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bob_jordan writes: As a non-American, the stories I’m reading regarding the NRA stance on gun control are confusing. Are there any Americans willing to help me out on this?

According to the American National Institute for Mental Health (the largest institute for mental health studies in the world), an average US organisation has 20 employees and on average 4 of those employees will go on to develop a new mental health problem after 1 year.

The NRA says that the answer to protecting children from school shootings is to arm teachers.

So as far as I can tell (and please correct me if I am wrong) the idea is that teachers are checked for mental health issues and, assuming they have none, they are armed. At this point children in schools are safe.

However if the American National Institute for Mental Health is to be believed, in a small school with 20 teachers, on average 4 of those teachers will go on to develop a previously undiagnosed mental health issue after 1 year -

- and they are now armed.

Am I missing something?

Comment Photoshop (Score 2) 399

For mine, I did each invitation as a mounted photograph. Each photograph had the name of the people being invited photoshopped in. It was done in a way to make it reasonably easy to produce lots of invites but with each looking very individual to that person. Many people commented and apprieciated having a personal invitation rather then a pre-printed card with their name added in biro.

Geeky (photoshop, digital print) but not in a way that confuses the non-techie.

Hope that helps,


Comment Missing option - More then one! (Score 1) 219


Well I'm English but my girlfriend is Chinese so I celebrate the standard Gregorian solar new year and the Chinese lunar new year. I see no point missing an opportunity to have two parties. The Chinese lunar new year period lasts around 2 weeks and there are different celebrations for each day so that does tends to be better then a single night party that fades out soon after midnight.


Comment Re:What to work on next. (Score 1) 453

I'm talking about the computer I use at work to access the Unix and Linux systems I develop on. I work for a major financial organisation which is not going to roll out Linux on the desktop any time soon so for the time being, I am forced to use Windows on the desktop.

Thanks for the tip of not buying computers running XP for home use but I have been working in Unix since 1985 and still have an '82 vintage IBM PC that can boot Minix and do useful work.

Thanks, Bob.

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