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+ - US Adults = More Dumber?->

Norwell Bob writes: It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either.

In math, reading and problem-solving using technology – all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength – American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday.

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Comment: Re:How about society does this (Score 2) 656 656

How adorably naive.

A) Many of the same people who want to do away with private ownership of guns also oppose the death penalty under any circumstances.

B) Criminals in regions that still employ the death penalty kidnap, rape and kill despite the consequences of being caught. Crazy, right? Criminals ignore laws and punishment!! We *really* ought to try and reach them. Maybe a PSA?

Comment: Re:$1,500,000 for porn (Score 5, Funny) 339 339

You know, like, when somebody makes a subtle joke, and then somebody else kind of gets that joke, but doesn't know it was a joke, and then makes the obvious joke based on the subtle joke that they didn't know was the joke and ruins both jokes? And then everybody else just gets a little uncomfortable, and says something like "hm... yeah..."

Yeah, it was kind of like that.

Comment: Server or Workstation? (Score 1) 291 291

Just in case it hasn't been asked yet, were these sticks from workstations or servers? ECC or non-ECC, buffered or unbuffered, etc.? Can't really mix types, so if it's server RAM, for practical purposes, it's not going to work in home/school PCs.

And this is where somebody needs to out-nerd me and tell me how I'm wrong and call me names.

The computer is to the information industry roughly what the central power station is to the electrical industry. -- Peter Drucker

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