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Comment Re:he's got a point. (Score 1) 740

I've seen and read of schools investing millions in computers with no tangible results in students' scores, grades, or even elevated interests in learning.

That's because instead of investing millions in computers they should be investing millions in education. Remember: The XO is not a laptop, it is an educational tool.

The big problem is actually teaching something at all, ever, no matter the tools selected for education.

Exactly. If Dvorak doesn't like the idea of sending a truckload of XO's, perhaps he should suggest some other educational gift.

And we should probably insert that famous quote by Amartya Sen:

No substantial famine has ever occurred in any independent and democratic country with a relatively free press.
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Submission + - Sun bullies OpenDS developers ( 2

andy_from_nc writes: Neil Wilson has posted that he and all of the American developers on Sun's OpenDS project and the positions have been moved to France. In order to collect their severance benefits Sun required the developers to accept a governance change to the project which ensured Sun's control. Instead the developers resigned from the project (which allowed Sun to make the change anyhow) as they did not feel it was in the best interest of the project but could not afford to loose their benefits. Neil was probably the most prolific committer to the project as evidenced by the revision control logs. Sun has responded on the OpenDS users mail list saying that they did not ask the developers to resign and that the governance change was a return to a previous "Sun approved" revision.

Network World Article: Sun bullied, used threats to gain control of open source project, former owner says

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Help me flesh-out the details for this made-for-TV movie. I have a script outline, but I need details. It starts like this:

2004 election goes off pretty much as the polls predict, with Red (Republican) states voting for Bush, Blue (Democratic) states going to Kerry and the Purple (swing) states split between the two. It's a close race.

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