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Comment: plain old 'scientific' calculator ? (Score 0) 359

by Gothmolly (#47825879) Attached to: How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

I still own a 'scientific' calculator that I bought in 1983, and it took me all the way up through Physics, Statics, Dynamics and Thermodynamics courses in a rather fine Engineering college. What do these fancy graphing calculators offer that paper and pencil + a decent scientific calculator can't ?

Comment: Astroturfing for Hillary Clinton (Score 0, Flamebait) 1134

by Gothmolly (#47825417) Attached to: Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

First articles here, then a new policy on Fark, and now yet another story about misogyny. It's a constant, subtle pressure in the background for Millenials that women are oppressed... so they'll march right to the polls in 2016. Just like if you opposed Barack Obama you were automatically a racist, by 2016 if you have any objections to Hillary Clinton, you'll be shouted and blogged down as a misogynist.

Like a kid asking for just 5 more minutes of TV time, or a 20 year long constant nagging for socialized medicine, eventually you chip away at the resolve of the unaware and get what you want.

Comment: Stagnancy bogus. Math is hard. (Score 5, Informative) 157

by Jodka (#47825177) Attached to: Tesla's Next Auto-Dealer Battleground State: Georgia

from the summary:

"...as reported by the L.A. Times, is that recent electric car sales in the U.S. have been stagnant"

from the LA Times:

"Sales of electric drive vehicles are stuck at about 3.6% of all new car sales for 2014"

"And that's during an otherwise robust sales season. Total figures for August were higher than any time in the last decade."

So the absolute number of electric car sales is increasing but their market share is not. The reporter, one "Charles Fleming," seems not to comprehend that a fixed percentage of an increasing value is itself an increasing value. "Stagnant," is the wrong term to describe an increase in sales. Math is hard.

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