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Comment: Re:What the fuck (Score 5, Insightful) 361

by RabidTimmy (#41938809) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Virtual Machine Software For a Beginner?
By that logic, we should require everyone to derive Calculus from scratch, because "Hey, Newton had to do it on his own." The reason we are where we are today is because people passing on what they learned before decreasing the amount of time for the next person to learn the same concepts.

+ - Ask Slashdot: Where should a geek's charitable donations go? 5

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An anonymous reader writes "I'm in the position to direct (or at least suggest the direction of) a fairly large amount of charitable donation on behalf of a foundation interested in promoting education. As a lifelong geek, I'd like to see some of this money directed toward organizations involved in things geeks like (e.g. spreading technology in education to those without it, improving the use of technology for those who have it, etc.). If it was up to you, what charitable organizations would you support and why?"

If a listener nods his head when you're explaining your program, wake him up.