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Comment: Re: If there's one role model I want for my daught (Score 1) 545

by Sabby (#46168643) Attached to: Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

If I had to work with her, this would be a serious problem for me. I'm not saying that's grounds to not hire attractive women, but it might be why I'd have to look for another job myself.

Give yourself more credit. You are bound to eventually interact with women you find attractive in the workplace, and you will quickly learn how to compose yourself. You'll be fine. Besides, you couldn't flee from women forever: they're well over 50% of the world, and even if they are a minority in the technical fields (or whatever it is that you do for a living), you'll interact with them eventually, maybe the HR department, or someone in the Sales department, or an executive. Or, heck, a client!

Eventually you'll stop paying attention to gender and just interact with them as if they're people who have ideas that you collaborate with.

It's the same skill you learn to master when you get married and then continue to interact with women in the real world, as a monogamous man. (Well, if that's your plan, no intent to offend.)


+ - RSA Offers to Replace 40 Million SecurID Tokens->

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lee1 writes "RSA has finally admitted that its SecureID tokens were duplicated by criminals who broke into their computers and gained access to the 'seed records'. They have offered to replace the tokens used by their customers, although they suggest that the attack was targeted only at military information (Lockheed Martin), and the attackers have shown no interest in financial or personal data. Replacing tokens for a large organization is very disruptive, and, according to an RSA manager, 'there is no guarantee that it won't happen again.'"
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+ - A Piece of Internet History Lost: Sold->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The former Illuminati Online domain,, has been sold, and all existing customers will lose all services associated with the domain. A 1990 Secret Service raid on Steve Jackson Games, then owner of the Illuminati Online BBS and later the domain led to the creation of the EFF and was an important milestone in the fight for online rights. While the domain has been sold in the past, the services offered to customers always remained unchanged. However, this most recent sale, to an unnamed party, will result in all services being dropped on July 1, and people will lose email addresses, web pages, and shell accounts that many have had for 15+ years."
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Comment: Re:How passive-aggressive is THAT? (Score 1) 179

by Sabby (#27123735) Attached to: IBM Wants Patent For Lotus Notes-Free Meetings

The difficulty is that IBM has a lot of remote employees, both working at other offices as well as working from home.

I had a meeting a few hours ago with about seven people. Only one of them was in my office, so we just had it in his cube with a speaker phone.

So, it's tough to know who is doing what during a meeting. So, this might help with that.

"You're a creature of the night, Michael. Wait'll Mom hears about this." -- from the movie "The Lost Boys"