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Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline

DrLang21 Re: I don't even... (283 comments)

The thing most people seem to fail at understanding is that training children is a lot like training dogs. They are habitual creatures (even adults are to a large extent) and learn a lot of behavior through mimicking and repetition. You don't always need to explain with words. Taking a toddlers hand when they are calm and stroking the family cat nicely while explaining with a very positive tone is the same as teaching the child to not hit the cat. Hitting a child for negative behavior is teaching them to hit others for behavior they personally find disagreeable. Its not a perfect 1:1 corellation of behavior because we all have conflicting habits that balance each behavior like a neural net.

9 hours ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

DrLang21 Re:Political Correctness on massive steroids (552 comments)

Oh man that link has me clutching my sides in laughter. Thank you. The idea that anyone would be concerned about metal getting "sanitized" when it's already such a fringe industry is hilarious. The labels are small and don't care. The musicians don't care. Most of it is sold outside of major chain stores anyways, and most of them probably do not care.

3 days ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

DrLang21 Re: Overtime should be illegal. (545 comments)

What? I think you replied to the wrong person.

about two weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

DrLang21 Re: Great (602 comments)

So if I can't afford to buy ammo, do I lack these rights?

about three weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

DrLang21 Re: Great (602 comments)

So you would prefer to be robbed at gun point by a corporation instead of by a government? If that's true it is OK, I am just verifying your preferences.

about three weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

DrLang21 Re: Great (602 comments)

How exactly is tribalism any different than the ultimate outcome of libertarianism?

about three weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

DrLang21 Re: Great (602 comments)

With delicious oligarchy.

about three weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

DrLang21 Re: There is no single "fair" value. (602 comments)

learn to take care of yourself

Damn straight. Anyone who isn't ready for when TSHTF deserves the screwing they get!

about three weeks ago
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Interviews: Adora Svitak Answers Your Questions

DrLang21 Re: Definition - "Microaggression" (107 comments)

I'm stumpted to find any more than one meaning for "fuck you" that would ever be used in conversation. But that is besides the point. I can say anything in a disrespectful tone. In that case, it is the tone that is the issue, not the words. Working in Southern California, just about everyone will ask about where you are from because the vast majority of people I have worked with are from somewhere else, whether in the country or the world.

about three weeks ago
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"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

DrLang21 Re: Training? (112 comments)

Interesting. In the rural united States, you are most likely going to get a specially trained nurse when a helicopter is called to the scene, but not otherwise. That nurse can treat a lot more than cardiac arrest when they are in the air, such as draining fluid buildup in the chest cavity from severe trauma.

about a month ago
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Genes Don't Just Predict Intelligence, But Also How Well You Do In School

DrLang21 Re:The high heritability of educational achievemen (154 comments)

I did read the article and I don't see where the researchers accounted for socio-economic background. Additionaly, they point to "nine general groups of traits that were all highly hereditary" but fail to mention what traits these are. This is not listed in the abstract either.

about 2 months ago
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Genes Don't Just Predict Intelligence, But Also How Well You Do In School

DrLang21 Re:The high heritability of educational achievemen (154 comments)

I did read the article and I don't see where the researchers accounted for socio-economic background. Additionaly, they point to "nine general groups of traits that were all highly hereditary" but fail to mention what traits these are. This is not listed in the abstract either.

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

DrLang21 Re:Seriously? (533 comments)

Youtube on dial up? Seriously? Maybe if you're a masochist.

about 3 months ago
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

DrLang21 Re:Discrimination (579 comments)

Also why is it that WP should do more to appeal to females but FB doesn't need to do more to appeal to males?

Uhh, because 64/36 female/male user ratio isn't that far out of line. That aside, I'm sure there are top men in Facebook working to pull in a greater number of men while not pushing out their female user base. Top men.

Wikimedia Foundation doesn't neccessarily need to do more to appeal to women and they are not suggesting that they do. But it is certainly in their interest to understand why such an extreme gap exists.

about 4 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

DrLang21 Re: Her work (1262 comments)

You make me laugh. I was on the Internet when the BBS was the most happening thing going on. Clearly you do not understand that the rules of polite society do not go out the window just because you are posting something on the Internet, at least not in the eyes of the law and not in the eyes of the vast majority of society. Threats of bodily harm are the same whether made on the Internet, in the newspaper, in a hand written letter, or to your face.

about 4 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

DrLang21 Re: Her work (1262 comments)

Last I heard, we didn't threats of bodily harm as "insults".

about 4 months ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

DrLang21 Re:And this is how we get to the more concrete har (528 comments)

First of all, I was not proposing a categorical imperitive. Obviously everyone matures at different rates. I've met 15 year olds who were more mature than some 40 year olds. In general though, high school aged people in the United States lack the maturity neccessary for serious study of philosophy.

As to the age of the bulk of Aristotle's and Plato's students, interesting. Do you have a source for this? Aristotle did not study with Plato until he was 18, and the Platonic Academy was a highly selective group for discussing philosophical problems. It does not appear to me that it was a place for the young. Either way, different cultures result in different levels of maturity at different ages. My statement is only appropriate to the United States as I do not understand any other culture well enough to claim I know how mature people tend to be at different ages.

about 4 months ago

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Time Warner Cable Internet Under Attack in Los Ang

DrLang21 DrLang21 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DrLang21 (900992) writes "

For the last three nights, my Time Warner Cable Internet connection in Los Angeles County has suddenly gotten sluggish and at times came to a full stop for the remainder of the evening. Finally fed up with the service interruption, I called Time Warner Cable last night to find out what was going on. After spending 50 minutes on hold, a customer service representative informed me that Time Warner's servers have been under attack from an unknown assailant. No news articles about this event seem to be popping up yet, but one blogger managed to acquire a written statement from Time Warner describing the attackers as zombie computers.

However, this particular series of attacks has been larger and more difficult to contain than similar attacks in the past. We suspect that the attackers are using "zombie computers," or hijacking unsuspecting subscribers' machines to perpetuate the attack without its owner's knowledge.

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