NPR is the most conservative force in media today. Fox may make Tea Partiers crazy, but NPR makes liberals complacent.
Yeah, that Morning Joe is a screaming leftist.
I love JSON, but XML has the advantage of being something you can validate against a defined schema.
I can't figure out how the Congress has power to regulate private businesses and impose the ADA.
The intestate commerce clause. Netflix is selling a product across state lines and is thus clearly engaged in interstate commerce, and is therefor subject to Congressional regulation.
Also, is there any evidence whatsoever that these "graphical" languages are easier for people to learn?
My kid is 5, and he spends hours writing little programs in Scratch. The click and drag aspect of the graphical language makes it much easier for him. If he had to rely on his nascent typing skills to write code, he'd be stuck in the frustration of Syntax Error Hell, as I was for years when I first started pounding out Basic code on the Apple II.
Owly is a comic targeted at that age group. Wonderful stories about nature and friendship, and no words.
Any decent programmer should be able to write a secure program. Read your input, reject it if it's not what you want.
Writing a secure program is relatively easy. Building a secure system is difficult. This is largely because any system that performs any non-trivial task in this day and age will necessarily entail running large amounts of code written by someone else.
Although I am pretty sure this goes against a Geneva convention
The relevant international treaty would be the Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons, but that only covers weapons that cause permanent blindness.
we have a generation afraid to take risks
I always see people praising risk takers. And the same people who praise risk-takers treat failure like leprosy.
But the thing about risks is that they involve a high probability of failure due to circumstances beyond the control of the risk-taker. If they don't have that high probability of failure, they aren't really risks, are they?
So, if you take a risk and you are lucky enough to succeed, you are held up as a fine example of the kind of person that everyone should be. If you take a risk and succumb to the probability that you will fail, then its "fuck off, moocher, you're on your own".
Alternative albuterol inhalers cost almost three times as much as the $20 epinephrine inhalers sold by online retailers."
The worst part is that epinephrine you can get any time you want (like, say, in the middle of an asthma attack), but albuterol requires a prescription, which means schlepping to a doctor with all the associated costs and inconveniences.
Albuterol works a lot better, sure, but sometimes - when you need an inhaler and you need it NOW - its nice to know the good old Primatine Mist is available over the counter at the nearest drugstore.
Ah, yes. You don't have room for interesting stories without a minority protagonist.
If you are interested in having minorities spend their money on your comic books, a minority protagonist is probably more interesting to that audience than yet another white dude.
like impose a moratorium on new expenditures until the economic crisis is over?
Great idea! Slow down economic activity until economic activity speeds up!
Exactly, why the censorship?
Because the kid is going to have to learn to evade on-line security systems one day. Best that he start that at home, with an early lesson on sneaking around Dad's proxy server.
Kidspeak is good for language learning. My kid is working on the French, but there are a bunch to choose from: http://www.transparent.com/personal/kidspeak.html
It seems to me that this will result in a large number of extra miles driven by people who would have otherwise changed their driving plans on the fly if they had a working cell phone. People will instead drive someplace, find out plans have changed and that they need to drive someplace else, and then drive there. Those extra miles driven are going to be cause for much extra traffic, traffic accidents, and traffic fatalities.