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6 Homeless People Saved By the Internet 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."

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

Submission + - Stick Figures, Sarcasm, Console Interface

JJBSr writes: Dateline: Internet, April 1, 2010

Visitors to http://www.xkcd.com/ are treated to UNIX console interface implemented in JavaScript.

Just for kicks, certain very familiar commands yield amusing results.

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

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