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Comment: Re:Colors of computer science (Score 1) 612

by TheGeneration (#45764215) Attached to: Is Computer Science Education Racist and Sexist?

I suspect part of the reason why women, Latino-Americans and African-Americans aren't well represented in the science classrooms is because of an over subscription by women, Latino-Americans, and African-Americans to sociology majors like women's studies, Chicano/Latin-American Studies and African-American studies. While these are completely legitimate courses of study, I suspect they are leading women, Latino-Americans and Afirican-Americans away from the more employment friendly science majors.

Comment: Re:Follow up Headline (Score 1) 345

by TheGeneration (#45730277) Attached to: Judge: NSA Phone Program Likely Unconstitutional

Might I recommend the book "Stasiland" about the East German secret police, spying on it's own citizens, which due to their spying were able to prevent any politician from countering them because of the black mail material they had on every person (including the politicians and their families.)

Comment: Re:three responses (Score 2) 562

by TheGeneration (#45730155) Attached to: Police Pull Over More Drivers For DNA Tests

[IANAL:] Unfortunately you're wrong about this. In Caballes v. Illinois the Supreme Court found that a dog can be run around any vehicle during a traffic stop. If the dog signals, the officer then has probably cause to search a vehicle. The only limitation on this is that if the dog is not on the scene at the time of the stop, that the stop cannot be prolonged to wait for the dog to arrive. They can only hold you for as long as it would reasonably take to conduct the business of a traffic stop.

+ - Why You Shouldn't Buy An UHD 4K TV This Year->

Submitted by Lucas123
Lucas123 (935744) writes "While it's tempting to upgrade your flatscreen to the latest technology, industry analysts say UHD TVs are still no bargain with top brand names selling 65-in models for $5,000 or more. And, even though 4K TVs offer four times the resolution of today's 1080p HDTVs, there are no standards today for how many frames per second should be used in broadcasting media. Additionally, while there's plenty of content being produced for UHDs, little has been made available. "You can get more for your dollar going with a good LED HDTV from a top brand," said Veronica Thayer, an analyst with IHS Research. "They're coming out with great prices for this holiday season.""
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+ - $39 Arduino compatible boardset runs Linux on new x86 SoC->

Submitted by DeviceGuru
DeviceGuru (1136715) writes "DM&P Group has begun shipping a $39 Arduino compatible boardset and similar mini-PC equipped with a new computer-on-module based on a new 300MHz x86 compatible Vortex86EX system-on-chip. The $39 86Duino Zero boardset mimics an Arduino Leonardo, in terms of both form-factor and I/O expansion. The tiny $49 86Duino Educake mini-PC incorportates the same functionality, but in a 78 x 70 x 29mm enclosure with an integrated I/O expansion breadboard built into its top surface. The mini-PC's front and back provide 2x USB, audio in/out, Ethernet, and COM interfaces, power input, and an SD card slot. The hardware and software source for all the boards, including the computer-on-module, are available for download under open source licenses at the 86Duino.com website."
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+ - NSA planned to discredit radicals based on web-browsing habits->

Submitted by wired_parrot
wired_parrot (768394) writes "New documents leaked show that the NSA was not only monitoring suspected radical sympathizers, but planned to discredit them based on their web-surfing habits. This includes not only evidence of porn browsing and online sexual activity, as well as extorsion and blackmail based on innapropriate use of funds. At the same time, the document leaked notes that very few of contacts noted were associated with terrorism"
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