to improve the outcome. “Making an employee happy, improving the efficiency of a company these are hard problems that affect corporations.

Comment Re:New Nano? (Score 1) 579

I'm a girl -- ok, a woman -- but girl-sized, with absurdly tiny hands. I have super coordination (I'm a musician) and even I have trouble with those da*m tiny touchscreens. God only knows how you big blokes manage. Furthermore, there is nothing sexy about an elegantly-designed device with a screen that is covered with fingerprints. And how well can we see graphics and photos on a tiny screen?

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