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Comment: Re:finger pointing (Score 3, Interesting) 407

by Keruo (#49353005) Attached to: Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US
Finnish education system has been fucked for past 10 years already.
Teaching has become female-only profession and only people who are accepted to study to be teachers here are straight-a geeks(the bad kind) who lack the proper authority in front of the class.
There is/were large number of good class teachers in the post-war generations, but those people are now/soon retiring.
The trade union of teachers, AKAVA is well known joke in the union field and isn't strong enough to actually do anything that matters to improve things.

Comment: Re:I fail to see how this is a bad thing (Score 1) 213

by Keruo (#49317597) Attached to: Finland's Education System Supersedes "Subjects" With "Topics"

Economics, geography, and history are intertwined and dependent on eachother.

Correct.

. Knowing the physics of trebuchets offers no further insight into history.

False, you're now missing the entire point of topical subjects, the core of what the whole thing is about!
You need to think it like a mind map, get facts/ideas and link them with relations.
Maybe the examples were bad, but I was approaching the issue from the side of linking physics and math to another topic.

Comment: give it 10 years (Score 1) 169

by Keruo (#48739981) Attached to: How Long Will It Take Streaming To Dominate the Music Business?
The industry will change eventually once enough momentum will be gained towards the streaming,, Currently it's taking probably something like 30-40% of sales and still not enough to convert the old physical-format-only people to the streaming age. No single change is instantaneous, it'll take time to catch on..

Comment: Re:So basically.. (Score 1, Interesting) 295

by Keruo (#48595869) Attached to: French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber
I have this great APP!
It allows everyone to be a doctor and you can order an operation with simple click of a button and even pay for the surgery with it!
Who cares if that person is certified doctor, that's just bad government regulation! BOO!

The problem I see with Uber is taxes and fees. As the financial side is completely handled via the app, how can I be sure that the company running Uber actually covers the mandatory employee fees for the driver and pays the taxes required by the local government?

Comment: Re:Why are taxi drivers all so horrible? (Score 1, Insightful) 295

by Keruo (#48595755) Attached to: French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

NYC, , Paris, Berlin, , LA, , Rome, , Chicago, San Francisco.

Why is it that, in any major Western city,..that they can't speak a fucking word of English?

I narrowed your list down but in most of the cities you list, English isn't actually the official language, it's spoken by convenience by majority of people, not because it's government mandated.

Comment: Write it down (Score 2) 247

by Keruo (#48526523) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Convincing My Company To Stop Using Passwords?
I would encourage users to write down their password on a piece of paper.
That paper should contain only the password, no hint to what it belongs to.
The paper will then be stored inside the persons wallet, and looked at when neccessary, but not taken out.
If that person manages to loose their wallet, they have bigger problems than the company password.

Comment: Exams are bullshit (Score 1) 438

by Keruo (#48352505) Attached to: The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat
Exams generally try to determine how you have memorized some subject, not how you can adapt what you've learned.
By cheating on exams you're basically fooling yourself.
The point of education is to give you some stepping stone to each subject and something for you to go on when you need to research the subject further yourself.

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