In high school ('93-'97), I took every AP class I could (CS, English, Chemistry, History, etc). Each class had about 20 to 30 people in it, and I don't think a single one of us took the AP exam. AP wasn't so much about being able to take an exam to get college credit, but was more about being challenged. For me, I specifically did it to better prepare me for college. And honestly, it made college easier, and I did better overall than I would have otherwise.
I suspect this guy does not have the intelligence to give you the correct time of day, let alone the US's views on tourture. There may be others who share his beliefs, but I'm sure their IQs are all in the single digit range.
cylonlover writes "There are few things better than lazing around the house on a warm summer day, whose fragrant zephyrs speak of spicy isles and heaven-breathing groves. At least, until the neighbors start their leaf-blowers and the city needs to tear up the sidewalks. Noise pollution is one of the scourges of urban and suburban life, which can drown out nature's melodies to cause annoyance, stress, and hearing loss. Now, however, a team of South Korean engineers has invented a remarkable window that lets air in while keeping a great deal of noise out."
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ChrisC1234 writes "My grandparents are getting older and don't get out much anymore, and with the demise of video stores (and not even understanding what a RedBox is), they don't see movies anymore. They've got internet access, so I'm thinking of getting them a streaming appliance and a Netflix account. So I'm wondering what device is the easiest for elderly people to use. I'm thinking either a Roku or Apple TV, but open to other options. It just needs to be easy to navigate and support closed captioning. Has anyone else done this successfully?"
theodp writes "'The lack of education in computer science is an example of an area of particularly acute concern,' Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith told Congress as he sold lawmakers on the need for legislation to improve 'America’s access to high skilled foreign talent'. So, should Microsoft also be using the nation's CS education crisis to sell Windows Azure? At the end of October, Microsoft will award $100,000 worth of donations to the five highest vote-getting technology education nonprofits 'who teach programming and provide technical resources to those who might not otherwise get the chance.' To vote for your favorite nonprofit, Microsoft explains, there's one little catch: You must first join the AzureDev Community. Currently in the lead for the top prize of $50,000 is Black Girls Code. But moving up the ranks into second place is Code.org, the sometimes dual-missioned organization advised by Microsoft's Smith that launched a few months ago to great fanfare with a slick viral promotional video featuring supporters Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Code.org has put out a call for votes to their 140,000 Facebook fans, and 17,000 Twitter followers to help them lay claim to Microsoft's $50,000 first prize. So, are you rooting for the billionaire-backed underdog?"
I can see it now. My phone displays a message stating something to the effect of "It seems like you're having a bad day. Why don't you take a break and relax", shortly before I throw it at the wall as hard as possible. Then I quickly get a new phone without the new "feature".
And it's an oxymoron.
Were there any things that you blended where the outcome was not what you expected?
This assumes that people who couldn't order something from Amazon right at that moment will immediately go order it somewhere else. I'd bet that most people would just try again later and order what they want.
The Lisa was ahead of its time, and many people don't know that. I grew up with a Lisa (later upgraded to Macintosh XL). For YEARS, my dad would complain how the Lisa could do more than the Macintosh operating system. Even the difference in desktop paradigms (where the Lisa was a document centric system, and the Mac is an application centric system). However, my dad's investment in the Lisas and their quick demise led him to curse Apple and Steve Jobs for a long time. We've still got 1 or 2 systems sitting in an attic somewhere. And I recall a few years ago having come across the whole set of system manuals for the original Lisa (with Twiggy drives).
What happened to FEMA - F*** Every Middle-Class American