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Comment: Re:Translation (Rough) (Score 2) 142

by Lord Kano (#47442525) Attached to: Geographic Segregation By Education

Maybe not, but then life isn't fair.

I bet a lot of people said the same thing about racism in employment.

I am beyond disgusted with people trying to equate everything to the racism that was a part of Western society's fabric until relatively recently.

Your failure to further your education has nothing in common with people who were never considered for jobs because of their race. You could have chosen to get a degree, they couldn't have chosen to be white.

You may think that you're being an insightful, open minded, progressive but you're being an insensitive douche with no perspective.


Comment: Re:Why - why $1 billion a year? (Score 1) 65

by Lumpy (#47442425) Attached to: FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks

nobody employed at a K-12 school has the ability or IQ to properly run and terminate cat6/fiber/etc let alone install a clean network rack.

Ever single school my company is called in to fix was an utter nightmare that had to have most of the infrastructure gutted. Idiots just running non plenum wire in the ceiling ducts, etc...

If you want it half assed, let the school do it. If you want ti right, hire a real company of professionals to come in and install it right so it has a chance to survive the school's staff.

Comment: Re:Chicken or egg? (Score 4, Funny) 140

by DNS-and-BIND (#47442251) Attached to: Geographic Segregation By Education

Education is funded by property taxes, not sales tax. In Austin, people are being priced out of their homes because they voted for every social program out there, and now the taxes are too damn high.

"I'm at the breaking point," said Gretchin Gardner, an Austin artist who bought a 1930s bungalow in the Bouldin neighborhood just south of downtown in 1991 and has watched her property tax bill soar to $8500 this year.

"It's not because I don't like paying taxes," said Gardner, who attended both meetings [of "irate homeowners"]. "I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can't afford to live here anymore."
-- Austin American-Statesman

Comment: Re:Well ... (Score 1) 74

No, the heavy hand of government would have shut the private company down.

I will never understand people who like big government. What is your freaking deal? Do you hope to get in and control the rest of us? It ain't gonna happen, you're not an elite, otherwise you won't be wasting your time posting on Slashdot. The boot is going to stomp on your face just like everyone else's.

Comment: Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 81

by Guspaz (#47441717) Attached to: Nano-Pixels Hold Potential For Screens Far Denser Than Today's Best

VR and AR are something, as are things like the Google Glass, but another one is EVFs (electronic viewfinders), which typically use microdisplays.

Then again, these microdisplays already feature pixels FAR smaller than what they're claiming these new "nanopixels" are.. the article is kind of confusing. They seem to be claiming pixel sizes a bit less than half what an iPhone has, but there are already smartphones out there with pixel densities almost double the iPhone (like those phones with 1440p displays), and microdisplays go many *times* more dense than that, so... what's new here exactly?

Comment: Racist science (Score -1, Troll) 137

by DNS-and-BIND (#47440993) Attached to: Chimpanzee Intelligence Largely Determined By Genetics
This article is precisely why we need to NOT worship science as the end-all, be-all of solutions to our problems. Science will happily lead us down the primrose path of racism. Something for the science-worshippers among us to contemplate. Again and again we see Slashdot users angrily condemning competing belief systems and saying science is the one true way of thinking. It's not, and this is precisely why.

Comment: Re:Airspace (Score 1) 176

by danheskett (#47440893) Attached to: FAA Pressures Coldwell, Other Realtors To Stop Using Drone Footage

The problem is that you presume that you should have more access to the air space than anyone else. You shouldn't. For a long time the cost made access to air space prohibitive except for a small class of wealthy individuals or large companies. That's over.

It's time to make it fair. You have no greater claim to airspace than anyone else. Your desire to tool around in an aircraft for hobby in no way supersede my desire to do the same with an UAV.

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment. -- Robert Benchley