I've heard you referred to as a modern-day Tom Lehrer. What is your take on that comparison?
Well, normally, it is editors who can helps us with grammar.
But this is Slashdot... so I guess Google is our only hope.
Help me, Larry Page! You're my only hope!
Because Vegans like breakfast too?
Then fulfill your responsibility for your child's education and quit outsourcing it to someone you find unsatisfactory.
Note that I say the same to anyone on any side of this debate (and a few others). If you don't find your child's current teachers/school/curriculum satisfactory than get up off your ass and give them the education you deem proper.
This line of thought should be translated into an XKCD strip.
Correct. In fact, Accident is the wrong word. World's worst nuclear _incident_, maybe?
How about banning hydrogen dioxide too? It is extremely dangerous when in liquid form and kills a lot more people (kids and adults) when inhaled.
Did you by chance mean dihydrogen-monoxide? http://www.dhmo.org/
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Exactly. 13 years is half my life and I've used a computer nearly every day of the last 13 years. For the last 9, I've been on the computer more than half the day.
Granted, the AC does have a point. Find what interface you like and use it. Most of my computers have different interfaces due to the different tasks they are used for.
You've got 2n flips, but you haven't accounted for determining the location of the next pancake. Granted, I still think that can be done in n^2 time.
I should have noted that most of my family are teachers. I am the odd-ball in that I am a Software Engineer.
As I am from the USA (Missouri) I am well aware of the state of our primary and secondary education systems. Fixing our High Schools would be one of those other changes that are necessary. When I see people entering an Electrical Engineering department that can't do basic algebra, it is quite clear that we have a problem.
In a lot of ways, they do inflate the cost of education. However, the quality is also going down. The bigger problem is that the demand is being artificially inflated at the same time. Nearly every job requires a BS or BA...even if they don't care which subject. A University should be a place of higher learning and research, not a factory for just the next step in education.
I agree that eliminating the student loan program will help. However, there need to be a lot more changes then that.