It has long since been argued that continued exposure to something over a length of time will reduce the shock value of whatever it happens to be, from violence in movies to swearing in public. Now according to a [URL="http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-12-12-porn-study_N.htm"]report[/URL] researchers at the Brigham Young University have suggested that the availability of 'pocket porn' via the Internet and mobile phones has led to a sea change in how women react to pornography. The full study is to be published in the Journal of Adolescent Research in January, but enough detail has been leaked ahead of publication for us to know …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16325[/ATTACH]Today, the [I]Entertainment Software Association[/I] released findings from two studies by Dr. Christopher Ferguson of Texas A&M University. In an interesting twist, Dr. Ferguson's findings suggest that not only are violent video games okay to give to children, they may actually be beneficial. Video games are often blamed for violent outbursts, as are movies, television and [I]Catcher in the Rye[/I]. I lived in the same neighborhood as Columbine High School when the massacre took place. This particular tragedy was the first time I had heard video games being blamed for someone's behavior. Harris and Klebold reportedly liked playing [I]Doom[/I] - …

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According to research from data recovery specialists Kroll Ontrack, some three quarters of those workers that had lost data on a broken device didn't attempt to ensure that information was irretrievable before disposing of the hardware. ![dwebdatarip](/attachments/large/0/dwebdatarip.jpg "dwebdatarip") It doesn't matter whether the hardware itself is a PC or laptop, removable drive, tablet or smartphone, the ugly truth remains that most people simply assume that if the device is dead then the data has died along with it. Actually, data lost through software corruption or hardware failure is more often than not recoverable - at least partially. The study revealed …

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Hi guys I just want to know what jobs can I apply for with a BScIT degree. Is the pay good as well? BTW i live in South-Africa Thanks xx

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hi guys, This topic might be a little bit common sense but I do also believe it can help so much to beginners and experts. As a developer, I always have great interest in other languages although time and effort to learn is to be strictly applied and manage. My only question is: Is there an Effective Dynamic Study Guide for any person who wants to learn a language and some few skills in IT, let say in a month or 3 months or depends upon the subjects? My Interests are(in order): PHP, MySQL, C#, Ruby on Rails, Python, Cisco, …

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New research based upon the findings of the [Guardian UK300](http://targetjobs.co.uk/uk300/home) has revealed that IT students in the UK most want to work for Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM or Intel in that order. Failing that, then they would like to end up working with MI6 (the Secret Intelligence Service), MI5 (the Security Service) or at GCHQ (the Government Communications Headquarters). ![dweb-guardian300](/attachments/small/0/dweb-guardian300.jpg "align-right") The Guardian UK 300 itself is compiled from one of the biggest ever student surveys of UK employers, and in that survey the students were asked both which career sectors interest them the most and who they wanted to …

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A password is defined as being a "secret word or string of characters" that is used to authenticate identity and enable access to a resource. The emphasise being on the word secret, although 'unique' is equally important when it comes to password security. Which is why the list of the most popular, and therefore worst, passwords used online this past year as revealed by password management specialists [URL="http://www.splashdata.com"]SplashData[/URL] this week is particularly worrying. Well, it should be if your password is on the list anyway! [ATTACH=RIGHT]23012[/ATTACH]According to SplashData, the 25 worst passwords that you could be using include those insecure …

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I am, it appears, a lot more average than I hoped. Well, at least when it comes to the world of computer gaming. A new [URL="http://www.ajpm-online.net/content/pressreleases"]study[/URL] reveals, amongst other things, that the profile of the average gamer looks a lot less like the hyperactive, cola drinking teen obsessed with kicking alien ass. In fact, it reckons, your average gamer looks a lot more like me: 35 and fed up. Not that I am a perfect match, I will admit, as I don't consider myself to be overly aggressive (your average gamer is) nor introverted (I'm more of an Andrew WK …

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I'm probably a disgrace to my gender for saying this but I think the new study showing women in IT face "significant barriers to advancement" is a bit overblown. According to [URL="http://anitaborg.org/news/archive/new-research-reveals-significant-barriers-to-advancement-for-mid-level-technical-women/"] research conducted by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology[/URL], the situation is so bad that nearly 30% of women are planning to leave their mid-level tech positions within the next year to "pursue alternative options." The study makes a number of assertions that seem to lay the blame for unhappy female tech workers at the feet of businesses without looking at all possible factors. For instance: …

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I am told, by those who follow the sport, that the Netherlands soccer team stands a pretty good chance of lifting the FIFA 2010 World Cup trophy. The bad news for any Netherlands fans is that their side has already been defeated by India, in the World Cup of security that is. [attach]15695[/attach][URL="http://www.secureworks.co.uk"]A SecureWorks study analysed the locations of attempted cyber attacks[/URL] on its global client-base between January and June this year, and then compared this with the total number of active PCs in each country to produce a league table that determines which of the top 16 countries based …

