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+ - US Adults = More Dumber?->

Submitted by Norwell Bob
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

by Norwell Bob (#43675471) Attached to: Printable Gun Downloads Top 100k In 2 Days, Thanks to Kim Dotcom
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

by Norwell Bob (#41852453) Attached to: $1,500,000 Fine For Sharing 10 Movies On BitTorrent
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

by Norwell Bob (#41810013) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Over 500 Used DIMMs?
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.

You can tell how far we have to go, when FORTRAN is the language of supercomputers. -- Steven Feiner