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Australian Air Force's Recruiting Puzzle Shown To Be Unsolvable

The Dark Re:Actually: (113 comments)

Or possibly someone with enough common sense to just call the only number in the equation that looks like a phone number - 131901
It does say "call the number below", not solve the equation.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Devices For Luggage?

The Dark Re:luggage loser (293 comments)

this is what works for me:
hideously ugly and decrepit luggage.
Since 1992. Never failed once.

Sure, that works for you, but what would you suggest for those of us who aren't hideously ugly?

about 2 years ago
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Some Aussie High Schools Moving To Two Devices Per Child

The Dark Re:Sigh (152 comments)

The real sad thing is, private schools in Australia get more government funding than public schools...

This gets brought out every election by the teachers union, it just lies through statistics.
Private schools get more Federal Government funding, and public schools get more State government funding. The state govements get the money for the schools from the federal government anyway.

See this link: http://www.acer.edu.au/documents/PolicyBriefs_Dowling07.pdf It is from 2004, but it shows that public schools get a average of $10,000 per student from the government and private schools get $6,000.

There is still an argument to be made that the public schools should get a bigger slice, but deliberately ignoring 90% of the funding for public schools isn't the way to argue it.

more than 3 years ago
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How Do I Prevent Lan Party Theft?

The Dark Re:alzheimers already? (758 comments)

It looks like your UID 555-950 is only 6 digits, Like mine but a little younger

He was talking about his ICQ number, not his slashdot UID.

more than 6 years ago

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