IT Trends :: Thursday, August 3, 2006

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Young Coders Summer on Google

How about this for a summer vacation: 630 (out of over 6,000 that applied) students are being paid $4,500 by Google to spend their college vacation at their desks, programming under the guidance of professional mentors. Google's open-source program manager says, "A lot of times in computer science school you're exposed to important problems, but you're not exposed to what's on the other side of the keyboard."…

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In Depth: In Slaying Legacy IT Costs, the Data Center Is a Good Place to Start

Most IT budgets are tied up in management, operations, and maintenance, leaving little money for innovative projects. This article takes a look at well-known cost-changing measures (automate, consolidate, inventory, standardize, virtualize, etc.) and new products that support and assist IT spending goals. A story about the University Heath Care at the University of Utah's data center illustrates the successes of virtualization…

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Hackers Face Prison Time for Boosting Grades

Two students at California State University Northridge hacked into a professor's computer to raise their grades, as well as the grades of nearly 300 other students. A spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office said the students "felt the professor was unfair, and it was on behalf of all the students." They also ordered pizza, magazines, and DVDs to be delivered to the professor's home...

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Keeping Wikipedia in Cite

Following recent concern about college students citing Wikipedia, it may be of interest to check out the online, editable encyclopedia's own citation recommendations. This helpful little page even provides exact details on how to properly list Wikipedia as a source for academic research…

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