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Web filters are a form of censorship. They prevent people from seeing what they need to see.
They are in schools and businesses. They must be stopped.
The Computer Science I course has been eliminated from the Saint Thomas Episcopal School’s curriculum. This has proven to be a catalyst for concern throughout much of the student body at Saint Thomas.
We therefore ask that the Computer Science I course be reestablished in a time period of a maximum of two school years. Technology is an ever-growing essential aspect of twenty-first century professions and college education. There should be a fair and equal balance between “Classical” and “Modern” education.
The State of Texas, as noted in 19 TAC 74; Subchapter B, requires a minimum of one computer science credit in order to graduate high school.
The majority of prominent public and private universities require a minimum of one computer science credit for admission.
We, the students, believe that in our right to an education, we must be equipped for the future, and the discontinuation of computer sciences is inadequately preparing us for a more technologically advanced future in careers and higher learning.
We are two Turkish Popmundo Players living in Moldova Republic.
We are students and flatmates.
We live three guys in this house and share same static ip with three computers.
Two of us are Popmundo players.
Due to recent lightning occurences to people who share internet as well as us, we seized to fear and wanted to let you know we never use or share our accounts, everybody uses his own computer and never use two accounts in same computer.
You can watch the attached video as an evidence.
This petition is for fans of Warriors who want a video game or computer game of Warriors.
I want Channel five web service Demand Five to stream content in Apple Mac supported content, all the other channels support it so why not them.
DRM is no excuse as was the response to the email I got from the channel.
I have already emailed and spoken to a few people about this and they all feel the same way so lets gets some names and get them to change the five's non apple ways!
we should be able to access myspace from school... i think so because there are people that dont have a computer at home and i think it would be alot easier if instead of blocking myspace completely that they just have some little password code on the site and when people are done with there work they can just have a teacher sign them into the site and do their own little thing on myspace...
i for one get on mainly because im in a group home and i like to contact my mom through email because i dont like staff at the group home listening in on my conversations with my mom... sign if u agree..
Every month you hear about National Boss Day, or Secretary's Day. What about the people that fix their computers? Do we so much as get a thank you for some of the stupidity we deal with on a day to day basis? We do everything from helping a user log into their account to stringing hundreds of feet of cat five cable for a company.
We deserve to be recognized for the simple fact that without us Maria's cup holder wouldn't work and John wouldn't get his daily amount of SPAM that he shouldn't be sending to work anyway. We deserve one day where users realize all that we do for them, and we actually hear a simple thank you.
July 24, 2006
I Just Hate Pop-Ups, Don't You?
I'm Just Surfing The Net Then All Of A Sudden PING! I Receive 10 Pop-Ups All At Once And They Are Animated Ones And Usually Its Really Hard To Close Them Because The Top Bar Is Completely Off The Screen And The Computer Has Really Low Processing Power And Speed And Then The Computer Crashes, All Your Un-Saved Work, Gone!
Now This Only Applies To Really Slow (And Old) Computers. I Know That Most Of This Ads Are On Websites That Are Free And The Ads Are To Pay The Bills But Why Not Banners?
And Sponsored Links And Maybe A Splash Page With All The Advertisements Show If You Click A Button That Says "I Want To See The Advertisements" (Of Course There Would Be A Button That Says "Skip")
May 4, 2006
Internet is about the most greediest way to squeeze money out of someone's pocket just so that some rich person can pay for their trophy-wife's 20th facelift.
The technology that allows people to connect with each other should be free of any barriers.
Not only is it a stupid idea to pay for it but the prices are way over they top you can pay up to 700 dollars a month for internet access and i don't know about you but thats more money then my computer itself cost i might as well cancel my internet and buy a new computer every 6 months.
March 15, 2006
I belive that the Red Balloon would benifit from atleast one Windows XP computer publicly available.
This would reduce the amount of time it takes to achive certain tasks, and allow certain "Windows Only" applications to be used. The only issued that seems to be stopping this are security and usage.
I believe that security is not an issue if you know how to set it up properly. I also believe that the machine would definately be used reguarly by students in the Red Balloon, but this would be unlikely to result in arguments like "who's turn is it to use the machine" because most of the people surveyed have said they would still enjoy using the Linux and Mac machines as well.
I belive after surveying students and staff at the Red Balloon that the demand for Windows is high. I therefore ask you, Doug, if you would at least run a few weeks trial, starting after Easter, of ONE Windows XP machine, and I willing to provide as much help setting it up as you want.
In the year 2004 AD, a trashy Filipino male supermodel named Shiima Xion debuted in the International Wrestling Cartel. Shiima put on stellar performance after stellar performance in IWC throughout the remainder of 2004 and even more so in 2005. IWC rightfully nominated Shiima as a contender for the "2004 Newcomer of the Year" award.
Shiima won the award in a landslide victory, but somehow ended up sharing that victory with his then arch-rival, Jason Gory (aka angry mime). Rumor has it that Jason Gory simply voted for himself on every computer in his school computer lab...twice! (he erased cookies on every freakin PC) which led to the tie occuring. Shiima, irate and confused, chose to disregard Gory's attempts at stealing his spotlight, and proceeded to declare himself the official Newcomer of the Year.
For whatever reason, IWC promoter Norm Connors booked a match on July 29th, 2005 between Gory and Shiima to determine the undisputed 2004 Newcomer of the Year. Shiima lost to Gory on that night, and unwillingly passed his 2004 Newcomer of the Year torch to the little fairy boy. Since that loss, Shiima Xion has received an IWC World Title shot, IWC Tag Title shots, IWC International Title shots, and wrestled in notable promotions such as Chikara and Pro Wrestling Unplugged. What has the "undisputed" Newcomer of the Year done since winning the award? Well..he won the Tex-Arkana Title for a couple seconds. Enough Said.
Shiima Xion proved in 2005 that he is once again deserving of a nomination for the Newcomer of the Year. Some may say, "Shiima isn't a newcomer anymore, though." Understandable, but one must remember that Shiima Xion is a supermodel. How is that relevent? Simple. A supermodel never gets old, never gets routine, never gets stale...and is ALWAYS in season. Shiima Xion is not last season, nor is he "last year." Shiima Xion is the future, and by signing this online petition, you the fans (aka Shiimarks) are recognizing that you want the future to look bright in IWC. Let's make it happen.
Let's get Shiima Xion a nomination on the 2005 Newcomer of the Year award, and allow our beloved Virgin Slayer to be the only TWO TIME Newcomer of the Year in the history of professional wrestling.
I've created this petition to try to get Microsoft to create a patch to allow older (Windows 95/98) programs workable.
As almost all computer owners are aware, there are many games, as well as other applications, that were made before Windows XP was released, and will not work with Windows XP.
Countless dollars have gone into buying computer games, with the idea that you will always have the game to play. As time went on, Windows 95 turned to 98, and that evolved into ME. My first computer was a Windows 95, which I upgraded to 98, and all of my games worked. I soon bought a new computer with Windows ME on it, and many of my games still worked just fine. Then came Windows XP.
Upgrading to XP is pretty unavoidable, as all new programs are mainly manufactured for XP use. With upgrading to XP, you are losing the ability to play older computer games. I presonally have over 150 games that I am unable to play now. I probably spent an average of $10-$20 each on them, so that is alot of now wasted money.
I am now hesitant to buy any games for my new computer because they may not work in the next version of Windows.
Please, sign this petition to help me in my struggle to get Microsoft to develop a way to play older games on the computer.
Thank you for your time, and your support.
I bought an Apple iMac G5 home computer in June 2005, after seeing it advertised as "whisper-quiet". It's not, and it never has been. It buzzes annoyingly throughout operation, and because of its constant rising and lowering pitch (in time with CPU-usage), it constitutes the most annoying noise emitted during normal operation in any computer I have ever used in my 20 years of computing experience.
I have compared it with several other iMac G5's of identical specifications that do not make this noise, of about 20 other machines I compared it to, only one other one did make the noise. Thus the noise is not only in contradiction to the advertising, but it is also abnormal.
Apple has refused to address this issue
satisfactorily for me, the authorised Apple Centre I took it to saying that my iMac was performing within specifications.
After discovering via the official Apple website forums, and via other forums on the web, that many people around the world are experiencing the same problem with their iMac G5's, and also experiencing the same lack of support from Apple, I have decided to start this petition.
This Petition has been started in an effort to stop the closure of RMIT University's Bundoora East Campus at the end of 2006.
The decision to close the Campus was reached by the Executive Committee of the CS&IT School on Wednesday, 20th July 2005.
On Thursday, 21 July 2005 the following email was sent to students:
"Dear Bundoora Campus Students
Yesterday, the Executive Committee of the CS&IT School made a decision to stop all intake of students into our programs at Bundoora East Campus with the aim of vacating all of our offices at Bundoora by the end of 2006.
