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Comment: Go Up a Step (Score 1) 416

by Zinner (#40188907) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do With a Math Degree?

Tell her to spend the year getting a master's degree in mathematics. At that point, she is eligible to teach at a two year college. I have a high school teaching license in science but after 1.5 years I gave up for pretty much the same reasons. Because I have a master's degree in physics, I started teaching at a community college. So much better! The students grow up over night, you don't deal with parents regardless of the students age, and you can kick any trouble makers out of the class. I'd never go back to a high school! Lots of jobs for math at two year colleges.

Comment: Re:Apple's stragtegic inclusion of features (Score 2) 375

by Zinner (#35481822) Attached to: Hands-on Face-off: IPad 2 V Motorola Xoom

Apple includes features that actually work when the product is released, not half-cooked or fantasy features for the sake of making a bigger list. The most ridiculous thing about Motorola's product is the lack of real, rather than "real soon now" features and the poor quality and testing of the features it actually has. Rushed and sloppy. No excuse for that.

Comment: Re:Light output is terrible for CFLs and LEDs (Score 1) 1049

by Zinner (#35319048) Attached to: Activists Seek Repeal of Ban On Incandescent Bulbs

" full-spectrum incandescents"

A joke, right? Have you ever seen the spectrum of an incandescent bulb? It is overwhelmingly infrared (heat) with huge masses of red light. The other colors fall off rapidly. Almost a very steep straight line downward after red in fact. We use incandescents in our beginning Physics labs as one of the samples while learning to use a spectragraph.

CFLs are much more distributed across the spectrum but have a strong green lines. LCD lights are all over the place depending upon the brand.

All of that being said, it is not the government's job to legislate intelligence. If people want to waste energy running these old bulbs and waste even more replacing them all the time, fine! It is, as government always forgets, THE CITIZEN"S MONEY to waste anyway THEY want!

You cannot have a science without measurement. -- R. W. Hamming