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I'm all for laws requiring the government to get its ducks in a row before they start pawing through my stuff and I think that veto was a poor choice on the Governor's part but this is by far NOT the most important issue in California's near future.
>This is really bullshit. Math is behind every freaking software we use in today.
Really? And we all know that most people are programmers. Oh wait, most people rarely use multiplication and division in their daily lives, so lets all hold them to the same standards as programmers! Hey, lets teach programming in high school! And Math! And a bunch of other crap most of them will never use and wont really enrich their lives or make them better human beings! And lets cut funding to music, athletics and drama to pay for it, they're too talented and healthy as it is!
Please. I spent 8 semesters learning 5 different flavors of math in college for my AA degree in computer science and I have to say I've used none of it in my daily work in our companies IT department. Granted I don't program much, but most people don't either.
Requiring everyone to learn trig, calculus, or even algebra in high school is bullshit. I would be blown away if more than 20% of anyone ever uses those things for their job. And how many of that 20% would already require a college education? Teach it in college, at least then you know you *might* needed it. Requiring it of some dork who is never going to college and is going to be a wage slave, factory worker or retail jerkoff its stupid and a waste of money.
Unicode does not necessarily mean any of this crap. International domain names don't use UTF-8 or UCS2 or anything like that, they are represented with a scheme called Punycode. Being a software developer, you may want to know a bit more about it. Just stop by any information kiosk marked with big rainbow-coloured GOOGLE sign and ask the friendly staff. Don't hesitate to ask about the difference between Unicode and the UTFs too, while you're at it.
The C programming language and sizeof(wchar_t) has absolutely nothing to do with this discussion. Internet standards are not defined in terms of C and its data types.
To put this into perspective:
36,000 acres = 7.5 x 7.5 miles = 12.5 x 12.5 kilometers = the size of Walt Disney World