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Geographic Segregation By Education

cryptizard Re:the name indicates more than race (230 comments)

What you describe is exactly racism. Being judged on what family you were born into and now on your own qualifications. How do you not see that?

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

cryptizard Re:Buses do not operate on Sundays (230 comments)

Do you live in Europe? In the US it is exceedingly rare for public transit to be closed on holidays. So much so that I have never heard of a city where it happens.

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

cryptizard Re:bars, restaurants, dry cleaners, art galleries (230 comments)

It depends on what you mean by "cost of living." It is actually much easier to be poor in a city than in a rural area. Public transportation means that you don't have to own a car or pay for gas/insurance. You have much easier access to social services, food banks, etc. You can survive on a lot less money in the city than in more isolated areas. The problem comes when you start to want more space.

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

cryptizard Re:Why is location irrelevant for some groups? (230 comments)

Except that immigrants to the US are a self-selecting group. Only the most motivated people are going to go through all the hassle and work that it takes to actually get here, so of course they are more likely to be successful once they do. There are also a lot of successful black people that grew up poor. But there are just a lot more black people overall, and as a group they didn't choose to be here in a country that is constantly shitting on them. As to your claim that there is no oppression any more, that is constantly disproved by studies that show having a "black" sounding name will result in fewer job interviews, less support from university faculty, harsher law enforcement treatment, etc. It is a reality that you cannot deny.

about two weeks ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

cryptizard Re:Translation (Rough) (230 comments)

I'm confused, do you think that college is harder than working a manual labor job for 8-10 hours a day? Because it's not. It's much easier than pretty much any real job. Why else is college synonymous with drinking and partying? Unfortunately, many people can't afford to go to college because of exorbitant tuition prices. Not everyone has mommy and daddy that can pay it for them.

about two weeks ago
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Reproducing a Monet Painting With Aluminum Nanostructures

cryptizard Re:Good thing the copyright has expired (27 comments)

The original painting is in the public domain, but the museum's photograph of the painting may not be. In the US it would, but I gather that in other countries (and this work wasn't done in the US) the situation can be different.

about three weeks ago
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Computational Thinking: AP Computer Science Vs AP Statistics?

cryptizard Re:Statistics (155 comments)

Statistics is incredibly important for understanding algorithms and complexity theory. Many modern algorithms are randomized, and not understanding the statistics involved in using them can be a huge problem.

about a month ago
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Average HS Student Given Little Chance of AP CS Success

cryptizard Re:Love the gender examples (293 comments)

Yeah, I'm not sure what those examples were about. It seems like there should just be one letter that is somewhere in between the boy and girl one, emphasizing the "cool" factor along with the good job prospects and flexible working conditions.

about a month ago
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Average HS Student Given Little Chance of AP CS Success

cryptizard Re:Computer Science curriculum (293 comments)

It's pretty much equivalent to a CS 101 class in college. Basic object-oriented design, introduction to programming, simple data structures and common algorithms, etc.

about a month ago
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Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional In California

cryptizard Re:You make it... (519 comments)

Except VB6 is not a central tenant of any religion that I have ever heard of.

about a month and a half ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

cryptizard Re:War of government against people? (875 comments)

I only meant to say that, while more guns might stop some kinds of violence, it might also encourage or foster other types. Maybe gang violence will become more prevalent with more guns. Or maybe people will just adjust their attitudes and become more aggressive, instead of merely robbing you at gun point and letting you go they could just shoot you and take your stuff. No opportunity for you to pull your own gun.

about a month and a half ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

cryptizard Re:War of government against people? (875 comments)

How then do you account for cities with high amounts of gun-on-gun violence i.e. shootouts, gang violence etc.? They know that the other person has a gun, and it doesn't matter. Everyone has a gun. They are still shooting each other.

about a month and a half ago
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After the Belfast Project Fiasco, Time For Another Look At Time Capsule Crypto?

cryptizard Re:Fundamental problem . . . (170 comments)

One-time pad.

about a month and a half ago
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New OpenSSL Man-in-the-Middle Flaw Affects All Clients

cryptizard Stupid summary (217 comments)

That's not an insignificant set of conditions that must be present for a successful attack

But it is exactly the point of TLS, to protect against such an attacker. If you know you don't have a man-in-the-middle then you don't even need it in the first place.

True that the server might not be running that version, but a non-trivial number of them are.

about a month and a half ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

cryptizard Re:Behind the curve (1040 comments)

Yes, that is how percentages work my friend. If everyone gets an x% increase in salary, then your costs will go up by no more than x%.

about 1 month ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

cryptizard Re:Behind the curve (1040 comments)

I am so fucking tired of you. How is it that you are a grown ass adult that does not understand percentages. Can your suppliers charge you more than an additional 5%? Sure, they can charge whatever the fuck they want, but they won't need to in order to make the same amount of profit that they made before. In fact, if their costs go up by 5% and they increase their price by 5%, they actually make MORE money than they did before, by *gasp* 5%.

No matter how many different costs you have, each of them does not have to go up by more than 5%. If all of your costs individually go up by 5%, your total cost goes up 5%. That is how fucking percentages work.

about 1 month ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

cryptizard Re:Behind the curve (1040 comments)

Wow, I'm the troll. That's a good one. I actually have taken several economics classes. But I wouldn't have to know that I am right, it just takes fractions which I guess you aren't able to comprehend.

about 1 month ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

cryptizard Re:Behind the curve (1040 comments)

Did you reply to the wrong post? I was only pointing out that the GPs argument that a 5% increase in wages cannot possibly lead to more than a 5% increase in costs. All the other shit you are saying has nothing to do with my post.

about 1 month ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

cryptizard Re:Behind the curve (1040 comments)

Please explain to me how such a thing could happen, I would be interested in learning. Since you didn't explain it already though, I'm not going to hold my breath because you are probably talking out of your ass.

about 2 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

cryptizard Re:Behind the curve (1040 comments)

I'm not saying that didn't happen, I'm saying it has nothing to do with my post, which was about how a 5% increase in labor costs cannot cause a 20% increase in overall cost.

about 2 months ago

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