top Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?
[X] No - it'll do more harm than good
Eventually some of those high school students will make their way through an MBA course which will lead to disaster.
Let me put it this way - how much worse could your boss/team lead/manager screw things up if they thought they could code?
top Japanese Firm Proposes Microwave-Linked Solar Plant On the Moon
Helps when you put the D in there.
she said ... heh heh heh
.... I'll get my coat.
top Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up
I would be willing to purchase a membership to retain access to the "classic" version of the site.
that's how Dice is intending to monetize us ... it all makes sense now ...
top Facebook Comment Prompts Arrests In Cyberbullying Suicide Case
What ever happened to 'sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me'?
top Nokia Design Guru Urges Apple To End Cable Chaos
You're thinking of Thunderbolt, not Lightning.
... very, very frightening me
Sorry. I'll get my coat
top California Elementary Schools To Test Anti-Piracy Curriculum
My sect and I.
That's right, I'm gonna derail a religious debate with Grammar-Nazi-ism! Take that, cur!
Damned sects maniac
top Microsoft: Xbox One Won't Require Kinect To Function
I stand corrected - I clicked through on the first article link and not the second. If this is actually true it might bring the XB One back onto the list of potential purchases.
top Microsoft: Xbox One Won't Require Kinect To Function
The only real change here is that you can unplug it if you feel you can't tolerate the spying.
Unfortunately you have erred on the side of the user and interpreted the "Won't Require Kinect To Function" to be "I can disconnect it" instead of "We'll say it's mostly disabled in software except for the IR scanning part". I present to you this gem from TFA:
You have the ability to completely turn the sensor off in your settings. When in this mode, the sensor is not collecting any information. Any functionality that relies on voice, video, gesture, or more won't work.
We still support using it for IR blasting in this mode. (emphasis mine)
top MIT Uses Machine Learning Algorithm To Make TCP Twice As Fast
Here you go:
I first read about this in a Pratchett book - one of the Science of Discworld ones but never looked it up further.
top Physicists Attempting To Test 'Time Crystals'
Dammit - on the
one day I don't have mod points ...
Good Sir, to whom should I address the invoice for the replacement of a coffee damaged keyboard and monitor?
top New Bird Shaped Drone Shown at Security and Defense Trade Show
Something like this perhaps?
Here's a link to a youtube version which starts about the time it gets launched:
about a year and a half ago
top US Navy Funds 'MacGyver' Robot
I was thinking more along the lines of Dr Who - 2x04 The Girl in the Fireplace.
Doctor: "What's happened to the crew? Where are they?"
Ship: "We did not have the parts,"
Doctor: "There should have been over fifty people on your ship! Where did they go?"
Ship: "We did not have the parts."
Doctor: "Fifty people don't just disappear! Where... oh... You didn't have the parts, so you used the crew..."
top Zimmerman Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder
First degree murder is premeditated. The fact that Zimmerman called the cops is pretty strong evidence that he didn't set out intending to kill Martin.
Or, to play devil's advocate, knowing he was going to kill Martin, he called the cops to help pre-establish his innocence in the upcoming murder
top Sony Taking Down PSP Titles In Response To Vita Hackers
...one had to "check out" the files, and only was allowed three "check-outs" per song.
I remember that bollocks. I had an awesome minidisc player but the software that came with it was crippled and the way around it was to install Real Player which didn't enforce that 3 checkout rule *shudder*. I think that was the point where I decided I wanted nothing more from Sony.
top Government Should Ban Skinny Models To Curb Anorexia, Say Researchers
You're both right. Sow is a female pig. Sow is also the act of planting seeds.
top Leaked Zynga Memo Justifies Copycat Strategy
If I'm in a hurry and blow through a stop sign on purpose I get a fine. If I'm distracted by the guy behind me tailgating and blow through a stop sign and kill someone I'm up for manslaughter. My illegal activity, not stopping at the sign, is identical.
In the second one it is still your actions that cause manslaughter as a secondary offense, hence the differing results.
top Man Who Downloaded Bomb Recipes Jailed For 2 Years
Yet, if you went on "a crusade against bad music" it doesn't mean you plan to murder Justin Bieber.
I respectfully submit in that case that you are doing it wrong.
top Totally Drug-Resistant TB Emerges In India
Heya, not trying to scare you either but passing on some info which might be pertinent.
Numb lips could be an indicator that the nerves under/near your wisdom teeth are possibly getting pinched on occasion (as the teeth move/shift) leading to the symptoms described. Dizzy spell/s when standing up sound like it could be related if the wisdom teeth are impacted or at an odd angle putting pressure on the region near your inner ear.
Google for info on Inferior alveolar nerve or Mandibular Nerves and maybe get an xray with a dentist to see how the wisdom teeth are placed.
One of the first links I found that is fairly useful:
I only know a bit about it since I've been avoiding getting my last two (impacted) wisdom teeth removed.
top South Korea Blocks Late-Night Online Gaming for Adolescents
it has no skills that transfer on later in life.
I've always thought that the ability to plan and schedule creation of troops within the constraints of a resources budget would translate nicely to some project management type roles.
Just my 2c.
top Helping the FBI Track You
....at the hands of a government, rather than commercial interests.
Can we really say that there's a difference these days? The cynical view is that all politicians are bought by big business and pay lip service to the values that will get them elected to further big business's goals.
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