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My degree of colorblindness:

Kleebner Re:Different colors (267 comments)

[Channel Mitch Hedberg]My two eyes see different colors too! Everywhere I look there are just millions of them on everything, man![/Channel Mitch Hedberg]

about 3 months ago

Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

Kleebner How many people can that be? (205 comments)

Is there anyone left who was born between 1893 and 1897?

about 3 months ago

Cybercrooks May Have Stolen Billions Using Brazilian "Boletos"

Kleebner I don't get it. (69 comments)

So this boleto thing... It's a check, right? I am not getting what makes it different.

about 4 months ago

HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

Kleebner Is this maybe justifiable? (385 comments)

I cannot believe they would do something like this. Is there something that I do not understand about this? Is it really that much of a burden to provide access to updates?

about 9 months ago

Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

Kleebner Re:Wait so now (692 comments)

that land isn't in the frisco metropolitan area, so it's not exactly relevant; people who want to live in SF don't want to live in a new exurban development that used to belong to the parks service

Oh yes it is. The Bay Area has huge portions of it locked off from development through "open space" laws.

about 9 months ago

How Good Are Charter Schools For the Public School System?

Kleebner Re:Test scores (715 comments)

What else is there to grade schools on?

The people that criticize standardized testing are usually opposed to any accountability whatsoever. We are not going to fix our schools until we can fix the politics. Public schools are more politicized than any other institution in America. Teachers unions are the single biggest donors to the Democratic party, and 20% of the delegates to the last Democratic Convention were members. Democrats will do anything to support the unions, and the Republicans will do anything to oppose them. Neither party is concerned about actually educating the kids. Charter schools are just a pawn in the game. Democratic politicians generally oppose them, and Republican politicians generally support them. Neither cares about any actual evidence about whether they are effective or not.

I would not go so far as to say that either side does not care. It is more correct that they have lost sight of what they were originally trying to acomplish and do not realize it.

about 9 months ago

Red Light Camera Use Declined In 2013 For the First Time

Kleebner Money making? (348 comments)

These things do not "make money", they "get money". Making money implies that they have created some sort of value.

about 10 months ago

Texas Schools Board Rewriting US History

Kleebner Re:Sad that this is even being considered (1238 comments)

How can you even say that the free market is the problem!? There are not really any markets here, we are talking the state mandating what textbooks will be used. Do you think that we should give someone else even more power over our children's education?

more than 4 years ago

Ocean Currents Proposed As Cause of Magnetic Field

Kleebner New possibilities in terraforming? (333 comments)

Fascinating! If true, I wonder how it could effect theories on terraforming. If we got enough open and moving water on Mars could it then develop the field needed to block solar radiation and trap an atmosphere?

more than 5 years ago



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