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Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland

lbmouse Re:Quote from the article (181 comments)

They will all get cushy jobs at Disney World.

about 2 months ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

lbmouse NewYorkCountryLawyer (311 comments)

Could someone please summon him? I'd like to hear his take on this.

about 3 months ago
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Cable Companies Use Astroturfing To Fight Net Neutrality

lbmouse What did you expect? (142 comments)

"Welcome, sonny"? "Make yourself at home"? "Marry my daughter"? You've got to remember that these are just simple greedy goons. These are people of the trade group world. The common clay of the new Wall Street. You know... morons.

about 4 months ago
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Virgin Galactic Passengers May Just Miss Going into Space

lbmouse Not a big deal (203 comments)

I'll now wait until they hit the 62 mile mark before signing up.

about 5 months ago
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Australian Exploration Company Believes It May Have Found MH370 Wreckage

lbmouse Re:Does it make me a bad person... (293 comments)

I agree. A few of them will find their way off the island anyways.

about 5 months ago
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NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car

lbmouse Re:That Reminds Me (204 comments)

Don't forget the foie gras.

about 5 months ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

lbmouse Re:Double A (358 comments)

Doesn't Google have on campus coffee shops? If so they need English majors to bolster their barista ranks.

about 5 months ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

lbmouse Re:Power? (630 comments)

C'mon! you just ruined it for me. I wanted to see an F-18 get launched off a carrier deck at mach 7.

about 6 months ago
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Small World Discovered Far Beyond Pluto

lbmouse Re:Dwarf-like? (63 comments)

They prefer "little planet".

about 6 months ago
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'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

lbmouse Bad Experience (606 comments)

I worked for a Dot-com that shared the building with a methadone clinic. I would not recommended it.

about 7 months ago
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Speedier Screening May Be Coming To an Airport Near You

lbmouse Re:Catwalk (163 comments)

You mean an OB/Gyn exam... same thing.

about 7 months ago
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Kim Dotcom Just Launched His New Music Service With His Own Album

lbmouse As the old saying goes... (69 comments)

You can take the rich boy out of Europe but you can take the Eurotrash out of the boy.

about 8 months ago
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Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

lbmouse Re:It's about time! (1431 comments)

"Now I'm not saying he should have killed her... but I understand." ~ Chris Rock

about 9 months ago

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Gen X Programmers Trying to "get" to Gen Y

lbmouse lbmouse writes  |  about 6 years ago

lbmouse (473316) writes "This has been a big stink here on Slashdot for a while. But there is a reason for posting again . My 13 y.o. son has no interest in programming even though he is a straight "A" student and loves working with technology and the Internet. I've tried to interest him in 'hello world' on a website of his own... big WOW. Where is the action? We even wrote some simple games in Perl. No luck. He'd rather play an old N64 game than learn how to create a game on his own. Personally, I was excited when we could code our own games on the TRS-80 out of the back of hobby magazines. That turned me on to programming. These next generation(s) have to many consoles and toys (PSP, DS, etc) and they don't care. What do you think? I think the West is losing an advantage because our children are spoiled with technology that makes them not want to write their own code. The kids that get an OLPC have to use their imagination and our do not."

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