And 1tb of hard drive space costs only about $100, less than 1% of the total copier's cost.
Yes, if they wanted to spend more to do less, that would certainly be an option!
I find it hard to believe that any state would be so small that book manufacturers wouldn't cater to them. The whole argument seem to be a bit facetious.
Well, that's sort of true these days with electronic publishing, etc., but you're not going to get a new textbook written to specs for your state curriculum. However, it helps to be one of the 20 "adoption states," where the state board actually approves textbooks. If you're a school district in one of the other states, you're probably not going to get a customized textbook unless you do it yourself.
Before the last decade or so, Texas, California, and New York (as the most populous states) actually did determine some aspects of information that ended up in standard textbooks. For some publishers that still tend toward national editions, these state decisions may still have an impact.
While your anecdotal clinical sampling is interesting, I've worked extensively on this topic doing research papers at a university and I would suggest that your wife's experiences are not uncommon, but are not representative of the population in any way.
We find that when normalizing for family history and for psychological problems BEFORE taking into account sexual abuse, the effect is much diminished.
That is to say... kids with serious psychological problems, especially those from very bad homes, ESPECIALLY those with impulse control problems are likely (one might even say "almost guaranteed") to be molested.
However, out of the greater sample of "kids who are molested", the result that you describe is actually very rare... In fact, it's barely statistically significant.
Your anecdote does pull at the heart strings, though, which I'm sure was the intended purpose.
>>>you can actually use a Mac for 5 years versus needing a 3 year replacement with Windows boxes
Bullshit. I'm using XP right now and the machine is almost 9 years old (Pentium 4). My laptop still has Windows 98 for god's sake, and it runs everything I throw at it. The Microsoft support cycle is about double Apple's cycle (probably because businesses pressure MS to support old hardware).
Haven't found a woman yet who is interested in looking at the flaws in feminism while not also advocating a return to breeding while locked in the kitchen. It's a rather fine line.
how much would it really take to add a phone to a 3DS?
But why the hell would you want it? You'd look pretty silly talking into a DS, and it would just raise the cost and complexity of a device whose primary attractions are that it's cheap and cheerful.
Lesson learned: deal with the Giz, you might be in the Shiz.
...how did anything Gizmodo did in any way cause him to be arrested? They were very discrete about his name, it was his roommate who busted him.
Ever seen/read Fight Club? There should be plenty of raw material around come the apocalypse...
I am a journalist, and once interviewed a guy who received an email telling him he could make $500 if he sent them his bank details.
He had a vacant account and figured, 'what do I have to lose?' so sent them the details.
He received a second email saying that they were going to deposit $1000 and he had to just forward $500 to an account with the details they sent him.
In a few days sure enough, $1000 ended up in his account and he forwarded on the $500.
He then got an email saying that because things went so well, they would up the amount.
They sent him $40,000 and asked him to keep $5000, sending $35,000 to a nominated account.
He went ahead and did it, and then he contacted the authorities.
He was never prosecuted, and he never heard whether anyone else was, but hey, he got to keep the $5,500.
Never did he receive any more emails from the group though.
A man is known by the company he organizes. -- Ambrose Bierce