This decision was not taken lightly and the Executive Committee realises this decision will have an adverse impact on many of you. The main reason that has led to this decision is that the School has been operating below critical mass at the Bundoora East Campus for some years now. We do not see any major changes occurring in the near future to alter this. The School is therefore unable to provide you with the range of services we consider so vital throughout the duration of your studies. To continue indefinitely with a lack of critical mass is not desirable nor conducive to a quality teaching and learning experience.
Thus, the Executive has decided to concentrate the School's energies into strengthening its teaching and learning activities at the City Campus. Also, yesterday the Teaching Committee of CS&IT decided to continue the C&IT program, but transfer it to the City campus, i.e. the first year courses for this program will be offered at the City Campus in 2006, while second and third year courses will continue at Bundoora for 2006.
Professor Heiko Schroder
Head of School
School of Computer Science & IT
Ok... Dissecting frogs is plain out cruel.... why should frogs be dissected i mean schools can get fancy computer programs when ur just harming a virtual frog plz sign!
This petition from the students of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Department of Counseling/Human and Organizational Studies at The George Washington University calls for a new computer to be purchased for the Chi Sigma Iota, Rho Theta Chapter of GWU to be placed in the Community Counseling Services Center.
Because there is no single place where standard databases (including membership, new student, and internship databases) can be housed, a new computer is essential.
Furthermore, because of the numerous valid career assessments that are currently available via the Internet, the new computer will serve as a tool for those needing career counseling services. Minimum requirements needed for the requested computer include Internet access, a spreadsheet program, and a word processing program.
Due to the overwhelming stupidity of the average computer user, this petition has been organised to try and encourage Intel to do something about the idiots who use their processors.
18. Okage 2
This petition requests that Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and ZENER WORKS Inc. will begin process on Okage 2, a sequal to the game Okage Shadow King for the PS2.
There is growing problem of unauthorized or covert use advanced high-tech spy devices (cameras, snooping devices, Electromagnetic emission devices, web cams etc.) which track A-Z of any person's activity - speech, writing, bodily movements, computer and web usage (cyber-stalking) etc, even in darkness - from a considerable distance away (from neighboring buildings, distant buildings etc). Use of these devices is becoming a common feature among ordinary people, for criminal purposes, stalking, eavesdropping on other's private activities, computer hacking, vocal conversation, telephone conversation etc - in gross violation of:
1. The Indian Supreme Court ruling on wire-tapping/illegal surveillance
2. IT 2000 law prohibiting computer hacking
These devices are latest advances in technology; making both the Supreme Court ruling as well as the IT law "outdated" in comparison. It is very hard for an ordinary citizen to build evidence for court submission, when confronted by these invisible "covert" monitoring.
This petition is to help cure the mental anguish that has effected the multitude of Half Life: Day of Defeat players. Davy Crocket has ruined the playing experience for hundreds of potentialally great players in the DoD community. Davy Crocket has hacked, and cheated his way to the top without thinking of the torment he would later put the community through. Help stop the madness by taking away Davy Crocket's internet access and computer access until the age of 80.
The RIAA, or the Record Industry Association of America controls a good portion of the record industry. Over the years, they are pushing for laws that would prevent them from downloading anything "Copyrighted". This is a problem because the ways they pursue their goals are unconstitutional, and unfair. Ever since the AHRA was enacted, every CD-R has a hidden tax added into the price, approx 2% of the manufacturers sales. This is supposed to go to the artists, but instead, the tax goes to the RIAA. The worst part of it is not one artist that was paid a cent of the money. 4% is set aside for non-featured artists, of the remainder 40% for the featured artist and 60% for the labels. To date not one artist who has received one cent of this money. (Source: RIAA website. Every CD recorder also has a $2.00 surcharge added onto the price, of which goes directly to the RIAA. This all jacks up prices at retail stores, which is a problem because not everybody wants to pay $15 - $20 for a CD. The NRAA also pushes for acts and laws to prevent people from downloading MP3 files, or anything free. They recently sued college students, and wanted them jailed for downloading MP3s on their computer. THEY ARE JUST TEENAGERS! Why not go after Nintendo for putting Sonic the Hedgehog on the Gamecube with this logic then? Here are some examples of what they want:
(1.) Hacking into the computer (which is also ILLEGAL), and knocking you off line if they find you downloading MP3s, and disable your system (2.) Using software that would go into a computer, and deletes the MP3s (3.) Suing the individual school students, or college students (4.) Pushing for laws that would make all computers be installed with spy-ware that would prevent people from downloading MP3s, or other files.
