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This is a link post Clifford Stoll, What an ace bloke!

(, Mon 16 Feb 2009, 0:59, Reply)
This is a normal post He's a total legend
just watched the whole thing, man I wish he was my physics teacher in grammar school. He defines nutty professor but comes across as possibly the most sane man I've seen lecture. Inspirational character.
(, Mon 16 Feb 2009, 1:27, Reply)
This is a normal post Great Guy
I would of loved to have a science teacher like him at school
(, Mon 16 Feb 2009, 1:38, Reply)
This is a normal post Top stuff!

(, Mon 16 Feb 2009, 2:07, Reply)
This is a normal post oh my God!
I read this guys book "The Cuckoo's Egg" about hackers YEARS back. Nice to know he's still around, but had no idea quite what a character he is. Totally recommend his book, I hope one day it might be mad into a film, and blow away all those crappy geek movies like "Hackers" and "War Games"
(, Mon 16 Feb 2009, 2:22, Reply)
This is a normal post There's a german film
about the other side of that hack called "23" - it's well worth a watch if you can find a copy with subtitles
(, Tue 17 Feb 2009, 19:55, Reply)
This is a normal post This is amazing

(, Mon 16 Feb 2009, 2:58, Reply)
This is a normal post I posted this benihillified a while back
But he is a brilliant awesome guy, those 8th graders he is teaching are some really lucky kids.
(, Mon 16 Feb 2009, 5:18, Reply)
This is a normal post Fuuuuuuuck

His hair looks just like mine does when I don't get it cut for a while. (Usually when I'm engrossed in some project and don't bother with distractions - like haircuts. I wouldn't change my clothes, wash, leave the house, eat proper meals or go to bed if I had my way. Luckily I've got Mrs Legless who reminds me to do those things...)

But guys like this are the reason that, every time I wish America would just disappear up it's own arsehole and spare the rest of the planet, I realise that, if it did, we wouldn't have guys likes this.

Fuck it. Someone *that* eccentric just has to be an honorary Englishman.

(, Mon 16 Feb 2009, 11:07, Reply)
This is a normal post Fuck you legless, I'm about to outanecdote you.
A few years ago, I was looking for a birthday present for my good friend The Furry Dinosaur, and came across Klein Jars, the topological oddities he talks about here. I ordered an acme klein jar and it was shipped to me accompanied by a suitably eccentric packing list (Payment method: PayPal. Payment amount: $44.00. Number of Samurai in Kurasawa's best movie: 7) With a lovely handwritten note across it: "Smiles and Cheers, Tom! --Cliff Stoll" It was only then that I realised precisely who I'd ordered it from. The packing list is still on my wall to this day.

(, Mon 16 Feb 2009, 13:23, Reply)
This is a normal post Acme Klein Bottles
You can buy them here handmade by Mr. Stoll himself, they make great gifts for people who have everything else.


Speaking of eccentric packaging, I still have the invoice for one item I bought from him. "1 Drinking Glass - Self Emptying".

Thinking about it, there's no way this site hasn't been posted before some time in the past.
(, Fri 20 Feb 2009, 13:09, Reply)
This is a normal post hey
Outanecdoting Legless? That is one tall order baby, but I think you did it.
(, Fri 20 Feb 2009, 18:37, Reply)
This is a normal post AAAA+++
would watch again
(, Mon 16 Feb 2009, 11:59, Reply)
This is a normal post great stuff

(, Mon 16 Feb 2009, 12:54, Reply)
This is a normal post It's Mr.Fargus!
From Family Guy?
(, Fri 20 Feb 2009, 13:19, Reply)
This is a normal post That. Was. Awesome.

(, Fri 20 Feb 2009, 13:56, Reply)
This is a normal post Oh. My. God!
This guy is the greatest! I can only hope one day to be half as entertaining and inspiring as this guy.

thinks a bit Do you think it's too late to change my subject from nursing to astronomy?
(, Fri 20 Feb 2009, 18:16, Reply)
This is a normal post He's very cool
That kind of energy combined with that level of intelligence - he's Skynet waiting to happen!
(, Fri 20 Feb 2009, 21:22, Reply)
This is a normal post TED lectures!!
I know very little about what TED lectures are, but I must have watched 2 or 3 hours of content of this stuff, and it's all amazing!
(, Sat 21 Feb 2009, 22:02, Reply)
This is a normal post Clifford Stoll
I suspect he has Asperger's Syndrome, partly why he is such an individual and constantly wants to talk about stuff that he thinks interests him and no one else. He's very happy in his own skin and doesn't care about what people think of him. The finely tuned science brain is a giveaway too, you only have to look at Einstein.
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 12:58, Reply)
This is a normal post Wish I could teach like that
Its all about the kids learning and proving that theyr are learning rather than listening nowerdays though so i'd get bollocked for talking for so long.

He's ace
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 14:39, Reply)
This is a normal post He's amazing
i wish i'd been taught by him, might have done beter than D if i had!!
(, Mon 13 Apr 2009, 17:19, Reply)