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Comment: Re:Meatspace is losing to userspace (Score 4, Interesting) 310

NO! No! NO! No!

"Computers are the new primary conduit of communication and learning for this generation."

As a teacher I am amazed at how inept most kids are with computers. I did a simple ctl-c and cmd-tab and ctl-v. Just a simple copy and paste. Students looked at me as if I had just done voodoo.

These are not students new to computers. They were high school seniors who have had 1-to-1 laptop program since 7th grade.

The amount these students do not know is amazing. I taught a college level class as an adjunct. The college students could not use the computer.

The best part of the computer is writing papers. I get longer and better edited papers that are word processed.

Of course the students can get on facebook, games, and other such toys. Real work not really.

Comment: Bummer (Score 1) 334

by chasisaac (#44126883) Attached to: Are Booth Babes Going Away? (Video)
I feel bad for these so to be former booth babes. Now they will have no work and not get paid. This means they may have to do even worse jobs. I remember back in the Comdex days we had to hire one and it cost us quite a bit of money. I talked with her and I found out the girl made a good living being a pro booth babe. For her it was better than turning tricks.

Comment: Re:I get that for 20 Euro right now. Soon 10. (Score 1) 314

by chasisaac (#40724609) Attached to: Fair price for an unlimited wireless data plan?
Actually the problem is cost and govt. regulations and ease of being able to stop things.

The NYC subway system was built when it was cheap(er) to do it. It would never ever be built today. The lawsuits alone would kill the project.

LA in comparison has mostly adobe in the ground making it very expensive to dig in the area. The cost of lawsuits and then federal govt. regulations make such an undertaking impossible. Look at how much the govt. interferes with just about everything that goes on in world today.

Comment: Re:Without power? (Score 1) 813

by chasisaac (#40529239) Attached to: After Recent US Storms, Why Are Millions Still Without Power?
>But that would require money for infrastructure investment which would create lots of jobs which would help the economy...

Which in turn takes money out of the private sector making it more and more difficult for a real recovery. Keep in mind the average time for an economic down turn is 18 months. We are at what?

We tried this in 2009, what was result? I believe little to nothing. Even the president laughed about the idea of shovel ready jobs. Take the money out of somewhere else.

Dare I mention environmental regulations. It would never get done with the EPA alone.

Comment: Re:Without power? (Score 1) 813

by chasisaac (#40529135) Attached to: After Recent US Storms, Why Are Millions Still Without Power?
That whoosh of the windmill is horrid. I mean horrid. All day, all night. Sounds like a low power jet engine. I used to live about four blocks (or so) from one. Everyone thought cool seems like good idea. The people including myself thought it was a great idea.

Worst idea ever. I had to move just to be able to get to sleep. The noise is never ending. So until you live near the whoosh I would be careful of what you wish for. I live three blocks from train tracks, about a mile from the interstate, I will take those.

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. -- Christopher Lascl