top Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone
Not any more-so than elsewhere in the world. Visit just about any other country in the world (say Russia, Mexico) and you'll find it's much more common for unmarried children to live with their parents, mostly due to economic concerns. Hell, I'd save so much money if I still lived with my folks.
top Who's Responsible When Your Semi-Autonomous Shopping Bot Purchases Drugs Online?
If I father a child (creator) and raise it to be... less than respectful of the law... my child then robs a bank. Do they put *me* in jail? By your definition they should...
While scripts aren't children, in any event parents are often held responsible for the actions of their children.
Check out this article.
top Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General For Conspiring With Movie Industry
This comment has so little context, it's asinine. Are you implying that the public favors lawsuits against oil companies over those confronting online piracy? If so, are you suggesting that the collateral damage caused by oil companies (such as damaging the environment) is greater than that caused by search companies (incidentally providing results that lead to downloads that violate copyright)?
top Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site
Name one thing a Millennial - any Millennial - has done to improve America.
Edward Snowden (millennial) blew the lid on massive online surveillance (an invention of the boomers).
about a month and a half ago
top Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday
Did they? As far as I know it's still possible to change the fonts and colors of most UI elements using the Control Panel.
top Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?
There is and always was ALSA
You mean OSS?
If only politics hadn't fragmented the Linux sound ecosystem, we probably wouldn't have to deal with such a clusterfsck. Then again, there's always BSD...
top My resting heart rate:
I'd vote this up if I could. Bravo.
top Brazilian Kids Learning English By Video Chatting With Elderly Americans
top Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi
Maybe there were, maybe there weren't. Point is, now days it's relatively easy for a shit programmer to get their shit app plastered all over the 'net and downloaded into a million smartphones. Back then, if your program sucked, no one would bother redistributing it, since it required floppy disks and physical action. Ergo, those shit programmers never got recognized, and those programmers who could cook up something pretty sick within 64K of RAM got mad street credit because it was actually impressive in the very real sense of the word.
top Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0
Google hasn't been private since they day they started selling shares of their company on the open stock exchange.
top Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?
When it comes to cars, it's an established industry with nearly all of the UX design kinks having been already ironed out over the past century. If there's a new car on the market and the driver makes an error, AND the driver is somewhat experienced, I think it's safe to say the design isn't as accommodating or standardized as it needs to be.
top Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea
Oh wow... Hindsight is 4/Insightful?
top Lit Motors, Danny Kim, and Changing How Americans Drive
Define "easy". Last I checked, it requires a lot of public funding for road restructuring projects, whereas vehicles are sold on the open market to individuals.
Not exactly disagreeing with your point, though... there are many MANY examples of terrible traffic patterns in my town alone.
top Ask Slashdot: Online, Free Equivalent To a CompSci BS?
I find that most folks with "Anonymous Coward" and no name are experts at trolling.
top South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards
No one said anything about "provable" above. You seem confused between "provable" and "testable". Evolution as an origin of species is certainly testable, as we have built models from fossil records into which archaeological findings seem to fit nicely. Intelligent Design is a lost cause from the get-go, as it relies on the absence of evidence to insist upon the point that "you gotta believe" that we were created in our present form, and evolution from ape to human never occurred... because you know... some people find it threatening to think their ancestors might have been apes.