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Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

Recent /. Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:39am
Doofus writes: "The Wall Street Journal has an eye-catching headline: Welders Make $150,000? Bring Back Shop Class. Quoting: 'According to the 2011 Skills Gap Survey by the Manufacturing Institute, about 600,000 manufacturing jobs are unfilled nationally because employers can't find qualified workers. To help produce a new generation of welders, pipe-fitters, electricians, carpenters, machinists and other skilled tradesmen, high schools should introduce students to the pleasure and pride they can take in making and building things in shop class. American employers are so yearning to motivate young people to work in manufacturing and the skilled trades that many are willing to pay to train and recruit future laborers. CEO Karen Wright of Ariel Corp. in Mount Vernon, Ohio, recently announced that the manufacturer of gas compressors is donating $1 million to the Knox County Career Center to update the center's computer-integrated manufacturing equipment, so students can train on the same machines used in Ariel's operations.' How many of us liked shop? How many young people should be training for skilled manufacturing and service jobs rather than getting history or political science degrees?"

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OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

Recent /. Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:57am
An anonymous reader writes "Spec-wise, OnePlus One will go toe-to-toe with the latest flagship phones like the Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), and Sony Xperia Z2. In some areas, it even surpasses them, and at a price point of $300. The One has the same 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC SoC as the Samsung Galaxy S5, build quality similar to the HTC One (M8), and the large 3000+ mAh battery and Sony camera of the Xperia Z2. It also runs CyanogenMod 11S, which is based on Android 4.4."

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How Much Data Plan Bandwidth Is Wasted By DRM?

Recent /. Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:12am
Bennett Haselton writes: "If you watch a movie or TV show (legally) on your mobile device while away from your home network, it's usually by streaming it on a data plan. This consumes an enormous amount of a scarce resource (data bundled with your cell phone provider's data plan), most of it unnecessarily, since many of those users could have downloaded the movie in advance on their home broadband connection — if it weren't for pointless DRM restrictions." Read on for the rest of Bennett's thoughts.

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Kick Ass 2 Next Month

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
Publisher UIG Entertainment and developer Freedom Factory Studios announce that Kick Ass 2 is coming next month to PCs and consoles as a tie-in with the movie sequel of the same name. This teaser...

Morning Kickstarter Roundup

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
Cat Simulator by Game Teams Studio. Thanks Blend Games. Universe Edge by Albert Olivera. "A single-player, spaceship-building, crew-management, space-exploration game (short pre-alpha demo included)....

Morning Patches

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
Nuclear Dawn major update released: Version 7.1. Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Unofficial Patch 9.0 released. Thanks Acleacius.

Gatherings & Competitions

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
Developers from CCP Games to wrestle MMA fighter during Eve Fanfest. Why ask why?

Morning Previews

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
Grim Dawn on Gaming Nexus. WildStar on VG247.

Morning Screenshots

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
Call of Duty 2014 on OXM. Game will include soldiers, pores.

Morning Consolidation

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
PS4 Update 1.7: New ShareFactory Details Released. F2P PS3 exclusive Ace Combat Infinity out in May. Destiny website revamp offers more on enemies, classes, locations. GTA 5- Jet Packs To Be Added...

Morning Mobilization

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
Details On The New 3DS Ace Attorney Game Revealed. Ars looks back at 25 years of puke-green Game Boy memories.

Morning Metaverse

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
Reddit downgrades technology community after censorship. Thanks Ant via Boing Boing. Netflix still sucks on AT&T, and now AT&T plans to offer Netflix clone. ?Russian Facebook? founder flees country...

Morning Tech Bits

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
Apple opens OS X beta program to the public for 10.9.3. Iconic Hardware: Products that Made a Dent on the PC Industry. The Tech Report Podcast 153: 4K ascendant, CodingHorror resplendent.

Morning Safety Dance

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
Despite your fancy-schmancy security tech, passwords still weakest link in IT defences. Demonstrated here. Bug can cause deadly failures when anesthesia device is connected to cell phones.

Morning Legal Briefs

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
At oral arguments, Supreme Court isn?t sold on Aereo.

Game Reviews

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse on GameSpot. Hawken Early Access on GameSpot. Hopeless: Space Shooting on The Indie Mine. Trials Fusion on Strategy Informer.

Hardware Reviews

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
ASrock Fatal1ty FM2A88X+ Killer on OverClocked inside. ASUS A88X-PRO AMD Socket FM2+ Motherboard on HARDOCP. ASUS GTX 750 Ti OC 2GB Graphics Card on eTeknix. BenQ Ultra-Smooth XL-Z Series of Gaming...

etc.

Recent Blue's News Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:49am
Steam Gauge? Do strong reviews lead to stronger sales on Steam?…

Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

Recent /. Posts - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:30am
jfruh (300774) writes "Aereo is currently fighting for its life before the Supreme Court, and has issued a warning: if you take us down, you could take the entire cloud storage industry down with us. The company argues that they only provide customers with access to shows picked up by an individual antenna that they've rented. If the constitutes a 'public performance,' then so does the act of downloading a copyrighted document stored in a cloud storage service — even if the customer has purchased the right to use that document." v3rgEz sent in a link to the transcript of the first day of arguments.

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