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8 posts • joined 29 Nov 2007

California school pulls 'oral sex' dictionary

Chris Romero

As parent of a 4th grader I find this absurd!

A well known, reliable, and trustworthy DICKtionary being pulled from the shelves for providing a description to a word?!? Opps! Pardon my poor spelling ;-).

As a parent of a fourth grader I find it ludicrous California must pander to every bit of political correctness in order to save our parents from having to be, well, parents. The Merriam-Webster dictionary has been an valuable resource for longer than I can remember. Certainly longer than I have been alive.

Yes, there are some definitions that might offend some people. However, that is where the guiding presence of an active parents can help to lead their child towards the corrects use of a reference. But make no mistake about the fact children learn in many ways. Their inquisitiveness is ours. Most of the time the discovery process is an innocent, wide open, intake of knowledge and exploration. Sometimes it is a vulgar foray into the specifics of a term. I highly doubt the child of a caring parent will get hung up on a single entry in a dictionary.

Banning the book is not the problem. Active parents who stand by the wayside is problem. Of course you probably see those same lazy parents as fodder for the evening news in a story about their child's' unguided excursions on the internet. At that time you will see those parents try to blame someone else rather than accept the responsibility they should. No, I say the real problem is extremist P.C. parent who seeks not to educate but instead to try ineffectively regulate and restricts their child's' ability to learn and grow.. And so be default your children, and mine, are also affected by those ill-intentioned and uneducated parents.

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H Ross Perot Jr fails to grab rhino by the horns

Chris Romero
Go

It's your head Ross!

All right Rossy! You go get your head! Just don't miss the the kill next time on your hunt!

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Packing heat gets you shot, say profs

Chris Romero
FAIL

Don't Take anyone's word for it, read the research yourself and decide!

Go read the "research" article in full. You'll notice the way the statistics are calculated there is a skew (once again) towards presenting the non-gun owning populace in a better light.

There are also plenty of missing statistics. Stats that if shown would change the tone of the research article.

Don't be an idiot. Read the a the supposed "research" and decide for yourself if the American Journal of Public Health is trying to pawn off misleading research to the public.

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Black-hole sniffing 'laser combs' are go, say Brit gov boffins

Chris Romero
WTF?

Ahem!!! Who invented the Internet????

The author needs to check is butt. Because that must be where his brain is if he thinks lorry pilots fools Invented the Internet..

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AMD demos live Magny-Cours migration

Chris Romero
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"mangey cores"

Hilarious!

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US switches off the incandescent lightbulb

Chris Romero

Is anyone out there That gullible

18BN less in the coming years? I think not! Beside the increasing cost of energy production, the energy companies have inflation and greed on their side.

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Reported malfunction in PayPal Security Key

Chris Romero

Web site to security key fob vendor list.

PayPal sends their user the Vasco DigiPass Go3 key. (http://www.vasco.com/).

eBay sends their user the Vasco DigiPass Go3 key. (http://www.vasco.com/).

E*TRADE sends their user the RSA SecurID key (http://www.rsa.com/) RSA is a part of EMC.

This has nothing to do with the implementation of the software or key into the site. It is just a short list of what the user will get. Never would have cared to look up the manufacturer names if the PayPal issue was not there.

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Chris Romero

Only PayPal AFAIK

Yes, I have only seen it with PayPal. And only in the way I described where you enter the PayPal site via a vendor link to pay for an item or service.

Also, the general code on the PayPal site still forces you to enter a full six-digit key. The error shown on the top of the page in the screen shot was left over from testing a four-digit code to check the overall reaction of the page. The code was then changed to the invalid six-digit code as shown on the screen shot.

I also have an RSA security fob used with another account. No problems with that account yet. Though you know I will be looking now.

BTW, I did not mean to imply that any wife or brother is unscrupulous. It was just an example and has nothing to do with real life.

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