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Cub Scouts To Offer Merit Pin For Video Gaming

stupidflanders Embraces what kids are doing anyway (366 comments)

They're embracing something that kids are doing anyway. The Scouts have been modifying their program in recent years. They now have a leadership position for Troop Webmaster, a Jamboree on the Internet and have wholeheartedly embraced Geocaching. I would have thought this would be marked as one giant leap for nerd-kind. They're saying it's OK to play video games. Where's the "HUZZAH"?

The requirements talk about comparing prices of games & consoles (and store return policies), teaching others how to play games, balancing homework/videogames, and picking games that will help improve school skills. You know, the kinds of things we discuss here all the time?

more than 4 years ago

Obama Kicks Off Massive Science Education Effort

stupidflanders Re:And In Unrelated News... (801 comments)

a story about how a 3 legged dog saved a baby.

Now that's some quality TV! (But seriously, if they make a movie with Robin Williams dressed up as a 3-legged dog saving Taylor Swift from Kanye West, I think I'm totally going to hurl.)

more than 5 years ago

Symantec Exec Warns Against Relying On Free Antivirus

stupidflanders Don't Worry (459 comments)

Captain Hammer will save us.

more than 5 years ago

Scientists Wonder What Fingerprints Are For

stupidflanders Sexy fingerprints (347 comments)

Man, look at the fingerprints on her!

more than 5 years ago

New Food-Growth Product a Bit Hairy

stupidflanders Wool is expensive (243 comments)

Wool and other animal fiber is expensive, and there is a huge market for it. My wife is happy when a skein of wool yarn costs less than $10, and it's not unusual to see her drop $25 just to knit a pair of socks. Oher animal fibers cost even more -- I think the most expensive one I've seen is Musk Ox, which runs about $150/skein (but sooooo soft). There's some markup involved, plus labor for dying etc, but still -- animal fiber is expensive.

Human hair on the other hand we have no use for -- barbers sweep it into the trash.

more than 5 years ago

Why Republicans Won't Retake Silicon Valley

stupidflanders Re:A lot of geeks are libertarian leaning (445 comments)

Has your friend considered Hillsdale College? They refuse to take any Federal or State funding; the whole college is run on donations by alumni and people who really dislike big government. Just a thought.

more than 5 years ago

Office Depot Employee — "We Changed Prices Too"

stupidflanders Quotas (492 comments)

Target has a daily sales quota for credit cards and for warranties. It is part of your essential job function. You do it, or else. If you didn't meet quota, management gave you a warning. Two strikes and, well, guess you didn't really want that $0.35/hour raise, did you?

more than 5 years ago

Facebook Scrambles To Contain ToS Fallout

stupidflanders We'll choke their rivers wit our dead! (409 comments)

Why not just upload a ton of pictures of polar bears in a snowstorm? (I think the limit is something like 4-10MB for pictures and 10MB for video.) Not that I'm advocating anything malicious. I just happen to like polar bears and snow.

more than 5 years ago

FTC Kills Scareware Scam That Duped Over 1M Users

stupidflanders HOOOORAY! (329 comments)

I have cleaned this off of 50+ computers at work. Stupid users. It's about damn time someone shut this company down.

more than 6 years ago

Obama Wants Broadband, Computers Part of Stimulus

stupidflanders Re:We Get What We Deserve (901 comments)

That's alright
that's OK
the Mayans said
we'd be dead
in 2012, anyway!
uh... Burma Shave.

more than 6 years ago

Reading Google Chrome's Fine Print

stupidflanders guff? (607 comments)

I think... I think he's trying to communicate with us, but I can't quite make out what he's saying.

more than 6 years ago



Obamabinden.com for sale on eBay

stupidflanders stupidflanders writes  |  more than 6 years ago

stupidflanders (1230894) writes "Barack Obama recently announced his running mate for the 2008 Presidential race, Sen. Joe Binden from Delaware. Unfortunately obamabinden.com is already taken. So are obama-biden.com, obama-biden.org, and obamabiden-08.com. In fact, the domain is for sale on eBay with an opening bid of $100,000. It should be noted that barackobama.com has been up for some time; still, one wonders if visitors to one of the aforementioned domains might get rickrolled. In other news, perspective squatters might be glad to know that http://www.iforonewelcomeournewdemocraticoverlords.com/ is still available."
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