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Comment That's fine and all, but... (Score 1) 323

...as simple as it is to get one's hands on a computer and internet access, parents should similarly be equipped with the tools and knowledge to be able to better manage their children's online business. Slashparents, I'm sure, don't have an issue with such things (think worst-case heavy-handed approach with keyloggers, parental filtering, logging, webcam capturing ... we're equipped and capable of knowing every online move). But muggleparents just aren't.

There's the concern, too, that if your 7th-grade kid is defaming someone on Facebook, then you've already failed this 13-year old with poor parenting choices during his formative years, and the impact that parent-driven punitive measures would have at that point in his life are minimal, compared to if the courts got involved and punished the kid for you.

Comment Re:what is this even talking about? (Score 3, Informative) 112

But it's not just about the source... it's about the community, the support from the original authors, the available knowledge and comprehension that transcends wiki docs, as well as having a team large enough to be able to realistically continue its development in the foreseeable future. To lose these things abruptly doesn't mean that all the source code was deleted but rather that the virtual ecosystem was.

Variables don't; constants aren't.

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