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Can Students Have Too Much Tech?

johncandale Can Students Have Too Much Tech? yes (150 comments)

No one ever got an eduction from technology, the powers that be have been selling you snake oil to keep their kids the smarter ones.

7 hours ago
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Can Students Have Too Much Tech?

johncandale Re:If you can't add without a calculator... (150 comments)

I've failed interviewees who couldn't perform simple addition in their heads.The fuck am I supposed to do with them when the power goes out and I've got a shop full of paying customers??

It's funny that you won't hire entry level employees to man your front shop that can't do math in the head, when your much higher paid accountants would never ever do math in their head, and are repeatedly taught never to do that, as it is a bad habit. That is how drawers come out short.

Besides, if the power goes out, your customers are leaving without buyng anything anyways.

If the computer crashes, you are going to want solar calculators in your crash kits anyways as the line is going to being going very slow if they are hand writing receipts in any case, they don't need the extra burden of math in their head. Also what about tax calculations? Are they going to do that in their head as well?

7 hours ago
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Can Students Have Too Much Tech?

johncandale We should NOT be teaching programming in school, (150 comments)

We should NOT be teaching programming in school

Agreed. They should just accelerate the basic math, science and English courses already. There is no reason calculus can't be taught by grade 9, for example. It's been done. Kids can easily learn all the algebra and geometry by 8th grade (really 6th grade) in the right environment. Teaching styles are so outdated. highschool in a well desired world would all be advanced science courses and real world models such as accounting and statistics and maker-fair style building projects.

7 hours ago
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Mathematicians Uncomfortable With Ties To NSA, But Not Pulling Back

johncandale collaborators (179 comments)

Yep, they are collaborators with a illegal regime now. And history will see them in that light. If they make any cool new proofs it will always be tainted with "was a known US gestapo collaborator.

not surpiesd thou, I have always found mathematics to have poorly formed political morals and instincts and it has cost them dearly in the past where they have been all too quickly willing to swallow the party line

8 hours ago
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Mathematicians Uncomfortable With Ties To NSA, But Not Pulling Back

johncandale Re:Shame on them (179 comments)

The NSA doesn't kill people; it intercepts their messages.

Guess again. besides it also does something far worse, it goes on step up the latter to a disutopian future. We are one stock market crash away from a SS style take over of the government tools.

8 hours ago
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Amazon Takes On Microsoft, Google With WorkMail For Businesses

johncandale unlimited aliases (63 comments)

support for unlimited aliases

I really REALLY wish gmail had this. Or at least 10 aliases if not unlimtied. yeah, you can create multiple accounts, but their integration on Google is terrible. I would pay for this.

8 hours ago
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Dell 2015 XPS 13: Smallest 13" Notebook With Broadwell-U, QHD+ Display Reviewed

johncandale Re:OK, based upon notebook shopping thus far (117 comments)

Just because minecraft uses grid blocks does not mean it is a simple graphics program

9 hours ago
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The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

johncandale Re:Maybe a better reason for the plateau (300 comments)

This. It's not a phone. Anyways the only reason we change those so often is marketing restrictions. My old HTC is very powerful. It just doesn't run the latest android. It's more like a real computer in terms of how long you can make it last. I still use my ipad 1 I got on release. It works great.

2 days ago
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Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister

johncandale why is this rated a troll? (327 comments)

This more correct than incorrect

4 days ago
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Researchers Tie Regin Malware To NSA, Five Eyes Intel Agencies

johncandale Re: I wonder... (94 comments)

fuck you. Snowden was like jesus to the jews. He didn't betray any values, only the crooks

4 days ago
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Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet

johncandale AMA is a guild (140 comments)

Yep. People don't realize the AMA functions as a guild to artificially limit the total supply of doctors to keep salaries artificially high. It's also a class system net to keep 99% of doctors to people born into the class. I remember when in the 80s they miss projected the doctor counts and had huge problems in the 90s. This also has weird distorting effects on things like the ratios of plastic surgeons to general practice doctors.

4 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

johncandale Re:Good (392 comments)

This. It's actually more effective too. Unlike mass data collection which has only stopped one, count it one real thing so far. And that one real thing was money being sent to Africa, not a bomb or anything. They had data from the Boston bombers and such. Did it help them? nope. Because they have 500+ million peoples data from here and abroad. Plus over a million people on a watch list. The Boston bombers were on a watch list, and had been interviewed and such.

5 days ago
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Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

johncandale Arguing over definitions (255 comments)

I'm so glad a major part of a major government department has time to argue over definitions of a service for advertising proposes. Everyone who had time to go to those meetings should be fired. If the regulations have to exist, why not just make them advertise the speed offered? Not "we offer broadband" but "we offer 15Mbps" with real fines for lying.

5 days ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

johncandale Disneyland is nextdoor to anti-vac Central (663 comments)

Disneyland is nextdoor to anti-vac Central. Just for those that don't know California geography. Disneyland is within 15 minutes of several groups of snotty / new money / no class / neighborhood enclaves of southern California. Newly affluent jerks with some of the lowest vaccination rates in the whole country. They all buy their kids annual passes.

about a week ago
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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

johncandale But thats wrong (247 comments)

Fines big enough to cause a shareholder revolt will have a lasting effect

Um no. Most of these companies voting stocks are controlled by company insiders these days. OR the company is so huge, even 8 figure fines don't put a dent the companies earnings to bother anyone rich enough to own enough shares to start a shareholder revolt. The modern "public" stock market is broken.

It would be much better to put the "interchangeable" people in a real jail for a meaningful amount of time. To put the fear of god into their replacements. Do it enough times....

about a week ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

johncandale Re:Splits the community in half (820 comments)

I actually kind of like the idea of synthesized sounds. Think of it as being like haptic feedback.

Hmm, got me thinking. Could I get synthesized sounds for the bedroom or backseat so if I am dating a quiet female, I get the feedback of porn star moaning? Making me feel like a rockstar?

Also why ever leave the the house at all, you can fake everything and pretend you have a good life.

about a week ago
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Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

johncandale Isn't that just because of obscurity (209 comments)

Isn't that just because of obscurity? Early adapters tend to be more techy for various reasons. Take the web back in the early 90s. Or usenet before the September that never ended. There of plenty of maillist type groups that are much better for technical stuff. If they, say, bought facebook, wait for the hoards to come in and bring everything down to the lowest common demonstrator. Or the advertisers, that will work will google so they can sell to the unthinking people that share the easiest and most understandable ideas.

about a week ago
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What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

johncandale The same reason nobody uses videophones... (324 comments)

...it's actually less convenient. Unless there is a chance the caller will be getting nude, non-video chat phones are better in almost every way.

about a week ago
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Amazon Plans To Release 12 Movies a Year In Theaters and On Prime

johncandale Movie financing is a weird game. (92 comments)

Movie financing is a weird game. It is easy to get hosed for a lot of money if you don't hedge your bets. Also you are dealing with a lot of different unions. I know it seems easy, find a good project, fund it. But tripleAAA titles are hard to come by, then you have to secure a director that is free, sign actors with a free schedule. That's the easy parts. Plus the exhibitors have close relations with the distributors who might not want AMC releasing other products. They can and will hold back the number of screens you can show say X-men on if you don't play ball. Costing the exhibitors a lot of their profits. Everyone worth getting has part of the profits in their contracts. Don't forget cost overruns, city funds, agent lawyers. And that is still the easy parts. The movie has to be advertised, and compete with over movies in theaters. Also see Hollywood Accounting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H... https://www.techdirt.com/artic... http://www.theatlantic.com/bus... I predict this will end very badly

about two weeks ago

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