When I was in college, I was going to be a CS major, but I *HATE* programming front-ends. Being forced to make a game my first semester made me quit CS. Game programming should be a sub category of CS, rather than a requirement.
Long live the CLI!
Am I the only one who remembers this?
Unless you have way too much time on your hands and probably an electron microscope as well, `dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda` works just fine. This is especially true for protecting against identity theft because no identity thief will want to spend that much time/money/effort recoving your data when they can just get another drive that wasn't wiped at all. (Unless you're really rich - then maybe they would.)
Whats an ad?
On another note, if I am looking to buy something but I don't know where to get it, Google AdWords is one of the first places I look. I am always pleased at how out-of-the-way and un-obtrusive it is when I don't need it, (not to mention loads quickly since it's all text) but how useful it is when I do need it. Thanks Google for not making us "hit the target" or "spank the monkey" or whatever other crappy annoying flash ad is the latest fad.
I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder. -- M. Gallaher