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Facebook Usage Hits 16 Billion Minutes a Day

jhouserizer What a waste... (107 comments)

Just imagine the fun they could all be having with Pac-Man instead...

more than 4 years ago

Virus-Detecting "Lab On a Chip" Developed At BYU

jhouserizer Re:But will it work after the virus evolves? (71 comments)

Maybe this was a troll, but I'll respond anyway. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka Mormons) do believe that God created the Earth. Which is "creationism". However most LDS folks also believe in evolution (e.g. as part of God's creation) and BYU was one of the very first schools to teach evolution. Last year BYU had a big, well-publicized week-long celebration of Darwin's birthday that included many lectures on the importance of the discovery of evolution.

more than 4 years ago

US Grants Home Schooling German Family Political Asylum

jhouserizer Re:I do it (1324 comments)

what do you do for your children's social development?

All sorts of things.

Weekly co-operative learning with groups of other homeschooling families. Sports teams. Singing groups. Piano lessons and recitals. Scouting. Church meetings and activities. Playing with friends. ... it's not like they're trapped in the house!

more than 4 years ago

US Grants Home Schooling German Family Political Asylum

jhouserizer Re:Good (1324 comments)

Maybe there are a lot of "ultra fanatic religious" nuts who homeschool their children.

But there are also a LOT of homeschoolers that are doing it simply to help their children get real educations.

We associate with many other homeshooling families in our area and they range across a good spectrum of religious beliefs: protestant, catholic, mormon, buddhist, agnostic and atheist. Once a week the families get together for some social time and larger group learning. The adults and kids get along great, and have a great time doing fun, active learning. If anything it is the atheists that are the most fervent in bringing up religion during the co-op learning activities.

more than 4 years ago

US Grants Home Schooling German Family Political Asylum

jhouserizer Re:Home schooling vs. school duty (1324 comments)

There are a lot of us who home-school for non-religious reasons... Please quit perpetuating a bad stereotype. Some of us simply care about the the pace our children are learning things, and about the quality and content of the education. We (my wife and I) are not doing anything "special" or worthy of bragging about in terms of spectacular teaching - yet our kids test well beyond other kids their age in math and reading, and they can tell you all sorts of things about classic literature, history, logic/reasoning, and geography, that very few other kids under 10 years old have even heard of. Reducing the student/teacher ratio, and cutting out the crap makes a big, big difference.

more than 4 years ago

Amazon Delaying Public Domain Submissions On Kindle

jhouserizer Jumping the Shark (100 comments)

I've loved Amazon in most ways (excepting mainly their patents) for many years now. However since their introduction of the Kindle, my opinion of them has steadily declined. I think the Kindle was perhaps Amazon's shark-jumping.

more than 4 years ago

SpringSource Acquires Hyperic, Possibly Set to Target Microsoft and IBM

jhouserizer Forgot the "bol" ? (130 comments)

Hyperic => Hyperbolic

more than 5 years ago

AppJet Offers Browser-Based Coding How-To, Hosting

jhouserizer Re:How true is this? (63 comments)

Depends on what you mean by prevalent. Most commonly used? Most people with knowledge of it? Most lines of code written in it? Most platforms that support it? My guess is they mean most prevalent in the sense that it is very likely to be supported/usable on virtually any computer you sit in front of.

about 6 years ago


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