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Comment Re:The odds are very low... (Score 3, Funny) 158

What if giant alien slugs attack? We should probably spend the $450 million developing space-capable salt-guns, just in case. I mean, sure the odds are really low, but if the slugs do come then it would make everything else pointless and redundant.

Comment Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 172

Sorry, but I don't want the videos I watched broadcasted on my Google+ account and other "Helpful" features like that. People like having profiles/accounts separated for a fucking reason... *especially* when it comes to profiles that people can identify them in real life.

Comment Re:Shouldn't this be obvious? (Score 4, Insightful) 150

Because the reality is that the only thing that can fix bad schools are better teachers AND involved parents... the parents are hard to come by in such areas, and the good teachers don't want to work in those schools for their already shitty pay. Thus, you get school systems throwing money at the problem and making complex new programs to distract from the fact that not much is changing.

Comment Re:Double tassel ... (Score 1) 216

This. These core classes are not to create CS majors, it is to give everyone at least a basic understanding of what programming is... given today's society and work place, that's a pretty nice skill to have, although I'm sure the amount of worthless programmer resumes will probably rise due to it.

The trouble with a lot of self-made men is that they worship their creator.