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  Call of Duty Elite Has Amazing Security


I had tried to register for Elite yesterday, and the servers were being funny, so I wasn't sure if I'd registered. I just now tried to reset my password, and I got the following:Hello JoshForgot your password? These things happen. Access your account with the password below:{Actual Unencrypted Password}Really? They're storing hundreds of thousands of passwords in plain text??EDIT: Not sure what the downvotes are for, surely it's not because huge companies like Steam and Sony never get hacked, an...

   Game,Elite,Call of duty,Defect     2011-11-15 12:42:50


  If You’re Busy, You’re Doing Something Wrong: The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers


The Berlin StudyIn the early 1990s, a trio of psychologists descended on the Universität der Künste, a historic arts academy in the heart of West Berlin. They came to study the violinists.As described in their subsequent publication in Psychological Review, the researchers asked the academy’s music professors to help them identify a set of stand out violin players — the students who the professors believed would go onto careers as professional performers.We’ll call this gr...

   Relax,Elite,Achievement,Work life balance     2011-11-11 02:37:03


  Could coding be the next mass profession?


Like farming was in the 17th century, factory work during the industrial revolution, construction during the Great Depression, and manufacturing after World War II. Better, because writing code is a creative act which can be done with or without a traditional (antiquated?) office-based job, and can create enormous personal and economic value. Most young people start in jobs that don’t have much of a future. Most don’t get higher education – only a third get any advanced deg...

   Coder,Learning,Training,Profession     2012-01-05 08:02:50


  E-commerce "Whampoa Military Academy" in Guangdong


There are five projects being initiated this year in Guangdong Province to help the young graduates to find jobs or become entrepreneurs, such as providing more internship opportunities to university graduates and setting up total 200 million amount loans to help starting their own business. Among all the announced plans, the “Youth E-Business Elite Plan” attracts the most attention. This plan relies on Taobao University of Guangdong Youth College to train various e-commerce talents...

   e-commerce,Guangdong     2013-04-01 06:49:32


  Battlelog: Modern Web Applications are Here


It's the shooter season of the year and this fall was all about Modern Warfare 3 versus Battlefield 3. And being the kind of game they are they also try to keep their audience playing by introducing some additional level of engagement. Both Call of Duty and Battlefield introduced their own online community websites and statistic platforms. Call of Duty has Elite, Battlefield has Battelog.But just because these services are sitting in the same spot it does not mean they are in any way similar. An...

   Game,Call of duty,Elite,Battlelog,Web platform     2011-11-15 08:11:40


  The Story of W&L: China’s Great Internet Divide


Here’s an introductory quote from The Story of W&L, a tale of China’s great internet divide: China does not have one so-called “national internet,” instead there’s a great divide. It encompasses the elite with ThinkPad laptops and also the grassroots with MTK Shanzhai mobile phones. Our elites are on par with America, while our grassroots are on par with Vietnam. This is the story of W&L, two representatives of China’s great internet divide. The original post (Chine...

   China,Internet divide,Elite,Grassroot,Laptop,Mobile phone     2011-12-05 12:23:56


  What’s making Drupal gain momentum among government organizations?


Drupal has come up as a big splash in the world of Website development. Whether it’s an informative website or an e-commerce store, Drupal has been successfully utilized for meeting customized web requirements. It’s not surprising to find entrepreneurs, hailing from different business verticals, choosing Drupal for powering their websites. Joining this group of elite Drupal users are the representatives of government organizations. The noticeable popularity of Drupal has indeed made ...

   Drupal     2014-03-12 08:15:43


  It’s Not Too Late to Learn How to Code


Coding is sort of like a superpower; with it you can create things that millions of people see. You can change the way people behave, the way they think, and the way they interact with others. This is beyond awesome, but I’ve also met a lot of people that think that this ability is inaccessible to them. I’ve met a lot of “non-technical” people who seem to think that this superpower is only bestowed on those fortunate enough to have it come easily to them at a very early age.I took two Co...

   Tips,Coding,Preparation,Interest     2011-10-17 11:26:38


  Inside Google's recruiting machine


FORTUNE -- In the hot war for talent being fought in Silicon Valley, no company has an arsenal quite like Google's. Named Fortune's Best Company to Work For in 2012, the search giant made a record 8,067 hires last year -- boosting total headcount by a third. The thirteen-year-old firm's recruiting has an almost mythical quality about it, particularly for the two million candidates applying to work there each year. In terms of elite American institutions, getting a job at Google ranks with b...

   Google,Recruiter,Contract,Recruit machine     2012-02-25 04:50:01


  The Greatest Hacks of All Time


Reader's advisory: Wired News has been unable to confirm some sources for a number of stories written by this author. If you have any information about sources cited in this article, please send an e-mail to sourceinfo[AT]wired.com. In 1972, John T. Draper discovered he could make free long-distance phone calls using a whistle from a Cap'n Crunch cereal box. The whistle emitted a 2,600-hertz tone that got him into the internal authorization system at the phone company. With another noi...

   Hack,Greatest,All time     2012-02-29 05:05:42