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Comment: Wow. Just wow. (Score 5, Informative) 325

by Frosty Piss (#49487267) Attached to: LA Schools Seeking Refund Over Botched iPad Plan

The iPads weren't standalone education devices â" they were supposed to work in conjunction with another device carrying curriculum from a company named Pearson. But the district now says the combined tech didn't meet their needs, and they want their money back.

So... They didn't test the iPad / content combo to establish usability / feasibility / usefulness prior to dropping all this cash?

Comment: Re:ISS studies (Score 3, Interesting) 137

by Frosty Piss (#49475171) Attached to: Road To Mars: Solving the Isolation Problem

The ISS crew stays in their tin can for six month stints and seem to get along fine

Six months is not a year, and a year is not three.

Now, we are sending up a guy who will be there a full year, so we may see other things. Subtle (or not) effects of neurosis is almost a certainty. But such isolation could bring out more serious manifestations.

I think studies of prison inmates in isolation would probably be useful.

+ - 'Revenge porn' operator gets 18 years in prison->

Submitted by Frosty Piss
Frosty Piss writes: Kevin Christopher Bollaert, who operated a 'revenge porn' web site was been found guilty in February of six counts of extortion and 21 counts of identity theft. He faced a maximum of 23 years in prison. On Friday, April 3rd, he was sentenced to 18 years in prison. The extortion charges stem from a second web site he ran that solicited payments of $250 to $350 from people who wanted to have the photographs deleted. Bollaert made about $30,000 on that site.
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