wtf did i just see on the site formally known as slashdot?
>> initiative...launched with funds gathered under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GCRF), the state's cap-and-trade program
>> London had wanted a solar array for years, but couldn’t afford it...
And I'd like a pony. Please Santa?
(Come to think of it, a good 10% the readership of this site probably REALLY does want a pony.)
There hasn't been another world war since major states nuked up, so I'd prefer everyone stayed armed, thank you very much.
>> disrupts the lock that Boeing and Lockheed Martin have had
Wow, that seems like a great way to cut back on military spending!
Oh sh*t. Nevermind.
This is pretty much how a lot of small private schools get founded. Rich dude and/or his wife decide they need a special school for their snowflakes, and they will it into existence. Other wealthy people pile on, and suddenly the wealthy dude's pet project has an endowment, a decade of history, some experienced teachers and finally, some of the upper middle class find that they can afford to put their kids through it.
So...what, exactly is the tech angle? (This has been going on for hundreds if not thousands of years.)
>> When it lands in the water, it will sink, and there are no plans to try to bring it back
The outsourced coding joke just kind of writes itself, doesn't it?
Remember when the Netscape web browser cost $40? Remember buying one? Me neither.
Looks like it's time to start uninstalling Firefox across all computers...
Is a (US) "federal" crime any worse than other crimes? For example, murder is generally a state crime.
Suggestion: use "felony" instead...
>> Unfortunately the devices are not actually on a network
So...it's not a networking issue?
>> do you not have to go back and it take the class over again for credit?
Yes, you do, but the typical pattern seemed to be to stick with an audited course for six weeks or so (the "trial period"), decide you want to take it for real next semester, and then buckle down on your real courses for the rest of the semester.
From TFA: "Generating primes with special properties can be computationally burdensome, so many implementations use fixed or standardized Diffie-Hellman parameters. "
>> schools be willing to deal with higher MOOC failure rates, and allow large numbers of students to try — and possibly drop or fail — AP CS without economic or academic consequences?
This used to be called "auditing" a course. It's pretty rare to do today, but when college was affordable it used to be a way to try out a course and an instructor before you committed academic consequences.
>> Whatever their faults, the prequels make it plain that a decadent Republic and Jedi Order were ready to be shoved over a cliff
They also make it plain that a decadent Republic and Jedi Order were better than the alternative.
>> Run by women in STEM careers, running pure FreeBSD.
On Beowulf clusters.
>> laws frequently leave citizens facing a monopoly or duopoly with no recourse, so the FCC abolished them
Um...how many cable network providers do YOU have where you live? Does ANYONE have three (3) or more?