We've been recruiting priests, bishops, popes, hell popes, anti-popes, pope-esses, Doktors, cardinals, ordinals, and rabis via the Internet for nearly 20 years. No mandatory molestation, just $30 for ordainment (Eternal Salvation or Triple Your Money Back!) and the Divine Excuse! It is nice to see organized religion copying US!
Just don't switch it to overload!
Thank Jebus that this story didn't hit Fark. Could you imagine the number of email accounts, starting TODAY, that would contain the letters SRJC?
Not that anyone from slashdot.org would ever hop over to gmail and start creating such things. That would not be nice.
I remember when those birds used to pickup terrestrial FM stations. You could listen to the downlink 'in the clear.' This use of military satellites goes back to, at least, 1978.
Too bad it is not available in the United States; it looks like an interesting competitor to Slacker.
Not all 'nice guys' are wimpy. You can be a nice guy AND be assertive, stand up for yourself, take risks, and take credit for your own work. Heck, you can even be part of a confrontation and still be nice. This IS being nice and perhaps even honest. A person who can't do any of the above is a wimp. wimp!=nice guy.
Now, a 'douchebag' would be a guy that takes credit for others' work, is confrontational, puts everyone else down, and takes risks that put others in jeopardy. Some people like being douchebags, and some people just like douchebags.
You CAN win and be an honest, stand-up guy. You won't if you are a wimp, and douchebags never win, even if it looks like they do.
I've hired wimps, douchehbags, and stand-up people. When the time came to let them go, the douchebags and wimps went first. Stand-up people went last, but they got great references and any assistance I could give them. That, in the end, is winning.
COMPASS [for the CDC-6000 series] is the sort of assembler one expects from a corporation whose president codes in octal. -- J.N. Gray