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Comment Re:"What Difference Does It Make?!?!?!" (Score 1) 704

If you take events since 1983 (33 years ago) and place them on the scale, I have bad news for you; Most people are going to fall fairly heavy on the scale including Obama, GW Bush, J Bush, Sanders, and Clinton (both). This is quite true when running for POTUS. I am sure that Johnson and Stien will also fall rather heavy on the scale.

I am sure if I take isolated incidents of your life over a 33 year period well you would be a little insane too.

Let us all admit that Olbermann says, he hates Trump and has a political axe to grind.

Comment So what, who cares? (Score 2) 32

And the difference between this and 10,000 other sites offering the same thing is . . . ?

More free-ish crap teachers have to wade through.

I can see it now: A glorious curriculum coordinator (aka someone who has little power other than to make teacher lives annoying) sees this and now demands that teachers use this as a new resource as it will be free-ish. This will make more teachers sigh and leave the profession. To bad only the good ones leave who can actually do something else. Those that are left will be frustrated with common core even more and chunk out more crappy lessons.

Comment Re:Meatspace is losing to userspace (Score 4, Interesting) 310

NO! No! NO! No!

"Computers are the new primary conduit of communication and learning for this generation."

As a teacher I am amazed at how inept most kids are with computers. I did a simple ctl-c and cmd-tab and ctl-v. Just a simple copy and paste. Students looked at me as if I had just done voodoo.

These are not students new to computers. They were high school seniors who have had 1-to-1 laptop program since 7th grade.

The amount these students do not know is amazing. I taught a college level class as an adjunct. The college students could not use the computer.

The best part of the computer is writing papers. I get longer and better edited papers that are word processed.

Of course the students can get on facebook, games, and other such toys. Real work not really.

Comment Bummer (Score 1) 334

I feel bad for these so to be former booth babes. Now they will have no work and not get paid. This means they may have to do even worse jobs. I remember back in the Comdex days we had to hire one and it cost us quite a bit of money. I talked with her and I found out the girl made a good living being a pro booth babe. For her it was better than turning tricks.

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