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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

BryanL Re:If yes then what ? (389 comments)

Then I must be insane because I mentally stack 22 and 22 and learned top carry numbers in my head if necessary. I see my kids do math by the common core standards and I scratch my head why? Common core shouldn't be about the method, only the result. Can they add? Good! Move on.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?

BryanL Re:Your employer (182 comments)

The money from my employer that I will gladly waist is my per diem.

about 3 months ago

The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

BryanL Re:Turing test not passed. (285 comments)

Good points. I would add one more- people lie. There is nothing to stop the human comparison from lying and saying he was a computer as well. If both say they are a computer that should level the playing field so that they both need to judged on the merits of the debate.

about 5 months ago

Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards

BryanL Re:In my youth (688 comments)

Um, talk about bad math. Look at the two graphs. One is the mean and the other is the average. Mean is not average. So while you do make a good point about looking all test takers compared to just those entering college, your evidence is irrelevant.

about 7 months ago

Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

BryanL Re:Lifers? (597 comments)

To earn a living. College doesn't put food on the table.

about 10 months ago

The Death Cap Mushroom Is Spreading Across the US

BryanL Re:she (274 comments)

Men eat phalloides too, I guess. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

about 10 months ago

The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath

BryanL Jimmy Fallon (241 comments)

So, you are saying that Jimmy Fallon is a psychopath.? He seems like such a nice guy on TV. But, that may explain how he got the Tonight Show gig. Isn't that how Leno got it?

1 year,26 days

Silicon Valley In 2013 Resembles Logan's Run In 2274

BryanL Re:29 years old (432 comments)

From your user name you are apparently a 13 year old boy. But relatively speaking 29 is young. (I kid about your user name)

about a year and a half ago

Scientists May Have Detected Neutrinos From Another Galaxy

BryanL Re:not so good with numbers... (151 comments)

I have moderation points but unfortunately there is not a +1 Pedant mod.

about a year and a half ago

North Korea Threatens US With Preemptive Nuclear Strike

BryanL Re:How long before.. (727 comments)

Probably not if was broadly distributed throughout the country, but localized it would cause some problems. Imagine a physics experiment where a force is applied over a wide area vs the same blade applied on a knife edge.

about 2 years ago

Genode OS 13.02 Features Low Latency Audio, Virtualization, Protected DMA

BryanL Re:GENOCIDE? (41 comments)

I think Genocide is only what happens when the OS crashes. I would like to see the OS up-times before trying this out.

about 2 years ago

Federal Court OKs Amazon's System of Suggesting Alternative Products

BryanL Re:Truly sad (102 comments)

A better analogy would be, if I walk into a hardware store asking for Tiffany lamps and the floor worker pointed to the the lighting aisle and said, "All of our lighting products are right there." Could Tiffany sue because there were no Tiffany lamps in the store?

about 2 years ago

Free Online Education Unwelcome In Minnesota

BryanL Re:State legislature, huh? (240 comments)

Maybe they should ban Dr. Pepper too.

more than 2 years ago

Super Bacteria Create Gold

BryanL Re:Darn it! (180 comments)

If Nibblonians can crap dark matter, why not?

more than 2 years ago

Brazilian Judge Orders 24-hour Shutdown of Google and Youtube

BryanL The ISP? (339 comments)

So, people don't watch Google in thin air. Didn't an ISP provide the video. Why arbitrarily go after Google and not the service provider. Before someone states that laws in Brazil (such as the US) protect the ISP, I would say the law is then arbitrary.

more than 2 years ago


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