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Comment Re:The problem is that landfills are too cheap (Score 1) 371

You can't make something expensive "free," but you can force people to pay for something they wouldn't voluntarily pay for via taxes.

By taxing goods up front proportionally to their reclamation costs (and the costs of their packaging) we could fund "free" recycling and even encourage manufacturers to adopt more environmentally-friendly designs.

Comment Re:Idiot (Score 1) 1067

It's believable that someone could get a B+ in an entry level CS class even without a good understanding of arithmetic. Entry level CS is more about understanding flow control and variables than it is about mathematics.

If she got a B+ in Calculus, that would be concerning. And since all university-level CS programs require Calculus, the student in your story likely never graduated... unless this was a for-profit college, perhaps.

Comment Re:HP continues its long slow auger into the groun (Score 5, Insightful) 101

It's like they're trying to shoot themselves in the foot. They are having trouble attracting and retaining talent? So they sue their former employees? Who would want to work for a company that does that? Do they think they can keep their current employees from leaving using fear? Disgusting.

"I've seen the forgeries I've sent out." -- John F. Haugh II (jfh@rpp386.Dallas.TX.US), about forging net news articles