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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

funwithBSD Re:From Experience (555 comments)

Which means she is a Project Manager.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows

funwithBSD Re:Out of band? (178 comments)

You will be getting a USB stick in the mail.

Don't worry... it is perfectly safe to insert into your server.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

funwithBSD Re:Call Comcast? (405 comments)

Mmm. Maybe.

If Comcast has been negligent in controlling spam and as a result he cannot use his service as it was sold to him... then I think he has a merchantability case.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Losing the School Markets To iPads and Chromebooks

funwithBSD Re:Microsoft losing to the school what? (219 comments)

What a strange comment.

I don't know where his career path will take him. He is a fair artist with a number of medium, and may go into the creative arts like his mother.

Or he might go IT like Dad. hard to say.
Hell, my first degree is Humanities, I just turned out to be that good at IT and I wanted a job. And I use it a lot, I produce a lot of written materials like whitepapers and technical solution documents. Being good at IT and the written word is a huge advantage. I haven logged into a server in 5 years, now I plan how they get there, how they will be used, and what their life cycle will be.

But where ever he goes or does, I suspect he will use a computer 8 to 12 hours a day to do it.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Losing the School Markets To iPads and Chromebooks

funwithBSD Re:Microsoft losing to the school what? (219 comments)

He was learning touch typing at 4 years old. Until he got good at it he was required to use a typing game to learn it. And yes, he has the hand reach to do it, both my wife and I have 12th reach on the piano, and he inherited it. Don't assume.

And I make him look words up in the dictionary if he spells it wrong or uses a homonym. Drives him crazy, but we are down to 1 or two per paragraph and it gets better every year.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Losing the School Markets To iPads and Chromebooks

funwithBSD Re:Nonsense (219 comments)

Based on what I am seeing at work, a good bit of this IBM/Apple unholy alliance is centered around IBM management tools and OSX devices.

We shall see if it flys...

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Losing the School Markets To iPads and Chromebooks

funwithBSD Re:Microsoft losing to the school what? (219 comments)

My son is on the mild side of the autistic spectrum, with sensory/motor issues, particularly fine motor skills.

He has used a computer since 1st grade as his ability to write with a pencil is compromised. Writing assignments that are in class are done on the computer, and then sent to the class printer.

I have a hard time finding a fault with computers in the classroom. I spend 8 to 12 hrs a working day on the computer, he will probably follow that path.

How much better it is to integrate it into his skill set then use it to do useful things, rather than take a "computer class" to learn to use Word.

about two weeks ago
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Denmark Plans To Be Coal-Free In 10 Years

funwithBSD Re:Breaking the stranglehold of other countries (332 comments)

ENERGY WAR.

Not a war.

And anyway, a war with Russia and anyone else is going to disrupt exports of energy from Russia, either directly or because the Russians need the energy for the war.

about a month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

funwithBSD Re: Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

You don't need to retest everything, you stand on the shoulders of those before you in science. You don't need to redo it, because you know it has been tested multiple times by multiple people and those results have been vetted.

You can even challenge those old findings if you want, and replace them if they prove wrong. Many working theories have been replaced or refined.

I don't think theology and religion are irrational as you seem to suggest, but they are not as objective as science. I would like to hear what you think is an example of religious objectivity. You certainly can't point to a religion based on objectivity, can you? (Unless you lump science as a religion, in which case, ok, fine.)

Nor is science totally objective, but then it becomes sort of a "No true Scotsman" argument if I say non-objective science is not science. There are plenty of theories that are wrong but persist because people won't let go of them.

And it really makes no sense to try and make the Venn Diagram overlap. Science will only work if it is objective as possible, and there is no need for objective knowledge in religion. Ultimately in religion you must believe in something that cannot be measured or proven, and thus is not objective at it's base.

Wave vrs Particle one comes to mind...

about a month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

funwithBSD Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

Interesting, I did not say Science proved, I said Religion did not.

You jumped to conclusions.

Science does not require belief. Belief is acceptance of something that is not provable.

Scientists who say "We believe the universe started in a Big Bang", for example, are being sloppy.

"We hypothesize/theorize the universe started in a Big Bang"

The closest science has to belief is to "postulate", in other words, "If we assume this is true, then...".
In any case, all three must has some rational basis for the postulate/hypothesis/theory.

Religious is under no such requirement and can make statements about things with no more rational thought that "we say so"
And while some religious edicts can have good scientific reasons to do them, think Islamic purification as a way to avoid disease, or the Jewish dietary restrictions as a way to avoid cross contamination, they are not followed because they are scientifically proved as a true, but because someone said to do it.

about a month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

funwithBSD Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

Most of what happens at a university has nothing to do with science.

This is one of them. It is a belief system, not a scientific.

Most universities have a religious studies department and that is where this is appropriate.

about a month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

funwithBSD Re:Opinion are wortheless (1007 comments)

If you applied that at a University, all of the Liberal Arts would be out, and STEM would be the only thing left.

Evidence based study of a Shakespeare Sonnet? Pottery and graphic design? Film criticism and Foreign language courses?

There is a broad range of subjects between hard objectivity of STEM and pure conjecture of Creationism. And those have a place in the Uni as well.

So does Creationism, if it is related to religious studies which examine belief systems

about a month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

funwithBSD Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

Science does not believe.

Religion does not prove.

There is no Venn diagram overlapping the two.

about a month ago

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Whedon on the Election, SPAM, Zombies, Ayn Rand and so much more.

funwithBSD funwithBSD writes  |  about 2 years ago

funwithBSD (245349) writes "In a stunning Trifecta of Geekdom, Joss Whedon expounds on the outcome of the election and how it will bring about the Zombie Apocolypse, why to avoid fans of Ayn Rand, and how to allocate your shelves in the canned goods cabinet.

So far, this is the most coherent argument I have heard so far from either campaign."
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Climate Scientist Refutes AGW

funwithBSD funwithBSD writes  |  more than 3 years ago

funwithBSD (245349) writes "Scientist David Evans exposes the false assumption in the current models. Current model assumes increases in CO2 will increase the depth of the "moist air" layer.

Weather balloon evidence available since the mid 1990's has show that the increase never happened and yet the assumption remains in the models."

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