Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!
I saw my mother shopping on Amazon.com for the first time this weekend. I asked her about it (she always claimed to prefer brick-n-mortar). Her response was, "I was thinking this year I would give Amazon a try." Amazons marketing is working.
I think he said it pretty good. Does the average wage make up for the 0.75%? Quality of life? ND is number one in your book....ever tried living there? I have. Not again.
I don't know where you are from, but I see the exact opposite. Our schools are being forced by the right to spend money on Ipods and such for each student. The teachers and the union are saying "we don't need this stuff, look at how great our test scores are". The right-wing is claiming the schools are struggling and we need to cut staff and increase spending elsewhere. Yeah, like an Ipod for each student is going to help.
Give a bad teacher technology and they will still be a bad teacher. Give a good teacher whatever tools you want, they will find a way to be a good teacher. Throwing money at it will not fix it, and this is exactly the point that our unions have been making for a long time.
Why do we have ipods going to each student in many schools across the country? Who is pushing this? I honestly don't know. Anyone with some insight?
True, but this is what the republicans do (and democrats, but that is not this discussion). Look at the issue of abortion, government spending, jobs......do you think they really care about any of these? No. They are pushing an agenda of lowering the taxes for the wealthy, concentrating the wealth among the most wealthy. How people still vote for it is beyond me. They claim to be fighting for whatever gets the votes.....they may even name the bill after that cause. In the end, the content of their agenda is often counter to what they claimed. Not sure why voters do not seem bothered by this and vote elsewhere. Ron Pauls supporters seem to understand this, which is why NONE of them will vote for Romney. All of Pauls votes are going to Obama, or going unused.
I am not thinking this is a very common ratio for a typical public elementary or secondary school. In my experience, 80% teachers. 5% administration. 5% maintenance. 2% IT. 3% secretarial. 5% misc. This assumes cooks and bus drivers are private employees.
The vast majority of those with Type 2 could help their cause with a bit of self care. Kudos to you however for taking those steps first and going for the meds second. Everyone else just wants an excuse and a pill.
Also, having a 3G connection anywhere (so long as I have my phone) without needing a data plan, is pretty sweet.
When we travel, we take the playbook and leave the ipad at home. Even over wifi the playbook just seems to work better for most things...can't put a finger on it.
Best line I have read today...
I was once a republican. Still am by most definitions. There is no way I can vote for a party that has become so anti-science and lacks common sense. Risk management!?!? No way, lets just blame liberals.
From your own article: "In the past decade, bats were the cause of 24 of the 26 human deaths from domestically acquired rabies. Only 2 of the 24 cases attributed to bats had bites definitively reported. "
Some commons sense is in order here. This is over a DECADE!
Also, the formula for overtime is often different. It is often closer to half-time pay for salary employees.
We let you have Iphones, managed yourself, and then your phone gets stolen and you are upset that company data was on it. One of us gets fired. Go figrue.
In an older example. We let you build some neat tools with Access, that you then roll out to your department and share with the company. Pretty soon it crashes and burns, like all Access projects eventually do. IT gets blamed for letting it happen. One of us gets beaten and then fired.
At our organization, the tablet is already dead. Everyone has realized it is a joke for productivity. The executives have already dropped them on my desk and are now asking for new laptops and netbooks.......with Windows 7.
While the tablet craze is dead, we are still battling the Iphone and Droids. They are strongly desired purely for the status. The users requesting them know nothing about them other than seeing someone else have what they don't. After we hand them out, we can check the usage and see that they are not being used.....just carried around.