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Comment Re:RPN FTW (Score 1) 359

The keys are not as nice, but certainly not squishy. The button feel of the 48G is near perfect. The 50G tried too hard to look and feel like a TI calc. The 50G is really sluggish when responding to commands, even after the key timing fix. It will drive you mad at first, until you get used to it. I wish HP would fix this.

I have a 48G and a 50G. I bought the 50G after the 48G took a swan dive out of a third story window. It survived (I doubt the 50G would). But I didn't want to chance losing it. The 48G stays at home and the 50G stays at work now.

Your 48SX is still better. The 50G is certainly a capable calculator, but it's got a lot to live up to. The only calculator ever made that could claim to be better than the HP 48S/SX/G/GX was the HP 15C, and even that is comparing RPN apples to RPN oranges.

Comment I thought the whole idea JMS had... (Score 1) 252

I thought the whole idea JMS had, was to not turn B5 into a franchise. I mean, isn't the whole point of a reboot to help milk, oops, I mean revive a dying franchise?

(I really mean milk it for all the cash they can get from the suckers. I was cynical to begin with, but I'm a lot more jaded after watching what J.J. Abrams did to Star Trek).

US Nuclear Plants Expanding Long-Term Waste Storage Facilities 187

mdsolar (1045926) writes with news of nuclear plants across the U.S. dealing with the consequences of the failure of Yucca Mountain. From the article: "The steel and concrete containers used to store the waste on-site were envisioned as only a short-term solution when introduced in the 1980s. Now they are the subject of reviews by industry and government to determine how they might hold up — if needed — for decades or longer. With nowhere else to put its nuclear waste, the Millstone Power Station overlooking Long Island Sound is sealing it up in massive steel canisters on what used to be a parking lot. The storage pad, first built in 2005, was recently expanded to make room for seven times as many canisters filled with spent fuel. ... The government is pursuing a new plan for nuclear waste storage, hoping to break an impasse left by the collapse of a proposal for Nevada's Yucca Mountain. The Energy Department says it expects other states will compete for a repository ... But the plan faces hurdles including a need for new legislation that has stalled in Congress." There's always recycling or transmutation.

Comment Re:Clearly, we need to SPEND MORE MONEY! (Score 1) 688

Yes, but where is that money going?

Winston Brooks, superintendent for Albuquerque Public Schools, makes $250k a year as of 2013. APS teachers averaged closer to $43k last year. According to CNN Money the poverty rate (lowest 15% of income) in 2013 was on the order of $51k nationwide.

Um, according to the article you cited, $51K was the median household income in the US in 2013, not the poverty line. FTA: "Those making $23,492 a year for a family of four, or $11,720 for an individual were considered to be living in poverty."

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