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Comment: Re:It was dumb at first glace (Score 1) 139

by ComputersKai (#49103081) Attached to: L.A. School Superintendent Folds on Laptops-For-Kids Program
Generally higher education teachers don't allow excessive Wikipedia usage in research, and if they make it clear why not to use it, even better. And with the large numbers of students in the system, having every one of them go to the library for research is more impractical, especially if you live in a smaller town with a library that isn't as big, without as many resources.

Comment: Re:Who will get (Score 1) 360

by ComputersKai (#48657219) Attached to: North Korean Internet Is Down
That likely won't bother the government. They can easily perform operations through other countries.
Considering the majority likely don't even get internet (or they get the NK Govt's version of it), this probably wouldn't be that bothersome to their govt. as they probably have their own backup systems in place for access. In a way, NK has been already "cut the cable" on many things.

Comment: Re: TSA is unnecessary (Score 1) 184

by ComputersKai (#48579485) Attached to: Are the TSA's New Electronic Device Screenings Necessary?
Still, at least the cockpit entrance should have some sort of door restricting entrance, so that the few hijackers that do end up mingling among passengers won't find it easy to enter before they are apprehended. In case it's the pilot, a hundred people would have no problem breaking the door down.

Comment: Re:The missing information here: is it feasible? (Score 1) 189

by ComputersKai (#48476409) Attached to: Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle
Corning Glass did a test regarding it, but they are probably a little biased toward themselves, as they manufacture Gorilla Glass. Nevertheless, there are some advantages Gorilla Glass does have over sapphire.
I suppose sapphire glass solutions can possibly be implemented, but without some major improvements it'll probably just be a more expensive end-product with a bit more benefit.

I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky