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Comment Re:Anyone named Kennedy? (Score 3, Interesting) 533

The people complaining are always the wealthy land owners thinking their property values will drop, which has been proved false. I live and fish on Lake Erie. Lake Erie is very shallow and is a perfect place for a wind farm. The structures would create reefs that would support aquatic life and would improve sport fishing. The fishermen, DNR, and environmentalists were all for the wind farm. Idiots over in Cleveland tied to electric utilities protested a wind farm would lower property values and destroy aquatic life. It's always the people with the most money can make their opinion loudest and drowned out the truth.

Comment The 1st job of IT/IS is lobbying management (Score 1) 211

The 1st job of IT/IS is lobbying management. How many times was the project reviewed by State IT/IS professionals? How professional can they be if they can't even review a project for the most basic needs? How professional can Northrop Grumman be if they don't even notice a missing basic need in there analysis? This is just another example of the expense of outsourcing and no one being responsible for any IT/IS function. With the unemployment rate and 500,000 IT/IS professionals out of work, the US needs to start hiring in IT/IS to save money to offset their losses from outsourcing. I taught a lot of IT/IS security and none have info security jobs. With all the data stolen in the US, no one hires security.

Comment Re:Mature? (Score 1) 186

I also agree. Aren't tennis, baseball, bowling, and boxing adult type entertainment? My opinion is that the M rated titles for the Wii are more teen oriented entertainment. This goes back to the: "Who are hardcore gamers?", question. I think that the sales numbers show that Nintendo hit the market on the head, as they should as the only one of the 3 that make video games as a business, not OS or electronics. Nintendo nailed the major purchasers: adults. They buy consoles for their children to pay kid's games and games for adults to play and left the teen "hardcore" gamers, a smaller market share, to the other 2. Nintendo won because they understood their customers better.

Comment Novell knows what they are doing (Score 1) 113

Remember MS stole AD from Novell and destroyed WordPerfect with nasty marketing lies. Novell knows MS can not be trusted in any way.
SUSE has only made Novell stronger. MS can never open up their huge bundled DOS or pay their taxes. If MS sent 4 engineers, then they're going to have to hire because that over half of their staff. Remember Ballmer told the EU that MS only has 500 employees and almost all of them are salesmen or attorneys.
Novell knows exactly what is going on and like most collaborations with MS today, they will take what they can get and give nothing. Can you really fit 16 engineers in cubicals and the racks in a quarter of a 7-11? Sounds like Intel Research Centers, only larger with more engineers. Someone has to answer the phone. With that number of servers, we're talking a ton of blade centers.
If it's a trap, knowing MS, it's a fire death trap to kill of a couple Novell engineers without have to pay for anti-freeze.

Submission + - Getting free legal music (

An anonymous reader writes: Although the RIAA's efforts are proving to have limited effect in deterring copyright infringing music downloads, it's still worth knowing about places which offer free music for the asking which is entirely legal. Webupon has a nice list of five here

Submission + - Nintendo 2007 2nd quarter financials


Submission + - DIY Linux-based Digital Music Server

An anonymous reader writes: This article describes how to build your own silent, fast, eco-friendly Linux-based PC for use in the living room. The PC is based on a high-end Via mini-ITX board, passively cooled Serener case with heatpipe cooling, Debian Linux, and a little creative embedded elbow grease. Topics broached include the tradeoffs in building vs. buying a digital music server; digital music listening system architectures; hardware assembly with heatpipe cooling; Debian Linux installation from USB; OS customizations to maximize boot flash longevity; and, getting started with open source client-server software for digital music playback.

Submission + - AMD Phenom Processor (Barcelona) Pre-Launch Update (

crazyeyes writes: "As the Quad Core Opteron launch date approaches, AMD is eager to wow the world with promises of the phenomenal processing capabilities of their processors. This includes the desktop version of the Barcelona processor. Dubbed the Phenom, short for phenomenal, these desktop processors will be the ones destined to fight against the dominance of the Intel Core 2 processors in the desktop market. Here's the latest low-down on the upcoming Phenom FX, Phenom X4 and Phenom X2 processors from AMD. Here's a quote from the article :-

"As we have seen in the AMD Quad-Core Opteron (Barcelona) Technology Report, AMD will start with the launch of the server/workstation Quad-Core Opteron processors. These processors comes with a whole range of interesting new features. Not only will they have greater processing capability than the current Opteron processors, they will also have a new three-tier cache structure, much better power efficiency and new virtualization capabilities."


Submission + - To Offer Real Privacy Controls (

loteck writes: From Wired: has announced it will release a new privacy tool, AskEraser, which will allow users to stop Ask from storing any information at all about user searches. With Google under fire for its meaningless cookie policy change, Ask has stepped forward to give searchers a reason to move away from the Googlopoly.

The article goes on to say that the service should be available by the end of the year in the US and UK, with global roll-outs by next year.

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Submission + - iPhone Not the Cause of Duke's WLAN Problem

An anonymous reader writes: A few days ago, Slashdot covered the news of Apple iPhone flooding the WLAN at Duke University. Kevin Miller, assistant director, communications infrastructure, with Duke's Office of Information Technology, blamed the built-in 802.11b/g adapters on several iPhones periodically flooding sections of Duke's pervasive wireless LAN with MAC address requests, which temporarily knocked out anywhere from a dozen to 30 wireless access points at a time. Today, Macworld quoted Julian Lombardi saying the iPhone may not be the problem after all.

Duke University is taking a softer stance on the cause of its wireless networking problems on Friday. Earlier in the week Duke administrators put the blame squarely on Apple's iPhone, but a report due today from the university may exonerate the iPhone. "We are presently looking into it and we have not been able to conclusively pinpoint where the problem is," said Julian Lombardi, assistant vice president of academic services technology support for Duke University. "We hope to have a resolution in the next few hours."
Oops! Shame on Duke's IT people for going public with hastily drawn conclusion and blaming Apple for "one-way communication".

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