What is really retarded is that Microsoft requires you to type a 26-character WEP key TWICE when connecting to a secured wireless network? Why the F%^&* should you have to confirm that key? You are not setting a new key, just entering one that already exists.
Ubuntu has it right - in most places where you have to enter a password, you can optionally unmask the characters.
Depending on what country you work in, your marginal tax rate may be close to 50%. That is, for each additional dollar you earn, you pay $0.50 more taxes. On the side of the coin, if you earn a dollar less, you pay $0.50 less in taxes. So, if you work 9 days out of ten (without working an extra hour a day for 8 of them), you will earn just 5% less after-tax income, but have 10% more free time.
Nominally, a 0.9 schedule only gives you 2 days off per month, but many months there's a stat holiday, and if you're in the oil-patch you might get a floater day per month as well, so in practice your 0.9 schedule is actually a 4-day work week.
If more employees were to ask for 0.9 schedules, there'd be fewer layoffs!
Torque is cheap.