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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Oligonicella Re:Common Core (429 comments)

Rote memorization is central to speed of processing. To take the steps involved each and every time hinders learning the higher functions.

12 hours ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Oligonicella Re:Too Late (429 comments)

In other words, you didn't understand his reference and didn't look it up but relied on a third grade ad hominem to try to appear intelligent.

12 hours ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Oligonicella Re:What is critical thinking? (429 comments)

Critical thinking would preclude using quotes on a highly doctored phrase. The actual follows:

"We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the studentâ(TM)s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority."

In other words, they don't mean what you attempted to portray them to mean.

12 hours ago
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Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

Oligonicella Re:When you are inside the box ... (262 comments)

"Sometimes it's easier to see things from the outside." You mean like how we in the US can see that China and Australia indoctrinate just as much, albeit differently?

yesterday
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German Publishers Capitulate, Let Google Post News Snippets

Oligonicella Re:No, wait, do-over! (95 comments)

No. Amazon simply said 'We don't sell ebooks at those prices, so lower or go elsewhere.' There was no attempt to prevent Hachette from going to other resellers.

yesterday
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Oligonicella Re:Human nature (541 comments)

Do you really want to live in a country where every time two people have an emotional disagreement the courts get involved? I do not.

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Oligonicella Re: Hypocrisy (541 comments)

One problem with trolls like this is that you can't ascertain if the spew was their actual thoughts or that of the opposition (SJW in this case) faking it to stir up resentments. I'm going with the latter because it was so over the top.

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Oligonicella Re: Semantics (541 comments)

How was she dressed? How was she behaving? What does "like that" mean? You left that out of your description on purpose I believe. Vague multiple choice social questions with "only one" correct answer are traps constructed with a reason in mind.

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Oligonicella Re: Semantics (541 comments)

Neither did the commenter.

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Oligonicella Re:Semantics (541 comments)

"Any reasonable person should be able to tell when someone is uncomfortable" - bzzzt! This implies that they display the discomfort instead of internalizing, brooding and acting on it later. The dongle incident is a good example of your statement not working.

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Oligonicella Re:Semantics (541 comments)

Oh please. It's the level. "Hey gorgeous" is not harassment, but some could easily persecute for it. The problem is the vagueness, not the sexuality.

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Oligonicella Re:Semantics (541 comments)

Good example - Donglegate or whatever you want to cause it. Don't believe police or prosecutors were ever involved, but the two guys were canned for cracking an third grade level joke that was simply *overheard*. La terreur.

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Oligonicella Re:Not just women (541 comments)

"How do you know?" The lack of organized public acts of terror and murder should do it. "holding up nooses which chanting death threats in front of a black person's house." This shows you're being disingenuous - you excluded the burning crosses, smashed businesses and hanged persons.

2 days ago
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Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

Oligonicella Re:Oh dear! (148 comments)

I'm presuming you recognize yourself in his description of the creative mind.

3 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

Oligonicella Re:Systematic bias, but also something else (765 comments)

"it's just that outside influences, left on their own and without context, don't even hold out the possibility of women doing something outside of a traditional role."

I would suggest that (me being the father of a daughter) you are simply biased in your perceptions. The media at all stages is simply filled with women doing every role there is.

3 days ago

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