EU’s privacy laws may put advertiser-supported web-services like Facebook and Gmail under.
At long last, Amazon is giving you free MP3’s of CD’s that you buy. PaidContent explains why they won’t do the same with books. Another factor, people who own a CD can more easily make them MP3’s on their own than they can a physical book. People who own a physical book may buy an ebook, but people who own a CD won’t buy MP3’s.
Japan is so hard core on its gun laws that if you are a cop who kills yourself with a gun, they will apparently charge you posthumously for improper firearm use.
The overwhelming likelihood is that the reason for the disparities between those whose parents pay for college and those who pay for it themselves (or borrow) is entirely a matter of external circumstances. You’re dealing with different kinds of circumstances. Still, though, you’d expect the externals to result in kids from households wealthy enough to bankroll college to have better externals than the other.
You won’t read this in the New York Times: How the mineral boom in North Dakota is improving higher education.
I found Dr Phi’s thoughts on sexual-social history and popular entertainment to be interesting.
Lion says some important and worthwhile stuff about economic class and gifted programs. On the one hand, I do understand the concerns about parallel programs based more on economics than actual giftedness. On the other hand, the most likely alternative is not that they will send their kids to the local public school, or often even that they will send them to private school. The most likely alternative is that they will relocate to the suburbs.
Gun owners in New York are invited to relocate to Texas.
The sad story of a man that helped save Newtown children who is now being harassed by conspiracy theorists for it.
Yes, Prime Minister is coming back! I actually preferred Yes, Minister… but I’ll take it.