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Comment: Free Speech vs. Harassment (Score 1) 338

by jrmech (#42260259) Attached to: Text Message Spammer Wants FCC To Declare Spam Filters Illegal
They have a right to free speech, but we have a right not to be harassed. Freedom of speech means that you can stand on your individual soapbox and say what you like; but I always have the option to walk away if I don't like what you're saying. This is the equivalent of said soap box-er following me around and constantly shouting their message in my ear (pocket).

Comment: Re:This is a developing concept ... (Score 1) 63

by jrmech (#41438023) Attached to: Presentation Scales In Massive Online Courses; Does Interaction?
As an engineering grad student, I have found (at least at my University) that the grad professors are horrendous at explaining material, and most of the "clarification" I get from asking them questions just leads me back to books/ the Inter-tubes. I have taken a Coursera course and it worked very well (HCI). That being said, the material was no-where near as difficult as the advanced engineering courses I'm referencing, so who knows how that more difficult material would compare in an online setting....

The test of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts. -- Aldo Leopold