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Comment: Re:This thread will be a sewer of misogyny (Score 2) 779

by vandon (#48960181) Attached to: WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes

There isn't a section that explicitly says 'discourage white boys from signing up for class'.
But, like the zero tolerance policies that are mis-interpreted to include biting a pop-tart into a vague gun shape, pointing your fingers, and having a 1 in plastic molded machine gun for your GI Joes, what will happen is if you can't get enough of the underrepresented demographic students into the class as a percentage of the entire class, then there's going to be a kid that really wants to take the class told 'Sorry, that class is full' when there's only 8 people signed up.

All just to keep the % of underrepresented students at a certain level.

Comment: Re:Bullshit, students DO have rights (Score 1) 323

SCOTUS: Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)
Holding: Students do not leave their rights at the schoolhouse door.
To protest the Vietnam War, Mary Beth Tinker and her brother wore black armbands to school. Fearing a disruption, the administration prohibited wearing such armbands. The Tinkers were removed from school when they failed to comply, but the Supreme Court ruled that their actions were protected by the First Amendment.

--And, by not hearing a case, said that 24/7 policies are over-broad:
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear '24/7' Policy Case:
The state Supreme Court has declined to hear a case involving the Ramapo Indian Hills School Board’s appeal of a ruling that struck down a policy that would bar students from participating in sports and extracurricular activities for off-campus misconduct.

The Supreme Court’s denial of certification on Jan. 16 means that the earlier ruling, entered last year by the appellate court, is final. In that ruling, the appellate court found the district’s policy to be so “overbroad” that students could conceivably be disciplined for minor off-campus infractions such as littering.

The case arose when the parents of a high school senior brought a legal challenge to the so-called "24-7" policy, claiming it violated state regulations and provisions of the state constitution.

Comment: Re:Annnd..... (Score 1) 1051

by vandon (#48600783) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

You seem to forget that it's all the true-blue liberal "smrat" people and areas who are the real anti-vaxxers.
We red-necks get our free guvmunt medicines.


Broken down by vaccine, the states with the best MMR vaccine rates were:
1. Mississippi (99.9%);
2. Maryland (98.2%);
3. South Dakota (97.9%);
4. Texas (97.5%); and
5. Wyoming (97.5%).

Blue California was well behind at 92.7%
Summary from a CDC study linked:
Unvaccinated children tended to be white, to have a mother who was married and had a college degree, to live in a household with an annual income exceeding 75,000 dollars, and to have parents who expressed concerns regarding the safety of vaccines and indicated that medical doctors have little influence over vaccination decisions for their children.

In other words, Whole Foods, organic, homeopathic liberals.

Comment: Re:Commercial Services (Score 1) 228

by vandon (#47362835) Attached to: The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

No, your reasoning is NOT sound....Both Goodwill and Salvation Army take donations both monitary and material and sell the material items...for money.

How is having a paid support structure where the money goes back into the charity for more charitable uses any different than both of those?

Comment: New Permissions (Score 4, Interesting) 249

by vandon (#47215323) Attached to: New Permission System Could Make Android Much Less Secure

Just finished updating a few apps on my phone.
Adobe Air has a new permission group it requests. However, on the 'here's the permissions Air is requesting' pop-up after you hit the update button, they no longer mark the new permissions with "NEW". So now you have to cancel out of the update and go check each and every app you're going to update to see what the new permissions it's requesting.
Totally stupid move by Google to not even mark the new permissions with 'NEW'

Comment: Re:that'll teach 'em - hey you! drop that website! (Score 2) 230

by vandon (#43359839) Attached to: New CFAA Could Subject Teens To Jail For Reading Online News

What are the odds of it passing?

See ObamaCare...Pelosi said "We have to pass it to see what's in it." Passed without being read.
And then, just think about all the congressmen being told about all the children this will protect and all the terrorism it will prevent and you have your answer.

This will be passed without a single person reading the bill.

Comment: Re:Catch 22 (Score 5, Interesting) 285

by vandon (#39845799) Attached to: Congress Asks Patent Office To Consider Secret Patents

-Sir, you are being accused of violating a patent.
-What patent?
-We cannot tell you that, catch 22.
-But don't you have to tell me what I am violating?
-No, it's the law.

I know this post was just /s, but you realize, there are already secret laws in place from Homeland security that we can be arrested, charged with, and found guilty all in secret without anything being disclosed to you or a jury.
So, I wouldn't say it's far fetched to have this happen sometime soon.


+ - Linux 3.3 Will Let You Boot Into Android: Greg-KH->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "In an exclusive interview, Greg KH told the site that "The code is almost all there already. The 3.3 kernel release will let you boot an Android userspace with no modifications, but not very good power management. The 3.4 kernel release will hopefully have the power management hooks that Android needs in it, along with a few other minor missing infrastructure pieces that didn't make it into the 3.3 kernel release.""
Link to Original Source

DNS Provision Pulled From SOPA 232

Posted by Soulskill
from the time-to-double-down,-protesters dept.
New submitter crvtec sends this excerpt from CNet: "Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), one of the biggest backers of the Stop Online Piracy Act, today said he plans to remove the Domain Name System blocking provision. 'After consultation with industry groups across the country,' Smith said in a statement released by his office, 'I feel we should remove (DNS) blocking from the Stop Online Piracy Act so that the [U.S. House Judiciary] Committee can further examine the issues surrounding this provision.'"

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing. -- Thomas Tusser