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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.

3 days ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

lbmouse Re:Double A (351 comments)

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

3 days 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 two weeks ago
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Small World Discovered Far Beyond Pluto

lbmouse Re:Dwarf-like? (63 comments)

They prefer "little planet".

about a month 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 a month 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 2 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 3 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 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why So Hard Landing Interviews In Seattle Versus SoCal?

lbmouse Seattle is Full (506 comments)

The last thing they need is more Californians. Try Portland or Tacoma.

about 5 months ago
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Supreme Court Declines Case On Making Online Retailers Collect Sales Taxes

lbmouse Re:the affiliates are a sales force (293 comments)

I'm torn a bit torn on this... if the are paid by 1099-misc then they are private contractors. If they are paid by W2, then they are a true "employed" sales force. I guess I don't know where the substantial nexus line is drawn.

about 5 months ago
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Beer Drinking Networks In Amazon Tribe Help Explain Altruism

lbmouse Further Proof (157 comments)

Is there any thing beer can't do?

about 4 months ago
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Would-Be Tesla Owners Jump Through Hoops To Skirt Wacky Texas Rules

lbmouse Re:Red state (470 comments)

Austin IS the oasis in America's kitty litter box.

about 6 months ago
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Government To Build 4G Into UK Rural Broadband Plans

lbmouse Why has this not already been done? (40 comments)

When your country is smaller than the state of Wyoming, most people would wonder what's the hold-up?

about 7 months ago
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Ohio Zoo Attempts To Mate Female Rhino With Her Brother For Species Survival

lbmouse Re:Kinky. (272 comments)

Don't forget the royal family.

about 9 months ago
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Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

lbmouse Re:Nice (719 comments)

My son got one in his last box of Cracker Jacks.

about 9 months ago
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Hacker Releases 1.7TB Treasure Trove of Gaming Info

lbmouse Re:Insurance Policy? (293 comments)

It might help determine how rapey his cellmate will be.

about 10 months ago
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Opportunity Breaks NASA's 40-Year Roving Record

lbmouse Apples and Oranges (92 comments)

I don't think lunar travel can even begin to compare to travel on a planet like Mars. There is no atmosphere and very low gravity.

about a year ago
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Iranians, Russians, and Chinese Hackers Are After You, Says Lawmaker

lbmouse Wait a minute (211 comments)

How did they get through the tubes?

1 year,14 days

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Gen X Programmers Trying to "get" to Gen Y

lbmouse lbmouse writes  |  more than 5 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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