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Comment: Re:Still pretty affordable (Score 2) 393

by Zenzilla (#47931055) Attached to: Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?
Is that all you got? During the same time the R's were all in favor of propping up the banks. Why were they not in favor of propping up the auto industry? Was it because the auto industry employed people with low incomes and had unions? You would have to do a lot to convince me otherwise. You can argue all you want the CFC was a wealth transfer but it kept a lot of blue collared works employed during the worst recession of my lifetime. But keep saying that both sides are bad. I know it's not true and I vote.

Comment: Re:This will not improve sales. (Score 1) 409

by Zenzilla (#39373711) Attached to: US ISPs Become 'Copyright Cops' July 12th
Actually you could, with MP3s. The music was kept in a directory with the names of the files randomly changed. As long as the files were properly tagged you could just copy them over and load them into whatever media player you wanted to. I don't know about ACC, never bought any of that crap.

Comment: Re:I disagree. (Score 1) 479

by Zenzilla (#39321503) Attached to: X-Prize Founder Wants Ideas For Fixing Education

You're going to have to specify what you mean by "unions" being the problem.

Easy. You need a way to get rid of bad teachers. This should be obvious. Unions in many states have made that extremely difficult. Unions are there for the teachers, not for the kids.

Define "Bad Teacher". I pose that any definition you can come up with I can counter a set of circumstances that change that teacher to a "Good Teacher". Now here's a question: why would any intelligent person want to become a teacher? They are going to be evaluated on metrics that are a lot of the time outside of their control. They have to deal with curriculum that is wrong(think Texas). They don't have the support of parents. They have class sizes of 30+ in the good districts (have you ever babysat more that 5 children at a time before?). i think all these problems go away if the children aren't guaranteed a spot in the class, they have to work for it. Put in place a process where the teacher can have the student removed from the class. This allows teachers to have the leverage they need to change all of the above problems. But what do we do with the children who where removed? Let them know it is a privilege to be in those classes not a right and say better luck next time.


For Non-Profits, Common Ground vs. Raiser's Edge? 97

Posted by timothy
from the nope-we-lost-it-all dept.
lanimreT writes "I work at a medium-sized non-profit organization. We've been considering a switch from our current constituent relationship manager (CRM) The Raiser's Edge to Common Ground, a non-profit-focused CRM built on SalesForce. I would like to hear from other organizations that have already done this. What features are present in Raiser's Edge but missing in Common Ground? Is your workflow improved by the new software? If you had it to do over again, would you make the switch?"

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