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Comment Re:Teacher should of been ready (Score 1) 215

You can be a math genius and not have one shred of aptitude when it comes to imparting knowledge on others.

Absolutely.

I find that, for myself, I'm a decent mentor, but a terrible teacher. I'm not much for stuffing info into heads that may or may not want to absorb it, but if said trainee wants to come and watch and learn, great. But the trainee has to want it...I can't make the person "excited" about a subject.

Comment Re:Can you stop the 24/7 coverage now? (Score 1) 175

The United States already killed 10 times the number of Afghans at a wedding early that day. But we don't hear about that, because no one cares about the US bombing civilians whose only crime was attending a wedding.

No they didn't. Somebody went through a lot of trouble to spread a reprint of a 2002 article.

Comment Re:What a waste (Score 1) 229

What do you define as work?

Work is getting somebody to give you money to do something for them. It's something one does to pay the bills.

A hobby is "working" on something that you enjoy, like artistic stuff. You may get money for it, but it won't pay the bills.

Once your hobby pays the bills, hey, that's your work! And your hobby is then being a sysadmin or whatever.

sr

Comment Re:"boxen" (Score 1) 409

I never could make up my mind on the whole "boxen" thing. Some days it was irritating enough to kill over. Other days it would just slip out, like "pop" instead of "coke" from the lips of a southerner forced to live in chicago for too long.

The germanized plural of "box" is simply a nod to our Northern European professionals. I use it when I'm feelin' a bit deutsche.

At a minimum it does seem to show ones age though...

It's not age, it's seasoning.

Comment Re:It's Obama's fault (Score 1) 298

The polarization is because of the left wing agenda pushed by Obama. You see it when the poor rise up and congratulate the new pope while simultaneously agreeing to farm subsidies for Monsanto

We have a winner!

Yeah, this stuff sounds like it was generated by a "troll" generator, similar to the old buzzword generators.

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