35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'
It's bullshit. Paying interest doesn't help your credit score at all. Read this http://www.reddit.com/r/personalfinance/comments/1s9u4g/your_friend_is_an_idiot_and_youre_wasting_your/. I realize it's a reddit post but it is true.
Ask /.: what is a nerd?
I agree with the wikipedia entry that states "Nerd is a term that refers to an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit". That would explain why Wired include the D&D book in it's nerd's list. After all, being obsessed about D&D fits that definition.
Have you considered using a place like http://www.smashwords.com/ to publish your books? I've got a Nook Color and a lot of the free/cheap books I get from B&N is from them. The only really bad think is they want a .doc file.
.Zaphod was here
This http://rumors.automobilemag.com/dodge-avenger-tops-list-vehicles-highest-north-american-content-39935.html says it's the Dodge Avenger with 83% American content.
Hell, 10 years ago or so, I owned a Ford Crown Vic and a Toyota Corolla and the Corolla was the "American" one.
Book Review: Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook
Don't forget that there's still a lot of commercial unix in the work place. Most of those OS's don't come with python or ruby and the perl that does come with them tends to be old and not have very many useful modules already. Learn ksh/bash and you can write scripts on any modern Unix-like OS; only learn perl/ruby/python/current-flavor-of-the-day-language and you won't.
If you have FireFox or Iceweasel installed, this https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/user-agent-switcher/ seems to do a pretty good job of faking user-agents. Hell, it makes a SAP website work with Namoroka on Ubuntu 8.0.4 when the site says "Internet Explorer Only". :)
Might Shatner Boldly Lead Canada As Governor?
Um, Sonny Bono wasn't part of the Senate, he was a member of the US House of Representatives.
A better choice for the Senate would have been Fred Thompson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Thompson or Al Franken http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Franken.
Google Rolls Out Encrypted Web Search Option
When I click on your link, I get redirected to the non-SSL version of the page so it might still be a subscriber-only thing.
The Hidden Treasures of Sysinternals
Um, have you tried Virtual Dimension: http://virt-dimension.sourceforge.net/ ? I don't know if it works on > Vista but it has worked great for me on Windows 2000 and XP.
Monty Wants To Save MySQL
I got it but I'm a geek for WWII trivia. And comparing Rommel to Monty is like comparing Bill to Darl. :)
Nerd City -- A Cartoon
Um, it took me a while to figure out the joke. Then I remembered that governator's character in "Total Recall" is Douglas Quaid and I LOL. :-D
Even Faster Web Sites
It's not an image all, it's a calculator to tell you how big a picture you're going to get depending on type and size, etc.
You got good enough broadband to listen to WQNA online http://www.wqna.org/ ? It'd be a way to listen and get out of the heat.
I really like Blues and I'm always looking for a place to get my fix. I'll mark this one down for a listen next weekend. Thanks!
Build an $800 Gaming PC
I agree. I bought my daughter a Vostro 200 with a C2D 2.0, 2 GB, DVD+-RW and 250GB drive for $400 shipped about a year ago. While it probably won't run Crysis, it does quite well with things like Half-Life 2 and Sims2 even though it's got an integrated graphics card.
Oh, and since I ordered it from the Dell Business side, the only cr@pware installed on it was the Google Desktop and Acrobat Reader.
US ISPs Using Push Polling To Stop Cheap Internet
Um, since /. is a .org, not a .com, perhaps slashdot.com is a blog site. :-D
Ridley Scott's Forever War In 3D
I have a lazy eye as well and when we saw Coraline, I spent about 50% of the movie watching without the glasses. It seemed to alleviate the headache and the 3D wasn't too bad without the glasses. The old red/blue movies I could see with the glasses on and I was fine.
IBM About To Buy Sun For $7 Billion
Um, he said Sparc 4's (which came out in 1995 sometime) and a dial-up ISP. I'm betting he's talking the 1995 or 1996 time frame for the set up. I don't know about you, but in 1995, I was making less than 50K per year. I would have loved to been making 7K gross.
10 OSes We Left Behind
Well, technically, BOB wasn't an OS, but a shell on top of Windows 3.11.
One positive about BOB was it was where Bill met the future Mrs Gates.
What Filters Are Right For Kids?
I use dansguardian on Hardy Heron for filtering my daughter's access. I like the fact that I can adjust just what gets blocked as she gets older.
However, I do believe the best filter is the one where parents practice that ago old filter of "No, you can't do that".
Bill Would Require ISPs, Wi-Fi Users To Keep Logs
The big issue is once you get above local government; i.e. city, county, etc; the rules are stacked against a candidate that doesn't have a D or an R next to their name. Mostly it has to do with who gets matching campaign funds from the Federal Election Commission and the state versions of it. It's damn near impossible for a 3rd party candidate to get funds to run at a state level. In fact, the only time I can remember it happening was when Jesse Ventura was the governor from Wisconsin.
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