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'Nuclear Free' Maryland City Grants Waiver For HP

saintlupus Re:Movies (277 comments)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs calls them that too. Shocking.

more than 2 years ago
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California City May Tax Sugary Drinks Like Cigarettes

saintlupus Re:So you want a "you pay for your cost" system? (842 comments)

Pregnant women, especially older pregnant women, are generally screened for potential fetal disabilities. And it's done early enough that the parents can choose to abort the pregnancy.

So you can stop with the OMG NAZIS handwaving.

more than 2 years ago
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Posting Photos of Olympics Could Land You In Court

saintlupus Re:Don't understand why they do not go the other w (394 comments)

Furthermore if they simply sold raw feeds of every single event they could make a TON of money from people picking and choosing what to watch.

No kidding. I love the Mountain Biking and BMX events, but they're never actually on television. Instead, it's three hours of Shot Put!

more than 2 years ago
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Reasons Behind the Demise of Kodak

saintlupus Re:nostalgic moments (200 comments)

I stand corrected. My father worked at Kodak, and still had one of the Polaroid knockoffs when the lawsuit was settled; I could have sworn they were called Instamatics. My mistake.

more than 2 years ago
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Science and Engineering Workforce Has Stalled In the US

saintlupus Young people. (433 comments)

So, after a lifetime of watching older members of the science and engineering community get outsourced, downsized, run ragged, and generally mistreated by their employers, young people don't want to sign up for the same thing?

Good for them. Maybe the kids today are smarter than we thought.

--saint

more than 2 years ago
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The Specter of Gasoline At $5 a Gallon

saintlupus Re:Welcome to our world (1205 comments)

And mandate more open spaces for parks and recreation. Reduce the incentives for living in suburbia. For those who want to live in the wild, open spaces, that's fine. They're a small % of the population and their footprint will be negligible.

I live in an old house in a dense city neighborhood. One of my ex-coworkers was telling me he has no idea how I can live on such a tiny patch of land; he has a dozen acres with a pond.

I told him it's easy. I live near a park, which is much larger than a dozen acres, and also has a pond. I don't even have to mow the grass to enjoy it.

People will have to get a lot better at sharing when gas hits 10 bucks a gallon.

more than 2 years ago
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Reasons Behind the Demise of Kodak

saintlupus Re:nostalgic moments (200 comments)

Those were called "Instamatics".

more than 2 years ago
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House Websites Jammed After Obama Debt Speech

saintlupus Re:Rewrite the Constitution or face default! (1042 comments)

The red herrings and ignorance are rampant here today. So according to you, they can only carry "convenience foods", but not nutritional foods. And ignoring that, the majority of the poor live near grocery stores. The majority of the poor live in dense urban centers.

Dense urban centers don't generally have grocery stores. There are converted ice-cream trucks that distribute produce in Detroit, because there is a not a single supermarket chain that has seen fit to open a location in the entire city.

And bodegas carry convenience foods, because Twinkies stay edible a lot longer than fresh fruits and vegetables.

more than 3 years ago
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Corporate Mac Sales Surge 66%

saintlupus "Enterprise" Macs. (494 comments)

If this keeps up, they might even consider introducing innovations like "maintenance contracts" on their server systems, so you can replace a power supply on a three year old machine without scouring eBay for parts.

Bastards.

more than 3 years ago
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10% of IT Pros Can Access Previous Jobs' Accounts

saintlupus Quest. (218 comments)

If only the company who commissioned this survey happened to sell a bunch of account and identity management tools.... Oh, they do? What luck!

more than 3 years ago
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Teachers Back Away From Evolution In Class

saintlupus Credentials. (947 comments)

It's almost like shuttling weak students who are afraid of math and science into teacher training programs was a BAD idea.

(Disclaimer: I'm employed by a college with a tremendous population of education majors.)

more than 3 years ago
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The Rise and Rise of the Cognitive Elite

saintlupus Distribution. (671 comments)

"Cognitive skills are at a premium, and they are unevenly distributed."

So are physical skills. Which is why there are only a couple hundred guys in the world good enough at catching a football to do it for a living.

Life is unfair and uneven.

more than 3 years ago
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Open Source-Friendly Smartphones For the Small Office?

saintlupus Windows Mobile. (222 comments)

I sync Evolution with a Samsung Epix running Windows Mobile 6.5. Works fine, at least with the USB cable - I haven't tried Bluetooth.

I'm running Debian Squeeze.

--saint

more than 4 years ago
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Los Angeles Unveils $578 Million Public School

saintlupus Re:Hey big spender! (367 comments)

Because, of course, all those baby boomers were completely uneducated.

Judging by what a complete goddamned nightmare they're handing off to my generation, I don't really find it difficult to believe.

