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28 January 2010 - 09:14 PMIf they got it to run Snow Leopard, people would buy it for twice the price. Just carry around a bluetooth keyboard if you wish, and a case that works as a stand, and bam, you have a notebook computer.
I love my iPhone 3GS. It's a great device and I use it all the time. The thing with the iPad is that it's only thing it can really do better than the iPhone is display more on it's display. Otherwise, it's the same damn thing pretty much. We might see some nice iPad only apps, but there are a lot more programs that work with OS X than the iPad specifically.
I love my iPhone because it goes in my pocket and I take it everywhere. With an iPad I would need a bag to carry it in, and I can't do that now, not in my school, it would probably get stolen or something. I like knowing there isn't anything besides textbooks worth more than $20 in my backpack, so if I leave it around, no worries.
Yes, it needs flash. I don't see why it doesn't. It's not about if you like flash, or if you think it's bad. It's about how many sites and how much content is flash. A lot.
Also, they need to make a conductive stylus so you can draw with it. Your finger just doesn't work that well.
28 January 2010 - 08:59 PMHaha we used to always look up words like that in elementary school.
Thats pretty crazy though parents need to let their kids not live under a rock its not like the school is showing them porn.
I think every kid did. Now I look up more educated words like dictionary. (Yeah I did it)
That we did. It's one word in a book that has nearly ever word in the English language, what's the big deal?
Yep. I remember, I had a dictionary and [the s-word] was an index word.
I also had a "visual dictionary". Cool thing, that was. Basically a dictionary full of renderings of everyday objects. Biology, clothes, technology, weapons, it had it all. I think it really helped me learn a lot of stuff, it may have even contributed to how I am with machines and such now. But I recently looked back at it and saw that for "Assault Rifle", there was a AK-47, with a ton of mis labeled parts. Like the mag release was labeled safety. But whatever. It's a great book.
Yeah, seriously. And um..."it's hard to sit and read the dictionary"All it said is that the "school board has pulled the Merriam-Webster dictionary off its shelves". School boards just don't have the power to ban anything from an entire community. So unless this community is so small that it's school library also serves as the public library, you'd still be able to find the book at the public library. And even if it is the case that the school library IS the public library, the book will still be available at private book stores, but I'm pretty sure it's not the case.
This article isn't about banning the dictionary its about removing it from the grade school. At worst the school board has pulled the dictionary from all of the schools in Menifee (or whatever the town is) which would be a ridiculous over-reaction for high schools probably even middle schools, but again they can't ban it.
Anyway... bottom line, it would be apropriate for the school board to remove that particular edition of the dictionary from grade schools, I mean really, it's college level, the kids aren't even going to understand the words used to define the other words at that point, and they're definitions that these kids don't even need to do their school work anyway. As for all the rest of the grade schools in America with regular dictionaries... hey I had alot of childish fun with my friends looking up definitions of "bad words" in grade school! Who freakin' cares?
I think you missed something there.....
Nothing says the School Board is trying to ban it from the community. They pulled it from their shelves, which is a pretty broad statement. This can simply mean it's been banned from the grade schools or from ALL schools under the boards watch, including high schools.
No matter how you slice it, this is censorship.
Quote"It's hard to sit and read the dictionary, but we'll be looking to find other things of a graphic nature," Menifee Union School District spokesperson Betti Cadmus told the local The Press-Enterprise newspaper.
So what's next? Breast? MAN PART? Nipple?
My kid did the life cycle of a frog last year. "The eggs get fertilized..." and that's grade 3. Is that to be cut from the curriculum because it's "of a graphic nature"?
So yeah, you think...um ok... "[s-word]". Is that in there?
etc. IDK about them but it's not hard to think of "graphic" words. Unless this dictionary has a picture for these "bad words", how is it graphic? Oh Noez!
Raising your kids right isnt keeping them from things is raising them so they handle things well...
My parents tried to shelter me when I was little and I drank when I was 13 or so, then we had a falling out and they gave me more freedom and I ran into people with...
Acid [same thing, lol]
Heroine [a female hero?]
etc etc etc. I'm very good friends with drug dealers. I'm straight edge. Hurray for good parenting. When they gave me respect I became straight edge... Weird how that works...
My dad cusses like a sailor, but never in front of the wrong people. I'm the same way.
Our guns were unlocked, but i'd get my ass whipped if I went in the same room (where power tools were as well...). I never shot myself.
I could go on. Repression and censorship are never reliable tools.
I agree. I believe that one should know all the true facts about something. That way, if they know everything, they can make their own decision. Of course it may be a little early to rely on children to think fully rationally, but still. The kids that live in a bubble either are socially awkward or they rebel and do exactly what their parents say not to/don't tell them about, and that doesn't always end up well.
21 January 2010 - 03:50 PM
19 January 2010 - 11:15 PMHaha, yeah, that's all I really thought about it too. Fine with me!
19 January 2010 - 11:07 PMYeah, just because telling someone might escalate the situation, a CCW holder is a trained person with a little something called discretion. It's at the heart of the idea of concealed carry. So what is the point in not allowing someone to use their discretion?