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Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

flyneye Re:"Please work for us!" (361 comments)

If you believe a $16-20 an hour welder makes $150,000 a year straight out of Vo-Tech, you are never going to make $16-20 an hour.
Lets clear this mess up for the newsclown who wrote it and put that a little closer to UNDER WATER WELDER makes closer to a million a year in hazard pay for offshore oil and cargo ships.

yesterday
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Parents' Privacy Concerns Kill 'Personalized Learning' Initiative

flyneye Re:Bad... (92 comments)

Sit down son, Ill dismiss thoughts from fools based on my experience and observation. This includes dipshits like you spouting lefty regurgitation without a thought as to what you are saying. I notice you were too squeamish to do this with your account. Why should I take you seriously at all? Are you afraid you might get modded down for your silly tantrum? You may even feel silly to find that I am not right wing. I just live in a REAL world where children are undereducated by spoiled fuckheads more concerned about their own quality of life than doing their job, in a country that puts more into education and gets less out of it than anywhere in the world. We are on the bottom and it is dipshits like you that keep us there.

Shortage or not, it may be time to separate the teachers from the slackers. Unions may work for teachers, but the power of the union works against the children for whom the schools are about. Unions add unnecessary costs to goods and services and contribute significantly to inflation. Most of us work jobs in which we are hired and work AT WILL. Do you know what that means? It means we have to do our jobs and be satisfactory workers or we lose our job. Consequently, we do a good job and care. Not so with Union babies, there is always the promise of litigation adding to already overrun costs, quality goes down, in this case it affects childrens education. Tenure is too stupid to discuss.

If you do not like working a teaching job with no more security than the majority of the population, perhaps you should have realized that teaching probably is not the easy cop out job you thought it was. You cant foist the problem off on curriculum as being too hard for students, we have the mushiest curriculum in the world thanks to the Teachers associations, who actually have a say.

        Adopting the older methods of teaching ensures children will get a superior education to the ones you an I had. If you cannot grasp that, there is no reason to create a cartoon scenario to cover your ignorance as in your post. Our grandparents and even parents had FAR more knowledge pumped into their skulls than the current situation is even prepared to do. They also had discipline and virtually no violence. Troublemakers were even expelled from public school and LEFT BEHIND, which is alright, because the world always needs cheap manual labor and no drag on the students who WILL learn and cooperate with educational programs. Slow students were held back to try again to learn required material, this wasnt a social issue, it was an educational issue. We didnt sacrifice the students who WANTED an education to lighten the load for some future gangbanger and improve statistics for newsmedia and other liars. We used to educate.

Perhaps you should review your feeble spew and quit imagining you know anything about the world. You only seem to know what youre told to say by your peers.

yesterday
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Google's Project Ara Could Bring PC-Like Hardware Ecosystem To Phones

flyneye Re:Not what the masses want. (138 comments)

Historically speaking, you will find your premise off base.
It relys on a childlike belief, like Santa Claus or the Easter bunny, that actual support exists beyond the pimply teen behind the counter.
This fallacy is furthered by the presence of purported service phone numbers given you in order to dupe you into not wasting aforementioned teens time.
Here behind the number you will find an intricate time wasting system meant to direct you to eventually purchasing a new (or more) phone, manned by only a computer loaded with elevator music and ads, and an autistic janitor pretending he can help. Actually returning your phone will add all your personal info to a database run by a Romany dwarf and will also be used to entertain anyone working at the warehouse. This will only get you a new phone, that happens to be someone elses old phone, cleaned up and repackaged so you can act as a return tester, thus saving the phone company time and money.
Once again, thanks for playing , see you next time......

2 days ago
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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

flyneye Re:re; You Should? (569 comments)

FIRST, we need to eliminate the premise put forward by Newsclowns (AP) , as obvious filler, that Americans do not accept scientific fact.
In every link in the story I clicked , the premise is fueled by an apparent inability to distinguish between fact and theory. Further, the Newsclowns story was manipulated by a concrete inability to distinguish the meanings of words like; think, feel, believe and know, all separate entities with distinct meanings of their own.
While this is fine for making money, selling time wasting nonsensical filler to daily publications, its taxonomy needs relegated to association with tabloid print, like The Enquirer, The Globe and Weekly World News, all available at your grocers checkout....

