[Email] Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy June 26 2014

Posted by Karina Dalton on Friday, June 27, 2014

[Email] Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy June 26 2014



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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy
Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service
Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly
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Why Software Builds Fail
Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant
Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March
The Higgs Boson Should Have Crushed the Universe
The Security Industry Is Failing Miserably At Fixing Underlying Dangers
The Rise and Fall of the Cheat Code
Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Diamond
College Offers Athletic Scholarships To Gamers
George Lucas Selects Chicago For the Star Wars Museum
Mysterious X-ray Signal Hints At Dark Matter

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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy
From the being-productive-vs.-looking-productive department
An anonymous reader writes Work/life balance is a constant problem in the tech industry. Even though experienced and mature engineers have been vocal in fighting it, every new generation buys into the American cultural identity of excessive work...

Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service
From the tiny-antennas-not-tiny-enough department
New submitter Last_Available_Usern (756093) writes that the Aereo saga is likely over. "The U.S. Supreme Court today dealt a potentially fatal blow to Aereo, an Internet service that allows customers to watch broadcast TV programs on mobile...

Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly
From the now-imagine-if-solar-and-nuclear-worked-together department
assertation (1255714) writes with this interesting tidbit from Reuters about the state of solar power in Germany: German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour — equal to 20 nuclear power stations at...

Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?
From the a-third-wrist-to-carry-in-my-pocket department
An anonymous reader writes: I don't wear a watch. I never have. So, to me, the push for smart watches has always been a non-starter. But I was discussing with friends some of the features of Android Wear that Google demonstrated at the I/O...

Wikipedia Editors Hit With $10 Million Defamation Suit
From the citation-needed department
New submitter Andreas Kolbe writes: "Businessman, philanthropist and musician Yank Barry and the Global Village Champions Foundation are suing four Wikipedia editors for defamation, claiming they have maliciously conspired to keep Barry's...

Why Software Builds Fail
From the failure-to-bribe-the-hamster department
itwbennett writes: A group of researchers from Google, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Nebraska undertook a study of over 26 million builds by 18,000 Google engineers from November 2012 through July 2013 to...

Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant
From the sanity-outbreak department
New submitter CarlThansk (3713681) writes The courts have long debated on if cell phones can be searched during an arrest without a warrant. Today, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones of...

Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March
From the does-it-fly department
puddingebola writes with news that Toyota will be bringing its first fuel-cell car to market in Japan next March. It's expected to cost about $68,700, and Toyota plans to bring it to the U.S. and European markets later that summer. With two of...

The Higgs Boson Should Have Crushed the Universe
From the good-thing-we-skipped-universe-school-that-day department
astroengine writes: This may seem a little far fetched, but if our understanding of the physics behind the recently-discovered Higgs boson (or, more specifically, the Higgs field — the ubiquitous field that endows all stuff with mass) is...

The Security Industry Is Failing Miserably At Fixing Underlying Dangers
From the closing-the-barn-door department
cgriffin21 writes: The security industry is adding layers of defensive technologies to protect systems rather than addressing the most substantial, underlying problems that sustain a sprawling cybercrime syndicate, according to an industry...

The Rise and Fall of the Cheat Code
From the iddqd department
An anonymous reader writes A new feature published this week takes a deep-dive look at the history of the cheat code and its various manifestations over the years, from manual 'pokes' on cassettes to pass phrases with their own dedicated menus...

Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Diamond
From the we're-going-to-need-a-bigger-setting department
ygslash (893445) writes Astronomers at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory announced that they have discovered what appears to be the coolest white dwarf ever detected. The white dwarf is formerly a star similar to our own sun which, after...

College Offers Athletic Scholarships To Gamers
From the prospective-students-zerg-the-admissions-office department
New submitter MdotCpDeltaT writes: Robert Morris University will be the first school in the country to offer athletic scholarships to students who play the video game League of Legends. It's a move that seems to stretch the definition of sports...

George Lucas Selects Chicago For the Star Wars Museum
From the put-it-in-millenium-falcon-park department
netringer writes: George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of The Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts, housing his collection of Star Wars art and movie memorabilia along with exhibits of the technology...

Mysterious X-ray Signal Hints At Dark Matter
From the or-the-light-from-the-death-star-explosion-finally-reached-us department
Astronomers using the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the XMM-Newton have recorded an unusual emission of X-ray light from a remote cluster of galaxies which may turn out to be evidence of dark matter. Astronomers think dark matter constitutes 85%...




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