elhaf writes: "Somehow, even in this day and age, there are people who don't know not to forward those Bill Gates e-mails, believe it or not. I just got one, so I created a post describing why forwarding any e-mail is a security risk. Feel free to use it on your dottering aunt, as well."
marko_ramius writes: For years I've been a good netizen and reported spam that I get to the appropriate contacts at ISP's. In the entire time that I've done this I've gotten (maybe) 5 or 6 responses from those ISP's informing me that they have taken action against the spammer.
In recent years, however, I haven't gotten any responses.
Are the ISP's so overwhelmed with abuse reports to respond to ANYBODY that reports spam? Do they even bother acting on the reports?
Anonymous writes: I'm an IT manager since almost 2 years now and out of no-where (maybe arrogance), I decided to do a 360 feedback (using one of those websites). Employees were able to answer anonymously and, now I'm sure, didn't hold on anything on their mind.
Turned out I'm not very good; pretty much very bad. As suggested, I'm one of those managers who got promoted due to "technical prowess" in my previous position. And in all honesty, although I like the job (well, before I did...), I didn't sign up for this (people who hates you and goes bad mouthing about you — not that they're not right, just that I don't want to be known like that). What should I do now? You guys saw anyone in that same position (maybe you?) and actually turned it over and became a good boss?
elhaf writes: "This post gives a complete walkthrough for getting started in Java cell phone development for your Sony Ericsson non-smartphone cell, on the Cingular network. It gives troubleshooting tips and a concise step-by-step guide to getting started developing for these phones. The SDK includes a cell-phone emulator that runs on the PC which is cool, so you don't even need the actual phone to get started. There's a picture of the emulator running at the top of the article."
313373_bot writes: The article raises an interesting issue, since people seem to tolerate much more corporate abuse and restrictions when services (such as cellular phone and now net access) are perceived as a "luxury" instead of as a basic necessity (such as, for instance, plain old telephonic service.)
Yosi writes: Ashay Dharwadker claims to have proved that P = NP. In a paper he publishes on his website he claims to have found a polynomial algorithm for finding maximal independent sets in a graph and provides actual source code implementation of the proposed algorithm. If this is indeed true, I guess a lot of professors will start looking for a new job.