Saturday, February 25, 2012

Senate Bill Has IT Pro Overtime Pay in Crosshairs

By Julio Urquidi February 24, 2012 10:24 AM

Senate Bill Has IT Pro Overtime Pay in Crosshairs http://soc.li/qPX84YL

A few weeks ago, I was forwarded an email from a reader who blamed his poor health and the death of a friend on their jobs in healthcare IT. Long hours, lack of training, impossible projects and deaf-to-the-ear managers took its toll.

Senate Bill Has IT Pro Overtime Pay in Crosshairs

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Nevada the first state to allow self-driving cars

It's official: Nevada the first state to allow self-driving cars:

It's official: Nevada the first state to allow self-driving cars
Nevada is officially the first state to make self-driving cars (as made famous by Google) a legal presence on roads. There are conditions, of course, but the director of the Nevada's Department of Motor Vehicles ushered in the announcement with a hopeful, "Nevada is the first state to embrace what is surely the future of automobiles."

Friday, February 10, 2012

Benefit to be held for family of Lake City officer Schneider | Rivertowns.net | River Falls, Wisconsin

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Over 100 musicians will perform next weekend at a festival in Rochester -- and all of the proceeds will help the children of a Lake City police officer killed in the line of duty.

Iraq War veteran Alan Sylte Jr. of Hager City shot officer Shawn Schneider during a domestic disturbance on December 19th. Sylte then got into a standoff with police before he killed himself.


Benefit to be held for family of Lake City officer Schneider | Rivertowns.net | River Falls, Wisconsin

Thursday, February 09, 2012

$19.99 for a Full Dozen Berries!

Today only Probably! Go for it!

$19.99 for a Full Dozen Berries!

Russian scientists reach Lake Vostok after 20 years of drilling into ice in Antarctica - Telegraph

Russian scientists reach Lake Vostok after 20 years of drilling into ice in Antarctica - Telegraph: Sealed deep under the ice sheet, Lake Vostok is one of the world's last unexplored frontiers. Scientists suspect its depths may reveal new life forms and a glimpse of the planet before the ice age.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Mileage Moment of Truth - We Put 40 Mpg Claims to the Test - Popular Mechanics

A gallon of gas weighs 6.4 pounds, so we cross-checked our fuel economy using Longacre Racing scales.

So which is it? Are the cars overstating their ­efficiency, or are aggressive drivers like us distorting the results with our lead feet? We obtained a 2012 Hyundai Elantra and another 40-mpg car, the Ford Focus SFE, and did our own fuel-economy test. The results proved surprising.

Read more: Mileage Moment of Truth - We Put 40 Mpg Claims to the Test - Popular Mechanics



Mileage Moment of Truth - We Put 40 Mpg Claims to the Test - Popular Mechanics

Russians successfully drill into ancient Antarctic subglacial lake | DVICE

Russian news is reporting that a group of scientists in Antarctica have, after two decades, finally managed to drill into an ancient Antarctic lake that may have been sealed off from the rest of the planet for millions of years. They're looking for weird forms of life, and for clues about life elsewhere in our solar system.

Russians successfully drill into ancient Antarctic subglacial lake | DVICE

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Funny new Privacy Policy

So funny... Re-posted From Tiny Hacker

UPDATE: No injuries reported after train derails in Red Wing | Rivertowns.net | River Falls, Wisconsin

A Canadian Pacific freight train derailed in Red Wing on Sunday morning. There were no injuries reported after 19 empty cars left the tracks near Bay Point Park before 10 a.m. Two of the cars fell off the tracks completely.

Crews are continuing to work on cleaning up the site, CP spokesman Ed Greenberg said. There is no risk to the general public and the company is able to reroute other rail traffic, he said.


UPDATE: No injuries reported after train derails in Red Wing | Rivertowns.net | River Falls, Wisconsin

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Peek axes its email/Twitter service; 'lifelong' users can suck it | DVICE

Peek axes its email/Twitter service; 'lifelong' users can suck it
Peek CEO Amol Sarva sent out this message:

"Unfortunately we cannot maintain the network forever for a few users, so that end time has come. The networks are changing standards, protocols etc and the old units are now end of life. We have lots going with rapid adoption of our software by phone brands around the world, so Peek is flat out building for a number of platforms that our OEM customers are deploying like Android and Mediatek. We are not offering a Peek-made device to replace these old ones."

Peek axes its email/Twitter service; 'lifelong' users can suck it | DVICE