Yup but this is not Hollywood. in Hollywood probably the producer would be fired "whaaaat you couldn't get our star a hot meal..."
Lack of interest in voting is primarily caused by poor choice of candidates. Trying to chose the lesser of two evils is such a hassle. Source: my opinion. In Australia we have compulsary voting, it just wastes my time
... I have to walk to the voting place, wait in lines, look at various party billboards full of empty promises, just to get my name ticked off a list to avoid a fine...all just to drop an empty ballot....
The problem is even if you are lucky enough to find a politician with wonderful sounding promises, there is the track record of election campaign promises to remember....
As I was homeschooled, my person experience - it was excellent. As for arguments against "social experiences / mono culture" I would argue that depends on the environment, as schools do not necessarily promote great social culture
In high school years I selected all my own course material,, this allowed me to do college level computer science courses during high school, I was doing C and x86 assembly, and programming EPROM chips, while my friends in local schools were lucky if they got an Apple ][ with a basic interpreter. I also used the flexible times to work on many projects outside my school - programming jobs, volunteer as stage manager for amateur theatre company / etc.
For me the major question to home school is ... is the child self motivated? If you are passionate about learning & study, home schooling offers far opportunities for development than is possible in a structured school experience. It allows you to take on far more advanced levels in your areas of passion / interest and to spend more time on areas you may struggle with. It is also important to ensure you get involved in other groups outside your school - i.e. special interest groups/amateur theatre/sports teams/etc.
Will I home school my own kids? I'm not against it, but don't have plans as yet. If I become unhappy with local schools, then this will probably motivate me to homeschool my kids.
We should start by banning use of https
If you are using GUI desktop Windows 7 or 8.1 is way more stable then many popular Linux GUIs, unless you load up your Windows machine with crapware / adware. Unfortunately most windows machines come preloaded with crap.
There's such a thing as good journalistic practice?
"most-liked photos didn’t allow users to choose which photos they want to highlight" Well yes you could change the photos. And they were never shared publicly unless you wanted to share them. Finally you never had to see them at all, by not clicking the year in review link facebook had generated for you...
clearly there are a lot of incompetent programmers out there. source: years of reading slashdot comments
Companies always put more qualifications as "required" in the job as then they actually need. My advice is to not worry about the required qualifications, pretty much every IT job I've had I did not have all the "required" items but still got job
An incredible Number of windows developers do not know how to check versions. I.e if major>=5 AND minor>=1. In this case there are apps that check version by retrieving the OS name string I.e Windows 7. This was a popular but incorrect way to check if running on Windows 9x
Certain regions are prone to have earth quakes, but not all regions, and not around Beijing. Almost all that do occur are in 2.5 - 5.4 magnitude rnage "Often felt, but only causes minor damage." Sichuan has had some bad earth quakes (8.0,etc) but it is not near Beijing.
Don't worry the data will be safe in NSA's hands, as far as I know they've never had any data breaches/leakages before...
It's a great security initiative! Everybody should do this. Considering it is impossible to electronically monitor what is typed on a manual type writer, and certainly it would be near impossible to copy the manually typed paper with today's technology.