My understanding, based on living there for a year back in the 80's, is that the service was more like our old TWX or Telex service, with many business having a small dedicated keyboard/printer to send and receive messages. Personal delivery was rarely used.
When geeks knew why 1 megabyte didn't exactly equal 1,000,000 and weren't interested in fashion accessories. I miss the olden times...
It's not a contracting issue, it's misuse of the system. If there needs to be a cross-jurisdiction government body, they should do what's been done for years, form a special district. There's tens of thousands of special districts across the US, administering sewer systems, water systems, even mosquito control. All with board directors subject to citizen review and recall.
It would be a libertarian nirvana if it were followed through to it's logical conclusion. Which would be holding the corporation and officers directly responsible for their actions, both criminal and civil. But that's not what they have or want. They want the secrecy of a private corporation along with the myriads of legal protections that a police force has.
Why can't we have nice things too?
Sound like it is a bad thing...
The Tri-Cities (Richland-Pasco-Kenniwick) area has been dependent on the Hanford project for prosperity forever. There is absolutely no local motivation to complete the cleanup when thousands semi-skilled workers are making $40/hr+ +benefits. The project will certainly be dragged out until every possible drop is drained from the milchcow.
What did you expect for "free", free lifetime support as well?
That the kids who did well without help didn't *need* help because they were smart self-starters? Yeah, maybe that's it.
'Even though they may be active in helping, they may either not remember the material their kids are studying now, or in some cases never learned it themselves, but they're still offering advice. And that means poor quality homework.'" You mean like correcting the blatant errors in the grade school science texts?
So you fight it with plagiarism? Your post was a verbatim copy of a 2010 rant by By Solomon Comissiong
I'd upvote if I could. No fucking sense of humor on
/. anymore. Sigh.
I thought FOCAL was the language of the first lunar lander game.
Now I can see my changes reverted when I'm on the road.
They weren't required to restore the dunes to their native state after the shoot?