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6 Homeless People Saved By the Internet 94 94

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."

NASA Parodies Reach New Level of Awkwardness 28 28

MMBK writes "NASA TV recently produced six movie-trailer parodies about current projects for a 'themed exhibit at an international conference.' But for the most part, the attempt remains pretty corny, far, far away from the imaginative, inspiring work of space artists like Bruce McCall."

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

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) 367 367

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 1045

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.

They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.