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Submission + - Charging devices just got easier. (downloadinternetpower.com)

ThomK writes: After years of research and negotiations with global regulators, Stream Powered is rolling out a digital power distribution network on a trial basis. Dead batteries and charging cords are now a thing of the past! If you have a reliable Internet connection, you can download power, even over Wi-Fi. To read about our exciting technology, check out the Tech tab and then, if you are interested, you can participate in a free trial. Once you are satisfied you are receiving clean, malware-free power, you may apply to be part of our Beta Tester Program and receive free Internet power for life.

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I think the core of his argument is:

"With the lifting of economic sanctions, Netanyahu warned, “Iran will get a jackpot, a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars, which will enable it to continue to pursue its aggression and terror.”"

I'm not disagreeing with you, but I'm curious what your counterpoint to that statement is. What will Iran do with billions of dollars after 'behaving' for 15 years? Sounds to me like they will have enough cash and immunity to build a bomb. What I think is going on, is, the Obama administration is hoping Iran does not hold true to their agreement and we can faithfully NOT hold up our promise to withhold sanctions.

Submission + - How do we move from using contract developers to hiring some in house?

An anonymous reader writes: I run a small software consulting company who outsources most of it's work to contractors. I market myself as being able to handle any technical project but only really take the fun ones, then shop it around to developers who are interested.

I write excellent product specs, provide bug tracking & source control and in general am a programming project manager with empathy for developers. I don't ask them to work weekends and I provide detailed, reproducible bug reports and I pay on time. The only 'rule' (if you can call it that) is: I do not pay for bugs. Developers can make more work for themselves by causing bugs and with the specifications I write there is no excuse for not testing their code.

Developers are always fine with it until we get toward the end of a project and the customer is complaining about bugs. Then all of a sudden I am asking my contractors to work for 'free' and they can make more money elsewhere. Ugh.

Every project ends up being a pissing match, so, I think the solution is to finally hire someone fulltime and pay for everything (bugs or not) and just keep them busy. But how can I make that transition? The guy I'd need to hire would have to know a LOT of languages and be proficient in all of them and I can't afford to pay someone $100K/year right now.

Ideas?
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Google Hacked, May Pull Out of China 687

D H NG writes "Following a sophisticated attack on Google infrastructure originating from China late last year, Google has decided to take 'a new approach' to China. In their investigation, Google found that more than 20 large companies had been infiltrated and dozens of Chinese human rights activists' Gmail accounts had been compromised. Google has decided to 'review the feasibility of [its] business operations in China,' no longer censoring results in Google.cn, and if necessary, to 'shut down Google.cn, and potentially [Google's] offices in China.'"

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