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.
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.
No kidding, not to mention I don't see any reason why this is "stunning" or a big controversy. It's just a new fossil and they'll argue a bit on where it goes into the taxonomy tree... happens all the time.
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.
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.