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Comment No sense of economics (Score 1) 260

""Two years ago the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) offered $15,000 to anybody -- literally anybody -- who could come up with an idea to speed up airport security..." writes Popular Science."

So if someone did come up with such a great idea, why not implement it themselves and make more than a relatively paltry $15K for coming up with an idea of that could save millions.

Comment Re:No sympathy for Apple (Score 1) 410

" This is in clear violation of the spirit of the law "

If this was common law, you might have a point.

But there is no "spirit of the law" in tax law nor in corporate contract law. The law is about the "letter of the law.

If you disagree, tell the IRS you won't pay your taxes, because their laws are a "clear violation of the spirit of the US Constitution".

Let us know how that works for you.

Comment Re:old wisdom (Score 1) 387

"whose idea of the sun being the center of the solar system was deemed quite absurd by the orthodoxy of his time - yet turned out to be true."

It should also be noted that he didn't invent this concept; it was known amongst learned people. It's just that he said it out loud and demonstrated why it fit the data best.

Comment Well, because it's not computer science (Score 1) 369

"Building an app, for example, can't be done in a couple of hours, it "requires multi-dimensional learning contexts, pathways and projects."

While this is complete gobbledygook, apparently nobody knows the difference between Computer Science and Software Engineering.

You can study computer science and not be able to write a line of code.

Conversely, you can be a software engineer, and know almost nothing of computer science.

They are separate discipline. And it's not clear of the value of learning either for most student.

Comment I admire the honesty (Score 1) 237

âoeThe core business of the plaintiff [Axel Springer] is to deliver ads to its visitors. Journalistic content is just a vehicle to get readers to view the ads.â

You have to admire this kind of honesty. They admit their business is to serve ads. So complaints about "journalistic integrity" can't really be made of this site (or indeed any other).

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