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Comment Re:Makes Sense (Score 4, Insightful) 76

Just as my mod points expire...

You're absolutely correct that it's the teachers that matter and not the institution.

Mind you, the institution also has to have the right culture in place to first attract and then tolerate the actions of teachers like this. I would also extend your point, and say that the professors matter just as much at a large university as they do at a small one.

Comment No one knows about delete? (Score 1) 447

Using the awesome bar and some result is coming up that you don't like? Select it with the arrow keys and hit the delete key; *poof*, it's gone from the awesome bar. Doesn't matter if it was history or bookmarks or whatever, it's just gone.

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Submission + - Motorcycle accident results in bionic bottom. (telegraph.co.uk) 2

Noishe writes: A man involved in a motorcycle accident in the UK has been given an alternative to the dreaded colostomy bag. He now carries around a remote control to activate his "bionic bottom" made out of muscles taken from above his knee. The muscles were wrapped around his sphincter and then attached to electrodes that are controlled by a remote control he now carries in his pocket.
Software

Submission + - Quebec forces video game makers into French (www.cbc.ca)

Noishe writes: Video game characters such as Lara Croft and the Mario Bros. will have to hone their accents now that a joint industry-government initiative aims to boost the number of games available in French.

"Players are used to playing in English," said Jean-François Patenaude, a manager with a small video-game retail chain in Montreal. "I don't think it will change much for them." Patenaude even suggested that the deal could increase operating costs for smaller retailers, who will be forced to buy copies of games in both English and French.

Security

Submission + - Simple Comm Technique Beats Quantum Crypto

Atario writes: "Spying is big business, and avoiding being spied on an even bigger one. So imagine if someone came up with a simple, cheap way of encrypting messages that is almost impossible to hack into?

American computer engineer Laszlo Kish at Texas A&M University in College Station claims to have done just that. He says the thermal properties of a simple wire can be exploited to create a secure communications channel, one that outperforms quantum cryptography keys."
The Internet

Submission + - Blocking Cyber Squattors

Noishe writes: What do people on slashdot do to block cyber squattors? I've noticed that almost every cybersquatted page I've ever had any interest in is registered with godaddy, and its dns is always hosted at parkN.secureserver.net, where N is some number. Shouldn't it be really easy to block any dns entries hosted by this site? This type of blocking should be built into firefox by default.

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