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Comment: Re: Yay for "zero tolerance" (Score 1) 591 591

These kinds of policies are a result of repeated gun violence at schools. There are other factors, but gun violence is a large part of the motivation. Given the number of guns in this country (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_guns_per_capita_by_country), the likelihood of an empty threat becoming a real threat is something most school administrators are not prepared to ignore.

Comment: Re:Or just practicing for an actual job (Score 1) 320 320

If you could have coded it from scratch, you knew how to weed out all the crap and pick the correct example. You also knew enough to realize that the example was an implementation simplified enough to fit in a web page. And, as a result, you enhanced the example to make it robust enough for production use. You did do that, didn't you?

Comment: Sigh! (Score 3, Insightful) 173 173

Please don't tell me you are one of those MORONS who relies on software for real-time instructions

Since this is slashdot, I shouldn't have to remind you of the things in the modern world that depends on real-time instructions from software. But I will say this: If software running on 1960's technology could get humans to the moon and back, it is not unreasonable for me to expect my phone to tell me how to get to ikea.

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?

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