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Crime

Justice Not As Blind As Previously Thought 256

NotSoHeavyD3 writes "I doubt this is much of a surprise but apparently Cornell University did a study that seems to show you're more likely to get convicted if you're ugly. From the article: 'According to a Cornell University study, unattractive defendants are 22 percent more likely to be convicted than good-looking ones. And the unattractive also get slapped with harsher sentences — an average of 22 months longer in prison.'"
Networking

Submission + - Connecting A to B: Beyond acronyms (itworld.com)

jfruhlinger writes: For any integration project, it's customary for techies to start with technology quesitons: "Let's use Web services!" "Let's use REST!" "Let's use .NET!" But Sean McGrath says that there are other questions that need to be resolved first: if data's going from system A to system B, which copy is the master? Who's driving the process? And who's to blame if something goes wrong?

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