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Comment: How do the "poorest residents" own homes (Score 4, Insightful) 272 272

You need a roof on a home to mount solar panels. Not an apartment, a home.

Have you seen housing prices in California? My house cost $389,000 in 2002 and it's only 750 square feet.

So, how do the "poorest residents" own a home?

Comment: Re:Sooooo...... (Score 5, Informative) 776 776

Very little CGI was used in Mad Max.

"Over 80% of the effects seen in the film are real practical effects, stunts, make-up and sets. CGI was used sparingly mainly to enhance the Namibian landscape, remove stunt rigging and for Charlize Theron's left hand which in the film is a prosthetic arm." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt13...

Comment: Old guy here - pixel art reminds me of bad games (Score 5, Interesting) 175 175

I'm 45. I played Space Invaders in my local bowling alley when it came out - with my limited allowance. I was 10 (it took a while to get the midwest USA).

I hate pixel art. It reminds me of bad games. Why limit yourself to an outdated method?

Gameplay is king, but appearance is important.

Pixel art holds zero nostalgia for me. Give me something that looks good, and plays great, and I will buy it. Pixelated graphics do NOT look good.

Comment: It does get more drivers on the road (Score 2) 96 96

If drivers come to expect surge pricing to be in effect on a given night, "It usually surges on Saturday night," then they will hit the road on that night.

Drivers are not dumb, they can predict when they will make more money, and will work more when there's more profit to be made.

Comment: Re:A proper use for the technology... (Score 1) 36 36

The article mentions using facial recognition, so I assumed they had something working.

As for IDs, I just mean spotting fakes by checking the tell-tales. These days, when a bouncer gets an ID he's not familiar with, he has to pull out a book and look it up.

Education

Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline 323 323

An anonymous reader points out this story at The Atlantic about new research and approaches in the science of discipline. "At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors have gathered to hear psychotherapist Tina Bryson speak about neuroscience, mentorship, and camping. She is in Minnesota by invitation of the camp. Chippewa is at the front of a movement to bring brain science to bear on the camping industry; she keynoted this past year's American Camping Association annual conference. As Bryson speaks to the counselors gathered for training, she emphasizes one core message: At the heart of effective discipline is curiosity—curiosity on the part of the counselors to genuinely understand and respect what the campers are experiencing while away from home....She is part of a progressive new group of scientists, doctors, and psychologists whose goal is ambitious, if not outright audacious: They want to redefine "discipline" in order to change our culture. They want to rewrite—or perhaps more precisely said, rewire—how we interact with kids, and they want us to understand that our decisions about parenting affect not only our children's minds, but ours as well. So, we're going to need to toss out our old discipline mainstays. Say goodbye to timeouts. So long spanking and other ritualized whacks. And cry-it-out sleep routines? Mercifully, they too can be a thing of the past. And yet, we can still help our children mature and grow. In fact, people like Bryson think we'll do it better. If we are going to take seriously what science tells us about how we form relationships and how our mind develops, we will need to construct new strategies for parenting, and when we do, says this new group of researchers, we just may change the world."

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