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Comment: Re:Fine! (Score 2, Informative) 365

by cHiphead (#47993063) Attached to: Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

From your "starting point" video summary:

He has taught at major research institutions and small liberal arts colleges, and his been active in education reform, developing and implementing an elective Bible course that is currently available for public high school students in Texas.

You are kidding right? I watched parts of that nonsense and it's entirely propaganda for anti-common core, conspiratard conservative should-be-home-schooling douchebags that need their religious views justified by applying them to the public educational system, trying to infect every facet of historical context with religiosity regardless of factual truths. Common core is probably just too hard for willfully ignorant people to adapt too. I think a lot of it is stupid, but I'm not an educator and don't devote my time to research on the topic.

The example of 'Roman math' was a case of not-following-the-directions so an answer was marked wrong. Part of the purpose of the boxes is to teach the material in a functional manner that allows for better visualization of how to develop equations and functions, at the end of the day, these kids will grow up to become the next computer scientists, since everything is computer based now. They need this stuff, even if it's the 'long' way of problem solving and can be done quicker (that's another lesson that comes after you get the fundamentals down).

There was already a monopoly for textbooks. Sometimes it seems that Texas is just mad that they are no longer a predominate driving force behind textbooks (and good riddance, with their succumbing to religious indoctrination as a part of curriculum in their educational mandates).

You are the one spreading propaganda.

Comment: It's difficult but not in the way you kids think (Score 1) 145

by cHiphead (#47829035) Attached to: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard

I miss being able to plug a modem into any phone line and have internet access. Cable and DSL just destroyed that freedom of mobility (and we all accepted it, in exchange for Mbps bandwidth instead of Kbps bandwidth). Wifi kinda brought it back but its all locked down in Terms and Conditions away from any rights conveyed as a result of the lines being covered by common carrier rules.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 3, Insightful) 108

by cHiphead (#47791389) Attached to: Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

You're kidding right? This is absolutely a farse. The data set isn't insanely large and they could simply redact any specific records that may relate to active investigations.

The LAPD obviously doesn't want people to know they just run the shit out of everyone without cause, effectively committing searches without probable or even generally reasonable public safety cause.

Comment: Re:News Organizations (Score 1) 57

I feel it was the McDonald's inheritance fortune from years back that poisoned NPR. Republicans saw a chance to siphon some profits from the teat of a public institution and immediately did their damnedest to wrestle their own control into the foundations that manage that money. CPB was the first domino to really fall to them.

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. -- E. Hubbard