I firmly believe that all electronic voting machines should have full source code released and receipts that should be printed and signed by the voter and placed in a box next to the machine in case of recounts or verification questions.
Even if a drone crashes, it is okay because they are much cheaper and no lives are lost. Also who the hell wants to ban drones for foreign warfare. People only want to ban drones for domestic warfare and surveillance use.
First of all, I think we all know that future warfare will be conducted with drones. You seem to be arguing to put money into a project that is completely USELESS. This is all about pork for Lockeed Martin.
I think if you compare the amount George Soros donates to the Koch Bros, you will see that the Koch Bros easily outspend by a 100:1. In fact the Bratt guy is an endowed chair at the university by the kato institute.
Please don't try and tell us that somehow the republicans are such saints in this. At least the democrats have tried to pass net-neutrality rules which would put an end to the content based discrimination nonsense.
I though most schools don't even care about the essay. Also the elite schools nowadays prefer the ACT and SAT II subject tests to demonstrate real knowledge. The SAT is really a dumb test, especially with all the coaching resources available now.
Then why do professional athletes, physicians, pharmacists, lawyers, etc have unions or occupation specific associations. It seems that IT workers think they are too smart to join a union or they are so super concerned that 1 person might freeload off their contract, so they are ready to spite their face to save their nose.
I would bet that 90% of legacy admissions are for wealthy people like 4th generation Yale students who go yachting every weekend. 85% of african american students are 1st generation college students, so your point is invalid. And furthermore I don't understand how you can be against affirmative action but for legacy admissions.
For the record, I am against both. But if you are against one and not the other than you are a hypocrite.
I once again ask where are all these openings for skilled professions. We have spent the past 20 years demeaning these professions. It seems that everyone on slashdot thinks that all welding/manual labor jobs are the same. This is a bit how management views all tech workers as the same. It is just code right???
The irony here is very strong. The same people bitching about how there is no shortage in IT are now claiming there is a shortage of manual labor jobs without knowing anything about them.
I agree with this and think the court did not go far enough. We should get rid of legacy admissions and just make it so that when applying all the school can see are the grades, test scores, and extra cirrcular activities. No information such as name, gender, race, socioeconomic status, etc should be provided.
Ok. I can say that professional baseball players make $20 million dollars. I think you are choosing the most elite of a profession and trying to use that as an average for the common entry level person. I stand by my comment that maybe 5% of welders are making 150k. The rest are not making anywhere near close.