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Comment: Re:No, school should not be year-round. (Score 1) 421

by Compholio (#47640145) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?

Sure. Give them 2-3 weeks a season. 3 months off in the summer currently means that they spend the first month back getting back into the swing of schooling and relearning some of what they've forgotten.

Exactly, because children are simply portable memory storage devices. People forget that if you don't keep plugging them into school then they will discharge information and won't learn anything new.

Comment: Re:The US needs a loser-pays legal system (Score 4, Interesting) 136

by Compholio (#47103475) Attached to: Federal Court Pulls Plug On Porn Copyright Shakedown
Have both parties pay into a pool managed by the court, legal bills need to be addressed to the court and each party can only spend half of the pool. Frivolous cases can still be reimbursed as with the current system, but you need to think more carefully about any money you spend since that money also helps your opponent.

Comment: Re:Limited outside USA? (Score 1) 222

by Compholio (#45436377) Attached to: Startup Touts All-in-One Digital Credit Card

How about unusable outside the USA? In many stores in Belgium the staff does not even know how swiping works.

Really? I was in Belgium in February and I didn't have a single problem with it. Everyone took one look at me, knew they had an American on their hands, and did everything properly without hassling me one bit.

Comment: Re:I did (Score 1) 667

by Compholio (#37957776) Attached to: Fee Increase Attempt Inspires 'Dump Your Bank Day'

But even if I did, I can go to any 7-Eleven in the U.S. and most credit unions in the co-op network [co-opfs.org] and deposit a check.

FYI, The CO-OP Network is for ATMs (triangle-ish symbol), the CU Service Centers are for performing financial services at a "partner" Credit Union (starfish-ish symbol).

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