Exactly. Why do teachers act like glorified baby sitters? The answer is because we're paid like glorified baby sitters. The talent that is attracted to the position is largely unable or unwilling of achieving much beyond following simple instructions. I have to write curriculum for my district in such a manner that it can be followed like a fast food employee preparing a sandwich. Yes, I am a teacher. I teach high school physics to juniors and remediate biology and chemistry to seniors. I hate the argument that we still make more than the average American family. That may be true... but I have two bachelor's degrees and I'm finishing my second masters this summer. I've accomplished what it takes to have an advanced understanding of my subject matter to the point where I can explain it competently. I'm rewarded with the huge sum of a raise of ~$80/month over the gym teacher teaching algebra because of my qualifications. The vast majority of us who are capable of performing well and have the proper training don't work as teachers. That same training and capability allows us to make more money at other jobs that we also enjoy.
Never thought about this one... consider the word 'suck' taken out of my vocabulary for use in this regard.
So, the shuttle has 30 some odd million horsepower... but perhaps the question we should be asking: how much batpower does it have? One, apparently.
No, he's saying that his roommate had to give him that information so that he could download the W-2 PDF since his roommate couldn't save a copy locally to e-mail to him. But, good job getting pissed off over something that you don't understand, which appears to be what you're accusing others of
An anonymous reader writes to mention a Wired article about the first surgical nanobot developed for practical use. No wider that two human hairs, the machine is intended to swim through arteries and the digestive tract, and can perform surgical procedures in spaces no bigger than 250 microns. The article also addresses safety concerns; the bot will swim upstream from blood flow, so if something goes wrong it can be retrieved on its way back. Likewise, for the most delicate procedures it can be fitted with a tether, to ensure it doesn't get lost. From the article: "The tiny robot, small enough to pass through the heart and other organs, will be inserted using a syringe. Guided by remote control, it will swim to a site within the body to perform a series of tasks, then return to the point of entry where it can be extracted, again by syringe. For example, the microrobot might deliver a payload of expandable glue to the site of a damaged cranial artery -- a procedure typically fraught with risk because posterior human brain arteries lay behind a complicated set of bends at the base of the skull beyond the reach of all but the most flexible catheters."