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An Unexpecting Minority

Truthfully, I expected my new department would be grateful that I wasn’t having kids. But the unofficial motto here seems to be “We do babies!” And indeed we do….. I couldn’t believe that I was struggling to meet anyone who could go out for a drink. –Carol Peace –An Unexpecting Minority (Chronicle of Higher Education) Who would have thought that academics with young children wouldn’t have as much time to socialize…

Michelle Madigan attempts to hack DEFCON

A pity effort to hack into the hacker-only conference DEFCON was attempted by the NBC reporter Michelle Madigan. Apparently the Associate Producer for Dateline NBC entered the DEFCON with a hidden camera and tried to film attendees confessing to illegal activities. According to some sources, Madigan was working on an investigative piece called “Hackers for Hire” which would have shown the underground world of the hackers community. The DEFCON folks…