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Comment: Re: Government vs terrorists (Score 3, Interesting) 395

I understand the point you were trying to make, but British Prime Ministers are all in fact Lords.

Historically, the title "prime minister" was not used (other than as an insult) and instead the most senior elected leader in the UK was known as The First Lord of the Treasury. Whilst that remains today, the title prime minister is widely and popularly used instead.

Henry Campbell-Bannerman was the first elected leader (1905) to popularly use the "prime minister" title.

Comment: Companies (Score 1) 172

by grainofsand (#43278045) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Setting Up a Computer Lab In a Developing Country

Based on my experience doing very similar projects across China, my advice is to approach the many foreign firms doing business in your target country. Ask them for donations of hardware, expertise and / or cash.

We receive around 1,100 used laptops per year from the Fortune 500 companies doing business in China as well as thousands of volunteer hours (and occasionally cash). We send out emails twice a year and arrange collection of donated hardware.

I also agree that "teaching the teachers" should be the first step.


NY Times' Broder Responds To Tesla's Elon Musk 609

Posted by samzenpus
from the ding-ding-ding dept.
DocJohn writes "NY Times' John Broder responded to Elon Musk's blog entry. Accused of driving around a parking lot for no reason, for instance, Broder notes he was simply looking for the poorly marked charging station. Worst of all, much of Broder's behavior can be attributed directly to advice he received from Tesla representatives — something Musk fails to mention."

Comment: Re:The people will be the ones who suffer (Score 1) 667

by grainofsand (#39385337) Attached to: Iran Deleted From the World's Banking Computers

"Next attack"? Care to point me in the direction of a time since 1709 when Afghanistan has invaded or attacked another nation? Why threaten with annihilation a nation that has never harmed you or your country?

Afghanistan has been invaded by hostile forces repeatedly since 1709. The Afghanis have resisted those invasions as any nation rightly would.


It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. -- Abraham Lincoln