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Comment Re:Why would he be arrested? (Score 1) 399

Did any of the aiding the enemy nonsense even make it to the list he was tried for?

From what I remember from the list, the charges he was hit with were a bunch of unauthorized access and theft like charges; I don't remember him being convicted of any aiding the enemy-type charges.

Comment Re:One word (Score 2, Interesting) 172

Judging by the other replies, I seem to be one of the few people who actually finds the redesign to be easier to read. I always hated the old design, though I'm not a regular visitor of Yahoo Sports in any way. Come to think of it, that may be why - are we sure this isn't just a case of Change is Bad?

Comment Re:Dunno, I'm pretty happy without cable... (Score 1) 304

I haven't had cable or satellite TV in over ten years. I watch the occassional movie on Netflix, and I watch a few channels on Youtube on a regular basis (The Young Turks, Angry Video Game Nerd, Black Nerd Comedy, Ray William Johnson, and a smattering of unsigned artists). But by and large my downtime is spent either playing games, mostly online, or reading. Plain old television simply hasn't had a place in my life for over a decade.

Comment Re:Disappearance of E-Ink (Score 1) 323

Have you tried an e-ink reader? The difference between reading a book on your phone and reading one on a dedicated e-reader is vast. The difference is similar to watching a movie on your television as compared to watching the same movie on your phone - the difference is vast.

Comment Re:I've seen them in the wild twice: Chilling Effe (Score 1) 321

I can't say I fully understand this type of reaction. Being your typical geek/gamer combo, the idea of having my own personal HUD in RL I find to be at the very least intriguing, and potentially awesome. At the same time, I don't particularly care if someone is recording me in public.

The bottom line is, even when people wearing these are recording, you're not the recording. You're scenery at most, obvious exceptions excluded.
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NASA Meteoroid-Spotting Program Captures Brightest-Yet Moon Impact 66

From a NASA press release published Friday: "For the past 8 years, NASA astronomers have been monitoring the Moon for signs of explosions caused by meteoroids hitting the lunar surface. 'Lunar meteor showers' have turned out to be more common than anyone expected, with hundreds of detectable impacts occurring every year. They've just seen the biggest explosion in the history of the program." Watch the flash for yourself.

Comment Re:Not blocking, just ignoring (Score 4, Informative) 291

I'm a generation behind you (I'm 29), but even when I graduated HS the curriculum had been trimmed down drastically. There were approximately two shop classes, three AP classes, and the rest was only the basic core stuff - a single foreign language (Spanish), biology, algebra, trig, geometry, typing/basic CIS, and a smattering of other subjects.

No psychology, no philosophy, no non-latin foreign languages, no math beyond pre-calculus (which was what we had labeled as AP Calculus), and even chemistry was missing from the curriculum. Granted, it's a school in a poor rural area, but there are a lot of poor rural areas in the US.

Words can't express how far behind I felt when I finally hit university, despite graduating at the top of my class in HS with the most difficult curriculum I was able to piece together from the meager offerings.

Education is heavily touted during election season, but unfortunately it's the first thing sent to the chopping block when budgets are tight.

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