Don't assume that access to the internet is making anybody smarter. I think that's the real question. If anything, access to the internet is making people less intelligent, and I think there is more evidence to support that claim. The child who walks to the library and picks up a book and reads is going to end up smarter than the kids who hits up wikipedia, youtube, and various blogs to get his information.
A programming language is technically not a "language" at all. The word "language" is used as a sort of nickname for what programming really is. That's like giving physical education credits for "web surfing" just because it has the word "surfing" in it, or biology/entomology credit for debugging just because it has the word "bug" in it.
"Currently there is no "successor" to Facebook". Well, of course there isn't. And there wasn't a successor to Myspace for a while either. What we are saying is that we "can't imagine" a successor to Facebook, because, let's face it, if we could we would certainly build it. But the way these things work is that something will come out of nowhere and we'll immediately feel like we "need" to be a part of it. It will fulfill a need we didn't even know we had. Oh, there will be something that knocks off Facebook and probably Google as well.
It can't be that hard to disable or remove the GPS. I'm sure anyone who can assemble their own computer (which is probably everybody at Slashdot) could do it in an hour. My assumption is that it won't be illegal to tamper with either.
A worse punishment would be for them to have to live the rest of their lives in Tijuana. I'd say they got off easy.
Use of the internet is NOT a basic human right, no matter how much Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg want us to think it is. It's a privilege and should be revoked as such.
Math is irrelevant. You'll never use advanced math in your career. What you are learning is advanced problem solving, which is invaluable.
It's a telling sign of the state of the human species when 3D printers are finally invented and the first thing we make with them is weapons and armor. Anthropologists are probably having a field day, or certainly will 100 years from now.
Cigar Aficionado. It's like if "GQ" was mature and sophisticated. I like that the articles are actually the size of articles and require an adult attention span to read. They aren't tiny blurbs and blog posts which most magazines have resorted to (as the web has decreased everyone's attention span).
Have you seen me? Let's just say, that's not going to be a problem.
The network is down right now, apparently.
Keep in mind that Nickelback are the most popular and most successful rock band. If we let natural selection use "most popular" as its selection criteria, we'll end up with a bunch of Nickelbacks, Michael Bays, and Stephenie Meyers.
Fortunately she is very well qualified. It actually sets a nice precedent. Video game playing, as a hobby, should not reflect poorly on someones character or ability to hold a position of public office. From now on everyone will remember how this tactic backfired. Thank you Ms.Lachowicz.
We will have an entire generation where all of their knowledge of the military comes from playing video games, and so their opinion of war, fighting, etc. is going to reflect that.
The good news is that today you lost about $8 billion. The better news is that you still have about $12 billion.