Haha. Found it! Thanks.
Haha. Found it! Thanks.
Did I miss something? Where does it mention 99% invisible?
It's not clear at all to me why the OP or the editors wouldn't at least mention that this information is taken nearly word-for-word from the really excellent weekly podcast 99% Invisible, so I'm making this comment to get it on the record. Also, here's a gratuitous link to the podcast: http://99percentinvisible.org/ and the episode: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/structural-integrity/
It's too bad that the
The Aurora shooting suspect left a digital path a mile wide indicating he was up to something nefarious. NSA didn't see that coming. I don't thing their reach is as pervasive as people fear.
My stock response to this is that educators simply don't know what a person will end up doing in life. Hence the goal of educators is to provide a broad spectrum of ideas for the student to draw upon in their future endeavors--whatever they may be. It's certainly true that a student without calculus has fewer options in life than one with calculus. That doesn't mean I think every student should be required to take calculus, just that your argument for not requiring it is not sound.
At 35USD every 4 weeks, they overpriced by a wide margin. Clearly they missed this article. Try 35USD/yr and I might think about it.
who actually needed math skills and who didn't this would be great, but we don't. If we de-emphasize math education in this country, then we will surely diminish the future supply of mathematicians and scientists.
"Among its various tactics? It hires a team of interns to trawl iTunes and other community forums posing as real users, and has them write positive reviews for their client's applications."
Just so we're all clear, this is already illegal. If they are engaging in this kind of activity, then it's just a law enforcement issue.
To install it I used something like 60-80 1.44" floppy disks on a Packard-Bell which I created using the network connection and computers at school. I successfully installed it, but I never got the video past 800x600 (though I played with modelines til my eyes crossed). My only network connection was a modem. I can't remember if I had ppp at that point, but something makes me think I did because I was so excited to have multiple shells connected to the school machines.
The whole reason for even trying was to get a unix environment at home to run LaTeX. I was in graduate school in the math dept at the University of Kentucky. I've been running some flavor of linux at home ever since (slackware, redhat, debian, centos, ubuntu).
"The Avis WIZARD decides if you get to drive a car. Your head won't touch the pillow of a Sheraton unless their computer says it's okay." -- Arthur Miller