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zwei2stein (782480) writes "My team of about 10 men (IT guys) is expecting new coleague: Female one. It is guaranteed, that there will be remarks, double entendres and inuendos with huge potential of getting worse. We already have woman in team which can somehow handle this (and deliver apropriate verbal slaps). How would you deal with this? We talked about some fun ways — anyone who will do this will have to wear embarassing tie, simple ways — instead of swear jar, having sexual innuendo jar and even fairly harsh punishments — people losing their bonuses for month or their extra vaccation days. I'd like to figure out solution that would be effective, not call much attention to itself and not abandoned quickly." top
zwei2stein (782480) writes "Finally, "Moon landing hoax" got definitive debunk: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter took protots of several landing sites. Unsurprisingly, everything you would expect to be there is actually there." top
zwei2stein (782480) writes "I found this question with far reaching implications in offtopic section of one forum:
My economics teacher is forcing us to give up all of our work for the semester. Every page of notes, and paper must be turned over to her to be destroyed to prevent future students from copying it. My binder was in my backpack, and she went into my backpack, and took my binder. Is that legal?
Besides of issue with private property invasion which was trigger of that post, there is much more important question:
Can teacher ask student not to retain knowledge? Can school command pupils to become ignorant once again? How does IP law relate to teaching? Whose property are those notes?" top
zwei2stein (782480) writes "Thanks to freedom of information law, secret negotiations between G8 countries leaked. Planned Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) would enable security officials to check laptops, iPods and even cellular phones for content that "infringes" on copyright laws. Officials would also be responsible for on-spot determining which content infringes on copyright laws. They would also have authority to take action against infringers like confiscating or even destroying device, and authority to act so without complaint by rights holders. Ottawa Citizen and the National Post bring some more details." Link to Original Source top
zwei2stein (782480) writes "Simple bloger software is no longer simple. They all got bloated with plugins, multiple user management and in extreme cases file and photo management, or use files to store data (my mommy taught me not to 777).
So, is there simple one left? One that is reliable and free of all bloat? Using PHP and MySQL would be plus, absence of graphical smilies required.