Lets ignore that fact this is is 14/03/2014. oblig XKCD
I just love it when we try to find meaning in something, after we choose to ignore aspects of it.
Lets ignore that fact this is is 14/03/2014. oblig XKCD
Vocational Schooling or we call them apprenticeships.
In general training to do particular work that doesn't require a college degree to do such work.
A lot of this stuff our college system as absorbed into its structure (Usually in a 2 year degree) but it really shouldn't be.
Jobs such as:
Electricians, Plumbers, Mechanics, Barbers, Truck Drivers, Welders... would quality.
However other job professions which are covered in colleges could be done too. Like: Nursing, Day Care, even Programming, and other IT jobs.
Sure you need training, the jobs may pay well, however you really don't need the full robust education of a college degree.
American Schools are made to push kids into college. Colleges are made to push people into Grad School Grad school is designed to get PHD students, PHD students are prepped to be Professors. Now this isn't bad and there is a lot of good work as a side effect that is going on, however people want job skills to get a job. Right now our culture is saying you need a college education, so they get one. Because a college education is needed for a basic quality of life, that means the standards to get there have been lowered.
It is more like,
People like his ideas, They read 1/2 of the recommendation, then they propose it to the government who only gets 1/2 of that proposal, who then under pressure implements it using 1/2 of the proposal. This may go down a few levels only leaving the Title "Common Core" as remaining.
Because there is this impression of the Failing Schools and we expect someone else to fix it.
However there are a few issues with that.
1. Many of the most successful countries with test results, have a school system where only the best continue on to more schooling the rest go to vocational schools. Meaning our system were we expect our kids to go school no matter how much they suck.
2. The issues of kids learning ability isn't as much as the schools as everyone else things. We got factors such as Parents, Culture, Environment, and the Child's own self interest to learn which are more major factors.
If the Parents don't care how well their children do then they won't push temselfs to learn even in the best of schools.
If the culture doesn't value education then the kid won't either
If the environment is in a way (such as gang activity/domestic abuse/starvation etc...) where education is much lower on a child's priorities then they will not focus much.
3. A lot of these other factors are part of a catch 22 problem where education can help fix the above problems, however those problems prevent education from improving.
The Audiophiles never really had a good market.
We have records, with good speakers. That is the best we got. However if you play the records over an over again their sound will degrade and they require a lot of Work to keep in good condition.
Then we had Magnetic Tape, Quality had dropped a bit, however they lasted longer and worked on portable devices.
Then we had CD's quality is better then tape, but not quite up to the record. However with a little bit of drop in portability it was still useful. But the CDs were more fragile and needed more care.
Then we went to Digital Music. To gain portability we lowered the quality below CD but above Magnetic Tape. Easier to maintain, and extremely portable.
Now all that said, most Audiophiles in a blind listen wouldn't tell the difference between a CD and most modern Digital Music formats. They may be able to tell the difference between a good record and a Cassette tape. Now most people are not audiophiles, and really do not care that much. and are going to plug in Dollar store earbuds to their devices and be rather happy, just as long as they don't get buzzing.
Good old economics kicks in.
If you offer a class at too low of a price, failure or just quitting is an option when there is little to loose. So you take a few classes, it isn't your cup of tea you quit.
If you drop a few grand down for a class, and it isn't your cup of tea, you will still stick threw it and get those credits, as you have already paid for it.
Actually this is an other case of Bad Math.
70% of its budget going to individuals... May be a good thing.
Because that means only 30% of its budget it going to the corporations. So the government is more likely to work in house to meet needs then outsource.
Because these payments to individuals includes... All the Government Employees, and Military Employees.
If I only had mod points today.
My thought was a second RAID Device, however my out dated experience with tapes had a 2gb limit.
sneaking a free refill at 7-11 is not "robbing".
You say that. Not realizing all the people who are hurt from you "free refill".
The issue is not as much on what you do but the effect that you do it.
If you guess someones password to peak someones Facebook account, vs guessing their password to access their bank account.
Or you can try to rob a store at gun point, or with breaking and entering, or you can do shop lifting, or you can just abuse a privilege.
It isn't the action but the scope.
Yea it is not like our computer is filled with a bunch of tiny little things that are rated in nano-meters. It is not like engineers worry about how heat affects particular devices.
The idea of overclocking your PC to get faster speed is quite true. That said, it heats up your CPU more so if you don't find a way to regulate the heat you get more problems. For some reason those engineers who made those chips created them to run within a particular temperature variance.
Well there is a difference between glorifying people who somewhat try to do positive things with their life, and achieved something from it.
But Hackers, drug smugglers and much of the other black market activity really shouldn't be glorified. Because for every 1 person who does this for some noble deed there are a thousand stupid kids who do this because they think it is easy money.
There are some major differences in the water.
Animals can move towards water, including many naturally occurring locations. Plants grow where they are planted, and they are dependent on nature giving them water.
Now the real issue is about how we farm. These farms in the dessert, because the weather stays warmer all year, comes at a cost of heavy water usage.
Farms up in the north east are smaller, however they take advantage of many of the natural resources around them, ponds, adequate rainfall. At the expense of a shorter growing season.
A rare scientific law means it is settled.
For most of them their are theories. the strength of the theory is based on the amount and quality of evidence for it, and lack of evidence that disproves it.
The issues we are having isn't a problem with the science per-say. But people who religion/political stance is hindered by this science. So they will blame the people who came up with this conclusions as manipulating all their data to come to the conclusion.
While they are situations where scientists manipulate their data to make their conclusion, however if the peer review is thorough it is usually disproved, or at least found to be not-reproducible.
The biggest problem is the media posting confusing a hypothesis with a theory. So average joe who doesn't know the difference, see those scientists getting it wrong again!
Education is a funny thing.
It has all the trappings of a big business, however there is utter dislike of the idea that they run like a business.
Because getting a Professorship job is so hard in Academia and a pressure to obtain tenure is so high, that they will be more willing to skip steps in order to get the next big thing out. If someone dies in the process, that means there is now a job opening.
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