Sunday, December 23, 2012

Raspberry Pi Used To Replace A 30-Foot GSM Base Station And Create A Working Mobile Network


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

There’s a new military occupational specialty: Cryptologic Network Warfare Specialist

The military is looking for 500-600 soldiers to fill an initial need as Cryptologic Network Warfare Specialists (35Q), a new military occupational specialty (MOS) established this autumn.

Soldiers from any MOS may apply as long as their current MOS will release them to reclassify into this new field, and active-duty soldiers in the grades of E-3 to E-6 are eligible.

"A 35 Quebec supervises and conducts full-spectrum military cryptologic digital operations to enable actions in all domains, NIPRNet as well as SIPRNet, to ensure friendly freedom of action in cyberspace and deny adversaries the same," said SGT 1st Class Dan Gutierrez, 35Q CNW senior enlisted advisor, in an article written by the Army News Service.

Soldiers have been doing that type of intelligence work in related intelligence MOSs for a number of years, and the MOS was created to keep them working in the field and to keep their skills sharp.

"If you have a 35N (Signals Intelligence Analyst), for example, a traditional signals analyst doing what Quebecs are doing now, there was no way to track them and ensure their skills remained relevant as times change in field," said Gutierrez in the article. "If a 35N went on to another assignment (outside of what a 35Q now does), we could lose those highly perishable skills. So the new MOS was created to ensure those soldiers stay proficient and on top of their game."


Monday, December 10, 2012

Two minutes inside Md.’s ‘Star Wars’ museum


I wonder if his cats are allowed in the museum.


Granny Pods Land in Virginia Backyards

No, this isn't a story about alien invaders, but rather an innovative form of housing that may revolutionize how aging Americans spend their final years.
friend JAD / Flickr

At 88, Viola Baez is an unlikely pioneer. But as the first first private inhabitant of a MedCottage, she's the reluctant resident of a shed-size dwelling that may offer an attractive balance between independence and special care for some of the 72 million Americans who will be 65 or older in less than twenty years, reports Fredrick Kunkle. 

"The MedCottage, designed by a Blacksburg company with help from Virginia Tech, is essentially a portable hospital room. Virginia state law, which recognized the dwellings a few years ago, classifies them as 'temporary family health-care structures.' But many simply know them as 'granny pods,' and they have arrived on the market as the nation prepares for a wave of graying baby boomers to retire."

How to keep EHR from auto-correcting to HER in Microsoft Word and Excel

All of us in the healthcare IT industry have likely at one time or another experienced an EHR-to-HER auto-correction either in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. This auto-correction can cause frustration at having to manually fix the auto-correction and can lead to some awkward written pieces - (The HER of the future?) We decided that we'd do a service for the industry and share how to override Microsoft's default auto-correction for "EHR." Here's how you do it...


Friday, December 7, 2012

Official Google Enterprise Blog: Changes to Google Apps for businesses

When we launched the premium business version we kept our free, basic version as well. Both businesses and individuals signed up for this version, but time has shown that in practice, the experience isn't quite right for either group. Businesses quickly outgrow the basic version and want things like 24/7 customer support and larger inboxes. Similarly, consumers often have to wait to get new featureswhile we make them business-ready

With this in mind, we've decided to make things very straightforward. Starting today for all new customers:
  • Individuals wishing to use Google's web apps like Gmail and Google Drive should create a free personal Google Account, which provides a seamless experience across all of our web services on any device.
  • For Businesses, instead of two versions, there will be one. Companies of all sizes will sign up for our premium version, Google Apps for Business, which includes 24/7 phone support for any issue, a 25GB inbox, and a 99.9% uptime guarantee with no scheduled downtime. Pricing is still $50 per user, per year.

Please note this change has no impact on our existing customers, including those using the free version. And as before, Google Apps for Education will be available as a free service for schools and universities. Also, as the first cloud productivity suite with FISMA certification, we'll continue to offer Google Apps for Government for $50 per user, per year. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Hill: Jim DeMint resigns from Senate

 From The Hill:

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) has resigned from the Senate to take over the conservative Heritage Foundation. 

"It's been an honor to serve the people of South Carolina in United States Senate for the past eight years, but now it's time for me to pass the torch to someone else and take...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

X-47B gets ready for carrier duty (pictures)

 Have you seen this? This is a LARGE UAV. I have not seen one this size.


Academic Men Explain Things to Me

 Are you a female academic, researcher, or graduate student? Has a man tried to explain your field or topic to you, on the assumption that he must inevitably know more about it than you do? Share your experiences as a mansplainee here.