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Videoconferencing Is the Next Best Thing to Being There

With the Lab's travel budget currently under review and subject to future limitations, coupled with the rising cost of travel overall, some Lab divisions are rethinking how they can continue important collaborations. One proven, fast-expanding alternative is videoconferencing, which offers virtual "in person" collaboration at a fraction of the cost of travel.
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Lab Ergonomics Fair to Be Held Monday and Tuesday, July 26-27

The annual Ergonomics Fair will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 26-27, in Perseverance Hall, the conference room adjoining the Lab cafeteria. The fair will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
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Compressed Audio Files May Involve Copyright Violations

Within the last two years, MP3-compressed audio files (more commonly, MP3s) have spread like wildfire throughout the online community, leaving in their wake a host of copyright issues and legal questions.
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Now Is the Time to Ensure That Your Desktop Computer Is Y2K Compliant
The Lab has been gearing up its computers for a smooth transition into the year 2000, which poses a serious threat to many of the world's computers. Computing Infrastructure Support (CIS) has a thorough Y2K information site which outlines the problem and has resources to combat the Y2K bug.
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Berkeley Lab Computing News Here to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Computer

Berkeley Lab Computing News is the monthly electronic newsletter for Lab computer users. Computing News is produced by the Lab's Information and Computing Sciences Division, which is responsible for computer infrastructure support, computer protection and Lab-wide information systems and support.
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