I know this is going to kill my karma, but WTF?? That is the most poorly written article I've ever seen on here and I'd wager that most would find it completely off-topic for the site. Combined with the new commenting system, and I think my days here are over. It's been a fun ride, but adios Slashdot.
Seriously?? Where's the reply button?
I had pretty much left the site a while ago, and this change is going to push me to never return. This place really hasn't been the same since Taco left. What's a good alternative?
Wouldn't this be skewed by all the people who befriend random strangers to increase the size of the Mafia's or farm friends?
First day of school is when "Fall" starts as far as I'm concerned.
Where I currently work, the IT department falls under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction.
The last place I worked, the IT department split off at the VP level, with the head being the VP of Information Resources and Technology, who reports directly to the President/COO (Who is also part-owner).
On a related topic, UPS and FedEx delivery vehicles get ticketed all the time. Can USPS delivery vehicles be ticketed? -some people have told me that they can't, since they're exempt.
My wife is a school bus driver and she's told me before the only vehicle who is not required to stop for the flashing red lights is a postal truck. They're federal government vehicles and as such they're exempt from state traffic laws, including stopping for a school bus loading/unloading children.
Woohoo! Made it into one of the UID clubs! Now if only I had registered when I actually started reading it, I'd be in the 4 digit club... Oh well...
I'm told the children enjoy using the fingerprint system and I would not want to single my daughter out as being different. The alternative to fingerprints are library cards, with barcodes, that are scanned manually.
I am not confident that the school's security is up to scratch. Their website is poorly written in FrontPage by the headmaster, all the staff use the Comic Sans MS font; I'm sure you get the picture. At the end of the day, they're teachers, not security experts. Security is not my field of expertise either.
Should I be concerned? Have I been reading Slashdot too long? Should I put the tinfoil hat down?"
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