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Comment Re:Time to sell List of CEOs home addresses (Score 1) 168

That must have been a long time ago, or you must have a lot of money. In order to get a good education today, you have to be rich. Not only does a college education cost at least $20,000 a year, but in the U.S. you usually have to live in an expensive neighborhood to go to a good K-12 education.

No, we just live in a civilized country.

She never has to work? Even to make her living expenses? What does she have, a trust fund? She is rich.

    A) Forced, are you forced to work?
    B) She was 12, I was talking about child labor.

Comment Re:Time to sell List of CEOs home addresses (Score 5, Interesting) 168

Sometime around the age of 12 one of my children commented "I wish we were rich."

I stopped the car and turned around, "We are rich." I said

"Both your mother and I both earn enough money to have a house and a car. You are always clothed and fed, you never go to bed hungry and cold. You get to travel, play sports and get a good education. Nobody forces you to work, ever. You don't have to fetch water just to survive, morning noon and night"

"Remember that there are tens of millions of people around the world who have none of these things, and you have them all."

I turned around and continued driving.

Years later my daughter reminded me of the conversation and how it had triggered a kind of awakening.

Comment Re:Preston Gralla installing Firefox on Linux .. (Score 1) 29

Was any part of that incorrect or misleading?

Package management is possibly a Debian based distributions greatest strength, however if you want to be on the bleeding edge it does handcuff you.

Similarly, try getting up to date versions of boost and ogre actually installed and be sure to report back so we can drink your tears.

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