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Facebook Master Password Was "Chuck Norris"

jimfinity Re:There's funny... (319 comments)

It's true that Chuck Norris was the password, but not just anyone could use it.

FTFA

I should also say that it was only available internally. If I were to log in from a high school or library, I couldn’t use it. You had to be in the Facebook office, using the Facebook ISP.

more than 4 years ago
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Tech Tools Fostering "Mini Generation Gaps"

jimfinity maybe none of this is bad, just different (322 comments)

I'm seeing a lot of "bah, humbug" responses to this article, especially regarding the subject of concentration/learning/etc., but i think that it's quite possible that this shift in paradigms of communication has a broader reach than we are currently considering.

If more people are more connected, doesn't this mean that there will be more collaborative projects? maybe the "hive mind" will replace a lot of the expertise we currently value?

As a teacher, i am especially interested to see how this interconnectedness affects learning and schooling. It's conceivable that in 30 years, we won't be teaching the knowledge via memorization of facts, but instead teaching the knowledge of where to go to look/who to talk to in order to obtain those facts.

Will this affect how people assemble bits of information? sure, but maybe the collective mind can produce something as good as, or better than what one person can construct on their own...

maybe it's a load of hooey, but as a teacher i can't afford to not think about these things

more than 4 years ago
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Poorer Children More Likely To Get Antipsychotics

jimfinity Re:Parent pushback (334 comments)

There are many explanations, none of them happy-making

There's a drug for that.

more than 4 years ago
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Where Does a Geek Find a Social Life?

jimfinity take an improv class (1354 comments)

they'll teach you how to interact with others, and you'll get to meet a bunch of new and funny people.

more than 5 years ago
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State Bans Texting While Driving

jimfinity question.... (329 comments)

how exactly are they going to know if you are texting? there are just about a hundred million things you can do with modern phones these days. what about taking videos/pictures/checking your voicemail/dialing/etc. etc.

all of these things require typing stuff in your phone, right?

more than 7 years ago

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jimfinity jimfinity writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jimfinity (849860) writes "HBO has picked up the rites to start a series based on George R. R. Martin's popular fantasy series 'Song of Ice and Fire.' From the article ( http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117957532.html?c ategoryid=14&cs=1 ):

"The series will begin with the 1996 first book, "A Game of Thrones," and the intention is for each novel (they average 1,000 pages each) to fuel a season's worth of episodes. Martin has nearly finished the fifth installment, but won't complete the seven-book cycle until 2011."

Martin's journal (http://grrm.livejournal.com/11326.html) also has some comments about the series."
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jimfinity jimfinity writes  |  more than 8 years ago

jimfinity (849860) writes "Rockstar's new game "Bully" has already seen a lot of press due to potential violent situations, but now a scene has surfaced on Joystiq that contains a little boy-on-boy action.

Link: http://www.joystiq.com/2006/10/22/boy-on-boy-kissi ng-in-bully/

From the article:
"Bully hero Jimmy Hopkins is bisexual, or just experimenting, based on videos starting to surface. Looks like the controversy about Bully was a bit premature, as Hopkins obviously prefers to make love, not war. This is not "Hot Coffee" by any stretch of the imagination — just kids kissing.""

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