--saint

more than 4 years ago
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Is Open Source SNORT Dead?

saintlupus Re:It's not dead. (127 comments)

According to Marty, when asked about IPv6 support at this year's EDUCAUSE Security conference, Snort will happily inspect IPv6 traffic if you configure the HOME_NET to be an IPv6 network.

There's no explicit option to turn it on, because it shifts from v4 to v6 when the rest of the configuration is set up properly. This subtlety seems to elude people. Well, either that or the guy who initially wrote the software doesn't know how it works.

--saint

more than 4 years ago
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Is Open Source SNORT Dead?

saintlupus It's not dead. (127 comments)

Snort is nowhere near dead - it's still used in tons of production environments, especially in higher ed (where we've always got plenty of Unix nerds on hand, and never have any money).

I would imagine Marty's objections probably have something to do with his desire to move people from Snort to the commercial IDS offerings from Sourcefire. That easy upsell doesn't exist if people start off on another product.

--saint

more than 4 years ago
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Should Cities Install Moving Sidewalks?

saintlupus Re:Oh for Fuck's sake! (698 comments)

I ride a bike to work, year-round, in sunny Buffalo. Winters aren't bad, just dress appropriately for the temperature and get some studded tires for traction.

--saint

more than 4 years ago
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Where Does IT Fall Within Your Organization?

saintlupus Library. (243 comments)

Like many higher education institutions, the college I work for has IT lumped in with the library and reporting to a common vice-president, who reports to the senior academic VP.

It makes things... interesting. While librarians and IT people are both concerned with the information flow within in the college, our technophilia and their technophobia are not often compatible.

--saint

more than 4 years ago
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Cheap Cancer Drug Finally Tested In Humans

saintlupus Re:Spelling. (363 comments)

Sheesh, offtopic already? How about if I say "Go Habs!" I hate the Pens, anyway.

--saint

more than 4 years ago
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Gulf Gusher Worst Case Scenario

saintlupus Re:Coast-to-Coast AM (799 comments)

The most amazing thing about the Jersey Devil is how it appears fierce, and then utterly vanishes once they playoffs start.

--saint

more than 4 years ago

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Bring-Your-Own-Hardware In The Enterprise

saintlupus saintlupus writes  |  more than 3 years ago

saintlupus (227599) writes "After the discussion earlier this month about whether employees should buy their own computers, I wrote up a few suggestions for employers who would like to consider allowing personal devices to connect to their corporate networks. My aim was to provide practical suggestions for protecting the other hosts on the network, given that the clients are no longer predictable or assumed to be reasonably secure."
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What's Keeping You On Windows in 2009?

saintlupus saintlupus writes  |  more than 5 years ago

saintlupus (227599) writes "This article, posted in 2002, asked what was keeping users on Windows computers. Obviously, a lot has changed in the last seven years — both Linux and Mac OS X have made great strides, as has Windows. So, if you're still on a Windows-based computer: why?"
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Surveillance Cameras With Linux Support?

saintlupus saintlupus writes  |  about 7 years ago

saintlupus (227599) writes "I'd like to install some motion-detecting cameras in my house to keep an eye on things while I'm at work. Ideally, I would like to use a few standalone networked cameras (either wired or wireless) and have them send their captures to a Linux machine that I use as a home server, rather than fussing about with webcams and the excellent "Motion" software. Unfortunately, all of the manufacturer pages for the models that I've looked at trumpet the features of the Windows-only software that they ship with and don't mention anything about Linux compatibility. Has anyone done anything like this? What hardware and software did you use?"
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Failing Our Geniuses [Link Corrected]

saintlupus saintlupus writes  |  more than 7 years ago

saintlupus (227599) writes "Time has an interesting article about the failure of the US educational system to properly deal with gifted students. For example, up to ten times as much money is spent nationwide on educating "developmentally disabled" students as gifted ones. Does No Child Left Behind mean that nobody can get ahead, either?"
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Failing Our Geniuses.

saintlupus saintlupus writes  |  more than 7 years ago

saintlupus (227599) writes "Time has an interesting article about the failure of the US educational system to properly deal with gifted students. For example, up to ten times as much money is spent nationwide on educating "developmentally disabled" students as gifted ones. Does No Child Left Behind mean that nobody can get ahead, either?"
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saintlupus saintlupus writes  |  more than 8 years ago

saintlupus (227599) writes "According to this article, everyone's favorite defenders of liberty at Diebold replaced defective components in over four thousand voting machines after telling voting officials there were "no problems". From the article:
Even so, the two leading candidates for governor — Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley (D) — have called on voters to use absentee ballots in the election, citing uncertainties about the reliability of Maryland's system.
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