The real fun begins by reading below, to see how many science motivated people give it serious consideration or possibly even argue FOR this article on grounds that it is true, relevant, noteworthy or anything except pure garbage filler. THEN we can extrapolate the state of belief present in the science community. After all, who could give a damn what a misinformed public thinks?

2 days ago
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Parents' Privacy Concerns Kill 'Personalized Learning' Initiative

flyneye Re:Bad... (92 comments)

Spoken like a clueless teen, right down to the diction.In your case , you are probably right.
The rest of the world recalls what works and what doesnt. The newer ways, tailored to fit the convenience of teachers, board , the few liberal parents and now a data collection scam dressed as a Gates Charity, do not work, did not work and will not work. Bringing the focus back to the student, adopting the ways of schools from the 1930s to the 1950s and only updating newer facts for texts is going to be THE SOLUTION. Dont forget, eliminate unions and tenure, relax the need for teaching degrees and allow degrees from other fields to teach, then we will get somewhere besides the worst schools in the world.

2 days ago
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Scammers Lower Comcast Bills, Get Jail Time

flyneye Re:Forced them (101 comments)

Ahhh, takes me back to the days when we would just climb the pole and hook ourselves up. It would take 6 months or so till we got a postcard saying that we had cable and we should pay for it or they would unhook it. Then it would take another 6 months for them to unhook it. Mind you , this was LONG before the days of internet. Showtime could be had if someone stole an inline dongle, hooked right up between the coax and t.v. We didnt even necessarily need a cable box if the t.v. had individual tuning for each channel. Just tune in your favorite channels and there it was. Cable boxes had an on/off switch and a rotary knob to select channels.
Makes me recall that FOX used to have at least one nude scene a night on t.v. ....damn Im old....

2 days ago
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Oklahoma Moves To Discourage Solar and Wind Power

flyneye Re:Something wrong at the foundation - (460 comments)

OH its probably just the damn Koch bros., again. Probably aired their Citizens for Prosperity ads like they just did in Kansas to sooth the savage Billy Bobs. Kansas didnt buy it.
So they bought some Okie politicians. Big surprise, they didnt buy enough Kansas stooges. Wouldnt surprise me a bit to find Kochs are heavily invested in energy outside their home state.
Just waiting for some slobbering fanboy to come along and say what good Libertarians the Kochs are and how they go to church on Sunday, and send the paperboy a gift on Christmas, and help old ladies across the street, etc....
Theyre rich businessmen, they doll up their public image every time they get shit on their face, which is often. By often, I mean every timeI see them on the news, less the charitable events. I wanted to like them, I used to like them, but far too much crap has happened on their behalf and far too little good emanates from them.
This latest Citizens for Prosperity garbage to kill the Wind/Solar initiative in Kansas was the last damn straw. Gosh, they made it sound as if it were bad for THEM to lose the money I keep paying for electricity and I wasnt a good American if I harvested my own. Well, if thats a Libertarian, well just fuck them hard.

3 days ago
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$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

flyneye Re:obamacare says "no way" (285 comments)

The Kochs vote libertarian, maybe, probably not. They DO put up a front anyway.
Did you get a load of their Citizens for Prosperity extreme right ads protecting their investment in energy? Guess not.
Sayyyyy, didnt I bang your mom?

3 days ago
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$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

flyneye Re:obamacare says "no way" (285 comments)

95% corporate, 3% R&D, 2% all other

3 days ago
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$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

flyneye Re:obamacare says "no way" (285 comments)

All in all, we should put money into 3D printing and regulate the medical industry like the criminals they are.
BUT, be prepared for the Koch bros. to try to stifle that like they did when the govt. presented solar/wind initiatives. Kochs got money in medicine too, surprise ,surprise.

3 days ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

flyneye Re:Learning Golf While Young (403 comments)

I have given much consideration to golf over the years. My experiences include; nearly having my windshield taken out driving down a city street and evolving my own golf game, played from my car, in which I wait till I see someone putting or driving and honk my car horn just in time to fuck up their shot.I went to a driving range once and put my back out of alignment on a bucket of balls. NO LOVE!