This is a clear violation of our 1st and 4th amendment rights. These laws would also be a heavy violation of the 4th amendment, which states " We the undersigned feel that we should be able, under certain guidelines, be able do download files freely. Ideas ranging from sites that only have MP3s from artists who allow this practice, or a site where a ONE TIME ONLY fee would be paid, and the persons would have access to all the files he/she wanted, and the best thing would be that the money would go directly to the artists themselves. We also feel that the artists who produce the music should get most of the money, and not the recording industries. With new cheaper, yet better quality technology, the artists of music would be able to produce their music & music videos, and release them on the web without having to loose money to the greedy recording industries. To conclude, we feel that the RIAA goes too far, and hurts themselves more than people who share MP3s on the net. We might need some regulating on the MP3 scene, but lobbying unconstitutional laws by big, corrupt industries, and arresting the people who can't possibly pay up charges is the wrong way to go. Please listen to our plea, and do something about the RIAA today before our constitutional rights and freedoms are trampled on by greed and power.
We first saw the rumor on planethalflife.com that HL2 could be a X-Box exclusive. This is not acceptable since the mod community cannot work on any console game, the whole thing that made HL such a huge hit is that Valve wanted users to make mods for Half-Life.
While I can see the monetary advantage of an exclusively X-Box release it would be lowering Valve's prestige to do so. We don't want another ''Halo'' thrown at us, Microsoft is trying to get it's claws on the videogame industry and games are something they arn't very good at.
Release HL2 for the PC!
This is a petition to let Patrick Murray, aka Killer Angel, back onto the computer/online.
We, citizens of Europe, ask our representatives in the European Parliament to vote in favour of a European law which will protect European consumers.
This law forces computer manufacturers to supply the operating system on a media (CD-ROM or DVD-ROM) separate from the computer's hardware. Furthermore, this law adds minimal rights concerning the use of operating systems: the operating system must be used on a single computer, but this computer may change over time; the operating system may be installed and used on a laptop computer if the user already owns a licence for a desktop computer. This law must guarantee that the individual has the right to choose, freely, his or her operating system and the computer in which that operating system will be used.
This measure must allow the consumers to reinstall the operating system under the following conditions:
- my hard drive has been destroyed and I have to buy a new one;
- I'm buying a new computer and I certify that my old computer is disabled and that it has not been sold or given to a third party.
We recognise that software publishers have the right to protect themselves against software piracy, but not at the expense of the citizens. They must find a way to counter software piracy which does not have a negative impact on the citizens.
Let's collect 100,000 signatures in United Kingdom, in Ireland, and more than ONE million in Europe.
You should state
the place of residence of each petitioner.
http://www.europarl.eu.int/petition/help_en.htm in English
1 Français FR 2 Nederlands NL
3 Deutsch DE 4 Español ES
5 English EN 6 iIaliano IT 7 Potuguês PT 8 Suomi FI
9 Svenska SV 10 NORSK NO
11 Dansk DA 12 Türkçe
This petition aims to change Apple Computer's policy of excluding minors from Apple Developer Connection and Apple open-source development.
26. Bring OSX To PC
Mac OS X. Beautiful. A work of art. For Macs only :(
This is a petition to bring Phantasy Star Onine Ver. 2 to the Sony Playstation 2 computer entertainment system.
In the Wintel hardware world, there are hundreds of choices of different motherboards, video cards, and cases from dozens of different manufacturers at various price points, depending on the features you want or don't. This is one of the few features I admire about the Wintel world.
Wouldn't it be great if we had similar choices in the Mac world? While I wouldn't expect Apple to license their technology any time soon to companies like Asus or Abit so that they could build all kinds of different Mac motherboards, maybe we could get Apple to rethink their "BTO" Power Mac strategy. At the minimum, it would be great if Apple allowed us to purchase only the components we needed to build or re-build our own Power Macs. However, I don't think this would ever happen, at least not as long as Steve Jobs is the CEO at Apple. Maybe we could convince Apple to re-think their BTO Power Mac options:
This is what I propose - Lets start a petition to get Apple to offer REAL BTO options whenever someone goes to buy a Power Mac at the Apple Store. This petition would collect the names, e-mail addresses, and comments of all Mac users who'd have an interest in seeing Apple offer TRUE BTO options. What do I consider "TRUE BTO OPTIONS"?
