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Comment: bay area (Score 1) 395

by ericartman (#44144903) Attached to: How Silicon Valley's Tech Reign Will End

The bay area has one great thing going for it, as I sit in 105 degree heat, its weather. A few days with a little heat, some rain, smog gets blown to other parts of the state. I lived there for many years, Fremont, Saratoga, San Jose, Redwood City. It started to get a little crowded for me so I left but I sure do miss it's weather.

Comment: Re:But that's not the real problem. (Score 1) 1651

by ericartman (#41523673) Attached to: To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

Well the arguement goes like this, at least it did for motorcycle helmet laws. Sure if you choose not to wear one please don't, just sign a waiver you will be responsible for ALL your care in case of serious injury. I do not want to pay for your brain damage care because you CHOSE not to wear a helmet. Also we need to teach bicycle driver they are a vehicle, not a pedestrian, and do NOT have right of way like a pedestrian, at least in this state.

Comment: could help (Score 1) 727

by ericartman (#41351317) Attached to: The Implications of Google Restricting Access To Anti-Islam Film

Well maybe if Google gave an "opt out" button so the people in the mid-east would realize the vast majority of people in the US don't care to see this video and actually think it's disgusting just like the Virgin Mary made out of tampons. I never saw that either and just like this video I hope Karma catches up to the 'artists' .

Comment: Nothing (Score 2) 454

by ericartman (#41019497) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Best Setup a School Internet Filter?

Been working in Education for the last decade and I can say give it up. I have never seen any filter work more than a day at best. Lightspeed whatever just doesn't last very long. Kids start with proxy, but quickly switched to stealing passwords. The school year is only a week old and I have already seen a fairly complete list of staff passwords and ever our sys admin password. Get a Federal approved filter and do the best you can, keeping the systems working will kill all the time you have believe me.

Dead? No excuse for laying off work.