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Comment: Re:Discrimination (Score 1) 579

by DrLang21 (#47781975) Attached to: Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

Also why is it that WP should do more to appeal to females but FB doesn't need to do more to appeal to males?

Uhh, because 64/36 female/male user ratio isn't that far out of line. That aside, I'm sure there are top men in Facebook working to pull in a greater number of men while not pushing out their female user base. Top men.

Wikimedia Foundation doesn't neccessarily need to do more to appeal to women and they are not suggesting that they do. But it is certainly in their interest to understand why such an extreme gap exists.

Comment: Re: Her work (Score 1) 1262

You make me laugh. I was on the Internet when the BBS was the most happening thing going on. Clearly you do not understand that the rules of polite society do not go out the window just because you are posting something on the Internet, at least not in the eyes of the law and not in the eyes of the vast majority of society. Threats of bodily harm are the same whether made on the Internet, in the newspaper, in a hand written letter, or to your face.

Comment: Re:And this is how we get to the more concrete har (Score 1) 528

by DrLang21 (#47770907) Attached to: Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio
First of all, I was not proposing a categorical imperitive. Obviously everyone matures at different rates. I've met 15 year olds who were more mature than some 40 year olds. In general though, high school aged people in the United States lack the maturity neccessary for serious study of philosophy.

As to the age of the bulk of Aristotle's and Plato's students, interesting. Do you have a source for this? Aristotle did not study with Plato until he was 18, and the Platonic Academy was a highly selective group for discussing philosophical problems. It does not appear to me that it was a place for the young. Either way, different cultures result in different levels of maturity at different ages. My statement is only appropriate to the United States as I do not understand any other culture well enough to claim I know how mature people tend to be at different ages.

Comment: Re:No, school should not be year-round. (Score 1) 421

by DrLang21 (#47646373) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?
I wasn't aware that liturature and history were equivalent to underwater wasket weaving. College is not a trade school. If you want a trade, go to a trade school. College is continued higher education that usually is not directly tailored to a career. Not even most engineers come out ready to go.

Comment: Re:No, school should not be year-round. (Score 2) 421

by DrLang21 (#47641879) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?

That teaching degrees are bullshit is fully demonstrated by the hundreds of thousands of college professors who've never taken a day of courses meant to create teachers.

To be fair, this lack of training for college professors often shows. And I also think you too easily dismiss the time spent by many graduate students being teaching assistants.

Comment: Re:No, school should not be year-round. (Score 1) 421

by DrLang21 (#47641837) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?
I don't disagree, but 3 months is a bit much. One month in the summer and one in the winter with maybe a one or two week vacation mid semester would be more appropriate. It's hard to get back into the swing of things after 3 months. The idea of a 3 month straight vacation was always so that kids could help with the farm, not so that they could be kids.

Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.