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6 Homeless People Saved By the Internet 94

Posted by samzenpus
from the power-of-farmville dept.
An anonymous reader writes "With Ted Williams's story (the homeless man with the golden voice, saved by the internet) blowing up online, and in the traditional media, we figured it was time to tell the stories of 5 other homeless people who've found success, be it financial or personal, through the wonderful use of this series of tubes we call The Internet."

Comment: Re:1914 AD - or 30 BC (Score 1) 1270

by JJBSr (#33946538) Attached to: Given one free trip to the past in a time machine, I would..
Wow, a post after my own heart.

I was wondering if anybody else would mention attempting the rescue of the Library at Alexandria. Such a shame it was lost.


Also, preventing much of the CAUSE of the rise of Hitler in the first place instead of outright assassination was also on my To Do list for time travel.

Comment: Re:Where are the technical people on /. (Score 1) 367

by JJBSr (#31672722) Attached to: The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 Passes Senate Panel

Declaring martial law has never happened in the US. Doing so would have huge negative political ramifications, as it should. :::

Ah, no.

As long as $PRESIDENT can immediately point at $FRINGEGROUP as a scapegoat, there will be few public or political consequences.

Yes, this is sad.

Comment: Re:How exactly is this a 1st amendment case? (Score 1) 1045

by JJBSr (#15402378) Attached to: Student Faces Expulsion for Blog Post
I certainly meant no offense to teachers.

My experience in a couple of American public school systems during the sixties and early seventies was terrific, largely because of wonderful teachers and the substantial curriculum they taught.

As a parent who participates across a broad spectrum of my children's educational milieu (parent-teacher conferences, School Board, and especially budget-related meetings) I know all too well about the government funding associated with these tests.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"