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Comment: Re:Slashvertisement (Score 1) 182

by Zontar The Mindless (#47897987) Attached to: The MOOC Revolution That Wasn't

.... If even ONE person did it, it is not a failure. The fact that thousand of self-motivated, self-paced individuals take advantage of world-class education systems, all for free-- it's by definition a success.

Most people want their thinking and learning done for them. There is no magic cure for this, alas.

Comment: Re:"He's really not an expert" (Score 2, Insightful) 362

A factual statement followed by a mischaracterisation followed by a statement that really doesn't mean anything but is supposed to sound like it does.

And we're supposed to accept this rather poor attempt at being clever in lieu of logic.

Yes sir, we are indeed on Slashdot.

Comment: Re:Bollocks (Score 1) 6

by Zontar The Mindless (#47839587) Attached to: The Myth of Russian Aggression

Yeah, I stopped at "unique to ..., and ...". No need to have my intelligence insulted any further.

Basically, Putin was all palsy-walsy with the West until he saw this wasn't going to give him any sort of license to reincorporate the Baltics/Ukraine. Then it turned into "They're all out to get us".

Stop feeding the trolls, JC.

"Once they go up, who cares where they come down? That's not my department." -- Werner von Braun