I am very much in a similar situation and have made the same decision re: use of his videos in my course. That said, though, his lecture videos were fantastic in a flipped classroom context. I haven't found a single source that covers the same material at a similar level. It's possible to piece together an entire course by offerings on YouTube a module at a time, but it's an extremely long process. Sadly, the signal to noise level wrt introductory physics is extremely low.
Just tried it on my old 4S. Instead of the Multitasking screen, it sends me right back to the lock screen. Maybe I'm holding it wrong...?
Oh, and would this be my first "First"?
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And the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths, and carp and anchovies, and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit-bats and large chu...
Sorry, a long day...
Should I read it as IP in terms of IP address or Should I read it as Intellectual Property Com ??
And if nobody ever paid for anything and every Tom Dick and Harry could take your ideas and use them for his own profit without compensating you that would solve all the world's problems?
Uhh... how exactly would Tom, Dick or Harry be making a profit using your ideas if nobody paid for anything? Not trying to be snarky, but isn't this something of a circular rationalization for the existence of IP laws?
My goodness, a highly informative and non-inflamatory post in a Slashdot patent thread... thank you very much.
I still hope the current patent system crumbles to pieces (sorry, I imagine that might make your job a little harder), but I do appreciate the intelligent responses.
Maybe it's just nostalgia, but I can't remember geocities being that bad.
I think it's just nostalgia.
I think it's safe to say that “being forced to memorize information which you'll most likely never use (and probably forget” would be viewed by most people as a waste of time.
I was really asking where did the idea that education was about “memorizing random information” come from. It seems like it's a cynical attitude to learning that runs counter to purpose of education-beyond-training (which is, after all, what the teaching side of universities were all about).
I'm not trying to be confrontational -- I'm genuinely curious. Both B.Sc. and B.A. have breadth requirements, partly to encourage inquiry outside of the student's chosen discipline. If you strip those away, you're no longer talking about a university education but a trade-school-style training. Now, there's nothing at all wrong with training, as opposed to education. But why try and turn one into the other?
Not everyone believes that memorizing random information that they'll most likely forget just to memorize it is a good thing.
Is that really your view of education?
There's basically nothing that I've encountered in a gen ed class that I didn't already know either from learning on my own time or from high school.
It's a shame, then, that you selected those particular Gen. Ed. courses. Were the course outlines unavailable when you registered?
Some people just don't seem to have the desire to learn things about the world on their own and have to have it spoon fed to them.
And some people don't seem to have a desire to take courses that might require some learning, but would rather get “easy grades” by taking courses in which they are already competent with the curriculum.
Not only do I not feel like I'm learning anything from them, they actually actively discourage me from wanting to participate in school, because it's depressing to me to do things that are not challenging or interesting.
Then, if presented with the opportunity in the future, elect to take a challenging and interesting set of gen-ed electives. Or are you claiming that you have nothing to learn? As to the general discussion, this seems to be a mismatch between the expectations of training and education.
One of my main complaints about iOS and the OS X app store is that they limit you to *only* those choices.
OS/X is not limited to the Mac app store for software installation. At least for the time being. That's only an iOS thing.
Nice try. But I think you may want to look up the meaning of the word “rooting”.
My objection isn't that this not-so-clever piece of malware can be installed, with user's privileges, in the user's own directory. That much is clear. Moreover I'm not saying this is harmless, either.
But you've made a claim of “silent rooting”, in your words “a complete p0wn of the most serious kind”. Can you point to any reference saying that there's any sort of privilege escalation here? Or are you conflating user-level executable privileges with rooting?
It was also released in a variant that rooted the machine without needing to ask the user for the password.
Citation, please? The variants that I'm aware of were a) Install in the Applications folder, requiring Adminstrator credentials and b) Not needing a password by installing in the user's folder. In neither case was there any “silent rooting”.
...though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"