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School Sends Child's Lunch Home After Determining it Unhealthy 554

Posted by samzenpus
from the no-lunch-for-you dept.
halfEvilTech writes "A North Carolina mom is irate after her four-year-old daughter returned home late last month with an uneaten lunch the mother had packed for the girl earlier that day. But she wasn't mad because the daughter decided to go on a hunger strike. Instead, the reason the daughter didn't eat her lunch is because someone at the school determined the lunch wasn't healthy enough and sent it back home. What was wrong with the lunch? That's still a head-scratcher because it didn't contain anything egregious: a turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice. But for the inspector on hand that day, it didn't meet the healthy requirements."

Comment: This is your opportunity (Score 3, Insightful) 362

by Faramir (#37681702) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Standard Software Development Environments?
Instead of running - change things. Take it one step at a time. All these tools are valuable, but you can get by without some. Personally, I would start with Version Control, follow up with system/regression testing, then unit testing, continuous integration, and finally deployment process. I've never been in an environment with continuous integration. It hurts, and I'm trying to change that, but I've been picking my battles carefully and not pushed very hard on that one yet (challenges with integration into our version control platform). Don't run from the company, unless they're unable or unwilling to accept concrete proposals for changes. But be very cautious as the new guy. You don't want to continually annoy folks with your shiny new way of doing things. Be patient, research the reasons for each proposals, and try to work each one in over time.
Patents

+ - Duke Fellow on GPLv3 and the SoftwarePatent Menace->

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andy_from_nc
andy_from_nc writes "Recently the Triange Linux Users' Group (which meets at the Raleigh, NC Red Hat HQ on NCSU campus) hosted Sapna Kuma speaking on GPLv3 and more particularly about the Microsoft Patent menace. The videos are now up on iBiblio in both MP4 and OGM (OGG for video). I've also posted links to torrents and will update with mirrors on here.

The talk raised some important issues and raises a call to action for the entire "FLOSS" community on battling the Microsoft menace of patents. The video is okay (the other camera failed) and the audio is decent with captions of the key questions."

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