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Aug 29, 2009 Long-range Taser reignites safety debate

QUOTE: THE manufacturer of the Taser stun gun is sparking new controversy with the commercial launch of a long-range version that can be fired from a 12-bore shotgun.

New Scientist
Jun 18, 2009 Hurry Up and Type: Why your laptop runs out of juice so fast.

QUOTE: battery-life numbers are based on a benchmark test called MobileMark 2007 (MM07). AMD [computer chip] says PC makers know full well that the new tests produce misleading [battery life] numbers, but they are touting them anyway.

Nov 17, 2008 High-Tech Team Helps Cheaters Pass Immigration Test

QUOTE: Two British residents were sentenced to jail last week for using an array of computers and wireless gear to feed answers to paying clients taking an immigration test in London, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Apr 03, 2008 Life’s Work: Dilbert the Inquisitor

QUOTE: As industries become more technical and specific, the cost of training an employee in the particulars of a job becomes higher, so if that employee leaves, that’s a large investment walking out the door. Employers want a guarantee that a new hire will stick — and the best way to do that is to make sure that job and candidate are a good fit in the first place.

New York Times
Dec 04, 2005 Are Lawyers Being Overbilled for Their Test Preparation?

QUOTE: But now BAR/BRI could use a few lawyers itself....lawsuit charging that the company that helped them to become lawyers has operated an illegal monopoly and has overcharged hundreds of thousands of students by an average of $1,000 each - or, collectively, by hundreds of millions of dollars.

New York Times
Jul 09, 2003 Spoon-Feeding Poison: EPA Opens the Door to Testing Bug Killers on People

QUOTE: The tests appear to defy the very essence of the Hippocratic oath, "First, do no harm." Unlike tests for exploratory vaccines and medicines, pesticide studies offer zero benefits for participants.

Village Voice
Jun 03, 2003 Futuremark says Nvidia didn't cheat, but broke rules

QUOTE: Futuremark has changed its description, but not its opinion, of Nvidia's decision to use application-specific optimizations in its drivers that detected the presence of specific 3DMark03 tests and altered the performance of its graphics chip to achieve a higher benchmark result.

Aug 02, 2002 Spurned Student Challenges Naval Academy On Test Scores

QUOTE: While a number of selective colleges and universities have long been presumed to demand minimum scores of their applicants, the policy is seldom articulated, and appears to violate guidelines by the tests' makers that discourage using the scores alone as a predictor of college success.

New York Times