Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Tag: Environmental Protection Agency

  • We all lose

    Survey: Consumers lose to online schemes – Yahoo! News: [C]onsumers lost $630 million over the past two years to e-mail scams. That is nothing compared to the $7.8 billion people spent on computer repair. I’m interested in how many consumers are victims of email scams. Also, the median amount lost. Guess I’ll have to do…

  • Anger and computers don’t mix

    Ex-Boss Describes Sys Admin’s Anger During PaineWebber Sabotage Trial | June 8, 2006: On the day a system administrator at UBS PaineWebber learned his annual bonus had fallen short by about $15,000, he leveled an ultimatum at his boss: give him a written contract for more money or he was walking out the door, according…

  • Espionage vs. First Amendment

    Gonzales Says Prosecutions of Journalists Are Possible – New York Times The government has the legal authority to prosecute journalists for publishing classified information, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said yesterday. “There are some statutes on the book which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility,” Mr.…

  • Cheating in an Information Technology Era

    Some quotes from an article in the NYT on cheating. This recently came up on a WebCT Users list (usually at least once every year). Maybe the timing is right because the academic year at many schools just ended? Test administrators are usually one step behind the cheaters. There are lots of technologies that have…

  • Sushi Means Rice?

    This came up a while ago. Now I need a food category…. SushiFAQ.com – The Sushi FAQ – Sushi Information Technically, the word `sushi’ refers to the rice, but colloquially, the term is used to describe a finger-size piece of raw fish or shellfish on a bed of vinegared rice. This can be eaten as…

  • Okay…. Wow

    Creating Passionate Users Recognizing that programmers cannot be expected to care deeply about users if they–the programmers–are not happy and fulfilled, Emotional Programmingâ„¢ brings a new level of sensitivity to software development. The Emo Programmerâ„¢ is one who strives to craft the most user-friendly, accessible, and inspiring applications. It is no longer enough for our…

  • New phishing scan

    I know so many people who would jump at this…. This is disturbing.    Dear <removed> Bank Customer,      CONGRATULATIONS!       You have been chosen by the <removed> Bank online department    to take part in our quick and easy 5 question survey.   In return we will credit $20 to your account – Just for your…

  • Frivolous Lawsuits

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian astrologist who says NASA has altered her horoscope by crashing a spacecraft into a comet is suing the U.S. space agency for damages of $300 million, local media reported on Monday. NASA deliberately crashed its probe, named Deep Impact, into the Tempel 1 comet to unleash a spray of material…

  • Do Not Tease the Idiots

    Country: United States City: Columbus, GA Citation: Sec. 14-34. Idiots, etc.; teasing, harassing. It shall be unlawful and disorderly conduct for any person to tease or harass, either by words, signs or acts, on the streets or public places in the city any simple minded, idiotic, or crazy person, or any cripple, or other unfortunate…