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Comment Re:Likely misdemeanor mishandling of classified in (Score 1) 421 421

I doubt Hillary will get anything, as this is 100% politically motivated.

The only way I could see this as being politically motivated is if Hillary asked the Obama Administration to launch an inquiry in order to find her 100% clear of the charges, so as to remove that bugbear from the debate in the future.

Comment Re:Likely misdemeanor mishandling of classified in (Score 4, Insightful) 421 421

Anything she gets will likely be harsher than Karl Rove managed to get for outing Valerie Plame.

All of this has been done before. Complete BS if she gets harsher treatment than the previous administration. I agree that we need to clamp down on the problem, but some retro activity would be nice as well.

So basically what you're saying is that you'd like to see the Obama Administration sink the same level as the Bush Administration when administering justice? Wouldn't it be better if Obama's Justice Department did the right thing and set the bar high for future administrations? Or is this just a case of "Their team got the kid gloves treatment, so mine should get it as well?"

Submission + - Why children should NOT be taught to code->

XxtraLarGe writes: David Buckingham gives an argument that runs counter to the modern "Everyone should learn how to code" consensus that seems to be rampant in today's education circles. Buckingham writes"...programming was a means of teaching logical or ‘procedural’ thinking, especially in the context of mathematics. The argument depends upon assumptions about learning transfer – the idea that learning in one context will automatically transfer across to others. Yet there is no convincing evidence that learning computer programming enables children to develop more general problem-solving skills, let alone that it will ‘teach you how to think’, as its advocates claim."

As an adjunct who teaches computer programming courses, I'd tend to agree. What do you think? Is Buckingham off the mark?

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Comment Not much (Score 1) 138 138

Having about 20 years of experience in IT, it hasn't changed much. Sure, there's the World Wide Web, but before that we had FTP, Gopher, Telnet, and LANs. Cloud storage isn't really any different than network home drives. The tech will change (cheaper, faster, slightly easier for the end user), but at the end of the day, you're still installing software, answering end-user questions, adding servers to the network, maybe repairing hardware, etc.

Comment Re:Little Ice Age followed a warm period (Score 1) 195 195

The "Little Ice Age" was up to 500 years give or take - with some warmer years. But we don't really know what the future will hold - will we get a new "little ice age", a few cold winters/summers or will we get a new full-blown ice age?

The last option is the most worrying.

Maybe Global Warming/Climate Change will even it out?

Comment Re:Infrastructure is only part of the equation. (Score 1) 143 143

If you want to take a train an extra 200 miles, you need to lay track AND fuel it. With the plane you only need the fuel..

Unless you want to land? Or, at least, land intact, then take off again after landing?

Yeah, but isn't a runway a fraction of the cost of a 200 mile railroad track?

Comment Re:In Other Words... (Score 1) 432 432

Maybe you're OK with taking in peoples' wash and sewing for low pay, no benefits or sick days...

Why are you against voluntary exchange? If I want a person to drive me from point A to point B at a particular time, and we agree on the amount of compensation, what business is that of yours?

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