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.
The one day you'd sell your soul for something, souls are a glut.