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Comment: Content Expert (Score 1) 106

by phantomfive (#49557023) Attached to: The Future Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher
I'm not sure being a high school teacher counts as being a 'content expert,' and based on the teachers I've known, I'd guess a low percentage of teachers have particularly deeper knowledge than whatever textbook they are teaching from.

Being a teacher at the high-school and elementary school level is more about classroom management and communicating the ideas, not about being an 'expert.'

Also, good luck finding someone you can pay $15 an hour to fix computers and take care of a classroom full of kids.

Comment: Spew (Score 1) 137

by PPH (#49555005) Attached to: Random Generator Parodies Vapid Startup Websites

Remember that old random headline generator? This appears to be a webified version of that.

Back in the last generation, when the Web was just taking off, we had a guy at a company I worked for who wrote a vision/mission statement generator based on spew. Most of the work appered to be populating the input data table with vision-y/mission-y type vocabulary. It was scary how well it worked to generate the same sort of nonsense that program management was in the habit of creating.

Comment: Re:Done in movies... (Score 3, Insightful) 210

You are loved and help is available.

LOL, aww, that's sweet.

Honestly, it's not a cry for help or expression of despair.

People can be, and frequently are, good people. But in the aggregate, I don't ascribe "goodness" to humans -- especially when nobody is looking.

As a species we're capable of a lot of good. But we're also capable of a lot of other stuff.

Comment: Re:Threats (Score 1) 210

No Bruce Lee here, just a man who has handled himself in various situations both CONUS and overseas. If your life is that sad, why don't you do something with it.

Look, if you want to flap your gums and wave around your penis, do it elsewhere.

Maybe on a chat room with your buddies while you're playing Xbox.

Mostly you sound like a total wanker.

Comment: Re:Threats (Score 1) 210

So basically you'd be streaming your criminal activity on YouTube all the time? Because that would be stupid.

Or you'd bust our your super ninja skills and enable the streaming as the police were knocking on your door with a carefully placed deadman switch? Why not just go all Bruce Lee on them and beat them up and take their guns?

Because, honestly, when I hear Slashdot people saying all of the tough shit they'd be doing in that situation I just really have to laugh -- seriously, stop fronting ... nobody believes you're a thug or a criminal mastermind. It's lame.

A bunch of pasty nerds talking tough on the internet who would really just pee their pants and cry like little girls.

And, yes, I'm not claiming to be any different.

Science and religion are in full accord but science and faith are in complete discord.

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