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Comment: Re:So long as it is consential (Score 1) 363

I have to agree. I, personally, would not trust parents (as a group) with the job of approving education curricula or methodologies without some type of appropriate outcomes measurements (i.e., standardized tests). Given the backlashes to both No Child Left Behind and Common Core (not to imply that either program is the be-all, end-all it claims to be), and the difficulty in finding one or more enlightened despots to determine appropriate standards, I'm at a loss here.

Comment: Re:Probably not. (Score 1) 546

by sensei moreh (#47821541) Attached to: Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?

But I do think university courses are too heavily focused on theory, and not enough practical application.

If you don't want to be a computer scientist (or, at least, educated in computer science), don't go for a computer science degree. If you want to be trained to be a programmer, find an institution that will train you to be a programmer - it may not be a university.

Comment: Re:They won't (Score 4, Insightful) 126

by sensei moreh (#47775415) Attached to: Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store
I've never had a problem setting my Linux Mint search provider to Google, or DuckDuckGo, or Wikipedia (I haven't tried the others. Click on the down-arrow in the search window, select "Manage Search Engines ...", then click on the "Get more search engines ..." link. Google should be one of your choices.

When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.

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