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Comment Re:yes (Score 1) 1049

I've gotta agree with adamdoyle's post. If someone sent me a resumé with the reply address configured that way, I'd probably think it was pretty neat.

How do you handle the replies? This is cool enough I might just try to do it.

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Submission + - Princeton University Blocks IPv6 on Wireless ( 1

cwolfsheep writes: In a move meant to provide "faster, more reliable wireless service," network administrators at Princeton University have begun filtering out IPv6 traffic on their wireless access points. OIT Support Services Director Steven Sather stated that since IPv6 is not in use at the university, the network traffic (generated largely by an influx of Apple hardware) is considered "wasted." It should be noted that recent Linux & BSD-based distributions, as well as Windows Vista and 7, all enable IPv6 support and/or use it to some degree.

Comment Re:That Analogy Falls Apart (Score 2, Insightful) 917

I don't think many people in the US are willing to admit it, but part of the reason why the Russians beat us into space was that they were willing to accept more risk than us. The US has a space exploration record largely lacking in tragedy, and the Russians definitely have had more incidents, but as a result they were able to move forward slightly faster than us.

I don't think there's anything wrong with that as long as the people you are sending to their potential demise know the risks and know what they're getting into. No matter what the risk though there are people out there who would sign up for this without hesitation. I say there's nothing wrong at all with looking into it.

Comment Re:Awful attitude (Score 1) 653

No one's asking you, personally, to apologize for Turing's treatment. You're not the one who did it, obviously, but the UK's government was, and it's still around as an entity. If they would just acknowledge that it was wrong and acknowledge Turing's contributions to the world before his untimely death, it would not only make a lot of people feel better but, more importantly, it would acknowledge that such a thing won't happen again. That last bit is the most important part and I think that a refusal to apologize can seem like an inability to admit wrongdoing.

Think of it like the US Government apologizing for slavery. There were no reparations attached to it, so all it took to make it happen was an acknowledgment that slavery was wrong and that until the mid-19th century the US Government was complicit in its continuation. Even though the people making the apology were not slaveowners and the people accepting it were never themselves slaves, it's still important to recognize that it did happen, in this country, and that it won't happen again. As my family wasn't even in this country during that time, and we were enduring our own oppression in Europe, I don't find it necessary myself to apologize but I do think that the government who was complicit needs to. Same deal for the UK.

Comment Re:Schedules are important. (Score 1) 443

But parents DO have an option for school.

Not everywhere. The whole point of having public education is that every single person in the country is entitled to having a basic education, and everybody graduates from 12th grade with the same basic education. Private schools don't exist everywhere by any stretch of the imagination and home schooling isn't an option for everybody.

Also, voucher or not, everybody pays into the education system the same way helping out with our military expenses isn't optional here (if only it were!).

Comment Re:Schedules are important. (Score 1) 443

I'm a freelancer, so I have to pay for my own health insurance, which *sucks*. I'm paying well over double what I was when I was full-time employed and on a company plan. It's hard to imagine a government healthcare system like medicare or VA being more expensive than my current insurance, so if that becomes an option for me I'll probably switch. For the record, I'm not poor, I just don't want to over-pay for health insurance just to show off how much money I have to spare ;).

The other thing that bugs me is this argument that something run by the government necessarily has to suck. You're, presumably, a citizen and presumably can vote; this is government for and /by/ the people, so make it not suck! We the people are in control here and we don't have to reelect representatives that screw this up. We can vote for people in whom we have confidence they have the intelligence to create something that will serve us well. Don't even try telling me it's because the government is so huge and there's so much bureaucracy either because there's the same issues in big insurance companies, and those guys /aren't/ elected by the people. They're only beholden to their shareholders in the end, but we're all shareholders in the government.

Basically, quit your bitching and make sure your congresscritters do the right thing here and make a healthcare system we can be proud of rather than the current one which is frankly an absolute disgrace. As one of the wealthiest and most capable nations on the planet it's shameful that we don't take care of our own people.

Totally agreed on the debate getting out of control, though. Healthcare reform is a huuuuuuuuge issue and I feel like it deserves a sane and rational debate, which isn't happening because of fearmongering and childishness. I could be equivocal about this and say the childishness is seen across the board but that'd be a lie; the GOP needs to sit down at the table like adults and hash this out with the rest of the grownups.

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