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Sounds to me more like a great way to build a large database of people that wouldn't normally have things like prints on file.
As I mentioned, I don't use cable (or satellite) for TV. Didn't even have over-the-air TV until a month ago, so it's no big change for me. I use it to stream from various websites.
Also, if it's available to stream on the internet, you can view it on GoogleTV.
Source: I own a GoogleTV.
On that note, my wife and I are about to have another kid. We don't believe in "baby proofing" the house. The entire dynamic of the house should not change just to suit the smallest. The baby is taught, as it grows, not to do things. "Don't stick a knife in the light socket. It'll hurt." Kid wants to do it anyway, they will find a way. Guess what, it HURTS! They won't do that again (wife's father let them do it once just so they'd see what it was like).
100 years ago, there weren't all these laws and regulations about what you could, and couldn't do. Guess what, kids lived and were happy. They learned what they could and could not do and were stronger people for it. Today we have a society (in America) where people are taught to perform at the lowest level to get by and rely on other people to make your decisions.
Thinking back though, she's never had over the air, only cable and satellite. It's a shame the things kids have today and don't realize how "bad" we had it as little as 15 years ago.
now get off my lawn....
I think Math would be the ONLY subject I could actually teach in the US public school system. I tutored my mom and step-dad in College Algebra, and my Step-Dad in Calculus. The way I taught was:
1) This is how the book says to do it.
2) This is why it works.
3) This is how you can do it differently and get the same answer.
4) This is why the different way works.
By showing them the way the book said FIRST, they could easily look back and see I'm not full of it. Then after they understand the book way, I showed why it works, so that I could then show them another way. Leading them through the steps to come up with often better and more efficient ways of working a problem type allowed them to come up with their own ideas in how to figure out a problem. My favorite saying about math is:
Math is a language. Learn the language and it's much easier.