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Comment Re:Fake science/sloppy science (Score 1) 279

Kind of like the science fair project I judged one time. It concluded that Elmer's glue was the same strength as Gorilla glue (and a few other glues). Looking at the experiments I informed the middle school student that their study setup sadly had determined the tensile strength of popsicle sticks, not the shear strength of glue. You also have to make sure your experiment end point isn't influenced by limited equipment or testing setup.

Comment Re:Rose tinted glasses (Score 1) 474

I admit, I'm not familiar with Chilean history, but other than the fact that Pinochet was influenced by free market economic ideas of Hayek I can find no evidence Pinochet is considered libertarian. Libertarian isn't just economic freedom, it's limited government with rights retained by the people. Pinochet was a military dictator who ruled with an iron fist. That's not libertarian by any stretch of the definition. Learn your political science.

Comment Re:900 is 90 times hotter than Earth? (Score 4, Informative) 156

Except 0 is arbitrary in Farenheit... Average Earth temp is 287 kelvin, average Venus temp is 735 kelvin. So really it's only like 2.5x hotter than Earth by any objective measurement. Otherwise you could say a 1 degree F day is infinitely hotter than a 0 degree F day and mathematically on an arbitrary scale, that would be correct.

Comment Re:No (Score 1) 537

I don't know why college loans aren't vetted... Why do they not evaluate the grade history of an individual, the major they want to go in to, and the earning potential of that major? Interest rates should be much higher for degrees less likely to pay off. Oh wait, interest rates are set by the government at a stupid rate and everyone can get a loan regardless of any data on how they might get to pay it back. Oh and you get the loans without collateral!

Why don't we just drop the loan bullshit and call them grants with an optional tax that might go back into funding more grants.

Comment Re:No (Score 1) 537

SO MUCH THIS. Get over yourselves college students. Get a job. College isn't the drunken partyfest that liberal Hollywood tells you it is. It's not 4 years to discover your passions. It's 4 years to work your ass off to make your life better. I graduated with an engineering degree from a private college in 7 semesters taking up to 22 credit hours a semester while working 4 nights a week tutoring and co-oping the off semesters. I then got a job and was able to pay off loans in less than 5 years.

What's your excuse?

Comment Re:No (Score 1) 537

Averages are kind of pointless here... Most college grads today are getting jobs that don't require a college education. The only reason that high school grads aren't getting these higher paying jobs is because the market is saturated with bachelors degrees. Just because Starbucks pays better than McDonalds doesn't mean it requires a degree. Starbucks can just hire people with a bachelors instead of a HS diploma because they can.

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