This is a messy, and expensive, divorce

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No end in sight for decade-long Conn. divorce case

Connecticut divorce case that has been going on for 10 years and involves insider trading and wrongful termination suits.

The Intersection of Divorce and Bankruptcy

From Which Should I File First: Divorce or Bankruptcy?

I am going to file for divorce from my husband in the near future. I pay the mortgage payments out of my bank account. He pays nothing toward the mortgage. I am moving out and will not continue paying the mortgage. He says that he will let the house go into foreclosure because he says he cannot afford to pay the mortgage. Can I file bankruptcy before the house goes into foreclosure? If so, will they still be able to come after me for the house? I don’t want the foreclosure to go against my already bad credit. Thanks so much.

This Has Nothign to Do With Law, But It’s Fascinating

This is Really Cool

What happens if you give a thousand Motorola Zoom tablet PCs to Ethiopian kids who have never even seen a printed word? Within five months, they’ll start teaching themselves English while circumventing the security on your OS to customize settings and activate disabled hardware. Whoa.

The One Laptop Per Child project started as a way of delivering technology and resources to schools in countries with little or no education infrastructure, using inexpensive computers to improve traditional curricula. What the OLPC Project has realized over the last five or six years, though, is that teaching kids stuff is really not that valuable. Yes, knowing all your state capitols how to spell “neighborhood” properly and whatnot isn’t a bad thing, but memorizing facts and procedures isn’t going to inspire kids to go out and learn by teaching themselves, which is the key to a good education. Instead, OLPC is trying to figure out a way to teach kids to learn, which is what this experiment is all about.

Rather than give out laptops (they’re actually Motorola Zoom tablets plus solar chargers running custom software) to kids in schools with teachers, the OLPC Project decided to try something completely different: it delivered some boxes of tablets to two villages in Ethiopia, taped shut, with no instructions whatsoever. Just like, “hey kids, here’s this box, you can open it if you want, see ya!”

Just to give you a sense of what these villages in Ethiopia are like, the kids (and most of the adults) there have never seen a word. No books, no newspapers, no street signs, no labels on packaged foods or goods. Nothing. And these villages aren’t unique in that respect; there are many of them in Africa where the literacy rate is close to zero. So you might think that if you’re going to give out fancy tablet computers, it would be helpful to have someone along to show these people how to use them, right?

From DVice: Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction