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Comment: Re:Apples and Oranges (Score 1) 186

by fldsofglry (#47039983) Attached to: Ohio Prison Shows Pirated Movies To Inmates
Having been born, raised, and currently living in Ohio, I wanted to double check your "prisons in Ohio are privatized", as I had never heard of all of Ohio's prisons being privatized.
According to wikipedia, only two are privatized: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O...
This particular prison mentioned in the article is not privatized: http://www.drc.ohio.gov/public...
Here is an example of a page according to the ohio gov site that shows one that is privatized (it says privately operated near the address): http://www.drc.ohio.gov/public...

Comment: Re:Doing "it" for a living and skill (Score 1) 189

by fldsofglry (#45818557) Attached to: Citizen Science: Who Makes the Rules?

The obvious other example is in sports---is there any sport which has a professional league where a substantial number of amateurs are seriously competitive? I'm unaware of any. In fact, professional sports teams are enormously better than even the best amateur clubs.

I think you will want to look at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Specifically, take a look at football, basketball, maybe even baseball. I'm usually hesitant to call the college football and basketball amateur, but they are generally considered still amateurs. In the article below, 40+ athletes were drafted to the pros. Most of these draftees contribute to the team by the very next year, some star. Ohio State has had the most players drafted from a single team at 17. http://www.sbnation.com/nfl-mock-draft/2013/4/27/4275658/2013-nfl-draft-results-breakdown-college

Comment: Re:What a load of bollocks (Score 1) 698

by fldsofglry (#45714473) Attached to: NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware
I came here to post what the parent posted. I also figured your response would come next. China would get money, but so would American companies who market and sell the machines. So it wouldn't be total win for China as American companies would "win" too, by selling replacement computers. I even thing that bricking all the computers would actually stimulate the economy.

Comment: Matter of environment (Score 4, Interesting) 246

by fldsofglry (#45702903) Attached to: The Business of Attention Deficit Disorder

I can't help agree with a poster above, who recommended the Ken Robinson video.

I also wanted to add that I think the way that our modern education system works has a lot to do with parents seeking a diagnosis for little Bobby "who just can't sit still".

I used to work in the environmental education field for quite a few years. I can say that I loved to have kids with "ADHD" in my group, because they were the ones turning over rocks and logs and activity searching for things. What is seen as a detriment in one setting, seemed to be an advantage in another setting.

An interesting thing to note is often how I would find out about their conditions. Since I did do some work at overnight facilities, I would sometimes would be told ahead of time medications and conditions a child had. But most of the time, I found out about it by a teacher saying something like: You know, so-and-so has a ADD/ADHD and he is just doing SO well out here.

Comment: Re:How safe is it driven within the law? (Score 1) 961

by fldsofglry (#45584751) Attached to: Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?
I remember going through my driver education and classroom instructor saying that speed limit signs posted above intersections and on exit ramps are just recommended speeds, not actual speed limits. I am trying to find some evidence to that...ah yes, he we go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advisory_speed_limit
I tend to find that I am usually a good 10-15 miles per hour faster than the recommended. Apparently, the enforceable speed limit on exit ramps/bends is the same as the road.

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