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Comment: Re:Seems obvious now (Score 3, Insightful) 214

Yeah, I read TFS as a big giant "holy cow are police forces actually this damned stupid?"

How can these idiots take themselves seriously when they have such monumentally idiotic ideas? And why should they expect us to take them seriously?

You're talking about someone who managed to make it his paid, full-time job to write X-File fanfic and hang out at Star Trek conventions, most likely putting everything on a government expense account. The word you're looking for isn't "stupid", it's "brilliant".

Comment: Re:North Pole (Score 1) 489

by Minwee (#49743403) Attached to: The Brainteaser Elon Musk Asks New SpaceX Engineers

What is the circumference of a circle with radius r? It is (Pi * r^2), of course.. So a circle with radius of 1 mile would have a circumference of (Pi * 1 * 1).

I'm just going to skip the bit about you calling someone else braindead and asking them to turn in their geek card for displaying poor math skills and leave this bit here while we move on to the bonus round.

In your own words, what is the relationship between the radius and circumference of a circle? Please be precise, as your geek card is at stake here.

Comment: Easy question (Score 1) 386

by Minwee (#49726821) Attached to: Microsoft To Teachers: Using Pens and Paper Not Fair To Students

"When was the last time you used a piece of chalk to express yourself?"

That would be this morning. Any other questions?

“Why do you expect a kid to go to school and sit in the same seat everyday with pens and paper?”

Um, because they use pens and paper at home too. Any more?

“So classroom—what classroom? Learning is anytime, anywhere. Kids are learning everywhere. As long as they have that device and they have that connectivity to the cloud, they can do their work anywhere. So that’s why the tools become so important.”

That's funny. When "the tools" are a pen and paper, the tools aren't so important and learning can actually be any time, any where. It's when you try to artificially tie the act of thinking to having a Microsoft(tm) Device(tm) connected to the Cloud(tm) that you lose the ability to "do work anywhere".

This is my lawn. You may get off of it now. You are dismissed.

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