We're the only audience of sheeple who might care. Alas...I skimmed the summary and still don't. Zzzzzz...
>> why researchers have remained largely silent in the wake of the revelation that (US gov does bad thing)
Just follow the money to...federal research grants. Even if an individual professor decided to rock the boat, their local university would do their best to shut them up.
George D. Klein - former professor: " A professor is viewed as a profit center by university administrators...Faculty members will survive as
a professor if she/he is awarded lots of grants with lots of over-head for the university coffers..."
>> This discussion was created for logged-in users only.
Um...bad move. For tech news, you can get everything you read on SlashDot earlier (and with better articles) at http://www.theregister.co.uk/ Like most people, I come here to skim the comments, and I only participate in something like one out of every twenty articles.
If you want to kill your readership...go ahead, apply your anonymous read-deny permissions. We'll be over in reddit if you change your mind.
Not sure I want anything fapping around my backyard, thank-you-very-much.
I don't know about you, but I've never seen Settlers of Catan at any party also featuring beer pong. (I have seen D&D played, in fact enhanced by beer pong...before you ask.)
>> When working at home, Snowden covered his head and screen with a hood so that his girlfriend couldn't see what he was doing.
Did I read correctly that the NSA allows WFH? Maybe I can suggest a solution...
I remember covering BASIC in multiple subjects, during multiple years, in elementary school...and that was a pretty common occurrence. If the "hour of code" counts...I'm not sure how it you be anything more than 1.5-2x larger than US education's sustained BASIC pitch in the 1980s.
Not sure why people blindly accept government "trade-offs" like this like well-trained sheep.
On the one hand, we have a large number of able-bodied, sometimes well-educated people unable to find work, and often receiving government checks (for unemployment, etc.) On the other hand, we are announcing that we don't have the manpower to walk packages to doors.
Why can't we say something like, "OK, so you're unemployed, but you're also a high school graduate who can walk at least three miles a day. If you want a check, food stamps, health care, whatever, could you please get off your ass for two hours a day and deliver mail to everyone on these six blocks?"
In Soviet Russia, wearable technology covers you!
>> which means he covers wearable technology every day
A significant portion of the prizes are "5 year access to Goo Create Pro ($2900 value)".
Mixed feelings on the "Goo Engine," but I will check this out.
Remember when people burned the books and pamphlets of their political opponents? How well did that work?
If you're annoyed at someone, please don't (D)DOS their site - it just strengthens their point and conviction.
>> addressing European concerns in the on-going U.S. reform process
Really, we have an active privacy reform process in the US? I haven't heard much about that since Obamacare finally went off the rails.
>> If Congress can't handle a simple friggin website project, it's time to clean house
Replace "Congress" with "the current president" (you know, the one in charge of IMPLEMENTING the law - http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html) and I'll agree with you,
>> a culture that prefers deluding the boss over delivering bad news
I'm pretty sure the guy at the top was in on the ruse too.
>> no one who understood the problems was able to tell the President
Isn't there a petition system for that?
>> democracy has actually done more harm than good
Was this posted from the white house?