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CEO of IBM Says Hiring Based on Skills Instead of College Degrees is Vital for the Future of Tech
What does the future of getting a job in the tech industry look like? According to the CEO of IBM, Ginni Rometty, it’s important that tech companies focus on hiring people with valuable skills, not just people with college degrees.
work  education  technology  Future  university 
18 minutes ago by basemaly
Poloroid SX-70 Ad YouTube
Another Eames video that shows the inter-working of a polaroid
photography  technology  video  poloroid 
49 minutes ago by thcipriani
Introducing Darkstar: A Xerox Star Emulator
In 1981, Xerox released the Xerox 8010 Information System (codenamed “Dandelion” during development) and commonly referred to as the Star. The Star took what Xerox learned from the research and experimentation done with the Alto at Xerox PARC and attempted to build a commercial product from it. It was envisioned as center point of the office of the future, combining high-resolution graphics with the now-familiar mouse, Ethernet networking for sharing and collaborating, and Xerox’s Laser Printer technology for faithful “WYSIWYG” document reproduction. Given its history and relationship to the Alto, the Star seemed appropriate for my next emulation project. (You can find the Alto emulator, ContrAlto, here). As with the Alto a substantial amount of detailed hardware documentation had been preserved and archived, making it possible to learn about the machine’s inner workings
retro  emulators  xerox  emulation  history  technology  wordprocessing 
1 hour ago by cyberchucktx
Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently • The Register
Google engineers have proposed changes to the open-source Chromium browser that will break content-blocking extensions, including various ad blockers.
google  advertising  adblocking  technology  apps  browsers  Chrome  security  privacy 
2 hours ago by corrickwales
Ministry of Justice IT systems are ‘fragile and precarious’, say MPs
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) must get to grips with its poor IT systems or risk “further demoralising essential staff”, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned. [...]

“ICT systems in probation are inefficient, unreliable and hard to use,” the PAC said. “In a service that relies on successful joint working between multiple partners, it is essential that ICT supports, rather than frustrates, effective and efficient collaboration. This is far from the case for probation.”
law  security  technology 
3 hours ago by terry
HMCTS suffers major IT issues
Significant IT issues at the HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) have caused chaos across the UK’s courts as users have been unable to connect to the network and use IT systems that require access to it. 

The issues began last week and are mainly affecting devices trying to connect to the main Ministry of Justice (MoJ) network, which is used by the department as well as all its agencies and several arm’s-length bodies.
law  security  technology 
3 hours ago by terry
Lawyers' secure email network goes down, firm says it'll take 2 weeks to restore
For reasons that were not immediately clear, Egress Technologies, provider of CJSM, said in an emailed update to users seen by The Register that restoring CJSM would involve wiping their mailboxes for up to two weeks.

"We estimate the restoration process to take up to 2 weeks, however we will provide an update as this progresses over the next few days," said Egress' CJSM update email to users.
law  e-mail  technology  security 
3 hours ago by terry
Tracing Soon-to-Expire Federal .gov Certificates with CT Monitors
Tracing Soon-to-Expire Federal .gov Certificates with CT Monitors
cloudflare  technology 
7 hours ago by slogger

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