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Comment Many Ed Tech Innovations are Indoctrination (Score 1) 61

A friend of mine named Seattle for Truth has been doing research into the ED tech craze, in addition I have been involved with education because my wife is an educator, It appears that ED tech has a deleterious effect of both reducing attention spans, in addition to indoctrinating children to think with feelings.


There is a saying that whomever controls your eyes controls your mind, and in the case of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, they call games as ideal methods of modeling behavior, by essentially getting the participants to model the behavior they want via mirror neurons.

Comment Crowdfund sell it back to the community. (Score 1) 16

What i really see, is that dice doesn't like the real politick of slashdot, so why not just sell it back to its community.

The community would be a much better steward for it, than its current bean counter business administrators.

The voting shares would be owned by the participants of the crowdfunding campaign.

Comment Re:Rackettering Influenced And Corrupt Organizatio (Score 1) 727

Well, Renee James did get fired the day after I went to the US Attorneys office and the FBI to investigate her for the hiring quotas and connection to John Kitzhaber

Similarly http://uomatters.com/2014/05/bonine-goes-to-asuo-and-the-students-vote-to-help-revise-student-conduct-code.html#comment-71524

Comment Rackettering Influenced And Corrupt Organizations (Score -1, Flamebait) 727

What do you think about the feminists in the tech industry who are actively breaking the law by discriminating on the basis of gender and race, being that the case laws and states statues explicitly prohibit such discrimination, and the supreme court itself think that the use of "diversity" is a weasel word for discrimination?

Comment Re:I don't think it'll ever really happen (Score 0, Troll) 335

Dear uid 665546

Your intellectual abilities are lacking, Gamergate was a result of rich entitled women, who had nothing better to do but complain about bullshit. Perhaps if they were able to tolerate criticism, without retreating with cries of tears for not being respected, they could actually deal with the 'real world' of meritocracy. Their time is better spent helping you know, the ones where that struggle to find meals, and hoping to god they don't get an insect borne disease. Instead they complain about how harsh reality is in this first class welfare state, and how everyone must bend to a reality which doesn't actually exist.

Submission + - NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development (phoronix.com)

An anonymous reader writes: After ten years of development focused on improving and simplifying Linux networking, NetworkManager 1.0 was released. NetworkManager 1.0 brings many features including a increasingly modernized client library, improved command-line support, a lightweight internal DHCP client, better Bluetooth support, VPN enhancements, WWAN IPv6 support, and other features.

Comment Re:False equivalence much? (Score 3, Insightful) 518

Considering that china puts people in prison and harvests their organs, for nothing more than their religious affiliation, it seems reasonable that the market will lead to other "externalities".

Al Roth has done great work with market design, and how to get organs to the people that need them most, by matching incompatible donors reciprocally, however this is another chicago-school "free market fixes everything" nonsense.

Considering the "quality adjusted life years" are coming from somewhere, and most dead people can't consent or benefit from a sale, unless of course you put them into indentured servitude first and "collect" assets upon death.

Comment Self medication (Score 0, Redundant) 382

Many people who have psychotic episodes, feel the need to prevent those psychotic episodes, and will be "self medicating" themselves. Its similar to saying that people who take lithium salts are more likely to develop psychosis, while there may certainly be a causation there is no correlation. This is why we have twin studies after all.

Comment Re:The only solution is workers revolution (Score 4, Interesting) 135

Did you even bother to read the definition of capitalism:

a way of organizing an economy so that the things that are used to make and transport products (such as land, oil, factories, ships, etc.) are owned by individual people and companies rather than by the government

You don't even address the main point, that capitalism inherently produces market failures, for instance what we call externalities. If you think that the failures of socialism is bad, nearly every ecological indicator that we see seems to indicate failure, most of which are borne from a market failure of capitalism.

Furthermore what people refer to as "the third way" or otherwise known as a hybrid of socialism / capitalism IS actually the most stable, as it provides checks and balances to prevent excessive corruption from either the public or private sectors, they are two halves of the same coin the introverted and extroverted locus of economic growth.

Comment Re:The only solution is workers revolution (Score 1, Offtopic) 135

Actually, a central planned economy is not a bad thing, people who argue about the "economic calculation problem", fallaciously think that a distributed network of calculators, are more efficient than a centralized clearing house.

Furthermore our version of capitalism is riddled with market failures, one for instance not recognizing that non humans are also producers and consumers, because they are unable to "vote with their dollars" in our economy.

COMPASS [for the CDC-6000 series] is the sort of assembler one expects from a corporation whose president codes in octal. -- J.N. Gray