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Comment Dolls and science are ok together (Score 1) 584

Of course she wants to be a princess. She is a four your old girl. My daughter wanted to be a princess at 4, too. Today she is 12. In a STEM focused school and just did her seconded FLL Lego Robotics competition. She is active in her school's TSA (Technology Student Association) and competes in various science contests. She is two years ahead in math and wants to pursue a STEM career. Her favorite color is pink; she likes to wear dresses and did all the girl related toys. It is ok for a girl to like princesses and pink and all the frivolous stuff. Dolls don't turn you against science and math. But we also pushed science related stuff on her early. We bought lots of those science kits for kids and did them with her. Dumped a ton of lego’s on her. I spent many evening building lego’s and doing science kits and physics kits and volcano kits and walking fields, looking at rocks, ect. What you need to do is spend time with your daughter at an early age doing science kits, and looking at the environment and poking at rocks and asking questions of her to get her to think. As a dad, best think you can do is spend time with your daughter and guide her to thinking about her surroundings and what not. But don’t take away the girly toys; Let her be a girl because it’s ok to be a girl and be into science and technology. Don’t think you need to turn your girl into a boy to get her into science.

Comment Re:Dueling mandates (Score 1) 179

You can get IPv6 DIA from them, but not IPv6 TIC. They are not the same. All of the agencies that moved to provider-based TIC cannot get IPv6 service in time for the mandate.

That is very correct. We will not be compliant with our own hosted sites because of our TIC provider can not support ipv6 yet. The sites that are hosted on Akamai are ipv6 compliant and have been for some time. I think there are about three, maybe four comments here from people who know what the actual civilian Fed requirements are capabilities are, and are familiar with TIC. All the other comments are from people who have no idea.

Comment fight a laywer with a laywer (Score 1) 519

My suggesting is to never, ever directly deal with an opposing lawyer. You will loose, every time. Lawyers are expert wordsmiths and that is how they fight. You are not and you will loose. Never even send a letter. Not just for this, but for anything. Always have your own lawyer do it for you. You fight a lawyer with a lawyer. Even just the initial response is worth the 150 to 200 it will cost. The initial letter will probably something like a denial and demand for proof. They will probably drop it unless they already have something to go on.
The Internet

6 Homeless People Saved By the Internet 94

An anonymous reader writes "With Ted Williams's story (the homeless man with the golden voice, saved by the internet) blowing up online, and in the traditional media, we figured it was time to tell the stories of 5 other homeless people who've found success, be it financial or personal, through the wonderful use of this series of tubes we call The Internet."

Tales From the Tech Trenches 99

GMGruman writes "Anyone in IT has a story or two involving stupid users, crazy co-workers, kludgy technology, and airhead managers. Lisa Blackwelder has collected top tales of the tech trenches, covering user antics, office politics, and unusual technical challenges that IT pros faced (usually) with aplomb, insight, and savvy."
PlayStation (Games)

Split Screen Co-op Is Dying 362

kube00 writes "Split-screen co-op and local multiplayer are becoming things of the past. What happened to cramming a bunch of gamers into a room with two TVs and doing a system link match in Halo? Where have the all-night GoldenEye matches gone? Like the arcades of gamers' youth, the local multiplayer and co-op bonding experience has been replaced with individual gamers and a network."

IT Worker's Revenge Lands Her In Jail 347

aesoteric writes "A 30-year-old IT worker at a Florida-based health centre was this week sentenced to 19 months in a US federal prison for hacking, and then locking, her former employer's IT systems. Four days after being fired from the Suncoast Community Health Centers' for insubordination, Patricia Marie Fowler exacter her revenge by hacking the centre's systems, deleting files, changing passwords, removing access to infrastructure systems, and tampering with pay and accrued leave rates of staff."

Sex Drugs and Texting 287

statesman writes "The Associated Press reports that teens who text frequently are three and a half times more likely to have sex. A survey of 4,200 public high school students in the Cleveland area found that one in five students sent more than 120 text messages a day or spent more than 3 hours a day on Facebook. Students in this group were much more likely to have sex. Alcohol and drug use also correlate with frequent texting and heavy Facebook use."

Factory To Make Biodiesel From Chicken Fat 207

telekon writes "Tyson foods has finally found a use for chicken fat and leftover food grease that isn't McNuggets — they've partnered with Syntroleum to produce biodiesel from the stuff. Their first plant in Louisiana will be able to churn out 75 million gallons a year. The question is, will the exhaust smell like fried chicken?"

Thief Returns Stolen Laptop Contents On USB Stick 352

While it's true that Sweden is responsible for unleashing IKEA and ABBA on humanity, not everything they produce is terrible. Their thieves are some of the most considerate in the world. An unnamed professor at Umeå University received a USB stick with all his data after his laptop was stolen. From the article: "The professor, who teaches at Umeå University in northern Sweden, was devastated when ten years of work stored on his laptop was stolen. But to his surprise, a week after the theft, the entire contents of his laptop were posted to him on a USB stick. 'I am very happy,' the unnamed professor told the local Västerbottens-Kuriren newspaper. 'This story makes me feel hope for humanity.'"

Denver Airport Overrun by Car-Eating Rabbits 278

It turns out the soy-based wire covering on cars built after 2002 is irresistible to rodents. Nobody knows this better than those unlucky enough to park at DIA's Pikes Peak lot. The rabbits surrounding the area have been using the lot as an all-you-can-eat wiring buffet. Looks like it's time to break out The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee 2058

Dthief writes "From MSNBC: 'Firefighters in rural Tennessee let a home burn to the ground last week because the homeowner hadn't paid a $75 fee. Gene Cranick of Obion County and his family lost all of their possessions in the Sept. 29 fire, along with three dogs and a cat. "They could have been saved if they had put water on it, but they didn't do it," Cranick told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. The fire started when the Cranicks' grandson was burning trash near the family home. As it grew out of control, the Cranicks called 911, but the fire department from the nearby city of South Fulton would not respond.'"

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