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Online Social Networks Can Be Tipped By Less Than 1% of Their Population

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:Wow, Friendster? All 300 Users? (125 comments)

You forgot to mention - when he didn't capitalize Like, he insulted half a dozen Grammar Nazis.

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Xbox Second Screen Announced

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:"...using Internet Explorer" (125 comments)

He said "no thanks". Did you not hear him or something? Maybe he should say it in all caps?

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Online Social Networks Can Be Tipped By Less Than 1% of Their Population

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:The trick is not just finding the seed set (125 comments)

No, the trick is to be the 1 person who finds the 100 who will influence the 1000 who can...

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The Real-Life Doogie Howser

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:IQ? (303 comments)

It was deliberate. And you're welcome.

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When Continental Drift Was Considered Pseudoscience

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:Heat and movement (214 comments)

They might have been triggered, operated, or activated by the "Magic Eye" device. But I'm pretty sure they were powered by electricity...

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The Real-Life Doogie Howser

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:Not an easy life (303 comments)

Good book. I too recommend it.

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The Real-Life Doogie Howser

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:IQ? (303 comments)

While I have worked on my reading and writing skills, which it seems every Grammar Nazi points out, is one of those setbacks that hold me back, however my stronger skills, I have learned to compensate and relay more on them to help push me further.

Aaaaaaag. I cringed reading that.

I'm still not sure whether you meant Grammar Nazis point out your mistakes, or that they point out that the poor reading and writing skills are holding you back. Probably the former, but jeez.

Also, you misspelled rely.

"While I have worked on my reading and writing skills, which it seems every Grammar Nazi points out, they are still one of those setbacks that holds me back. However, I have learned to compensate and rely more on my stronger skills to help push me further."

(Lucky thing I proofread this - I edited in a word and put it in the complete wrong place. That would have been embarrassing...)

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What Struck Earth in 775?

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:Effect on Carbon dating? (344 comments)

So something from the year 775 would seem younger - appear to be, perhaps say, from the 1300s? Like the shroud...

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MIT Creates Superhydrophobic Condiment Bottles

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:Next step - get rid of those silly bottles (292 comments)

I believe the phrase you're looking for is "ultra homogenized", not "ultra pasteurized".

Fun fact, pasteurizationactually actually doesn't require all that much heat - the standard "high temperature, short time" pasteurization heats the milk to 71.7 degrees C for 15-20 seconds. This results in 5-log reduction in microorganisms (99.999% kill rate).

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Ten Cops Can't Recover Police Chief's Son's iPhone

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:Well, what about we think a bit.... (277 comments)

No. But since fatality rate per 100,000 workers is an annual figure, not a career figure, it actually works in exactly the opposite direction as you probably would have assumed. The figure means that for every 100,000 ranchers, you can expect about 42 ranchers to die in work-related accidents every year, not just at some point in their entire careers. Working well beyond normal retirement would compound that risk further. Retiring earlier means less likelihood of dying in a work-related accident.

Although I imagine there's a pretty big difference between fresh new cops who get put on the streets and the older cops who have been there for a few decades and have seniority to get the less-dangerous desk jobs.

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Only 22% of California 8th Graders Pass National Science Test

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:National Science Tests (580 comments)

The purpose of teaching is that you learn, most importantly, how to learn. What you were learning was how to avoid learning (things that you deemed unimportant to remember). Both skills might have useful applications to your adult life, but you were doing yourself a disservice by short-circuiting the learning process.

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Only 22% of California 8th Graders Pass National Science Test

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:Not surprising (580 comments)

It was a fairly basic, conceptual-level question.

A graphic of the periodic table was displayed, with the elements Ar, Cl, He, N, and Zn highlighted. The text of the question asked which element would have chemical properties most similar to Ar. As long as you know that the table is arranged so that elements in vertical columns share similar chemical properties, you'll get it correct.

link

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Only 22% of California 8th Graders Pass National Science Test

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:Makes no sense (580 comments)

Maybe it was "Firstname Lastname, Rep." or "Rep. Firstname Lastname". Whatever it is, it's common and it always confuses me.

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Only 22% of California 8th Graders Pass National Science Test

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:Parenting accounts for a great deal of - (580 comments)

The comparison I made was between children of non-immigrants in California, and the rest of the US, some of which states have very low immigrant populations and still approximately a 60% fail rate. The highest states were only about 44% passing.

Comparing immigrant children to immigrant children is a completely different tactic and one of the links in TFA already did it, so if that tickles your fancy, it'll probably be more relevant to your interest than my comment was.

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Only 22% of California 8th Graders Pass National Science Test

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:Makes no sense (580 comments)

For example, they can blatantly lie about the party affiliation of a politician caught in a sex scandal

If you have never, ever read Firstname Lastname (Rep) and not mistakenly extended that abbreviation into "Republican" rather than Representative, you are some kind of superhuman, because I know I have to do a mental check every damn time I see it.

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Only 22% of California 8th Graders Pass National Science Test

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:Parenting accounts for a great deal of - (580 comments)

In California the percentage of children with one or more immigrant parent is 49%.

Supposing ALL of these children failed the exam, that STILL means that something like 60% on the children with non-immigrant parents failed the exam.

...which would put them about on par with the rest of the US, actually...

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Only 22% of California 8th Graders Pass National Science Test

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:National Science Tests (580 comments)

We have something of a stereotype where I live (major metro area) for that debate, and it's best illustrated by a couple people I grew up with. Both are doctors that are paid very well. We assume they're very good at what they do. But one doesn't understand why you can't swim under a continent, and the other still lives with her parents (she's 32 and has money).

I find it hard to believe that the first can't understand that you can't swim under a continent for the same reason you can't swim underwater from my swimming pool to the one next door. And there is nothing wrong with living with your parents. Having money doesn't mean you have to spend it. Some people can actually stand to be around their parents.

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Only 22% of California 8th Graders Pass National Science Test

SockPuppetOfTheWeek Re:As this seems to be the week of unpopular facts (580 comments)

Anyway, here's a few less-impressive but still revealing facts:

41% of public school students in California live in homes where the most frequently spoken language is not English. [1].doc

English fluency rate in the LA school district has risen from a mere 16% in 2001 to an unsatisfying 49% in 2005. [2]

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Michael Kristopeit is a troll and should die.

SockPuppetOfTheWeek SockPuppetOfTheWeek writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Unfortunately, since we'll just have to wait for nature to take its own action toward that end, the best we can do is document his sockpuppeting faggotry and, in the meantime, troll the everloving shit out of him.

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