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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

jlgreer1 Play - Playing with technology toys (584 comments)

As the father of an IEEE PE Electrical Engineer - I suggest play. Playing with technology toys and lots of reading.

about two weeks ago

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

jlgreer1 Couldn't run HP (433 comments)

She didn't do very well with HP, what makes her think she can be president. Never mind, look at the Alfred E Newman running the country now. No offense MAD Mag!

about three weeks ago

UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault

jlgreer1 Re:My two cents (695 comments)

Conservation is good. Global warming is a left wing hoax. duh!

about a month and a half ago

Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

jlgreer1 Raspberry Pi? (213 comments)

What about Raspberry Pi. It has done an awful lot to expand educational opportunities in Europe and the rest of the World. Many teachers and children have been inspired to learn to "code" because of the RPi. It does take time for all of those 7 year olds to develop and enter the workforce though, how about 15 years or so including engineering school.

about 2 months ago

How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation

jlgreer1 Scientific Consensux (770 comments)

It may only take one scientist to come up with the "right" conclusion, but politics and money can and do corrupt what is called scientific consensus. Global Warming, Global Colding, and Climate Change certainly fall into the category or corrupted by politics and the money that goes to support scientific investigation.

about 3 months ago

Lessig's Mayday PAC Scrambling To Cross Crowd Funding Finish Line

jlgreer1 Too many left wing PACs already (117 comments)

The left already has enough PAC money from billionaire foreigners. No thanks!

about 6 months ago

Japanese Stem Cell Debacle Could Bring Down Entire Center

jlgreer1 Stem cell research (52 comments)

Sounds like the same drive to produce global warming results.

about 6 months ago

Amazon Escalates Its Battle Against Publishers

jlgreer1 Retailler selection (218 comments)

I don't necessarily agree but, any book retailer has the option of selecting the books that it makes available for sale. It is called marketing.

about 7 months ago

Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk

jlgreer1 hockey stick (323 comments)

Sea level rise - kind of like the hockey stick model.... kind of like a hockey puck or just plain bull hockey....

about 7 months ago

Harvard Study Links Neonicotinoid Pesticide To Colony Collapse Disorder

jlgreer1 It wasn't climate disruption? (217 comments)

I guess it wasn't due to climate disruption as all os the selective skeptic scientists have been saying....

about 7 months ago

Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible

jlgreer1 Comcast doesn't care (227 comments)

I live in a rural Virginia area. Comcast is my only choice. They don't care.

about 7 months ago

VA Tech Experiment: Polar Vortex May Decimate D.C. Stinkbugs In 2014

jlgreer1 5% will survive and multiplly (112 comments)

I have no doubt that the 5% will survive and multiply. The 5% that made it through are the strongest and most adaptable. That is the way nature works. Duh! I thought the guy was a professor. I wonder how the mosquitos did? Another post mentioned that this stink bug was an invasive species. Too bad, so sad..... In DC, all they have to do is let the politicians out of their cages and bullet proof cars. That would provide enough hot air to warm things up anyway.

about 9 months ago

Extinct Species of Early Human Survived On Grass Bulbs, Not Meat

jlgreer1 Extinct human species (318 comments)

// ate grass instead of meat Not hard to figure why they are extinct.....

about a year ago

Free News Unsustainable, Says Warren Buffett

jlgreer1 Local paper not worth paying for, online or paper (198 comments)

Who cares? My local paper is a left wing rag anyway. I'll just listen to the "free" local radio for local news and subscribe to content that has more quality.

more than 2 years ago

High School Students Sue Federal Gov't Over Global Warming

jlgreer1 Balderdash! (491 comments)

Consider the source and the location - the far left.... Balderdash indeed!

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Note-Taking Device For Conferences?

jlgreer1 Livescribe Echo Pen (300 comments)

I also would suggest the Livescribe Echo pen. It provides, written, audio, and digital recording. It is small and unobtrusive. It is the best thing I have found short of a video camera.

more than 2 years ago

Meet The Man Who Designed a Tablet Computer 15 Years Before the iPad

jlgreer1 What about TRS M100? (374 comments)

For the time, a Tandy/Radio Shack Model 100 was a pretty capable tablet PC. I still have a couple that work.

more than 2 years ago

Math Textbooks a Textbook Example of Bad Textbooks

jlgreer1 Teachers can rarely choose curriculum (446 comments)

Teachers rarely get to provide input on the curriculum these days. In this atmosphere where teaching to the standardized high stakes state test is the norm, administrative clerks (principals and above) reach for any new scheme that they think will raise test scores. Most admin clerks have less teaching experience or curriculum knowledge than the teacher they lord over like demi-gods.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Inexpensive VPS Provider?

jlgreer1 Re:Linode (375 comments)

Another vote for Linode. I have been with them for years. Linode's service and suport are excellent.

more than 2 years ago

President Obama To Appear On Mythbusters

jlgreer1 O'Bozo is a waste of time (795 comments)

I'll skip this Mythbusters for sure. It is a repeat anyway and O'Bozo is a waste of time.

more than 4 years ago


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