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Comment: Re:Easy, India or China (Score 2) 292

by ohieaux (#47716713) Attached to: Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

Why did "mega-corporate bitch" Obama introduce new carbon emissions rules in June that will cost energy producers a fortune?

I'm pretty sure the "fortune" will be paid by the common folk, and go to the corporations making green products. And, I'm guessing these "green" companies are held by the 1%

Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 5, Insightful) 228

by ohieaux (#47172973) Attached to: AT&T To Use Phone Geolocation To Prevent Credit Card Fraud
I absolutely pull out my AT&T sim card before traveling. I've seen too many stories of people getting gouged by US cellphone companies.

This sounds like a disaster for someone trapped overseas. It sounds more like a way for AT&T to force customers into the trap of using their cell phone overseas.

Comment: Re:flame away, but... (Score 1) 516

by ohieaux (#47148491) Attached to: Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

...if you try using Win 8 without a touch screen for long enough you'll smash the screen anyway.

I'm not sure about that. I have a Windows 8.1 laptop with a touch screen. I never use the touch screen.

Once I got a Start Menu replacement (Classic Shell) and disabled all but the most hidden ways to launch some Windows 8 full screen apps, I can use it quite productively as a real computer. Otherwise, it's a shiny tablet for watching videos and fumbling at fake screen keyboards with.

Besides, my Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is a much better tablet.

Comment: Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (Score 1) 387

I've had my Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 for a few months now and I find that I have to remind myself it has a touch screen. There have been zero cases where I needed the touch screen. Maybe if I was stuck in Metro, but Classic Shell has allowed me to never see that. I cannot figure out why a 3200x1800 screen should only allow one application.

Comment: It's not that complicated (Score 1) 264

by ohieaux (#46212295) Attached to: Adjusting GPAs: A Statistician's Effort To Tackle Grade Inflation
Really, I've been proposing that each GPA be presented with the average GPA for students taking the same class sections. For some students, a 3.5 would be weak (if the average student got a 3.9). For others, it might be outstanding (if the average was a 3.2).

This also makes it more likely that students will take courses with challenging grades. If all a professor gives is A's I can't raise my effective GPA. But, a professor that gives a C+ average gives me the opportunity to decrease my denominator.
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