Recently reopened Technocrat.net.
Where to begin? Denial of reading the classics. The elimination of poetry and Shakespeare. Replacement with texts designed to limit vocabulary and more importantly, limit thinking. The almost assured dropout rate of at least 34% as the kids too stupid to achieve common core drop out from frustration and the kids too smart for common core drop out from boredom.
It's likely great for the 68% of the kids in the middle of the bell curve, but universal literacy is not going to be accomplished under it anymore.
And 78% of the test with a ruler and marking column C.
I was sneaking around slashdot before, and now the front-page and journals all sow up in the beta. Removing "beta." from the URL is of no help. It reminds me of Windows 8, which made me switch away from Windows and to the Mac. Perhaps, we are now entering the Third Age of slashdot.
Gates only supports the common core because it will create students stupid enough to buy Windows 9.
The problem being that Common Core is a step *away* from universal literacy.
I have insurance through my wife's union- which is a union of daycare owners. Was the only way to get insurance prior to this year.
My point is that obamacare didn't really fix anything at all- it raised costs, not lowered them.
Once you have "an ecosystem of roads" as you suggest which is maintained by road fees and requires public access so you can get to all places you want to go, you have just reimplemented government owned public infrastructure under a different name
Nonsense. In the libertarian utopia, the network of roads is a monopoly owned by someone else with no accountability or democratic input. Hooray!
I thought The Usual suspects, along with any other movie where you can change the last 15 minutes and arrive at a completely different story, is stupid.
Nice writing style though.
A friend asked me how to change top-post/bottom-post in Thunderbird. He intentionally uses a strict white-listing ISP, so searching is difficult (and that is pretty much how he wants it). That ISP offers excellent service and support to those who want exactly that type of service. Nonetheless, the time comes when you have to ask someone else to find something out for you. A
This article explains the hidden urban thought completely and why rural thought is different.
In Oregon, there's actually a program to make "Double-Dipping" legal. Basically, if you can find a way through self employment to earn up to 25% of your unemployment check, you can. If you earn more than 25%, your check is reduced dollar for dollar to 125%, at which point it disappears (and presumably, at which point you're the equivalent of fully employed at about $1 over minimum wage anyway, and no longer need the check).
I believe all Galaxy devices are capable of connecting to 2G towers. So assuming the message can be transmitted via 2GSM, the sophisticated hacker (I assume) would need to spoof such a tower at a time when the targetted phone would need to avoid 3G for some reason (say, lack of signal or too poor a signal)
Is the day I'll sign up for my own insurance.
Right now, the market is so muddled I can't even tell from my non-functioning state website whether I qualify for subsidies or not, let alone be willing to put 1/6th of my paycheck towards health insurance that has such a huge deductible it will only pay if I get in a major accident.
The only sane use of a banking system I've ever seen. If Government is going to keep a monopoly on currency, the least we can do is use usury to reduce taxation.