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Comment: Re:News at 11 (Score 0) 553 553

Where I work our passwords must be 8 characters. I find a website with 8 or 9 letter words like this one (http://www.math.utoronto.ca/jjchew/scrabble/lists/common-8.html) from there I randomly scroll through the list and stop... then I find a word I feel I can remember. Then I do the usual, replace some letters with characters and numbers, capitalize one letter and I am ready to rock with one very. This way the word has nothing to do with you, cannot be guessed by knowing you since you have picked a word at random. This may work for you since even if you have to put your password up in your cubicle it can be the non-modified word and you can bury it in a sentence if need be.
NASA

Buzz Aldrin's Radical Plan For NASA 519 519

FleaPlus writes "Apollo 11 astronaut (and MIT Astronautics Sc.D.) Buzz Aldrin suggests a bolder plan for NASA (while still remaining within its budget), which he will present to the White House's Augustine Commission; he sees NASA heading down the wrong path with a 'rehash of what we did 40 years ago' which could derail future exploration and settlement. For the short-term, Aldrin suggests canceling NASA's troubled and increasingly costly Ares I, instead launching manned capsules on commercial Delta IV, Atlas V, and/or SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets. In the medium-term, NASA should return to the moon with an international consortium, with the ultimate goal of commercial lunar exploitation in mind. Aldrin's long term plan includes a 2018 comet flyby, a 2019 manned trip to a near-earth asteroid, a 2025 trip to the Martian moon Phobos, and one-way trips to colonize Mars."

Comment: Geeks and Expectations... (Score 0) 2 2

As would be expected, there is a major shortage of women attending this particular university. In typical geek fashion, those women who do attend the school don't appear to be particularly appreciated by their male colleagues as evidenced by a quote from student Cameron Murray who is quoted as saying, "the women at Neumont "are more like dudes with long hair," which hurts the dating scene.""

Perhaps they need to add a class that reminds them that they are NOT going to hook up with a supermodel and that they should be looking closer to home.
Education

+ - Training Geeks to be 'normal' at Geek Heaven-> 2 2

Critical Facilities writes: "Apparently, Neumont University, also referred to as "Geek Heaven" has implemented several programs which attempt to socialize/normalize their admittedly eccentric student body. According to the article, "The 6-year-old school places its graduates in high-tech jobs at such companies as EBay Inc., Microsoft Corp. and IBM Corp. If trends hold up, more than 90% of the 59 students graduating with bachelor's degrees today will find work within three months...Administrators forced them to close their laptops in class, established social clubs and required them to take courses in interpersonal communications and public speaking."

As would be expected, there is a major shortage of women attending this particular university. In typical geek fashion, those women who do attend the school don't appear to be particularly appreciated by their male colleagues as evidenced by a quote from student Cameron Murray who is quoted as saying, "the women at Neumont "are more like dudes with long hair," which hurts the dating scene.""

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Comment: Re:Huh. (Score 1) 1297 1297

Ahh yes... making someone watch a movie is just like killing 10s of thousands of Kurds with biological weapons. Look, I hated and still do hate GWB and his band of evil minions, my friends call me a flaming liberal and what happened in Abu Ghraib was reprehensible. But you actually expect people to agree with you that making him watch a cartoon of himself being gay and in love with Satan is some higher form of torture? BTW, my brother is in the military. You have an issue with how a war is being run... look to the top. Remember all those people are standing in the line of fire because they are ordered to and are looking to protect our freedoms. I'm no war hawk, I feel we should be out of Iraq... nay... never should have been there. But have some level of respect for the people that will and do put their lives on the line in than name of your freedom to bash them.

Comment: Re:ha ha (Score 0) 466 466

He downloaded essentially stolen property. So if someone stole, for example, the next Clancy or Stephen King novel in unfinished form.. it should be OK for me to possess a copy since I am not copying it? Sorry... IMHO, this logic doesn't make sense... especially when the reporter is publishing opinions on the film that can have a direct financial impact on the file.

May Euell Gibbons eat your only copy of the manual!

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