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Comment: Why coding instead of say medical education? (Score 0) 306

I dont understand why there is such a focus on making coding a part of core education. It would seem to me if you are going to add stuff the primary education it should be something guaranteed to be useful to the most people. Why not make first aid and life saving a core subject instead. It seems more useful than coding would be and there would actually be a benefit to having everyone know how to do first aid.

+ - Rand Paul Begins Filibuster Of PATRIOT ACT Renewal->

Submitted by SonicSpike
SonicSpike writes: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is filibustering the Patriot Act on the Senate floor, and it doesn’t look like he’s going to stop anytime soon.

The Republican presidential candidate took control of the floor Wednesday afternoon at 1:18 p.m., simultaneously explaining on Twitter that he is filibustering the renewal of the Patriot Act because of the National Security Agency’s program that collects bulk phone record data of American citizens.

The ongoing filibuster can be watched live here:

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+ - Oculus Has No Plans to Block Virtual Reality Porn->

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 writes: Facebook-owned Oculus VR has no plans to prevent the adult entertainment industry from using its Rift virtual reality headset, which is scheduled to launch as a consumer product within the first quarter of 2016, according to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey.

Asked about plans to block any X-rated content or apps during a panel at the first Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference in San Jose, Calif., on Monday, Luckey responded: "The rift is an open platform. We don't control what software can run on it," adding: "And that's a big deal."

Luckey's remarks stood out as most of his fellow panelists tried to dodge controversial questions around topics like adult entertainment as well as motion sickness and other side effects of using virtual reality headsets.

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Comment: Re:Reminds me of a bit from Louis CK (Score 0) 63

by Linkreincarnate (#44031591) Attached to: Anxiety Gaming Wants To Offer Mental Help Via Game Console
You are a monster. You are what's wrong with the world. Foster kids don't have problems because they are genetically deficient. They have problems because they had shitty(or dead) parents, the system that is supposed to take care of them does a poor job and exposes them to even more abuse. To top it off they are made outcasts by their peers because they don't have a traditional family. You think they should just die off though huh?

Comment: Re:Gun control however... (Score 0) 856

by Linkreincarnate (#43703591) Attached to: California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated
Plus how are you gonna trace the gun back to the individual printer? Most 3d printers don't have DRM. At least not in the parts the print. So yeah you'll have a long list of people who have 3d printers but you could only reasonably expect to be able to trace a gun back to a particular brand of printer beyond that you can not objectively say what printer printed it.

Make headway at work. Continue to let things deteriorate at home.