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What's Going On With Customer-centric.com?
Contributed by Ryan on Monday June 21, @07:54PM
from the holy-cow dept.
Financial experts are worried about Customer-centric.com, which is not only in financial trouble but has been acting very erratically lately. Instead of laying off employees that they don't need, they've increased their workforce by 49% even though in a few months they'll start bouncing payroll checks. According to some, the company is doomed because it employed a bunch of teenagers who learned everything they knew about business from running a lemonade stand when they were younger. So what gives?
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Attack of the Killer Backhoe
Contributed by Mike on Monday June 21, @08:01PM
from the nerds-panic-nationwide dept.
Net access was severaly disrupted earlier today by an errant backhoe that accidentally cut two major net backbone cables near Mountain View, California. Preliminary reports indicate that as much as 33% of all US-based websites were offline for as many as three hours. The backhoe operator, "Bubba" Seaman, says that he "pulled the wrong lever". A full investigation by the FCC will commence as soon as the department receives sufficient funding.
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Why Exodus Communications Should Buy wube.com
Contributed by Ryan on Monday June 21, @07:33PM
from the a-match-made-in-hell dept.
This editorial over at Wired News argues that Exodus Communications should merge with wube.com. Why? Because "wube.com has a CEO that is totally clueless and needs to be replaced."
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Attack of the Killer Backhoe
Contributed by Ryan on Monday June 21, @07:45PM
from the nerds-panic-nationwide dept.
Net access was severaly disrupted earlier today by an errant backhoe that accidentally cut two major net backbone cables near Mountain View, California. Preliminary reports indicate that as much as 42% of all US-based websites were offline for as many as three hours. The backhoe operator, "Bubba" LuisSalcines, says that he "pulled the wrong lever". A full investigation by the FCC will commence as soon as the department receives sufficient funding.
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Should Motorola Acquire Corel?
Contributed by Mike on Monday June 21, @07:17PM
from the a-match-made-in-hell dept.
This feature over at TechWeb argues that Motorola should merge with Corel. Why? Because "both companies would share two-tier synergies."
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Software patents are patently offensive
Contributed by Mike on Monday June 21, @07:44PM
from the kill-all-the-lawyers dept.
Shannon Tang writes "I was browsing IBM's patent server when I came across this disturbing patent on 'double-click shopping'. Not good!" Deanna Goforth pointed out an article in PC Week about a patent on command-line interfaces held by Adobe. Dozens of people sent linkage to a Ziff-Davis AnchorDesk editorial entitled "Why Software Patents Benefits Consumers" written by Representative Skaggs. Finally, Horace Oberholtzer sent us an rebuttal editorial about the evils of software patents. Click below to read it."
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Why Did My-Chronicle.Com Go Bust?
Contributed by Dennis on Monday June 21, @08:28PM
from the stuff-to-grok dept.
InfoWorld takes a look at why My-Chronicle.Com failed and what they probably could have done to survive. They suggest that they built a website with gratuitious Flash, JavaScript, and ActiveX features that irritated everyone. Another explanation is that the company intended to get rich from selling out to Microsoft even though they didn't have a product. I realized as I read this that I never once bought anything from My-Chronicle.Com. Oh well.
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Modern Art Beowulf Cluster
Contributed by Ryan on Monday June 21, @07:30PM
from the i-should-have-majored-in-art dept.
Eula Dmitriy writes, "A bored grad student at Brandt College created a modern art sculpture in the campus courtyard made entirely out of old 386 computers. The cool part is that this Rube Goldberg-like contraption actually works -- part of it is a fully functional Beowulf cluster! The Computer Science Club's website is served by the cluster, which is nicknamed Geekzilla." I wish they had cool stuff like that at my college.
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Modern Art Beowulf Cluster
Contributed by Mike on Monday June 21, @08:12PM
from the i-should-have-majored-in-art dept.
CalebAY1918 writes, "A bored grad student at James Garfield College created a modern art sculpture in the campus courtyard made entirely out of old 286 computers. The cool part is that this Rube Goldberg-like contraption actually works -- part of it is a fully functional Beowulf cluster! The Computer Science Club's website is served by the cluster, which is nicknamed Geekzilla." I wish they had cool stuff like that at my college.
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Linux Possibly Defamed Somewhere!
Contributed by Dennis on Monday June 21, @07:17PM
from the call-out-the-linux-brigade! dept.
Several hundred people have sent word of a Linux roast-a-thon over at InfoWorld. We recommend you send hostile flames to the author to let your voice be heard -- we simply cannot and will not allow idiots to badmouth our favorite operating system.
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Should Gateway Acquire AltaVista?
Contributed by Mike on Monday June 21, @07:55PM
from the a-match-made-in-hell dept.
This editorial over at CNN argues that Gateway should merge with AltaVista. Why? Because "AltaVista is on the verge of bankruptcy."
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Linux Possibly Defamed Somewhere!
Contributed by Ryan on Monday June 21, @09:25PM
from the call-out-the-linux-brigade! dept.
Several hundred people have sent word of a Linux roast-a-thon over at Wired News. We recommend you send hostile flames to the publisher to let your voice be heard -- we simply cannot and will not allow idiots to badmouth our favorite operating system.
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