why are you wasting time reading Slashdot? Millions of children are dying in Africa as we speak. You must go help them before worrying about anything else.
in the 80's wearing a Casio Databank watch, I blew everyone away in my 6th grade class.
why use so many Apple computers when there's your own awesome Chromebook?
Forcing CS down on everyone's throat would be like forcing calculus. Some can take it and some can't.
I'd guess that about half the population (IQ below 100) will never get programming no matter how hard you try to teach them.
But if a kid can pass algebra and geometry, they can probably learn some BASIC.
The ones that can't hack algebra, teach them Excel or data entry so the school board can be proud of leading the high tech education future or something along those lines.
Do they even know what LA weather is like? It's about 300 days of sunshine here. On the other hand, Mordor is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume.... from all that volcanic discharge from Mount Doom.
okay, then how about them Polaris nuclear missiles JFK was so proud of? Launched from submerged subs.
Yeah that's probably it.
To clarify further, they don't want you because you're in all likelyhood a Republican or libertarian or some sort of a conservative-leaning person. Lots of people are fleeing from California these days, but they're mostly right-leaning people fed up with liberal gov't policies of high taxes, high regulation, high debt, etc. We have awesome weather here, great ethnic cuisine, multicultural diversity, surf and ski on the same day. Nobody in their right mind would leave here unless they disagreed with the politics, it's a liberal's paradise.
or gain superpowers.
What we call the Denisovans were actually direct descendants of Pak breeders, who lost the ability to advance to the protector stage due to the lack of thallium in earth's soil.
Maybe it's time for you freedom-loving Brits to rise up and overthrow the tyranny of American imperialism.
Because doing X is always cooler than doing a simulation of X.
And also the delta-v required for moon landing is not all that much more than placing something in a long-term orbit. Especially if you consider the additional energy requirements for launching and maintaining a centrifuge.
that and also the prestige of having ENTERPRISE hardware.
Kind of like how businesses pay extra for Windows XP Professional even though XP Home has all the features they ever use.
He must've done nice things for the movie studios while he was in office. Giving him a nice cushy job after he's out is how they repay their lapdogs.
Why is this modded -1 Troll? Parent is correct; in the U.S. (and I assume most other developed nations), close to 100% of plastic waste either go into a landfill or is recycled. Amount dumped into the ocean is negligible.