I have a $320 MSI netbook and a cheap data plan
I misread that first as "I have a $320 MSI netbook and a cheap date palm". Somehow sitting under a date palm and browsing the internet seems very appealing compared to winter in the UK.
Well, I misread that as "cheap palm date" and thought, yeah, that's pretty common on Slashdot.
Yes, and what do the powered license plates display when they break?
The blue license plate of death?
Btw, does anyone know what happened to the guy who sued God?
Let's just say that if you have a spare fan lying around he'd really appreciate your giving it to him.
Hasn't this been known since the beginning of time?
Since just after the beginning of time, actually. You'll notice that some of the researchers were from the Max Planck Institute. The next paper in the series is "Social Networking Among Bosons During the Inflationary Epoch."
I'd pretty much agree with this. The trend of University outsourcing is the result of symptoms caused by bad management. As you describe, the management will have become bloated and influenced by consultants with deep conflicts of interest.
At the university where I work, they outsource our Web paystubs. They outsource our W-2s. I mean, how hard is it to write an application that generates W-2s from payroll information? For that matter, why can't the ERP system they paid hundreds of millions of dollars for do those simple things? Such things are incomprehensible and very frustrating to technical professionals.
And those secretaries were much sexier than any computer hardware.
Sexier than computer hardware? I don't think so. Ye Gods, man, think before you post such nonsense here.
(my kid's teachers won't allow citing it, for example)
Good. It's real simple. Encyclopedias are not sources. They are where you go to get an introduction on a topic and leads to sources.
It's not quite so simple. For elementary and middle-school students, encyclopedias are sources. A 4th grader writing a 2-page report on Leonard Bernstein isn't going to read an entire biography. The previous poster's point--and the same rule has been true for my children as well--is that Wikipedia in particular cannot be cited, while Britannica, etc. can be.
There's an art to reading graphic novels, and knowing how to read them. To analyze the frames for relative action to the story and so on. I for one have never been as good at understanding comics as I have traditional literature.
I agree. My 13 year-old son can read a graphic novel and tell me the story in great detail. When I look at one of his books it's just a bunch of random explosions and women with bizarrely large breasts.