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Comment: Re:cost is to high and 4 years is to long for that (Score 1) 205

by Quirkz (#47614151) Attached to: MIT Considers Whether Courses Are Outdated

I know it's an exception, but I intentionally picked a school that didn't have a PE requirement, because I knew going in how dumb that was.

As for art history? I took two of those classes, and they were the most interesting, educational, and mind-expanding classes I took. Also, when I ended up doing web development out of college, that little bit of art knowledge may have served to improve my designs, and probably contributed to my ability to get a job with a design firm in the first place. Now, again, I picked a flexible school, so these were options that I embraced rather than requirements, but I found them worthwhile in surprising ways that I wouldn't have anticipated going in.

Comment: Re:Nerd Blackface (Score 1) 442

by Quirkz (#47611255) Attached to: Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode

Yeah, I know how it goes. I'll admit to times, particularly in my younger days, when I jumped to the conclusion to the other party was ignorant/wrong/missing some obvious technical solution, rather than giving them the benefit of the doubt. And if I'd been asking a question like "How can I get this show?" I definitely would have in the wrong for omitting those details. In this case I know the answer already, and was just griping that CBS can't come to a deal with Netflix. You know, in case they're just waiting for enough explicit public demand before bothering to ink the deal. I thought maybe I'd seed the search engines a little.

Comment: Re:So it's like all other information? (Score 1) 189

by Quirkz (#47567725) Attached to: An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax

Oh, yeah, I'm not arguing that. You'd think given a few millennia someone would try something besides rock and feather, or any other light object with significant air resistance. It's mystifying how religiously they took Aristotle on all subjects, by the way, not just gravity. Nearly everything wrong with science for the next thousand years can be attributed to him, or a misinterpretation of him.

Math, according to my possibly faulty: Aristotle tutored Alexander the Great, who peaked around 320s BC. The Macedonian era was either the last gasp of Greek superiority or by some accounts post-Greek. Rome was already on the rise, and soon to eclipse it. Greek history definitely goes back another thousand years before that or more, though by 1600 BC I think you're deep into the realm of Homer already.

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