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Comment Re:the real threat will be government intervention (Score 1) 388

Free markets are fully compatible with the concept of government, it's just that the reach of government into the economy is extremely limited.

that's why 'free market' does not work with humans in it. humans are greedy and selfish; that's why some of those humans employ(read:enslave) children in third world countries to produce cheap garbage to sell in the first world to idiots. who's gonna help those children ?


Submission + - Impact from DST?

Lokatana writes: "Managing the email environment for a large financial institution, I've spent the last month and a half working to prepare for the adjustments to Daylight Saving Time. There has been a large amount of effort communicating to users, upgrading old blackberries, and patching servers and workstations. Now that we're here, and the changes have been made, the silence so far has been deafening.

Is this another Y2K, and the hype has been overstated, or have all of our preparations paid off? What are others in the community experiencing in their workplaces? Is there anyone out there who did not prepare for DST, and if so, what kind of impact are you seeing today?"

Submission + - How do you score the One Job?

dmayle writes: "We all know how to look for a new job. Polish up your resume, look at the job boards, beg your old college roommate, etc., it's not easy, but it eventually works. What do you do, however, when you want a specific job? How do you go about making the contacts necessary and getting through the recruiting process for your dream job? What if your dream job is in another town, or another state?"
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Submission + - The Great Mac Software Hunt

jcatcw writes: "Scot Finnie, Computerworld's Windows expert, is constructing an A-List of Mac Software as part of his three-month trial of Mac as his primary machine for work and home use. As a browser, he's been using Safari. He's assessing a Safari plug-in, Saft, and a product called Shiira as an alternative to Safari. For screen capture, he's using SnapNDrag, which 'has all the features I absolutely have to have. It's not the end of my search, but at least I have a product I can live with for now.' Antivirus programs are under investigation. He says no to Dreamweaver, Nvu and BBEdit. Lotus Notes 7.0.2 is a yes for work e-mail, but the search goes on for personal e-mail. See the current list."

Mobile Carriers Cry "Less Operating Systems" 217

A NYTimes story says "Multiple systems have hampered the growth of new services, mobile phone executives say. " The story does a good job of capturing some of the changing dynamics in the mobile OS market — but rightly raises the point that given the sheer size of the mobile market, it's unlikely we're going to see the homogenization we have in the desktop market.

Drug Selectively Removes Rats' Memory 64

rednuhter writes "Nature online is reporting scientists have used drugs to selectively remove one memory while not affecting another. Musical tones were played to the rats and at the same time the subjects were given a mild electric shock. Half the study group were given the drug (not approved for use in humans) and then the experiment was repeated with a new tone. The following day the rats that had not been given the treatment were afraid of both tones while the treated half were only afraid of the second tone: the memory of fear of the first had been erased."

Submission + - Recovered Bill Gates Talk

D-K writes: Back in 1989 (the Windows 2.0 days), Bill Gates came to talk to the students of the University of Waterloo on the early days of Microsoft, and the future of computing. It's an interesting blast to the past, as he touches on topics such as the VGA graphics, OS/2 and software piracy, as well as the now infamous 640K of memory. Lost for nearly two decades, the tapes of the talk recently surfaced and is now available in a number of audio formats from the University of Waterloo Computer Science Club.

Submission + - pc's not updating after patch is installed

batmanmn_m writes: "I work for a Credit Union and we have a few computers that are not updating after a successfull patch (all running windows xp sp2) is anyone else having this issue? We are having some issues because of this as you might guess...."

Submission + - HD-DVD and Blu-Ray keys continue falling

An anonymous reader writes: arnezami at Doom9 has released a program that appears to reveal most of the keys needed to decrypt both HD DVD and Blu-ray discs. Along with other users determined to safely backup and fairly use the high-definition content they purchase, arnezami and friends have greatly advanced the work begun by muslix64 only three months ago.

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