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ChickTech Brings Hundreds of Young Women To Open Source

woodworx Re:Kuhscheisse. (158 comments)

much as I like the english to german translation, I think Norm Schwartzkopf called it better during the first gulf war. Bovine Scatology.

about 2 months ago

ChickTech Brings Hundreds of Young Women To Open Source

woodworx hmmm... (158 comments)

my seventeen year old daughter scored a 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam. she intends on teaching High School Math. ( why she wants to go back to high school, I have yet to understand.) so in my mind, girls get to choose what they want to do just like guys do. dunno why girls don't choose geekage as much as guys do... could be the tan line possibilities.... (or not)

about 2 months ago

What day of the week is your most productive?

woodworx next missing option (91 comments)

"it Depends on who is judging" cuz I can think of tons of things that are productive to me that aren't productive to my wife or my boss....

about 6 months ago

Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

woodworx Re:Problem Solving (313 comments)

second the motion. I enjoyed learning to code and learning to troubleshoot code and logic at the same time.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

woodworx just a thought... (308 comments)

Since I have a security angle to my job, I wanted to ask: if you are practicing your coding at home is your home system secure? will your home coded app be put into the production system 'as is'? (creating a back door if your system is already compromised.) maybe it's a dumb question and a moot point, but seeing how a home brewed app (read developed in-house) used by a major commercial entity just gave up 400K credit cards, it leaves me to wonder what the process was all the way thru the development process, which we may never fully know. on the other hand, my hobbies tend away from system administration so I have pretty good separation, or I would be typing this in from the loonie bin.

about 9 months ago

Do You Need Headphones While Working?

woodworx nope, don't want them (262 comments)

I don't want head phones, or ear buds. How can I eavesdrop on all the fun conversations going on around me, and make my snide comments if I cannot hear what others are saying? And, once the pun war starts, how would I ever keep up...

about 10 months ago

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

woodworx Re:It looks alright (1191 comments)

that was the first thing that jumped out at me. 'looks like a couple other news sites I've seen...' I actually like /. the way it is currently. It took me quite a while to get over the most recent change. but I'm used to the way the stories are presented and I don't need pics with the stories on the font page, if I want pics, I'll click thru to the story! I really like the distinctive look owns in this current iteration. please keep it the way it is. thanks!

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Alternative To the Canonical Computer Science Degree?

woodworx depends on the school (347 comments)

I have a daughter attending Utah Valley University (blatant plug) in web development. (I tried to discourage her being a system admin and all...) And she's been involved in projects dealing with reformatting for tablets and smart phones, html5 and so on. So I think you should check out the schools available to you and their curriculum to achieve your goals. I know when I went to college, there wasn't a web without a spider and computer science was learning programming languages and defining OSs and nitty gritty stuff like that. (yeah, dinosaurus irrelivantus and i did take a cobol class right after pascal and fortran) Of course, as stated above, get an account and put up a site. show the world what you've got, but try to keep it from the hackers who love to fix your site for you...

about a year and a half ago

Faculty To Grad Students: Go Work 80-Hour Weeks!

woodworx hmmm.... (454 comments)

Seems to me one could spend 80-100 hours a week trying to instigate culture change...

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Clean Up My Work Computer Before I Leave?

woodworx kinda funny... (547 comments)

how this comment section has become a testimonial for DBAN.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Clean Up My Work Computer Before I Leave?

woodworx dban (547 comments)

Derek's boot and nuke. cleans up everything. the other thing that you shouldn't really ever do is store debit/credit card numbers in browser cache. it's almost like giving away your money. good luck!

more than 2 years ago

NASA Finds Major Ice Source In Moon Crater

woodworx try this: (103 comments)

we should shoot a water cannon at that crater and store some frozen water for later use!

more than 2 years ago

My primary work is ...

woodworx missing option... (223 comments)

I'm a System Administrator, you insensitive clod! or is it I'm an insensitive clod, you System Administrator! eh, either way...

more than 2 years ago

Of currently dead inventors, my favorite is ...

woodworx Robert Goddard (542 comments)

developed liquid fueled rocket motors.

more than 2 years ago

Who Is Your Favorite Fictional Robot or Android?

woodworx more missing androids... (608 comments)

from the Blade Runner mythos. Pris and Rachel especially. But I did enjoy Rutger Hauer's work as Roy... 'time to die...'

more than 2 years ago

Excitement about U.S. mid-term elections:

woodworx oh, wait... (750 comments)

I thought it said excrement and got all excited, then I read it again and didn't vote.

more than 3 years ago

Which service is the last you would let lapse in a cash crunch?

woodworx oh, wait! (637 comments)

I read the NPR membership as NRA membership... then looked again...

more than 3 years ago


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