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Comment: Re:Teachers (Score 1) 388

by Kariles70 (#48806235) Attached to: UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them
Well you have just hit upon an untouchable subject: school is simply not for everyone. The government herds everyone into the system including some they just want to keep off the streets and out of jail. The schools in America could be revolutionized simply by getting rid of the worst of the worst who aren't going to learn anything anyway and many of whom will eventually drop out regardless. The parents of the worst of the worst (bottom 5%) don't care about education either, they just want them out of the house

Without having to spend 80% of its time on the gang-bangers, thugs and other assorted riff-raff that disrupt class at best and commit crimes at worst the schools could actually focus on learning. They also would not have to waste time teaching ABCs to high-schoolers.

Newsmedia talk about how our schools are ranked 38th in the world compared to other nations but fail to realize that we try to educate everyone. In many places of the globe like China if you act up too much in school they don't just expel you, they arrest you and put you in jail. Not so here.This is a simple problem to fix and could be done tomorrow, IF politicians and the public actually believed that schools should be a place for learning.

Comment: Re:Teachers (Score 2) 388

by Kariles70 (#48806123) Attached to: UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them
It is easy to see how it got this way. Schools deal with change very poorly if they ever deal with it at all and computing is the best example. 12 years of English literature and more in college for a subject no one will pay you to know. And that could be said about 70% of the curriculum. Schools don't teach any skills that will get you a job in the real world. They teach abstract and nearly worthless material that THEY want to teach, not what YOU want to make it in the job world.

As an instructor in programming and networking I only had 2 students who knew more than me: one was an absolute genius who was admitted to MIT. The other was a network admin for a huge corporation and had been for many years. If schools taught the things that would get people jobs the teachers would simply leave for higher paying positions once they got the skills themselves.

Comment: Re:Oh no! (Score 0) 552

by Kariles70 (#48679363) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In
I've worked with many Indian workers over the years. Most are male and they do not regard the words of females over them or even beside them. Microsoft hired Satya Nadella never even thinking he would have any view of women different from their own. They just knew he was a foreign born person so therefore would be better and then had to apologize for his words. U.S. corporations are under the comfortable delusion that all nations think just like us and act like us.

Comment: Re:Logic applies to all professions (Score 1) 552

by Kariles70 (#48679343) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In
Yes, the premise was not only flawed it was only targeted at 1 industry. Oliver Wendell Holmes said it only took 1 good catch phrase to keep people from thinking for 50 years. Insults and jingoism are what passes for logical argument in this great con they are trying to push over on us. That is why cries of "racism" to you objecting to losing your job should be called out for what they are: lies. The above should demonstrate why we need to import 95% of our executives to get the " best and the brightest" that we need to stay on top of the world. Suddenly it would stop overnight.

Comment: Re:Wrong assumption (Score 1) 552

by Kariles70 (#48679335) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In
They are not bringing them here because its cheaper to hire labor in foreign lands and keep them there. They want them here so they can talk to them in person and show them what they want and not spend many hours a day on the phone. That drives up costs as well. H1-B is bad all around for everyone. But since they think they'll benefit there is no stopping them.

Comment: Re:Let the other programmers in... (Score 1) 552

by Kariles70 (#48679319) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In
Thats not the free market at all. That is unconstitutional corruption and crony capitalism for the pleasure and profit of the rich and powerful, most of whom do not know anyone who makes less than a 6 figure salary. The rest of us can be lower than the Morlocks in the Time Machine for all they care. No skin off their nose.

Comment: Re:Nice troll (Score 1) 552

by Kariles70 (#48679309) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In
They don't believe you are racist. They do want to shut you up about the fact that they are giving your job away and also want you to chase your tail explaining why you are not a racist for not wanting to give your job away to an company imported IT worker. It sometimes shuts some people up but it should not from now on, particularly when they are doing great damage to people and the economy at the same time.

Comment: Re:The internet has no borders (Score 1) 552

by Kariles70 (#48679291) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In
Of course. But companies with pointy haired bosses (who of course know nothing about technical items) will tell their superiors how much they saved on the project no matter how bad it was. It turns out that mediocre or worse programmers from foreign countries are all of a sudden "the best and the brightest" when they work for half or less of the going rate here.

Comment: Re:Mod parent up. (Score 1) 552

by Kariles70 (#48679277) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In
If you think calculus has anything at all to do with programming you show your complete ignorance of programming. Almost no programs anywhere use calculus to do anything. It also shows the ignorance of the early days of computer education where they thought computers were for doing math equations and not much else so they made programming a math major. Also stupid. You don't have to be a math major to program a computer any more than you have to be an automotive engineer to drive a car.

Comment: Re:Mod parent up. (Score 1) 552

by Kariles70 (#48679267) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In
Exactly and that is what the economic statistics have shown for several years now. The middle class getting less and less for their work and the rich and powerful getting more and more. What is so maddening is the politicians who claim they are for the little guy do everything they can, such as the H1-B Visa program courtesy of a bought congress, to screw the life out of the little man. Also maddening is the idiots at media outlets like NPR do everything they can to talk about how great the program is. Its like they don't know we are in a recession or how many people are out of work.

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