I agree that eliminating the student loan program will help. However, there need to be a lot more changes then that.
The trouble is that it's chicken and egg. You cannot get rid of the loans until companies stop demanding 4 year degrees for jobs that do not really require them, and vice versa. The current situation is not tenable, heck even the technical degree system is getting overdone. We need a return to the apprentice system (adding technical fields), while parents need to allow hardcore discipline of their little snowflakes in school. Half the problem is that colleges have had to take over education that should have been done in high school, otherwise known as year 1 (of 5).
Considering the HD-DVD vs Blu-ray thing was a patent war, and nothing more, this might be true. Instead of one company (in this case Toshiba) you have the BDA (a consortium of many companies) dictating the terms. DVD Forum or not, Toshiba owned it, and made a classic mistake with HD-DVD. They tried to protect their DVD patents and it cost them CE manufacturers that were being offered pieces of the Blu-ray spec. So, in the end, it was a pretty much Toshiba alone vs the combined might of nearly everyone else.
Not much of a competition in some ways.
There are idiots in every age group. I was stuck listening (until the RL muted them) a couple of college guys playing so tough. I don't care if your gf is blowing you while you play WoW, it's not my concern.
Or the ever so impressive 15/16 year olds trying to act older and smarter than they really are (including the idiot hunter that manages to feign right by the f*cking healers every time)
Moral of the story, age isn't necessarily the determining fact.
Closer to reality (and my Business Class, unlimited usage) if you ask me.
Of course I'm a jerk that knows bandwidth isn't free no matter what the torrent kids want to think.
Yeah, well now it's blame everyone else because the precious little snowflake can't possibly be wrong. Even being disobedient in class is ok, because school doesn't matter.
F*cking kids today should count their blessings. My teacher could've walloped me right upside the head and my mother probably would've only double-checked if it was a big mark, I couldn't get away with sh*t in school. Should I be caught, I knew I was dead meat. Teaches you quite a lesson about reality to learn that if you f*ck up, you've got to pay the penalty.
Kids today should get a dose of that. You f*ck up, you get kicked out of class. You fail, guess what YOU failed, not the teacher.
So I shouldn't have installed the firmware fix for my 1998 Toshiba DVD player as recommended in 1998 by Toshiba? (to fix a skipping issue)
Gosh those ebil corporations, trying to make their product work.
Maybe not to you, but perchance I want a physical copy I can play when my Internet goes down.
Even simpler yet: Perchance that I want a physical copy I can load if the company goes out of business (with the patches on CD)
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