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Submission + - FCC Chair: it's Ok to Discriminate Traffic 2

sl4shd0rk writes: Remember when the ex-cable lobbyist Tom Wheeler was appointed to the FCC chair back in may of 2013? Turns out he's currently gunning for Internet Service Providers to be able to "favor some traffic over other traffic". A dangerous precedent considering the Open Internet Order in 2010 forbid such action if it fell under unreasonable discrimination. The bendy interpretation of the 2010 order is apparently aimed somewhat at Netflix as Wheeler stated: "Netflix might say, 'I'll pay in order to make sure that my subscriber might receive the best possible transmission of this movie.'"

Submission + - Understanding "energy trilemma" of energy security, sustainability, & equity (thebulletin.org)

Lasrick writes: Adnan Hezri explores the dilemma developing countries face in moving toward a sustainable future, given the difficulty of incorporating climate change into energy policy: 'Over the coming decades, fast-developing nations are likely to account for an ever-increasing share of global carbon emissions—particularly China, India, and Brazil. But in the poorest countries, the biggest challenge continues to be energy access itself. Even the world's biggest carbon emitters haven't yet fully incorporated climate change into their energy policies—so it should come as no surprise that, in the poorest countries, transformation of energy systems is usually not even a fringe consideration. '
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Submission + - What makes a programmer “senior”? (codeanthem.com)

An anonymous reader writes: What makes a programmer “senior” versus “junior” besides his years of experience? Certainly part of that is programming skill, but that’s not the whole picture. Take the test and find out if you qualify.

Submission + - BlackBerry Tablet Confirmed, Supports Flash (betanews.com)

HouseMuzik writes: Betanews' Tim Conneally reports that sources close to RIM have confirmed the existence of a BlackBerry Tablet device, with a ship date by the end of the year. Previous reporting on the device was confirmed by the source, including a 7" screen and a 1GHz processor. The source added that the device would support Flash, and would include a hardware-based Flash accelerator. Betanews' reporting seems to confirm an earlier report from Cnet that quoted Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar as saying the BlackBerry Tablet indeed existed.

Submission + - NOOKstudy: Barnes & Noble Sneaking Into Colleg (crunchgear.com)

eReaderBen writes: Barnes & Noble has developed NOOKstudy, a free (as in beer) software suite that could make the average college student’s life a little easier. The software, which will be available for the PC and Mac, gives students the ability to download and organize electronic textbooks, as well as keep all of their notes, syllabuses, and so on in one safe place. Handy. And no, you don’t need a nook to use NOOKstudy.

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