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Comment: Re:Make it mandatory (Score 1) 288

K-12 means kindergarten through the end of high school (12th grade) in the US.

This program is just another example of "who cares about the boys who are lagging behind in most other aspects of education, the girls are lagging behind in this one area and THAT INJUSTICE MUST BE FIXED NOW!"

Parents of boys would do well to home school, or move to a country where a student's worth is not measured solely by the structure of their chromosomes.

Comment: Re:why should he have it (Score 5, Insightful) 235

by GungaDan (#48566907) Attached to: James Watson's Nobel Prize Medal Will Be Returned To Him

Obama's ludicrous Peace prize was more jarring to your conscience than Henry Kissinger's? Something isn't right here. You're either very young and unaware of the dubious history of this prize, or you have personal issues that cloud your judgment of the inanity of obviously stupid Nobel awards.

Comment: Re:Bullshit Stats. (Score 1) 496

by GungaDan (#48427511) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Talk about a meaningless number to pull from your ass! How much do male nurses in Seattle make compared to female nurses, when they work the same jobs on the same schedules? How much do female garbage collectors make compared to male garbage collectors, again when they work the same job for the same hours?

The SJW manipulation of vague statistics doesn't do anyone any good.

Comment: Re:TWC are (surprise, surprise) crooks and thieves (Score 1) 223

by GungaDan (#48385541) Attached to: Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

It was laughable nonsense because I haven't leased a modem from them for some time now, and back when I did that modem did not have any wireless features. Even if I was currently leasing a wifi-capable modem from them, why should there be a separate line item for "home wifi" in addition to the modem lease? They are not providing any extra service - if they want to charge more for leasing the wifi-capable modems, they should say so, not tack on a deceptive extra "service" charge. Charging a fee for a "service" that they are not providing is sleazy any way you look at it.

Comment: TWC are (surprise, surprise) crooks and thieves (Score 5, Funny) 223

by GungaDan (#48377281) Attached to: Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

I noticed a $10 line item on a recent TWC bill for "Home WIFI." I went through the chat option on their website to inquire what this was, and how TWC might think it is provisioning wifi in my home despite my owning my own cable modem and WAP. They told me that they could remove the line item, but that wifi would no longer work in my home. Laughable nonsense. I called their bluff and my bill dropped $10. I wish I had saved a transcript of that chat. They prey on people who don't know any better.

Comment: Re:Every patient? (Score 1) 62

by GungaDan (#48263091) Attached to: Why Every Cardiac Patient Needs a Virtual Heart

OK - I'll bite. Dollars seem to be pretty negligible here. Equipment to capture the images? Already there. Hardware to generate the model? Sunk cost - re-up every 3 years to keep it fresh. Software development? More or less done, not that it is a prohibitive cost in the first place. Administration of the hardware? They still pay sysadmins somewhere? Training on how to use it? Surely not much more than the cost of a hospital aspirin per trainee.

What's the huge financial burden here?

After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.