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Current networks labeled as "4G" such as Verizon's LTE network are definitely a sufficient improvement enough to warrant being labeled as a new generation I think. Trying out any of the LTE enabled devices in their store should convince anyone of this without looking at the technical specifications.
The primary culprit that allowed such events to occur was a policy of cooperating with hijackers. That policy had been tested and proven effective dozens upon dozens of times before to counter act plane hijackings. The problem wasn't that the airlines were "trying to save a buck" by not reinforcing their doors or that "the patrons weren't all packing some sort of weapon" it was the very simply policy of cooperation. I mean heck a couple guys with box cutters stand no match against a mob of people - whether they're packing knives or not.
Now the correct people (air marshals, pilots, flight crew, etc) are trained to deal with situations like these. That's why it won't happen again.
It could be that all those factors are outweighing violent games but the correlation from TFA would seem to suggest that at the worst playing a violent game is probably a negligible factor in determining if you will be a violent criminal. I think that's all they're trying to say.
I should think the accessibility of technology today has encouraged students to become interested in software and computer science in general. And it's easier now than ever to write your own applications for various gadgets you own - especially something that's android or ios based. The hobby development hasn't gone away - it just moved to a different platform.
I mean I can't tell you how impressed with myself I was when I made some random junk in flash back in the day having not grown up with DOS based systems and IRC chat and I went on to a career in software dev. And it was playing other people's games that got me into doing that
But it's okay because they're the new kid on the block. Until a new browser comes along that is. Then Google can be the evil company producing a terrible browser that only luddites and non-geeks use.
That design was vehemently debated between fanboys for months before Sony finally announced it was just going to use basically the same controller design from the PS2. Considering this console isn't going to launch until late next year (and let's face it with a launch window like what they gave we'll probably see it sometime in 2013) I would hardly be surprised to see the same thing happen.