pathological liar writes: Get laid off from IBM? Worried about losing your job? Worry no more (as long as you're fine with making pennies on the dollar halfway around the world.) Alley Insider has IBM offering employees the chance to keep their jobs by moving to India, or a handful of other 'developing markets.' Don't want to move? IBM views refusal as voluntary departure, say goodbye to any severance benefits. From the InformationWeek article, "An IBM spokesman said the program shouldn't be seen in that light. 'It's more of a vehicle for people who want to expand their life experience by working somewhere else,' said the spokesman. 'A lot of people want to work in India.'" Other options include Mexico, the Czech Republic, Russia, South Africa, Nigeria, and the United Arab Emirates.
pathological liar writes: A Canadian university student has posted a GPL-licensed toolkit to assist in breaking CAPTCHAs. Eye-melting web design aside, the work looks sound, and he has presented posters at conferences on the materials involved in this. A breaker for Digg and phpBB are included, but the data required to actually use them has been withheld.