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Comment: Re:It has an acronym , so it will fail. (Score 1) 149

by un1nsp1red (#49322519) Attached to: Obama To Announce $240M In New Pledges For STEM Education

Pedagogy (teaching methods) also make little difference. By far the most significant factors are cultural. Regions that do well in educating their children place a high value on education, and set high expectations.

Give this article a read (re: teaching methods):

Comment: Re:Lift the gag order first... (Score 1) 550

If last mile Internet Service was actually a free market commodity were anyone could be a service provider, and lay their own cables, I would not see this as such a big issue since people would be able to vote with their wallets if they did not like the fact that X company was restricting their access to Y service..

This is the only thing I wanted out of this whole ordeal, and it doesn't appear it was even considered.

Comment: Re: Government Intervention (Score 1) 495

Man, I've only really lived in urban areas (Chicago, Los Angeles) and I've never been in a building that had access to FiOS or even Uverse. I'm guessing it's because I don't like to live in mega apartment buildings and always opt for three-flats or townhouses. (Just speculating that it's not worth it for them to pull fibre unless a building has many units.)

+ - NSA CTO Patrick Dowd Moonlighting for Private Security Firm->

Submitted by un1nsp1red
un1nsp1red (2503532) writes "Current NSA CTO Patrick Dowd has taken a part-time position with former-NSA director Keith Alexander's security firm IronNet Cybersecurity — while retaining his position as chief technology officer for the NSA. The Guardian states that "Patrick Dowd continues to work as a senior NSA official while also working part time for Alexander’s IronNet Cybersecurity, a firm reported to charge up to $1m a month for advising banks on protecting their data from hackers. It is exceedingly rare for a US official to be allowed to work for a private, for-profit company in a field intimately related to his or her public function." Some may give Alexander a pass on the possible conflict of interests as he's now retired, but what about a current NSA official moonlighting for a private security firm?"
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Comment: Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (Score 3, Funny) 839

by un1nsp1red (#48163977) Attached to: Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right
"Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, 'I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.' Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people."

Comment: Re:Suckers (Score 1) 164

by un1nsp1red (#48163551) Attached to: For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love
No doubt. I wasn't speaking to anything except the meaning of the phrase for OP (S/he seemed to think it meant 'labor treated lovingly' or something.) Who can afford to labor at something extensively and make no money? Most people work for a paycheck, and most people don't describe their job as a "labor of love."

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton