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Comment: Re:YES the must be dicks (Score 4, Insightful) 261

by ChrisMaple (#49494587) Attached to: FBI Accuses Researcher of Hacking Plane, Seizes Equipment
If he wants to investigate security holes in Boeing aircraft, he should get a job with Boeing, or offer his services to them for free. Messing around on an aircraft in flight, where he can't be certain that a misplaced keystroke won't cause death, is criminal negligence or worse.

Comment: Re:Why a single place? (Score 1) 159

by ChrisMaple (#49493503) Attached to: Scientists Close To Solving the Mystery of Where Dogs Came From

Given modern experimental evidence that wild foxes can be domesticated in a few generations (that includes physical changes, most notably non-erect ears), multiple site domestication is quite plausible.

There are also several modern examples of wild fox newborns raised as pets without significant problems.

Comment: Re:School budgets (Score 1) 99

There are other personnel expenses in schools, janitors for example. The biggest dollar sinkhole is "special needs" children that shouldn't even be in public schools, the sort of children who get $100k of special instructors per year and who can't do anything but drool.

Comment: Re:Budget running dry? (Score 1) 99

You're telling me that the teachers are so poor quality that if they don't teach the material that will be on the test and nothing else, the students won't pass the test. Teachers that poor should be fired. There are a great number of people in the general public who need jobs and could teach better than people currently employed as teachers; they'd have the additional advantage of not already having their minds corrupted by the garbage that teachers learn in normal schools.

A student who has learned nothing in a year has been seriously damaged by his teacher, who should be fired before damaging other children.

Comment: Re: How about cutting sugar* (Score 2) 68

by ChrisMaple (#49455255) Attached to: Plaque-busting Nanoparticles Could Help Fight Tooth Decay

Tooth decay starts early. A great deal of it occurs before puberty, during which time children crave sweets and haven't really gotten the knack of good teeth brushing. Optimistically, 42% of Americans have had a cavity by age 11.

The idea that primitives don't live long enough to have tooth decay problems is silly.

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