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by cellocgw
Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0565: "Security Question"
Replies: 96
Views: 22201

Re: "Security Question" Discussion

I make all my "special question" responses the same. And no, it's not "swordfish." The whole concept of these secondary response checkers is flawed -- Schneier has a few articles on this. But at least my way I don't have to try to remember what my favorite book was at the time I ...
by cellocgw
Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0519: "11th Grade"
Replies: 204
Views: 45910

Arrgh: look at Massachusetts law

This struck a really raw nerve, as here in MA the Board of Education (sort of like the Ministry of Love) decreed a minimum number of alleged class hours for high school students. Never mind that, e.g., in Acton, MA, 95% of the students go on to 4-year colleges, the standardized test scores rock, the...
by cellocgw
Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0491: "Twitter"
Replies: 156
Views: 35157

Re: "Twitter" Discussion

Wow, I'm actually amazed that as many people know about Burma-shave signs as they did. I've heard about them from my grandmother, but the only time I've actually seen one was on the island of Put-In-Bay, Ohio. Hey, I'm as old as your grandmother, you insensitive clod! (oops, sorry, no /. memes allo...
by cellocgw
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: problem with search engine
Replies: 1
Views: 1462

problem with search engine

So the search engine rejects all words shorter than 3 letters. This made it darn hard to search for the thread on 217, "e to the pi minus pi" . Maybe the search engine could make exceptions for short words such as "e" and "pi" ?

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