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According to the article:

Boy records 7 minutes of audio of what happened in math class , where he was indeed bullied (where apparently teacher didn't believe it was happening).
Boy shows mom. Mom tells boy to show teacher. Boy shows teacher. Teacher accuses boy of wiretapping, calls police. Police charge boy with wiretapping. Boy is convicted of being a public nuisance by local magistrate. Bullies? Nothing happens to them. Boy gets removed from the special ed math class.

WTF?

Apparently the only thing left to do to prevent bullying is to bring a gun to school to shoot the bullies (or any other random person).  How amazingly stupid.

This makes me so ANGRY.

We need to rid ourselves of these stupid zero-tolerance to kids policies. We need to understand that there will be conflict in the schools and we need to ensure that this conflict does not result in permanent physical damage. We absolutely need to allow people to deal with bullies if the authorities don't. If the authorities can't or won't deal with the issue, they should be removed, preferably by law.
I could deal with a zero-tolerance towards school administrators allowing bullying policy. Cameras and recording devices are cheap. It would be easy to discover who was doing it on school grounds.
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The government hates competition for recording our activities
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Prop13. Profiting a corporation near you!
 
Q: So, why is Silicon Valley studded with an implausibly large number of abandoned barns, shacks, and other things that don't look like they belong here?

A: Because this all used to be orchards. This all made sense, fifty years ago.

Q: Right, but shouldn't they have, like, torn them down by now?

A: No. Abandoned barns in Silicon Valley are a better investment than historical stock market returns.

Q: Wouldn't they be an even better investment if there were, like, usable buildings on the land?

A: No.

Q: You have got to be shitting me.

A: Proposition 13 makes abandoned barns an enormously lucrative investment. You see, the assessed value of a piece of property is capped at a rate well below the rate of increase in property values out here. So you can just get the price of the land reevaluated every year and take tax-free loans against the increase in equity. This is a huge amount of untaxable money. Especially if you're an abandoned shed that's worth seven figures, right smack dab in the middle of the Google campus.

Q: Right, but that's just about low taxes, right?

A: Yeah. Well. Uh. I was going to get to the "except" part.

Q: And what's that? 

A: The increase is capped except upon the sale or the completion of new improvements. Like an apartment building, for instance, to partially solve the housing crisis out here. Or a new building on the Google campus. This means that if the value of the improvement is less than the compounded increase in the value of the property absent the improvement, then it doesn't make any sense to actually build anything.

Q: That's horrible. Why aren't people, like, vandalizing abandoned buildings to get rid of them?

A: The only way you can vandalize anything in California that solves the problem is to literally build a new improvement on the property without the landowner finding out. That resets the tax basis and gives them an incentive to stop holding the land off the market.

Q: That's... double horrible.

A: Yeeeeeeah.
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Makes... sense..? I guess philanthropy isn't a big thing, then.
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That is hilarious.
 
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Whoa. That kid is asking for it, sadly.
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Wait... what?
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Oh btw your crowd funding goes straight to facebook. Wait... deh feq?
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Cool.
 
This is actually pretty awesome.

(via +Moshe Vardi)
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So true.
 
Mouse over text;
   "To be fair, my job at NASA was working on robots and didn't actually involve any orbital mechanics. The small positive slope over that period is because it turns out that if you hang around at NASA, you get in a lot of conversations about space." 
http://xkcd.com/1356/  

h/t +Jim Cox 
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+Scott Hess I interned there. It has some... organizational challenges. In particular, it looks like they're trying to run an engineering organization totally top-down, like a military one. Not so good.
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Yup.
I don't want my daughter to suffer or possibly die because someone decided not to vaccinate.
 
With recent outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and even polio across the United States, I think it's time to revisit our laws about vaccination.

Refusing to vaccinate your children doesn't simply put them at risk: it puts at risk everyone who, for medical reasons -- extreme youth, old age, health, allergy -- can't be vaccinated, as well as everyone whose vaccinations have lost potency over time. Personal objections to vaccination, whether it be because of (unsubstantiated) fears of side effects or religious reasons, put everyone around you at risk of death or serious injury. This is a classic case where your right to swing your fists around ends at my nose: the individual liberty interest in allowing people to decide which medical procedures to undertake is outweighed by the safety and survival interest of those around you.