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A researcher has revealed that people are far more likely to tell lies using email than they would do if they were writing on pen and paper it seems. In two studies, Liuba Belkin reached the conclusion that people lie 50 percent more often in emails. This, of course, is no real ground-shaker. After all, if you cannot embellish the truth while enjoying the remote safety net of email communication then when can you? Well, maybe in a text message on your mobile phone, but that's besides the point. What is rather surprising is that the studies tend to suggest …

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Rather amazingly, just one crime syndicate stands accused of being responsible for some two thirds of all detected phishing attacks carried out during the last six months of 2009. The so-called Avalanche gang, according to a new report by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), used highly sophisticated malware to target 40 banks and online service providers as well as vulnerable domain name registrars. So successful was the Eastern European based gang that not only did its activity account for 66 percent of all phishing attacks, globally, in the second half of 2009, but it caused a spike in reported phishing …

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Wow. That's quite a statistic, but there it is in front of me jumping off the pages of the latest [URL="http://bit.ly/b2rUFg"]global State of Enterprise Security study[/URL] from Symantec. The two lines shining so brightly and grabbing my attention read "75 percent of organizations experienced cyber attacks in the past 12 months" and "these attacks cost enterprise businesses an average of $2 million per year". I'll say it again, wow! Maybe that is not so surprising when you consider that the report states that every enterprise, yes 100 percent, experienced cyber losses in 2009. The top three losses being intellectual property …

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I just read on MediaPost about a study that found iPhone users are mean. I dont like that conclusion but it was probably based on the fact that iPhone users watch porno. Who knows? So what do you think? [url]http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=116903[/url] Disclaimer: I am NOT involved in any way with this study nor with MediaPost.

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I read on the Forrester Blog that it found in its recent survey that: [LIST] [*]Young singles and couples are the most connected. [*]Young families are heavy tech users, especially for shared experiences. [*]Older families are straddling different worlds. [*]Older singles and couples use technology more surgically. [/LIST] This is very interesting but true. [url]http://blogs.forrester.com/marketing/2009/09/new-benchmark-data-is-here.html[/url] What do you think?

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Last month I completed my 3 year IT degree and now I am throwing Cvs for IT companies in my country. but still I am home, sitting duck! So until I find a job,I don't want to waste that time staying @ home...do nothing. so can someone suggest me something to do? like following a course....like something useful for my future career. here are my personal interests and gathered knowledge with my degree ... 1. Big Fan of MS dot.net framework 3.5 using C#, ASP.net etc.. (hate java) 2. Has a personal interest in working as a software engineer. 3. …

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Us geeks have known it for ever, but the secret is now out: computer science rocks! That would seem to be the conclusion that a panel of international experts, admittedly they are experts in Computer Science and Informatics (CS&I), has arrived at. The [URL="http://www.rae.ac.uk/"]Research Assessment Exercise 2008[/URL] decided that the computational thinking driving the computer science field is a key tool for solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior in many disciplines. The survey highlights increased levels of influence when it comes to computer science on other disciplines such as bioinformatics and medicine. It also showed that research funding …

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An new [URL="http://www.deloitte.com/dtt/press_release/0,1014,sid%253D2834%2526cid%253D237066,00.html"]study[/URL] by London-based Deloitte and the Cranfield School of Management validates what CIOs have known all along: "You're out of the loop, and when we want your opinion we'll tell you what it is." CIOs are caught in a tough situation right now. Technology is emerging at a lightening pace and many business owners think early adoption is the key to getting a leg up on the competition. CIOs are charged with deploying everything from virtualization green IT solutions despite shrinking budgets and downsized staff. Unfortunately, when something goes wrong, the ax falls on the neck of the …

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I'm sure this will come as a total shock to you, but a [URL="http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2008/10/20/daily54.html"]recent survey[/URL] by IT consulting firm Robert Half Technology has identified what causes CIOs the most stress. Too much work. Really? To discover this fun fact, researchers interviewed the CIOs of over 1,400 medium- to large businesses based in the U.S. More than 36% said they're stressed out because they simply have too much to do. Frankly, I'm surprised the number was that low. Also on the Best Stressed List was the evolution of technology (22%), office politics (18%), and balancing work/life issues (11%). As companies hemorrhage …

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In the customer service game, perception is everything. It can spell the difference between a company recording its annual revenues in black ink or red. I read a story once in USA Today about a guy named John Barrier, who didn’t like the way a bank manager in Spokane, Washington, looked at him. John was wearing a construction helmet and grungy clothes. The problem began when Barrier went to his bank to cash a $100 check. When he tried to get his parking slip validated to save a buck, the counterperson refused, saying he hadn’t conducted a transaction. “You have …

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The End.