A - Three (minimum) different motherboards - Low, Medium, High End - with different price points to match:
- Low End: 3 PCI slots, 1 AGP, 1 USB, 1 Firewire, 10MBps Ethernet, 1 UDMA66 Connector (Supporting 2 Hard Drives)
- Medium End: 4 PCI slots, 1 AGP, 2 USB, 2 Firewire, 10/100 Ethernet, 2 UDMA66 Connectors (Supporting 4 Hard Drives)
- High End: 5 PCI slots, 1 AGP, 2 USB, 2 Firewire, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 2 UDMA100 Connectors (Supporting 4 Hard Drives)
- G4 Processors - 733Mhz, Dual 733Mhz, 800Mhz, Dual 800Mhz, 867Mhz, Dual 867Mhz - These would be able to be used with either MB.
B - Three (minium) different Tower Case Designs - Small, Medium, Large (possibly with different colors) - with different price points to match:
- Small: (1) 5.25" External Drive Bay, (1) 3.5" External Drive Bay, 2 internal Hard Drive Bays for SCSI or IDE drives (3 different color options minimum)
- Medium: (2) 5.25" External Drive Bays, (1) 3.5" External Drive Bay, 4 internal Hard Drive Bays for SCSI or IDE drives (3 different color options minimum)
- Large: (3) 5.25" External Drive Bays, (2) 3.5" External Drive Bay, 6 internal Hard Drive Bays for SCSI or IDE drives (3 different color options minimum)
- Power Supplies: 250Watt, 300Watt, 350Watt, 400Watt - with different price points to match - any of which can be used in either case.
C - Video Cards - As it now stands, the choice is decent, but lets throw a 64MB ATI Radeon 8500 AGP, 32MB ATI Radeon AGP, Formac Proformance 3 and 4 AGP into the mix as well.
D - BareBone Power Mac: Any MOTHERBOARD from above, with any CPU from above, in any CASE from above, with any VIDEO CARD from above -
- This should require the purchase of the lastest version of OS X.
- NOT NECESSARY to purchase - RAM, Hard Drive, DVD/CDRW/SuperDrive
Unfortunately, I do not have my own website where I could host this porposed petition. If anyone who reads this likes this idea, please feel free to "take the ball and run with it." Feel free to use any ideas/wording from this posting in the petition. Lets try to get Apple to Re-think Differently about their BTO Power Mac Strategy. Lets let them know that we want more choice. I would love to be the first one on this petition. My idea would be to run this petition for at least 1 month if not 2 to collect as many names as possible.
While this type of BTO system would increase the cost of Apple's R&D, and as a result increase the price of Macs or BareBone Macs, I believe the price increases would not be dramatic, and it would in my opinion be worth it to get the kind of Mac motherboard/case/video card that I would want.
I believe this would also have a good chance of increasing Apple's market share and OS X adoption. Consider one scenario - Joe, a life-long Wintel "Poweruser". He's seen OS X and is interested - Unix core, reliable, powerful, with plenty of eye-candy too. Maybe he even likes the design of Apple's hardware. He'd like to give it a try, but he doesn't want to spend a minimum of $1699 for a low-end Power Mac since he spent about $1300 not too long ago for a high-end 1.4Ghz Athlon. But for say $1000 (or somewhat close to this) he could get a Low End motherboard, 733Mhz G4 CPU, Small Case, 32MB Radeon AGP Video Card, and OS X. Then all he'd have to do is take the RAM, Hard Drive, DVD/CDRW from his Athlon and put it into his new BTO Power Mac (or at worst spend another $150-$200 on some RAM and a Hard Drive from any reseller for his new G4).
Since the advent of Mac OS X, Apple Computer has promised support for all G3 and G4 machines which they originally manufactured with the exception of the original PowerBook G3. Many of these computers use the Rage Pro or Rage IIc chipset for hardware graphics acceleration. Apple has unfortunately neglected to included real drivers for these GPUs, thus leaving 2D and 3D elements unaccelerated in OS X. As a result, many applications, including the Finder, run slowly, resulting in a decrease in user productivity and ease-of-use. This omission does not represent true support on the behalf of Apple Computer and thus fails to fulfill its promise to consumers.
A petition to protest the Kyoto Treaty. We, college students from across the United States, urge our nation's leaders to insist on the use of science-based evidence - and well-reasoned economics - rather than hypothetical computer models in any negotiations concerning international climate policy.