top Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?
I watched the Big History TV series and was unimpressed. They attempt to make connections between items spanning billions of years eg. Kennedy was killed by a bullet, lead is formed in supernovas. It feels as if the episodes suffer from ADD. Not enough time is spent on a single subject.
What exactly is wrong with the way history is teached? Or is old Bill trying to rewrite a few bits to fit his vision?
top Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study
So that's where you got your nick.
top South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"
It is illegal to hunt extinct animals.
top Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead
You realize you're a Black Parrot right?
top Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White
Apple must work on their diversity. All their products are white!
top Author Charles Stross: Is Amazon a Malignant Monopoly, Or Just Plain Evil?
"mispellings". +1 ironic
:). You make good points though.
top Mystery MLB Team Moves To Supercomputing For Their Moneyball Analysis
Ironically your nick is the surname of a well known South African cricket player.
The Hobbit and Game of Thrones Top Most Pirated Lists of 2013
Fans of those movies / shows are more into gaming / software and know how to use torrents and usenet. There will always be a percentage of people who pirate material. The industry should just accept that and move on.
top The Feathered Threat To US Air Superiority
Heh, I was also thinking Star Trek. Put some money into shielding tech that we can also use in space.
top Apple Blocks Lawrence Lessig's Comment On iOS 7 Wi-Fi Glitch
"oil-on-the-censor". I see what you did there.
Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?
I disagree. Reality can be entertaining. Like on The Avengers when Thor uses the metal tower to focus Mjolnir, that's real application of science.
top Molecule In Corked Wine Plugs Up Your Nose
Boxes are easy to transport and may be subject to different taxation. The downsides are quite bad: higher sulphur content, looks tacky and no flow of air to soften tannins once opened.
top Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops
I think he was referring to Daniel Craig in the Dragon Tattoo remake, not modern James Bond movies.
top The Trajectory of Television: A Big History of the Small Screen.
I liked his story better.
top Dreambox: the World's First 3D Printing Vending Machine
There already exists a popular Linux based satellite receiver called Dreambox.
top Chicago Sun Times Swaps iPhone Training For Staff Photographers
"Grammer". You're one to complain.
top Beer Drone Delivery Service For South African Music Festival
You've got the wrong city. The majority of Cape Town is safe. Johannesburg is dangerous.
top Embedded Linux Conference 2013 Videos Available Online
I feel bad for this ghost town of a story hence this comment.
about a year and a half ago