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My mother is a retired teacher. The mother of my child is a teacher, too.
My child is in the public school system. We do some additional teaching after school and I generally buy him more candy on saturdays, if he solves some mathematical puzzles.
The teaching quality of every school varies. Generally, by home schooling, you could get much better learning results. The group size is just too large to focus on any individual problem. I think it is fair to say, that public schools teach the theory less effictively than home schooling. Practical application of that theory is known as homework and you should make sure your children actually do them.
But not everything that the school teaches is on curriculum. You learn first and foremost social skills. Group sizes are large. There are idiots. There are true friends. There is a cute girl in the first row. You have to work with other people. Just like in real life later on.
If you home school your children. they might become anti-social and biased on your personal world views. You can tell them Jesus created the dinosaurs and in your community that might be even recommended. Or skip those parts totally, because they weren't in the bible.
Neither option is perfect. I would still choose not to home school my children. That does not mean, that you cannot actively ask your children what they are learning, look at their homework and teach them additional skills they don't learn at school.
Meh, I totally forgot slashdot doesn't do even basic autoformatting..
I'll have you know that TRUE nerds used to have to jerk it to 320x200x256 palletized images. Nipples would be fucking CYAN half the time, but it was that or play wing commander. SuperVGA made the situation oh so much better, we could get 640x480x16bit in 200-300kB files that would take 2 hours to download, but hey, pink nipples!
You are doing it wrong. The 256 color palette is actually 262 144 color palette, but only 256 colors can be at the screen.
So actually normal VGA is deep down 18-bit, but it cannot show all those colors at once. You must have some real shitty quantization on your images, to get cyan. My nipples were pink. But then again, there is no 16-bit GIF, so all the images started being JPGs. They didn't take 200-300kB, either - what were you on? LZW-compressed TIFs? You should have used more quality sites like McHenry BBS, like
I build my own computer rigs. I have been doing that for over 15 years.
I just rarely do it at once. You have working sticks of RAM, old hard disk, case, PSU and GPU. You just swap the CPU and motherboard for better. Or buy a new graphics card when they get cheaper as the next Battlefield approaches.
The components of my PC are constantly evolving. But I don't see why I have to buy everything at once? Upgradeability is one of the main reasons I build my custom setup(s).
The computing student should learn to use hidden partitions:
After that, he can just fill the normal encrypted partition with porn, give the police password for that and just tell them he was embarassed to download so many xxx films.
In the voice of Nelson from the Simpsons: Ha-ha!
They want to make your work more transparent. Apparently, they think you have too much spare time, too. Or you getting fired/outsourced, and this is a gentle reminder to document your work..
Since all the reports are similar, I would just create a script to handle the documentation needs. I would also do extra work: create report how much this affects the efficiency of patch / hotfix distribution and how time all these process changes take (and maybe inflate that number a bit, just a bit).
This would also be a great time to ask for an assistant to ease the workload.
..where incandescent bulbs are banned.
The prices of bulbs will soar, even for the transition period and quality remains the same. The cheap LEDs are far from natural color, and compact fluorescent bulbs will not illuminate as much after a year or so.
Just look at us - and don't go down this route..
Even TFA got it wrong. It is Jukkasjärvi, not Jukkasjårvi.
Direct translation is "The Lake of Jukkas". And "The Loke of Jukkas" sounds funny (å is pronounced that way) in native Finnish tongue.
Yeah, it is so close to Finland, the name is in Finnish, even though it is a part of Sweden.
OP is just discovering the command line and finding out, that you can actually do almost anything with it.Don't bash his learning process (pun intended).
Take a webcam picture:
streamer -f jpeg -o image.jpg
Do magic with that picture:
convert image.jpg -colorspace Gray image_gray.jpg
And do check out rest of the ImageMagick:
The piracy is just the reason they tell the public.
The real reason is that their firewall/surveillance software is not yet fully compatible with latest operating systems.
and a cartridge designed to release smell
Damn, now I don't get to say: "Your Xbox stinks!"
Please, don't trivialize things.
Sure, you can only use browser to access the internet. Secure browser will not compromise your system. But it will give the hacker your IP address.
Using the IP address the hacker can do a number of things. He can exploit vunerability on some service, that is not protected by the firewall. Or exploit a problem in the firewall software itself. These vunerabilities are not so common, but it is naive to think, that if you only use the browser, only thing that needs to be secure - is the browser.
The whole XP OS is getting compromised, because hackers had so much time to work on it. And soon, the exploits will not be fixed. Please upgrade to an OS that gets regular security updates or disconnet yourself from the internet.
No sane auto manufacturer is going to take the risk of legal liability. There will be accidents. And there will be lawsuits.
I am betting all the research that goes on at Ford or Toyota is just for the patents - they don't ever want to go in to production. Too risky.