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Comment: Re:Blame game (Score 1) 405

If you think kids are mindless automatons that are incapable of thinking for themselves I'd invite you to smash your own head in with a brick. No really, that's world class idiocy that nobody needs and I'm sick to death of useless people who see kids as devices that require constant reprogramming.

Kids today have access to more information now than anyone from any previous generation. While some of them will give out lazy answers and make no effort, there are some who will definitely try to make an informed decision. No amount of promoting will change this.

Comment: Re:And I'm the feminist deity (Score 1) 405

Even when you have the skills for a good job, you learn quite rapidly that the job you land can suck pretty hard. Worse, you wind up playing employment hopscotch for quite some time trying to find a job that doesn't suck. The moral? Be prepared to be disappointed by your chosen career. Unless you're one of the blessed few, it's not going to be roses and sunshine.

Comment: Re:Salespeople making salespitch (Score 1) 387

by kuzb (#49741335) Attached to: Microsoft To Teachers: Using Pens and Paper Not Fair To Students

Yes, it absolutely does need to be asked, because there's a strong bias here against Microsoft in general. As for your "technology is the downfall of the next generation" speech, that's just fucking ridiculous. I'm sure your grandfather felt the same way watching you plugged in to your massive walkman that got about three hours of battery life on 4 AAs. There's significant irony in it all because, well, you're here instead of being off somewhere in the wilderness shunning all the technology and science that made your life so much better than the lives of the generation that came before you.

As someone in his early 40s, I say bring on the tech. I absolutely want to see how far it goes before I shuffle off this mortal coil. Fuck the luddites like you that can't see the writing on the wall.

Comment: Re:Salespeople making salespitch (Score 1) 387

by kuzb (#49727907) Attached to: Microsoft To Teachers: Using Pens and Paper Not Fair To Students

You need to ask yourself: would your opinion change if the suggested technology was all based on linux and open source software?

Do you disagree with it on the premise that you disagree with the fundamentals of it, or do you disagree with it because it's someone from Microsoft making the assertion?

It seems intuitively obvious to me, which means that it might be wrong. -- Chris Torek

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