          It has occurred to me that the sissy ass game of golf neednt waste so much real estate on a dying form. Merely create a hybrid sport to bring the masses in and make the greenskeeper earn his damn money. I propose ACTION GOLF: No clubs, instead, you are equipped with a potato gun and a can of hairspray. Helmets will be worn, FORE! will be shouted into a bullhorn, previous to any shot. Any discrepancies in score or disagreements will result in a round of fire based on the paintball sport. This is now a game for Vikings, not old men! Putters will be reminded that the hole already exists and creating your own through gunfire doesnt count.
PLAY GOLF!

3 days ago
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Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

flyneye Re:So - who's in love with the government again? (397 comments)

Because, somewhere, in an office, is a useless bastard not wanting to get his job cut in the next round of budget bingo. He wants to do something useful, so he makes up a straw enemy and beats the hell out of it. His concern is for his own useless job and the fact that he will have to enter the real world and work like one of the people/proletariat and actually be answerable to a boss.
Jousting @ windmills has saved more government jobs and cost taxpayers more than Hillaries last two terms in office.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

flyneye Re:first post :P (389 comments)

Youre right , money management IS a problem for young college attendees.
Mom and Dad spent high school buying everything for Jr. that his job at McDonalds didnt cover. So Jr.s first splash in the adult pool doesnt leave room to buy food because the cable bill is two months due, he already put in an order for an oz. of mexican pot and its his turn to buy beer this weekend, he had to buy more data minutes for his phone and gas for the graduation Stang costs waaaay too much.
The answer is; get a girlfriend, shower more and get a girlfriend. Get one with some meat on her bones, she likes to eat and will feed you. Big gals always try harder in the sack too. Win/win!

It really IS important to teach the young how the world works and how to get from point A to point B, before turning them loose on the wild , wild world.
OOOH baybeee baby, its a wild world, its hard to get by without a fat girl.
The difference is; dont pick up girls @ bars, pick up girls @ Dairy Queen!

4 days ago
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Preventative Treatment For Heartbleed On Healthcare.gov

flyneye Re:Yea right... (80 comments)

Yeah, they do, or the Meta-cops will bust them for not doing the right thing.
There are meta-cops, right?
The Fed is answerable, right?
Someone is big enough to do something about it, if they dont , right?
If there is a law they have to obey it or face consequences, right?
We have a long list of examples of this , right?
Bush? Clinton? Reagan? Carter? Ford? NIXON... see, someone got caught, feel better? Johnson didnt get caught because he was funny and Kennedy didnt get caught because he was a soap opera. Only homely Quakers with shifty eyes get caught, WORD!

4 days ago
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Preventative Treatment For Heartbleed On Healthcare.gov

flyneye Re:Yea right... (80 comments)

Meanwhile Kathleen Sebelius sneaks back to Kansas and hides in the basement of an outhouse.....

4 days ago
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New 'Google' For the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

flyneye Re:Oh man (156 comments)

Yeah, and now that it is newsworthy, a whole bunch of cops and agencies are going to expend as many tax dollars as they can toward doing the Silk Road bit to this Grams. Of course, someone else will start one somewhere else and more tax dollars will disappear into the aether. Done often enough, this could cut funding to Repubmocrat programs which buy them votes, while polishing the donut for the enforcement agencies. Repubmocrats, not wanting to detract from ,doing it for the children, will attempt to enact more internet control to protect their usual modus craperandi. Look for the CIA to be knee deep in Grams a la Sandinista, and the whole mess swirls round and round till it gets stuck in the plumbing and the log will have to be plunged manually.
That was the H.S.Thompson version.
Business as usual on the internet and D.C.
That was the NYT version.

4 days ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

flyneye Good Job Guys (374 comments)

Lotta work,good reason, good job guys.

4 days ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

flyneye Re:Are you kidding (817 comments)

You may want to crack a history book. We were a Republic up to the point we adopted democrazy around a century ago.
Apparently there is a flaw in your internal dictionary. Not to worry, happens all the time.

about a week ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

flyneye Re:Are you kidding (817 comments)

Yes, yes I do. Do you have any depth of our history?

about a week ago

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