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Teachers Union: Computers Can Negatively Impact Children's Ability To Learn

chasisaac Re:Based on what? (310 comments)

While my claim is not based on an study and just years of teaching. The claim is true based on my experience.

about 6 months ago
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Teachers Union: Computers Can Negatively Impact Children's Ability To Learn

chasisaac Re:Meatspace is losing to userspace (310 comments)

NO! No! NO! No!

"Computers are the new primary conduit of communication and learning for this generation."

As a teacher I am amazed at how inept most kids are with computers. I did a simple ctl-c and cmd-tab and ctl-v. Just a simple copy and paste. Students looked at me as if I had just done voodoo.

These are not students new to computers. They were high school seniors who have had 1-to-1 laptop program since 7th grade.

The amount these students do not know is amazing. I taught a college level class as an adjunct. The college students could not use the computer.

The best part of the computer is writing papers. I get longer and better edited papers that are word processed.

Of course the students can get on facebook, games, and other such toys. Real work not really.

about 6 months ago
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Teachers Union: Computers Can Negatively Impact Children's Ability To Learn

chasisaac Re:Really? (310 comments)

Currently it is 0 or 1. Most high school teachers have one prep per day. For me it is my only break of the day.

about 6 months ago
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A Look at the Koch Brothers Dark-Money Network

chasisaac Re:Slashdot Conservatives (406 comments)

I am just glad that people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs (when alive), Warren Buffet, and George Soros all who use their money for the DNC have never influenced politics or elections in any way.

1 year,30 days
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A Look at the Koch Brothers Dark-Money Network

chasisaac What About Soros (406 comments)

Would be nice to see if the money "donated" by Soros to DNC people would raise half the ire.

1 year,30 days
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Solar Powered Plane Completes Cross-Country Flight

chasisaac But what about . . . (105 comments)

This is really nice and cool. And saying I few at 45mph across the US would nice. What does this actually accomplish? Can we actually move products across the country or people or things or something?

about a year ago
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Are Booth Babes Going Away? (Video)

chasisaac Bummer (334 comments)

I feel bad for these so to be former booth babes. Now they will have no work and not get paid. This means they may have to do even worse jobs. I remember back in the Comdex days we had to hire one and it cost us quite a bit of money. I talked with her and I found out the girl made a good living being a pro booth babe. For her it was better than turning tricks.

about a year ago
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Egyptian Court Wants To Block YouTube For a Month

chasisaac YAY! I am now a banned author (188 comments)

"The Court has also asked for all websites having published parts or the entire trailer to be banned for 30 days."

I am so happy that I am now a banned author. Time to add that one to old resume.

about 2 years ago
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AT&T: Don't Want a Data Plan for That Smartphone? Too Bad.

chasisaac Re:Too bad. (798 comments)

As someone who has two iPhones on T-Mobile for over year each they have never made us opt-in to a smartphone plan. We use out old dumbphone plan. Have a iPad Mini with Verizon and use data sharing as needed.

about 2 years ago
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Free Wi-Fi: the Movement To Give Away Your Internet For the Good of Humanity

chasisaac Why does the govt give free wifi (505 comments)

I think that the govt at all levels should be required to give free wifi internet access without any hassles. No log ons no crap pages. Any company or not for profit that gets govt funding or business with govt should also give out free wifi.

about 2 years ago
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Text Message Spammer Wants FCC To Declare Spam Filters Illegal

chasisaac There is only one question (338 comments)

How much money was donated to Obama campaign compared to the amount of money donated to mittens. If this company donated enough money to Obama it will be approved.

about 2 years ago
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Could Flying Cars Actually Be On Their Way?

chasisaac About Time (381 comments)

It is 2012. I was promised flying cars by the year 2000. I WANT MY FLYING CAR NOW!

more than 2 years ago
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Fair price for an unlimited wireless data plan?

chasisaac Re:I get that for 20 Euro right now. Soon 10. (314 comments)

Actually the problem is cost and govt. regulations and ease of being able to stop things.

The NYC subway system was built when it was cheap(er) to do it. It would never ever be built today. The lawsuits alone would kill the project.

LA in comparison has mostly adobe in the ground making it very expensive to dig in the area. The cost of lawsuits and then federal govt. regulations make such an undertaking impossible. Look at how much the govt. interferes with just about everything that goes on in world today.

more than 2 years ago
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After Recent US Storms, Why Are Millions Still Without Power?

chasisaac Re:Without power? (813 comments)

>But that would require money for infrastructure investment which would create lots of jobs which would help the economy...

Which in turn takes money out of the private sector making it more and more difficult for a real recovery. Keep in mind the average time for an economic down turn is 18 months. We are at what?

We tried this in 2009, what was result? I believe little to nothing. Even the president laughed about the idea of shovel ready jobs. Take the money out of somewhere else.

Dare I mention environmental regulations. It would never get done with the EPA alone.

more than 2 years ago
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After Recent US Storms, Why Are Millions Still Without Power?

chasisaac Re:Without power? (813 comments)

That whoosh of the windmill is horrid. I mean horrid. All day, all night. Sounds like a low power jet engine. I used to live about four blocks (or so) from one. Everyone thought cool seems like good idea. The people including myself thought it was a great idea.

Worst idea ever. I had to move just to be able to get to sleep. The noise is never ending. So until you live near the whoosh I would be careful of what you wish for. I live three blocks from train tracks, about a mile from the interstate, I will take those.

more than 2 years ago
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More Hot Weather For Southern California, Says UCLA Study

chasisaac Re:Experience (218 comments)

Well that would be excellent to to spare some water. The problem is not all the midwest is under water. Usually only small parts are underwater. And trust me if there could be method to store large volumes of water we would. We would be storing it, as we are approaching drought conditions right at a Mid Summer's Night.

Here we grow row crops, melons, cattle, hogs (yech), and horses. If we are out of water you are out of food.

more than 2 years ago
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More Hot Weather For Southern California, Says UCLA Study

chasisaac Let Me See If Understand This (218 comments)

I am not sure that I understand this. A place that is a desert, with sage brush and the works, unless it pumps in tons o' water is going to have hot days. And over a period of 50 years some of those days will break heat records in a desert. And there will be times when heat lasts several days together, just like it was when I was told the ice age is coming?

Yes this makes sense now.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Headphones, Earbuds, Earphones?

chasisaac Great Topic. (448 comments)

I used the old version of these from Wal-Mart or Best Buy. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sony-DR-EX12IP-Headphones-for-iPod-and-iPhone-Black/17480439. These are my long time favorites. Fit nice in my big honking ear hole with the white buds. Can by replaceable soft rubber for the ear in various sizes.

I can keep them in for hours. Blocks out the whole world while I am out doing needed evils (like shopping). I cannot really hear people who may want to talk with me as I do not want to talk with them. Very little noise out for other people to hear. I LOVE THESE HEADPHONES.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Degree For a Late Career Boost?

chasisaac Re:Why measure yourself with other peoples benchma (234 comments)

I agree on the lack of value of the degree. Except that it is BA a lot of people care if you have a BA in something anything. I earned a degree in mid 40s for something I did for years. Paid for itself in 2 years. One if you count that I got a job because of the degree.

more than 2 years ago

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chasisaac chasisaac writes  |  more than 7 years ago

chasisaac writes "Michael Moore shares his views on file-sharing. Moore's view is people should be able to share as long as it is not for profit.

What is the difference between file-sharing and lending a DVD? None."

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