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Comment Re:No escape (Score 1) 55

I'm sure apps that need escape, such as terminal and Vim, will have a way to get it mapped to the corner of the touch bar. And as others noted, there's always remapping that caps lock key.

No doubt someone will come out with a little hack to keep the escape key always in the corner.

Comment Re:except it wasn't people renting out their rooms (Score 1) 190

And you ought to be free to make such decisions for your private associations. You ought not to be free to impose such restrictions on other property owners.

Unless the HOA has the rule at the time every single person in the neighborhood has moved in, then no, it shouldn't be able to make that decision.

HOAs are not democratic governments. They are only allowed to enforce the rules in their charters, and given the power they have, and the ease with which that power ends up being controlled by a tiny group of people, it's absolutely right they're limited in that way.

Bans on AirBNB need to be addressed through the democratic process.

Comment Re:welcome america to MATH 101 (Score 1) 951

Not quite - the slowing o fusion as hydrogen runs out just causes the star to collapse. If it's massive enough though, the greater pressures and temperatures that creates then cause the helium and other heavier elements to begin fusing, releasing far more energy far more quickly than in the original star, causing an explosion (and creating a wide spectrum of even heavier elements)

Comment Re:More condoms less climate change (Score 1) 118

Without immigration the US population would be experiencing negative growth. Most European countries are the same. It seems the poorest countries do all the breeding. Imagine a program where you pay women in those poor countries to be sterilized. Give them enough money they can live in comfort the rest of their lives and you have a cold, inhuman solution to over population. In the rich countries people are too busy having fun to have children. I live and work in a middle class environment and hardly anyone has more than one or two children anymore.

Comment Re: Sociopaths gonna sociopath. What's new? (Score 5, Insightful) 199

I don't know about all of the US but in my neck of the woods funding is not a problem with public schools. Spending per student is far above what it was decades ago even adjusted for inflation. I remember going to school to discuss problems with my daughter when she was in the 5th grade. After the meeting my daughter's teacher thanked me profusely for coming. It kind of surprised me and I asked her why in the world wouldn't I have come. She told me she had 7 meetings scheduled that week and I was the only parent to show up. It had never occurred to me that anyone wouldn't be interested in their child's education but as I started looking around I noticed more and more over the years that students that did well had parents that were involved and a lot of parents were not involved at all. A friend of mine's wife is a teacher and he has told me many horror stories about children who basically are raising themselves. This is not in the ghetto but a generally working class environment. In my almost 6 decades I've seen a lot of changes, some for the better but the breakdown of the US family structure is not a positive thing and it's accelerating.

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