Automatic pay raises based on seniority, and not merit... I am all for paying good teachers a lot more.
How do you propose you quantify 'good' teachers exactly? Parent or student recommendations? Doesn't that create and awkward incentive for hot_starting_teacher_01 to give a blow job to little johnny's daddy to make sure she gets a good recommendation?
I've seen this excuse many times before. Are we saying that every single other profession is able to measure performance, except for teaching? Seriously, can we not spend a few months on identifying a way to do some type of qualitative 360 degree review?
Did Hal actually USE the ring for anything interesting? I wouldn't say I'm the biggest fan, but I do have a few of the comics. I don't think a lot of people got that the rings power had to do with imagination, and that Hal's true power wasn't just the ring, but that he used it in such inventive ways. Since that time it seems like he's been reduced to shooting some green death ray from his ring and such instead of problem solving.
I was initially interested in the movie, but had the feeling it wouldn't touch on the theme of using imagination. From the trailers I didn't get that impression either.
He did at least one thing that I thought was pretty clever/funny with the ring, but I don't want to spoil it. It was more than just shooting green lasers.
To summarize, I thought the movie was fun enough for your average summer movie goer and did better than expected from the POV of a long time GL fan. I would have liked some more inside type of stuff thrown in (even a mention of Alan Scott), but it was still pretty freaking cool hearing the Oath in a movie.
Seriously - it didn't cross the minds of 12 engineers that everyone who uses facebook has hated every single one of the UI changes - and they still continue to do it?
The fact that they still have millions of users and continue to grow, lends one to believe that not everyone hates their updates. People don't like change and more than that they are terrible at imagining how they will use a something that is vastly different that what they currently do. A good business is able to derive a set of features from their customer's wants, and then design a way to meet those wants. Even when the customer may balk at first. If Facebook stayed with their original UI, someone else would have come into the market and replaced them.