I think it was more of a PR stunt for Microsoft to be able to say "there are enough people interested in Windows 10 to contribute 1 million pieces of feedback" and "we're listening to you, the computer-using community" than it is about responding properly to any particular piece of feedback.
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Shit, I could code this thing.
It only comes out 4 times a year, no ads whatsoever; each issue is filled with super interesting excepts from history alongside artwork regarding one subject. Lewis Lapham is a former editor for Harpers, which I would read on occasion. It's the only magazine that I buy regularly, and have for several years.
Why is it that today almost every story on Slashdot is about our frog-in-slowly-heated-water society.
Because every once in a while the temperature rises a little more than usual and the frog notices.
The Little Prince is a fantasy/sci-fi novel that is extremely multidimensional (you can read it on many levels). It's something that one can read at 8 and enjoyed, then read again at 12, 16 and enjoyed for entirely different reasons. I cannot recommend this book enough for young readers.
It is not "How the moon was formed", it is "Why the moon looks like it does". Still a very cool video.
All the posts I'm reading are "Canada has no culture". Seriously?
Of course Canada has a culture; Quebec has a more unique example, but for English Canada there are a lot of cultural similarities between their culture and the United States' culture, so most of those characteristics are subsumed under the US cultural umbrella. Canada's resulting perceived culture is more fragmented, less in your face than other cultures. We could easily lose these fragments and become more 'international' (though most English speaking Canadians get information from english speaking countries, so that means the US and UK mostly). All nationalist cultures will face this in the coming years.
The question, really, is does this constitute a problem? It's a question of identity: 'what cultural groups do you identify with?'. Nationalism has a very real hold on our identity. We need that feeling of belonging to something, and everybody is born into a nation. However, online experience has already show us that 'virtual reality' provides that feeling of belonging and the groups with which we identify and to which we belong have changed drastically. This is a fragmentation of previous groups, and of course the previously established cultural groups are going to fight back.
Of course, the results of this fragmentation remain to be seen. Maybe it's better to belong to a group that all your neighbours belong to so that we share something in common with them, and some weak nationalism has a greater value then we currently understand. Maybe the explosion of smaller groups will allow a stronger connection within the group while a weaker without. I personally think that both are useful, and that Canadians should want to understand their culture, just as all other nations should want to understand their own culture. Having to legislate it in fear of losing it shows mistrust on one side and disinterest on the other, an ugly combination.
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What are movies if not advertisements for the entertainment industry? It's ALL advertising, movies included, as McLuhan would say.
Masters of cinematic effects != rocket scientists.
Actually you are 100% wrong.
How can somebody say this and claim to be educated? Is it part of those "conflict resolution skills" you're talking about?
I'm glad you've had success, but there are simply too many people to ask each one nicely. And sure, some might say yes, but some will not. And dragging the whole class to a halt and assuming that the class as a whole will agree on ANYTHING is both an unproductive use of class time and naive.
Afraid of what? Do you think that by "respectfully" asking somebody to stop using their computer they are going to do it? Preposterous. As equals in the classroom we hold exactly no leverage and they have no incentive to comply. People feel entitled to use whatever they see fit, and they will continue to do so unless the school as an organization takes a stand.
My program (not CS) has a no-laptop policy in the classroom. In other classes that are small enough, the prof can walk around the class and check to see what students are doing with their computer. But in large lectures of 40+ people, the amount of things happening on computer screens from the student's perspective is shocking. It is NOT just a "handful of bozos".