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Comment Nanny State (Score 1) 784 784

Nanny State

We are all humans. We grow within our Mothers and are born and begin our development over time outside our mothers. Independence grows over time.

As a young person near Boston, I used to take myself into the Boston Science Museum on Saturdays each weekend. I was not accompanied by another family member. I used the Mattapan High Speed Trolley and Red Line and then the Green Line to get to Science Park. I did this almost every weekend between the ages of 7 and 13.
My Route.

At age 7, I once took my younger siblings with me to see Woody Allenâ(TM)s âTake the Money and Runâ. It was rated âMâ(TM).

I used to ride my bicycle around Milton, MA until the street lights came on during the summer. At Age 13 I rode my bicycle from Milton MA to North Falmouth MA. Later I participated in Centuries.

The likelihood of violence being inflicted upon any child is very low, but increases when the violence is being inflicted by another child. Bad stuff does happen, and the media does a terrific job of giving us the sordid details, but Iâ(TM)ve never seen them provide an analysis of the likelihood of the event happening to any individual. Itâ(TM)s sad certainly, but do we want to be total helicopter parents and restrict the development of the independence of our youth?

My kids are young people and growing older. They have their issues, sometimes not paying attention to their personal grooming. We had to visit DHS once when my youngest was reported for not changing his clothes and cleaning his nails. We have to pick our battles. Just getting him to bed can be a challenge.

Young people make mistakes. Thatâ(TM)s one way that they grow and learn. Kids even do criminal acts. Rather than imprison them or take them away from their parents, how about educating all parties involved. Itâ(TM)s now known that a young personâ(TM)s brain isnâ(TM)t fully developed till about 24 years old. Some consideration should be given to young persons and educating them about good behavior rather then reinforcing bad behavior by placing the in Prison .

Recent news show people calling police about a solitary child at the park or taking the subway by themselves. Donâ(TM)t they remember being children themselves? I do.

Please be Good, not Evil.
God Bless America, Please.

Adam Selene

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Submission + - 16 or 64 core Supercomputer project on Kickstarter->

kb1cvh writes: "This project just launched on kickstarter.
A 16 or 64 core RISC supercomputer.

While not everyone's idea of a supercomputer, it'll certainly be accessible.

$99 pledge for a 16 core board.
If they make $3M in pledges, a pledge over $199 get's you a 64 core board."

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Open Source

Linux 2.6.37 Released 135 135

diegocg writes "Version 2.6.37 of the Linux kernel has been released. This version includes SMP scalability improvements for Ext4 and XFS, the removal of the Big Kernel Lock, support for per-cgroup IO throttling, a networking block device based on top of the Ceph clustered filesystem, several Btrfs improvements, more efficient static probes, perf support to probe modules, LZO compression in the hibernation image, PPP over IPv4 support, several networking microoptimizations and many other small changes, improvements and new drivers for devices like the Brocade BNA 10GB ethernet, Topcliff PCH gigabit, Atheros CARL9170, Atheros AR6003 and RealTek RTL8712U. The fanotify API has also been enabled. See the full changelog for more details."

Comment Re:Steve Ciarcia (Score 1) 185 185

The reminder of Byte's good parts - Jerry Pournelle also made me remember Steve Ciarcia.
Steve and Jerry are still around.
Steve's URL is
Jerry's URL is

I took the time to subscribe to circuit cellar and to Jerry's site. They are good writers and deserve our support.

The Media

BYTE Is Coming Back 185 185

harrymcc writes "More than a dozen years after its death, BYTE magazine is still the most beloved computer magazine of all time — the one that employees of every other tech mag got used to being compared unfavorably with. And now it's being revived, in the form of a new The new version isn't replicating the focus of the old BYTE — it's focused on the use of consumer tech products in a business environment — and I'm pretty positive it won't feature Robert Tinney's art or epic Jerry Pournelle columns. But I'm glad to see the legendary brand back in use rather than sitting in limbo."

Nothing is rich but the inexhaustible wealth of nature. She shows us only surfaces, but she is a million fathoms deep. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson