My ex is a "ghostbuster" and spend his money on this sort of crap instead of child support. The foolish can be easily persuaded to part with their money. I think IT geeks are in the wrong profession, everyone should switch to selling snake oil and ghost detectors....could make more money.
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Let us not all forget that this is a country where if you tried to sue someone because your child did something stupid.....you would be dismissed and then fined for bringing "frivolous legal action". German courts don't like to have their time wasted especially if you don't watch out for your own self.
You know, there are some people who are prejudice against geek and nerd girls.
We are not all fat, emo/goth, pimply gals....I am a mildly attractive girl who just HAPPENS to like comic books, video games and science. Just because I post that on my description does not mean guys should assume I am f-ugly.
I should not have to say "oh, btw I am also hawt!"
I always make sure I sleep with my IT guy upon completion of tasks.
That shows mad respect!
Seriously, I work for a Government agency, and our IT guy is so worn out and disenchanted with his job that he walks around looking like someone just sat on his puppy.
Much of the blame falls on the office people.
I made friends with my IT guy, and seeing us hanging out at lunch let others know he was not some geeky hermit who locked himself up like Quasimodo. Now he is one of my best friends (I get priority in the IT queue so BONUS).
It also helped to let him know that not everyone in the office knows about NCC-1701, Linux or if Greedo shot first. He needed to know his audience.
Poor underprivileged and poverty stricken students. No computer, no degree, no hope.
I suppose hippie kids fall into the "no computer" category on some counts as well. But California doesn't have many of those right?
Finally, all those years of watching "War Games" might pay off.
They felt that a continuous smell was somehow worse than the occasional fire.
I worked in a swamp forest and I can tell you, yes I have. It is a bit stinky.
You know, we burn because we have to though. Most fires BTW are caused by 1. stupid humans and 2. lightening.
I LOVE THE SMELL OF BURNING PEAT IN THE MORNING!
I know that here in Florida we have a few plants that we in Forestry researched called Titi and saw palmetto.
These plants grow fast in mass groves and were viable candidates for biofuel. Alas the biofuel plant was nixed.
Though it provided green jobs, an alternate fuel source, environmental karma and would aid us in the fight against overgrown ground fuel for wildfires the community voted against the smell the plant would cause.
The oil won't last forever so people need to wake up. Even though I burn trees down with Forestry I also hug them.
I can tell you all that as a girl (check real quick...yeah okay, I am in fact a girl) I would prefer to have sex. I tried to play NWN with my programmer boyfriend only to realize that though we were in the same room together, on the same designated server.....I still needed an upload of something else.
Sex is a HUGE part of EVERYTHING! Girls do want it, trust me. Monogamy, though unnatural (I am a biologist), does not ruin sex. I try on a regular basis to get the goods from my geek, only to be ignored for the computer. When we are together, I know he is thinking about coding on that bitch in the computer room.
Gaming is nice, don't get me wrong. I love my emulator that lets me play FF7 whenever I feel nostalgic, but unplug for a bit and see if you can find someplace more fun to plug that dongle in