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Comment: Democratic regression. (Score 4, Interesting) 88

by manu0601 (#47956657) Attached to: Is Google's Non-Tax Based Public School Funding Cause For Celebration?

First they fight like hell to dodge taxes, then they spend money in public goods in place of taxpayer money.

The difference is that taxpayer money is spent under democratic control (or at least it should be, your mileage may vary depending on how much your political system is kinked). And Google will probably spend depending on its own interest instead of on the general interest.

Comment: CNN retracted (Score 4, Informative) 950

by manu0601 (#47933661) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

From TFA:

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story contained reporting about ISIS and education. CNN has concerns about the interpretation of the information provided and we will update the story when we can verify what is happening.

The original story smelled odd: why would they have anything against maths? Banning history courses make sense when you perform propaganda, but maths?

Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.