The use of the internet increases more and more everyday. With more devices that have have larger capabilities the opportunity for expansion allows for wider usage no matter the location. Since with development of cloud storage, users can take their work home or anywhere they have internet connection. There is a high level of engagement from all areas in the work force to push forward new initiatives that enable users to work from any location through whichever medium they choose.
The technology industry is so new that leaders are needed to help drive more innovation into the field of SDN (Software-Defined Networking). With more and more users needing to access the internet, the world needs faster availability and lower chances of experiencing congestion while online. While developers are engineering ways to help us find solutions to navigate the network with more speed and security, there are already some challenges to overcome first.
Making sure that data is secure is the most important issue at hand. Being that everything is so connected there must be measures to keep networks secure so that everything, including you, are secure. The networking field is growing and we need more solution-makers to help keep up with the amount of people using the networks. [Via]
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Good morning, internet. If you’re into food as much as any other human being on the planet is, then this infographic is worth your time. Our friends over at targetlogistics.net gave us this infographic that depicts the relation between the food that people eat and their work productivity. So if you happen to be getting ready to go to work today, hopefully this little food-for-thought summary of the types of eats you’ll need will affect your meal plan for the day.
Those who eat fruits and vegetables regularly are 20% more likely to exhibit better performance in the workplace. Eating healthier in general seems to affect work ethic. In fact, those who showed healthy habits were 25% more likely to perform better as well as 27% more likely to show up to work.
If you’re worried about not knowing just exactly what healthy means when choosing what to eat, a good starting point would be to set yourself up with a plate of salmon, glazed carrots, and red roasted potatoes. The salmon is a good source of iron, which will kick you right out of the ranks of the 30% with iron deficiencies whose work performance was less than acceptable. The carrots will boost your immune system as well as your eyesight, which makes them just an all around super food for humans. Even the potatoes will help you out which are rich in vitamin C and vitamin B6.
There’s more interesting information on this infographic about a healthy work performance, but I’m afraid this is where my journey ends this time, internet. So eat healthy and stay productive! [via]
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Soon, science could potentially have the power to control exactly what a baby will grow up to look like. They probably have this power now, there are just too many laws in place that hinder these experiments from becoming a reality.
Let’s just say that we live in a future where everyone who would like a child is artificially inseminated. Before the baby is created there is an online program where the parents can buy certain genes to apply to their future baby. It would be like playing the Sims. There would be the generic options that everyone is allowed to choose from, but people willing to spend the money could get top notch aspects of physicality and personality to go along with their fetus.
The amount of class separation that would exist in this hypothetical situation is amazing! The poor population would be in a perpetual average state and eventually below average due to the rising standards from the rich, while the rich population would have clones of the people in our infographic today, a bunch of perfect Frankensteins.
Is this a good future? Nah, but it will be a great movie. [via]
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From what I’ve heard, the flu is a terrible illness that could knock out even the healthiest of individuals. Thankfully, my solid immune system has kept my body resilient and flu free throughout my entire 23 years of life; even without a yearly flu shot. However, after a disgusting encounter where a woman coughed in my face (it was in passing at a Target, but I was still I horrified), I have decided that I probably shouldn’t push my luck with trying to dodge the flu with my anti-bodies alone.
I always assumed that the flu vaccine was just a big hoop-la created just to generate money. However, after my terrifying face-cough incident with that infected woman, I’ve decided to become a responsible adult and get my flu shot next season.
Thankfully, today’s infographic, brought to you by GlaxoSmithKine, provides some interesting flu vaccine information that will hopefully convince you non-believers to protect yourself against the flu. Your body will surely thank you when you do! [What You Need to Know About Flu]
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I love video games, everyone loves video games. If you don’t love video games, you’re a loser. It’s very simple. Don’t think about it, just accept what I say.
Over the years I’ve racked up some high scores that are nothing to sneeze at. I once got over 200k points on Galaga, one of my plays on Words With Friends landed me almost 300 points — these feats have earned me respect, and honor from men as well as desire and longing from women. However, there is one high score that is not honorable, not desirable — that is my Flappy Bird high score — it’s six. Yes, six.
After 3 hours, and nearly getting thrown out by my roommates for punching two holes in my wall, I gave up. Six would be my score. But upon reading the inter webs about this ‘Flappy Bird’ I realized I wasn’t alone. People claim it’s the hardest game ever made. They say it was designed to be impossible, and that high scores were produced by bots to help promote the game. So what is it? Is Dong Nguyen — the games creator — the most successful internet troll of all time or simply the worst game designer of all time? And why did he remove the game from iOS App Store and Google Play?
These are not questions that should be entertained, they lead only to frustration and hate. However, maybe the one good thing that came from all this is that some people are apparently selling their Flappy-Bird-loaded phones for a shit ton of money. There is a story circulating that a phone with Flappy Bird sold on Ebay for $94k! A glance at the Austin Craiglist will show listings for phones starting at around $2000. There are even people making fake Flappy Bird apps, so that they can sell the phones to unsuspecting buyers. Let me reiterate that: people are making FAKE versions of a crappy, poorly-designed game, TO MAKE MONEY. Wha..?
At the end of the day, Flappy Bird sucks. It’s a horrible, black-hole of despair masquerading as a smartphone app. Some people are somehow making thousands of dollars off of this life-ruiner. Good for them I guess. For those of you who never played the game — you dodged a bullet. I mean, how important is money really? You never had to experience a level of sucking at a game that you never imagined possible. So let’s all move on with our lives, and be happy…
Or you could play a flash version of Flappy Bird (they exist, Google is a useful tool) and test your capacity for hate. You decide. [Via]