I believe that it is time to end all non-medical exemptions from critical vaccination requirements such as MMR, DTaP, and polio --  for epidemic diseases which kill and maim by the thousands when our immunity, as a population, is compromised. 

My preference would be to treat this as a criminal matter: to fail to do this amounts to reckless endangerment. (Public endangerment, that is, not simply endangerment of a minor) More important, however, is the prevention of harm from people who do this: in particular, individuals unvaccinated without medical reason should be barred from all public accommodations where their presence could put other lives at risk, including schools, parks, pools, and transit.

Such a barring would, of course, have a nearly-catastrophic effect on the life of anyone not living in a remote, rural area; it essentially would reduce a person to second-class citizenship. However, I believe that this is a reasonable accommodation of the public safety interest, as by definition it is something which the person can circumvent by simply not putting the general public in danger by their mere presence.

There are times when I'm willing to be fairly forgiving. When the rightness of a course of action is unclear, I'm generally in favor of letting said action be a matter of individual conscience. However, when an individual's actions put those around them at risk, this is exactly what we have laws for. You have no more personal right to expose others to deadly diseases than you do to fire a gun blindly into the street.
“The measles virus can cause inflammation in the brain that can appear immediately, or seven years out,” warned health officials who urged vaccination
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Amen Bryan Headley,  I thought it was mandatory!  Especially with Immigration and all these new strains going around.  Sounds like we need to take some action to get it into legislation if not otherwise we are all subject to get all kinds of foreign diseases and resurfacing old ones with new strains..WOW!  quite unnerving!
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Hmm...
A ballot initiative that would prevent the sale of state bonds approved by voters for the California high-speed rail was approved for signature-gather ...
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Hey look, they provided a list of people that need kicked in the head. 
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Yup.
 
The right wing version of 'Question Everything'. Propagandize and agitate to convince people to question things you don't like. AGW deniers I'm looking at you.

H/T +Aiden More +Thomas Broadfoot 
Comic from: http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/alternet-comics-jen-sorensen-corporate-science-deniers
Kudos : +Jen Sorensen 


Note I deleted the original as I wanted the reshares to give props to Jen and Alternet.
Such is the power of the NdGTFC , Mwahahaha ☺
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There's a guy at work that this describes very well...
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More http/2 and spdy tools.
Cool.
 
I wanted HTTP/2 and SPDY benchmarking tool, but could not find anything for that purpose. spdycat and nghttp make some load but they only produce one session. I want massive amount of concurrent sessions going on. So finally I wrote the tool called h2load http://tatsuhiro-t.github.io/nghttp2/package_README.html#benchmarking-tool. It is included in nghttp2 project, and if it is built with spdylay library, it supports SPDY protocol (including spdy/2 to latest spdy/3.1). The h2load UI is inspired by weighttp, and they look very similar. The command line options are similar too. Here is a sample benchmarking result:


$ src/h2load -n100000 -c1000 -m100 https://127.0.0.1:8443/
starting benchmark...
progress: 10% done
progress: 20% done
progress: 30% done
progress: 40% done
progress: 50% done
progress: 60% done
progress: 70% done
progress: 80% done
progress: 90% done
progress: 100% done

finished in 11 sec, 939 millisec and 837 microsec, 8375 req/s, 8931 kbytes/s
requests: 100000 total, 100000 started, 100000 done, 100000 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 errored
status codes: 100000 2xx, 0 3xx, 0 4xx, 0 5xx
traffic: 111773815 bytes total, 599031 bytes headers, 108600000 bytes data

" -n100000 -c1000 -m100" means that generate total 100,000 requests, using 1,000 concurrent clients (HTTP/2 or SPDY sessions), with 100 max concurrent streams.

At the moment, h2load is built on top of the nghttp2 library and its version is now draft-10, which means it cannot be used against other implementations, which are still draft-09. But after IETF meeting, httpbis will publish next implementation draft-11, then we can use this tool for testing. I fixed several bugs with this stress tool, so it is worth trying out.
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