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Comment: Re:"The World" (Score 2) 215

by camg188 (#49401159) Attached to: The Dystopian Lake Filled By the World's Tech Sludge
Kudos to the author for including a google maps link. All news stories should do that now.
If you look south of the sludge pond you can see what looks like an older sludge pond that is being processed. Yes, it's nasty and dangerous and definitely should be contained, but isn't that what sludge ponds are for? To keep all that nasty stuff contained for later processing.

Comment: We have the technology (Score 1) 42

by camg188 (#49400977) Attached to: The Unlikely Effort To Build a Clandestine Cell Phone Network
Smartphones are so powerful now that cryptography software hasn't caught up yet. We have the computing power in phones now to do things not possible just a couple years ago. You could do things like real time steganography where the real audio message is hidden inside a fake conversation. The hardware is here, we just need an app for that.

Comment: Re:Maybe you should have read more than one senten (Score 1) 264

Not everyone has the same experience as you do.
Another quote from the article:

Kolbe believes the site's flaws are felt more keenly outside the West. "People in the developing world don't always understand how Wikipedia is created. It's such a credible website, it comes so high up the search rankings - people think it's just another encyclopedia."

Comment: Financial education (Score 1) 149

by camg188 (#49322273) Attached to: Obama To Announce $240M In New Pledges For STEM Education
I think more financial education would have a bigger impact on people's lives. Personal finance tied in with higher education and career planning. Basic cost/benefit analysis. Also business finance like how corporations work and how to start a company.
All they taught me in high school was how to write a check.

"If you lived today as if it were your last, you'd buy up a box of rockets and fire them all off, wouldn't you?" -- Garrison Keillor