Don't talk smack about your heritage, reality is bigger than you. No one questions scientific methodology, only discussions concerning the epistemological significance of the various methods. Philosophy of science was once of interest before show me the beef became the arbiter of what's real. No one even questions observable evolutionary dynamics (scientific) but only the historical projections fantastically based thereon.
Yes, yes, teach us about longevity and enlightenment, gentile.
Stop with the requiring stuff. Public schooling is a disaster and curriculum is more problem than solution. There is zero opportunity to cater to kid's interests and capabilities. I know kid's who eat up maths but spend the majority of time 'learning' stuff in which they have little interest. None of these requirements lead to jobs anyways so let's stop pretending that every 10 year old (or human being) needs to know what a fucking tundra is. Beyond basic literacy and arithmetic, schools and teachers should be free to innovate and cater to the local need.We should be moving toward school vouchers, increasing school options and local curricular control. How bad do things need to get before you realize that the problem is YOU.
I've never even seen a mod point, but +1 to you, sir!
a detailed implementation approach along with design criticism and solutions linking to technologies I'd never heard of. Though, I can see there's some sort of history here...
This ^ is why I read Slashdot.
I've always liked Nokia. Just bought the wife a Nokia X2, which is apparently a good seller in areas of the world where they cannot afford hand held computers and need suffice, therefore, with phones. I need a keyboard on my phone, and paid full price for the BB 9900. I love the phone, because of the keyboard--I don't use any apps outside of the browser (opera) and email client--and find navigating the user interface better than I did when I tried out Android on the Nexus S I got this phone to replace. Well, I do love the phone but this will be the very last time I pay 700 hundred dollars for one. Playing with my wife's X2 and with the Nokia desktop app, which is pretty polished, I'm thinking that when it comes time to replace my BB, I might just buy the $60 X2 and spend the balance on tablet computer. As long as Nokia is viable, I know I will be able to pick up an inexpensive feature phone that only does what it does but does what it does well. I've trusted Nokia quality for years, and would be very, very sad to them fall off the map. That they are thinking out of the box to please purchaser, doesn't surprise me in the least.
I hope this is pushback against the very disturbing trend of operating systems trying to monetize the product after sale. That means they wish to invade my home to be at the ready to push on me or least provide me something I may (but probably) wont ever need. They want to be ever present in my life. Invaders. It's why I'll never run anything later than Windows 7 and why I will be migrating my desktops to Debian from Ubuntu. Give me the software, make me pay if need be, and get out of my house. Thank G-d for the open source movement.
and completely wrong. The Stats course was a disaster. Mr. Thrun should stick to advanced level instruction. I owe a lot to Udacity. Some of the courses there are great; a few are stellar. David Evans is magician. Wesley Weimer was stellar. And Steve Huffman did a great job. The classes are only as good as the teachers.
I am a middle aged, self-taught programmer/technologist who dropped out of math way, way too early. There's a ceiling to my ladder of growth in this, and that ceiling is math. I'm making my way through all the math videos on Khan--been at it for a half year or so-- and am starting to see cracks in the ceiling. He's an excellent teacher and there's a vast math playlist there. All this talk about KA's role in replacing/supplementing formal education obscures the concrete reality of there now being an unprecedented resource on-line for learning and self-empowerment. Also, little noted is just how good a teacher Khan really is. He's clear, humble, knowledgeable and very much into providing the intuition in addition to the mechanics. I thank G-d for Khan Academy everyday.
I'm a year long slashdot lurker and have posted 3 or 4 AC comments that didn't work out so much. I just created this account, and my first post is pro ms, so that means that I am being paid by MS to misinform. That out of the way, I do like the latest and greatest tech toys but have held off from tablets, because I want a tablet that extends my laptop into full mobile space. I don't consume entertainment so the current tablets do nothing for me. Mr. Cook's brazenly stupid 'toaster refridgerator' nonsense brought me out of hiding and prompted me to create an account, finally, and post. Most people want tablets to do what their laptop does. They settle for less, but that's what they want, even if they can't articulate it. Apple doesn't want to provide it to them. Apple would have deprived the iphone form MP3 playback capabilty if they could have gotten away with it, but they couldn't get away with it. And the ipod is dead/dying. Apple OS could provide a full fledge computing experience on the tablet, but they do not want to. They actually want not to. So they can sell 2 products. Android OS isn't robust enough to provide the full fledge computing experience. Microsoft, like Apple, can do it. And it doesn't contradict their MO to do so (thought they are so all over the place nowdays trying, I think, to copy Apple that it's hard to know what their MO really is). So now they are coming out with an i86 tablet with a fold up keyboard. Thank G-d, finally. Apple says 'toasters...' I hope Apple fails.