Too much gold never slowed down Mr. T. I pity the fool.
That makes sense. I was picturing some spectacle like the Westminster Dog Show except with different strains of ice - "Wow Bob, look at the crystalline structure in that one." "Yes, Ted, exquisite. Truly the cube standard."
Posting from Arizona where ice is a mythical substance, but...
wtf are ice shows? Apparently they are big enough they need to be specifically enumerated in this law. Cracking me up.
All true, and I think you and I agree more than not. However, the MAS program was never shown to be "primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group." Any kid could take the classes, just as any kid can take African-American studies for example.
Additionally, Tom Horne's opinions in a campaign do not law make - he is not (yet) on the state Supreme Court. He picked a hot button idea and rode it to election. Same with Huppenthal, his successor.
I have never sat in on one of those classes, and (I suspect) nor have you. I don't know their worth, and shutting them down may have been the right call. But TUSD still had a choice - people and agencies take the state to court all the time to determine what is right. Just because he doesn't like the program, and rants and raves to shut it, does NOT mean there is no recourse for the district.
Not to be pedantic: The State of Arizona had little to do with one school district canceling Mexican-American studies. That was a course taught at a few schools in Tucson, and the school district shut it down. There are reasonable arguments both ways on that call.
There was some pressure from the state Dept of Ed, but it was truly a local decision.
That said, as a long-time resident and observer, general knuckleheadedness runs both deep and wide in our fair state. If Brewer signs this bill, I can't imagine it withstanding any appeal. This is basic First Amendment stuff.
The only exception to this is when an online posting creates on-campus disruption. Then we do indeed act, using existing law. Nothing is allowed to disrupt the learning environment, plain and simple. New law is not needed to address this, in my opinion.
If your cyber life remains in the cyber realm, I don't care. If you disrupt or distract at my school, I'll handle it. It is essentially that simple.
Same here. On some left turn lights, there is a green arrow when you're allowed to turn left, a blinking red where you can turn if there is no oncoming traffic, and a red light when you have to stop. Of course they also have solid green lights that you need to treat as blinking red lights if you're turning left. I still don't like those.
That's why placebo-controlled studies exist, bro. People sign a consent form saying they know they'll either get the active drug, which they've been told about--effects, risks, etc.--or they'll get the placebo, and they won't know which one they're getting.
Even though quantum encryption is theoretically perfect...
Most things that are perfect *are* theoretical.
...real hardware isn't, and they exploit these flaws.
Most modern encryption isn't cracked by breaking the technology used to encrypt it. Security is only as secure as the pain tolerance of the person who knows the PIN, or the size of the visor that is suppose to hide the numbers you press from the person in line behind you.
This patent would have helped a co-worker of mine's uncle: He thought LOL meant "Lots of Love."
Pretty harmless, until he started using it inappropriately: "I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. LOL" or "You're better off without him anyway. LOL".
Apparently, they had to hold an intervention.
You switch to LEDs to save energy, changing back strikes me as failing to address the root cause, temperature.
Where I live we have a couple of awkward corners so they mounted mirrors to allow people to see oncoming traffic. As we get snow, those mirrors have a built-in heating element that only switches on when it's cold - precisely the right idea.
If I recall correctly, there's also a self-regulating tape which is used to be embedded with water pipes to prevent them from freezing, so it's not like there aren't any solutions.
Just going back to wasting energy ALL THE TIME is mad IMHO.
Stinginess with privileges is kindness in disguise. -- Guide to VAX/VMS Security, Sep. 1984