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Comment: Create a merit-based scholarship (Score 1) 263

by bendytendril (#41385155) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Should a Geek's Charitable Donations Go?
I would create a merit based scholarship for a local high school senior or a local university for a student or student entering a STEM or even a CS program.

Why merit based? The geek culture is one of self-starters and self-motivation. You want to target someone who has worked hard and whose grades are important to them. So many scholarships are need-based, and having personally had my first child enter college and searching for scholarships, I can personally attest that the quantity of need-based far exceed merit based.

The other benefit is your organization gets the publicity of having a scholarship named after them.
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Military Bans Removable Media After WikiLeaks Disclosures 346

Posted by timothy
from the no-using-your-photographic-memory dept.
cgriffin21 writes "The Pentagon is taking matters into its own hands to prevent the occurrence of another WikiLeaks breach with removable media ban, preventing soldiers from using USB sticks, CDs or DVDs on any systems or servers. The directive prohibiting removable media followed the recent publication of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables, which were leaked to whistleblower Web site WikiLeaks at the end of last month by a military insider."

Comment: Re:Stop Working for Content Mills (Good Luck...) (Score 1) 569

by bendytendril (#33002522) Attached to: Why Designers Hate Crowdsourcing
I think you're absolutely wrong. I've increased my use of the word "niggardly"because I refuse to succumb to the ignorant and ill-informed masses who lack an adequate vocabulary and may be offended, There are also those who would like us to watch our thoughts and actions so we can be "politically correct". Don't be niggardly when expressing your freedom of speech.

"Just think of a computer as hardware you can program." -- Nigel de la Tierre

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