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Comment Re:Umm (Score 1) 84 84

Most of those poor folk have an iPhone 5 or 6. If Google gives them a WiFi router they wont have to use any of their data plan. No, I'm not being a racist. My wife is going to nursing school and many of her classmates are in that situation and they all have new iPhones. My wife is grateful to have her Galaxy S2.

Comment Re:How is this news for nerds? (Score 1) 1083 1083

People gravitate to where they feel comfortable. I don't know anyone who is gay, so does that mean there are no gays in my town? A gay friendly area is going to have more gays.

Turn on the television, at least one ten is gay. On HGTV every third couple buying a home is gay. Will more children experiment with gay sex because it's deemed normal now? Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Comment Re:Very Disturbing Trend (Score 1) 1083 1083

No society has every had gay marriage but many practiced polygamy. However states can forbid it because no two people can marry a third, see, equal protection. I guess a state could allow it as long as any two can marry a third or fourth etc. Now let's see if they can interpret the 2nd amendment and block states from infringing on gun rights.

Comment Re:"Other types of electromagnetic radiation" (Score 1) 529 529

I'm one of those who think the Earth is 6000 years old. It only looks 4 billion. Your mental well being depends on there being no God. I hate the "God wants me to run your life" types as much as you do. Maybe I would be happier without religion ( I don't actively do the church thing anymore) but once you believe something is true it becomes real.

Comment Re:Rent at all is inherently problematic (Score 1) 940 940

After living with me for five years my daughter and her husband bought a house. One month later he lost his job when his company moved 90 miles to another city that ironically is where my three other kids live. Maybe in your vibrant, owner dominated world they could quickly sell and move but reality is it would take months or years and cost thousands of dollars to sell the house.

I have lived at the same address since 1971 and always found a new job close when I had to but being able to relocate easily means you aren't tied to one job or subject to a long commute.

Comment Re:Diversity (Score 1) 287 287

East India Company. English corporation actually, it was very successful. Since then all corporations have tried to emulate them. Hiring guys with English sounding names helps. Now, who would you hire if you wanted to build rockets? Bet you thought of a German or Jewish name. Banking? Logger? Lettuce picker?

The pool of guys with English sounding names is getting smaller so your chances get better every year.

Comment Re:Kahn's Academy (Score 1) 119 119

Yesterday there were three major motor sports races. I imagine if the three winners where to attend a high school drivers education class they might decide that it was tedious and no fun. Repetition is for boneheads to make sure they remember, not for people who are already experts.

The majority of people do not think math is fun. They will not willingly do it. For others it's writing, or science, and for others, PE. For a balanced education students must understand that learning is necessary work, even if it is not fun.

We spend hundreds of billions trying to educate our children with spending tripling since I started school in 1958. Somehow despite these efforts students receive less education now then students did 100 years ago.

"And do you think (fop that I am) that I could be the Scarlet Pumpernickel?" -- Looney Tunes, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones)