Why would programming want to meet kids as young as six years old?
Yes. And RoC had the permanent seat in the UN Security Council until we (the US), decided to change our recognition of 'China' to the PRC instead of the RoC, in order to try and open divisions in the Communist Bloc during the Vietnam War. I know what Taiwan is and where it comes from. She's a Mandarin speaker and definitely 'Chinese' in an ethnic sense. She just hates being called Chinese for some reason, probably political. I don't know... maybe it's like calling a Scot and Englishman or something, but I've never been brave enough to try that
My wife was born in Taiwan. She and anyone in her family gets extremely angry if you refer to them as "Chinese," despite being ethnically Chinese, speaking Mandarin, etc. Good luck convincing her, her family, or frankly anyone else Tawainese I've ever met that they're "part of China" and that there is "nothing they should object to."
That said, this is a result of using ISO codes instead of FIPS codes. We had a customer escalation come through a while back about Taiwan being listed as a province of China in our geolocation information. We had switched from a FIPS 10-4 source to an ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 source, which ad the side effect of pissing off our Taiwanese customers.
Well, it would certainly take care of the "who cares? I'll be dead by then anyway!" mentality.
That would be the NSA
Maybe he couldn't afford the credit hours for Intro to Basic Grammar?
No, that's 3 lives saved (yours, the intended victims, and the assailant you just shot). Killing the dude who was just trying to murder someone saves 2 lives, and saves the taxpayers from having to feed and house the murder for the rest of his life.
The very nature of the peace prize itself makes it inherently political. Here's the list of all the winners:
Can you find me someone on there whose actions don't constitute engaging in politics? Most of the winners are politicians or activists, but winners such as the EU, IPCC, UN Peace Keeping Forces, etc, aren't even people and shouldn't have been allowed to have it in the first place. They were clearly picked to make a political point.
In fact, you pretty much have to go back to the first winner in 1901, in which the founder of the International Red Cross was awarded the prize to find someone who didn't do something overtly political, and even then he had to share the prize with a politician.
It's not like they could really enforce a "ban" on feds anyway. Any jackass with $100 can get a badge if they want to stand in line long enough, and not every "legit" hacker has tattoos, piercings and a techno fetish, otherwise 'spot the fed' wouldn't be any fun anyway.
Median salaries for new JD and MBA graduates is pretty low these days, because schools minted a boat load of them and then the economy went to pot. Much like anything else, things are still OK for the best graduates from the best schools, but the average aren't doing so swell because there are too many of them. Marketing and politics both generally require being attractive to succeed (although in politics, you can substitute wealth for attractiveness, but if you're already rich, why are you worrying about a "career"? Jobs are for poor people and suckers).
Frankly, unless you're on a watch list for something else, or acting completely suspicious, I can't see that they would bother you. I've made several international flights in the past 2 years, and each time I've just given over my customs declaration form, which wasn't looked at, and waved on through.
Of course, now the NSA is probably going to tip of ICE to your evil plot to bring illict digital copies of 'Men at Work' records into the US.
pay some kid $20 to guy buy the burn phone/SIM for you. What kind of tradecraft master or wanna-be actually goes and buys their own burn phone?
I've participated in a few 'MOOC's in the past, and have thought about a few more. The ones up until now all seem to be adaptations of courses offered by universities, and using the university's name recognition and NOT the professor's to attract students. It would be interesting to see how many people would be attracted to a class by "Dr. Joe Schmoe" and not "XXX 200 from Harvard University as taught by Dr. Joe Schmoe".
Will schools allow instructors to advertize their affiliation in the descriptions of their courses? Will sites like Coursera be allowed to group by university courses which aren't actually taught at those institutions, just taught by people who work there?
Also, this really seems more about the schools threatening academic freedom, not the 'MOOCs'.
The school called the cops, and the cops called the DA. If the school didn't think it was that big of a deal, they could have just left the legal system out of it. Did the police and prosecutor overreact? Probably, but if the school didn't call them, they would have had nothing to do with it (unless, of course, angry parents went to the media and demanded action)
Yeah, I took Honors Chemistry in 10th grade, but I didn't really like it much. I'll leave my geek card on the table on my way out