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Comment Will Admit At/Before Birth (Score 1) 170

This is a new trend, not educating fetuses, but allowing parents to register their kids for the school as soon as the parents know the kid is coming. This has been happening in several "private" schools for years. It's to reserve a spot in a competitive school. This is the same nonsense that Manhattan pre schools use now in advertisements where they say XX% of our students go on to Ivy League or something similarly silly. More fuel for the hype train. 700 kids? drop in the bucket, want to do real good? Put the schools like this is one of the states where education is a complete failure and give the parents an honest opportunity to get a good education for their kids. Palo Alto spends over 14K per student per year.... put this somewhere where they spend 2K per student per year

Comment From Slashdot 2005 - Pulp Administrator (Score 2) 46 Pulp Administrator, With apologies to QT and SLJ Do you read assembly language, Brad? There's a few lines of Code I've got memorized EBIDIC 9D5: "The path of the Network Administrator is beset upon all sides by the inequities of the ignorant hacker and the tyranny of jackass users. Blessed is he who, in the name of file retention and network security, shepherds the newbie through the darkness of the Internet. For he is truly his users administrator and the finder of lost files. And I will strike down upon keys with great vengance and furious deletion those who would attempt to poison and destroy my network. And you will know I am root when I lay my lockout upon thee." I been typin' that shit for years. And if you read it, it meant your ass. I never really gave much thought about what it meant 'till just now. I just thought it was just some cold-blooded shit to IM to user before I locked his ass out of the network. But I saw some shit this mornin' made me think twice. Now I'm thinkin', it could mean you're the jackass user. And I'm the Administrator. And Mr. PalmPilot here, he's the shepherd protecting my Administrator account in the darkness of the Internet. Or it could be, you're the Administrator, and I'm the shepherd, and it's the Internet that's an ignorant jackass. I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is... (he levels the PalmPilot and speaks deliberately) You're the weak And I am the tyranny of jackass users. But I'm tryin' Brad, I'm tryin' real hard, to be a shepherd.

Comment Re:So will stacking us vertically (Score 3, Insightful) 394

the cattling of economy class, the security theater, the inconvenience of the current airport experience has gotten me to the point that if a destination is less than 10 hrs by car, I'll drive rather than fly. Between the delays of getting to the airports 90 to 120 minutes prior to the flight, the inevitable delays, it just makes more sense to drive it rather than fly for me

Comment Battle Hardened? sort of? (Score 2) 117

Like XP, and NT and 2K before them, They've been in battle for over a decade, being attacked, patched, attacked, Service Packed. Not invulnerable because nothing is, but 2K3 is better than it was, that being said, having a Windows box exposed to the internet with no protection is flat out silly. Right tool, right job. Using a windows 2003 server to serve webpages on the internet is like using a 6 yr old to direct traffic. All the requisite parts are there, but the execution isn't the best.

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