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IF all people could afford private education then perhaps their children would already be there. Sending your children to private schools isn't the answer, you shouldn't just walk the other way.
i'm a microsoft employee (hey, that tomatoe hurt!) and would like to admit that up front. a friend of mine said that phil's book disparaged MS. I'd say the review on this page didn't do that; it simply plead ignorance of MS's IIS/ASP package. after reading phil's issues with the other packages, i'd venture to say that phil would like the MS IIS/ASP solution the best. it scales: the web-server is multi-threaded, and pages are cached after being read from disk. it uses easy to understand scripting languages (JScript, VBScript, etc). scripts can contain logic, looping, variable declaration, function declaration, and branching. database access is trivial, and any data source--rdbms, mainframes, object databases, directories, email systems...--can be accessed with the built-in database objects. pages can be "transacted": all work done on one page is part of a "transaction": committed or aborted in one action. and it uses COM, so a script can access any COM object available. Among ...
If you think your car has a manufacturing defect, contact your local Better Business Bureau. The BBB has an automotive arbitration program called Auto Line. The toll free number for around the country is 800-955-5100. This does only work for manufacturing defects in NEW cars, but is a great alternative to the costs and tme of court.
It would have been funnier if your photos were better. Overall it was a yawn. Including the predictable reactions you stirred up. I actually went to your photo pages and appreciate the web info you provide, but for all your pontificating and copyright woes, your pictures were very disappointing. Poorly composed, snapshotty and directionless; hardly seemed worth the trouble you go to to make them available, or the "horse's ass" page you created (thought I sympathize with you). I have learned from your web experience and I thank you. But do you have something against the "svelte-challenged" folks among us? You seem to be using that camera as a weapon and then fleeing the scene to me.
I enjoyed your piece on George and the web hints. The "Two Mommies" thing sounded like an angry white guy with too much time on his hands, who coincidentally went to the zoo and took some snapshots and is hiding behind his sense of humor as an excuse. But I've never m...
I don't live in the USA, but may I suggest that the whole problem you have with "the system" is even more deep seated than you are imagining.
In reality, a University education is not really worth a damn. The system exists because...
a) Employers like to see the certificate
b) It keeps the government unemployment figures down
c) Historical reasons.
People learn more in 6 months of real work and real life than they do in 4 years of University.
I've learnt 500 times more than I ever did at Uni just through personal research in my spare time. I've learnt another 500 times more doing the practical things my job requires. What I learnt at Uni is quite frankly useless - even if I could remember what it was - which I can't.
The real answer is to reduce Uni courses from 3 or 4 years down to only one year. Make it much more affordable, the corporate grants would go 3 times further, kids would get out and earn money sooner and waste less tim...
I have a 1994 Ford Tempo with 70,000 miles and the transmission has gone out on it.The ford dealership is charging me $ 1,750 to put in a rebuilt one. I don't know what kind of a transmission it is, I only know that it's a 4 cylinder.
I think there's something terribly ironic about Ted Durant's comment that "the natural history of government handouts is such that they create an enormous increase in demand for themselves, with the only check on supply being, ultimately, how much we can be taxed." What if the *primary* government handout involved in 'poverty relief' programs is *not* benefits given to officially poor people, but rather *jobs for supposed 'anti-poverty' workers*? Phil's essay would seem to support this conclusion.
If jobs running 'anti-poverty' programs are the main government giveaway in these programs, the logical basis for economic analysis of these programs and their limits to growth changes.
It is no wonder that Phil's proposed program, or something rather like it, is not being implemented as we speak. It would interfere with the real political giveaway program, which seems to be a program of somewhat low-paying jobs for people with college deg...
I'm posting this anonymously as some of my comments directly relate to the university which I currently attend.
I must first say that I am opposed to corporate funding (at least directly) for univeristies as this will almost certainly control the direction and programs offered at the university. While it may work for a very specialised university (such as MIT) it would not work for a more generalised university (such as the one I attend). If a corporation were to fund such a univeristy they would surely only wish to provide funds for programs that they felt would directly benefit their company (such as computer science or engineering for example). This would create the situation where programs deemed less useful by the corp would not receive funding (such as many of the arts programs) which would result in these programs being underfunded (even more so) and thus being removed.
I would much rather see a higher system of taxation placed on...
"An example of a forward-thinking RBOC is Pacific Bell."
That's a very, very scary thought. If your opinion of PBI is that high, it must be *tremendously* bad there.
Take a look at PacBell's current DSL offerings. Note how they have systematically removed SDSL from the array of available products. At $150 a month, 384kbit SDSL was an amazingly good offer. Now it's been replaced (before they even complete the rollout of DSLAMs to the majority of households) with paltry ADSL offerings, obviously intended to ward customers away from inbound connectivity. I would have liked to see the midrange SDSL offerings cut in price along with the asymmetric stuff -- but it was not to be.
Covad offers a competing DSL product that actually exists now, but at approximately twice the price. It must feel good to have the market to yourself!
"My bottom-line recommendation for home Internet connectivity: use a US Robotics 56K modem over an analog line. If it i...