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Comment: Re:Obviously the US is not as "mobilized"... (Score 1) 53

by Osgeld (#47505485) Attached to: China Has More People Going Online With a Mobile Device Than a PC

I almost never browse on my phone, I find the interface to be a pain in the ass, getting shoveled over to crappy ass mobile sites for 15 year old java flip phones and I dont like squinting at a small screen

there we just nullified each other, thanks for playing

Comment: Please put up or shut up (Score 4, Insightful) 196

by WaffleMonster (#47505435) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

Why should anyone believe a person with a clear agenda, no access and no evidence?

Wake me up when you have actual data to collaborate your (conspiracy) theory Israel's estimates are lies.

Israeli's collect the rockets and rocket parts they are able to find. The answer is knowable and evidence obtainable. Have you even tried?

Comment: Re:Warrants are supposed to be narrow (Score 1) 139

by cavreader (#47505383) Attached to: New York Judge OKs Warrant To Search Entire Gmail Account

Yes he recognizes that the characteristics defining the US government behavior have been in a state of change since day 1. Governmental changes are changed based upon the cultural, economic, and the basic societal environment that exists in each era. It's hard to critique and judge government actions and behaviors in the past by using today's moral, economic, average public mindset, and ethical standards .And a lot of people argue the changes taking place somehow represents a decline when in fact the US government and the US in general has never reached the pinnacle of civilized governance and behavior from which to decline from. We have a Constitution serving as the bedrock of government behavior and societal responsibilities but even that document stated "all men are created equal" when in fact this basic idea was demonstrably false. Changes have been made for 200+ years and we still have some more work to do before "all men created equal" idea is an actual realized in practice..I have always believed the Constitutional ideas and protections serves a goal to strive towards and there are still changes needed before we can reach that goal.

Comment: Here's what's wrong (again... still) (Score 3, Insightful) 67

These laws are toothless. "Must answer within 20 days"... or what? With no one held immediately culpable, the law is precisely meaningless.

Heard of anyone going to jail for this?

Heard of anyone paying a fine for this?

Even heard of anyone losing their job for this?

Compare: If you don't do something the government desires you to do, there will be consequences.

This is just like the constitution: "Highest law in the land" -- violate it -- as SCOTUS and congress have done over and over -- and the consequences? Nothing.

Just so you taxpayers know your place. The laws aren't for the government. Those are just laws "for show." The real laws are just for you. Because, you know, they care about you.

Comment: Re:Texas! (Score 1) 159

by Cyberax (#47504669) Attached to: California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory
New Orleans area is pretty large - not all of it was flooded. Relocating the city would have required to build a completely new infrastructure somewhere close by, probably getting a lot of land under the eminent domain from existing landowners. So no, it's not a good solution.

Protecting New Orleans against floods is a much better idea. We can do this, almost all of the Netherlands is under the sea level, for example. And it's NOT uber-expensive.

Comment: Re:Did anything improve? (Score 1) 210

by AK Marc (#47504429) Attached to: How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

How do you plan to measure this, exactly?

You don't measure it "exactly".

What are you demanding be measured? You measure enjoyment of the subject, and some general (low pressure, and non binding) tests on subject matter.

Come on, people. Science works. Things that work are...testable. If you're advocating some educational strategy, but reject the notion that it's testable, you're rejecting basic science.

I think you are confusing things. What are you wanting to test? The end of the year, high-pressure tests to measure "understanding" of the material, even if it crushes the spirit of the students?

You'd happily harm the education of the students, so long as it gives you a number that makes you feel better?

If that describes you, kindly keep your hands off education policy.

I think you are the one that needs to keep your hands off education.

Oh, and if you think what I suggested isn't "testable" then you are dumber than the chair I'm sitting on. I can think of 100+ ways to test it. They just don't work well as mass standardized tests given every quarter.

Comment: Re:Love computers but where is the strategy? (Score 1) 210

by Osgeld (#47504353) Attached to: How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

computers in school are the same thing as they always have been, a showpiece, not to be touched, sitting there rotting, mostly unused. So bring in the tablets every kid gets to interact with a magical computer ... which is so simplified at this point someone who has never seen a computer could operate it, and the result, they use the shit out of them, but not for school.

its youtube,facebook,twitter, snapchat, video chatting, and porn, everything but learing, clap clap, not only have you made them stupider, but more entitled to neglect responsibility as well.

Beware of Programmers who carry screwdrivers. -- Leonard Brandwein