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Comment: Re:Chicago Blackhawks too? (Score 1) 646

by 93,000 (#47271467) Attached to: Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

The Sioux debate has gone on for decades. The NCAA declared it derogatory around 5 or 6 years ago. After much fuss and many lawsuits, the 'Sioux' name was officially retired two or three years ago. UND is currently without a mascot.

As I noted, my timeline is approximate at best... but you get the idea.

Comment: More actually... (Score 4, Interesting) 270

by 93,000 (#46306247) Attached to: How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

10 years ago my son was two. All diapers and chasing kids around... no time for anything. When he was about six I showed up with a PS2 and a copy of lego star wars 'for the family'. Not to mention an undisclosed Star Wars Battlefront game for me (though he and I were playing two player on it before long. I told my wife 'they guys in the white are robots, so it's OK. He's not shooting people' ).

Now he's got an xbox and I play it when he's gone or in bed. I grab a used game for $10 every now and then and get obsessed with it for awhile. I find it's a good way to unwind without killing brain/liver cells.

Comment: Re:Sorry, it's horribly insecure, (Score 1) 731

by 93,000 (#46217587) Attached to: Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

My daughter was asking about the signature machines years ago. As an example I drew a whale for my signature. She was amazed and asked me do signature-draw stuff on other occasions. Years later, it has evolved into me asking "Whale or ice cream cone?" anytime I buy something with her.

Comment: Re:This happened a long time ago (Score 1) 218

by 93,000 (#41477633) Attached to: DNC Salute to Vets Featured Backdrop Of Russian Warships

Yep -- had a 'born again' high-school classmate who posted that on facebook, saying something to the effect of "If this isn't proof, I don't know what is."

I try to stay out of religious conversations on FB, but I did feel the need to post "1. That's Photoshopped. 2. It's not showing what you think it is showing. 3. you may want to research the inspiration for that photo, though I take no responsibility for what you find."

Comment: Re:Autism (Score 1) 1007

by 93,000 (#39660153) Attached to: Lack of Vaccination Sends Babies In Oregon To the Hospital

No, you're one of the lucky ones. Vaccination actually CAUSES bear maulings. I have a list of everyone who has been mauled by a bear in the last 20 years. ALL OF THEM HAD BEEN VACCINATED. What more do you need, people?

*Of course I jest. But would love to actually have this list and the corresponding vaccination data.

Comment: My father died a few years ago - Morningstar (Score 4, Informative) 402

by 93,000 (#37909594) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Securely Share Passwords?

My mom wanted to get into their Morningstar account and didn't have the password. I called and explained the situation -- basically that her husband was deceased and she needed the password, and I said I'd call on her behalf. What steps do I need to take to get it? The rest of the conversation:

Operator: "What's the username he has the account under?"
Me: "Uh, billsmith2222 is the username."
Operator: "OK, let's see... looks like the password is Sarajane. The 'S' is uppercase."
Me: -- Stunned silence --- "Thanks?"

I was glad it went so quick, as I had expected to have to send a death cert and jump through god knows what other hoops, but it freaked me out how casually they gave it to me. I mean, I didn't do anything to verify that I was even any relation to the account. All I had was the username. Obviously someone was new, disgruntled, or just plain stupid, but it worked in my favor for once.

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