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Is the New "Common Core SAT" Bill Gates' Doing?

kawabago The problem with the education system (273 comments)

The education system is failing because it is designed to educate a student that doesn't exist, the average student. Every child is different and every child needs different instruction at different times in their development. The education system needs to be completely thrown out. We should design a new system from the ground up that adapts to the needs of the student instead of the forcing the student to adapt to the needs of the system. I have no idea how to do that, but if I studied how children learn I'm sure I could come up with something. It isn't impossible, it just takes vision and courage. Ok, that's impossible.

about 8 months ago
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South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

kawabago South Carolina Police have nothing to do (467 comments)

This is almost as good as the NY cop who made a blind woman clean up dog poop with her bare hands after her seeing eye dog pooped in the curb, where he's supposed to. People in South Carolina are probably paying these police close to $100,000/year. I wonder if anyone considered giving the complainant $5 and firing an excess police officer to make up the difference?

about 9 months ago
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Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

kawabago Why are you buying Dell? (526 comments)

That's the question.

about 9 months ago
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HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

kawabago Business Down? Sales flat? (385 comments)

Attack your customers! Make them pay for daring to choose you for a supplier! Make them sorry they ever heard your name!

about 10 months ago
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Kansas Delays Municipal Broadband Ban

kawabago Entrenched players buying politicians (156 comments)

It happens so often it's surprising legislators don't put out a price list for laws that favour your business.

about 10 months ago
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The "Triple Package" Explains Why Some Cultural Groups Are More Successful

kawabago Stereo typing helps no one. (397 comments)

I hope they don't get paid for work like this! There are 'experts' claiming aliens built the pyramids. I don't believe them either.

about 10 months ago
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US Customs Destroys Virtuoso's Flutes Because They Were "Agricultural Items"

kawabago If he carried it .... (894 comments)

They probably would have burned him too, just to be sure.

about a year ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

kawabago Americans don't believe in Evolution (1010 comments)

There must be an American born every minute. Of course it could be that evolution is leaving them out and that's why they can't see it. One third of Americans will go the way of the Neanderthals.

about a year ago
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France's 'Culture Tax' Could Hit YouTube and Facebook

kawabago There is no requirement to play (314 comments)

Example: 8 years ago we moved to a small town where no one picked up their dog crap in the park except me. The local ascetic said, "That won't do any good. No one else does that." When people saw me picking up after my dog, they started doing it too. Soon there was no dog crap in the park. There was no requirement to pick up, but people did it because it made a better park for everyone. Just because some people steal, doesn't mean everyone will join them. Most people will do the right thing because it usually makes everyone better off.

about a year ago
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Microsoft's Ticking Time Bomb Is Windows XP

kawabago Microsoft should off load to open source (829 comments)

Microsoft should transition all those XP users to a linux distro made to look and behave more like Windows. If Windows really is better then those customers will come back when they buy a new machine. In the mean time, Microsoft will have off loaded maintenance onto open source and freed itself to innovate. No doubt they will do something else, that will turn out to be stupid.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?

kawabago They're dead (408 comments)

Thanks for asking.

about a year ago
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NSA Head Asks How To Spy Without Collecting Metadata

kawabago Re:Not possible. (509 comments)

A person certainly could spy without spying on me. That is what's at issue.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Protect Your Privacy When It's Out of Your Control?

kawabago Who could possibly believe they have any privacy? (174 comments)

The NSA scrubs every phone call made anywhere, yours, mine, everyones. Privacy is a luxury of the past.

about a year ago
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Stephen Elop Would Pull a Nokia On Microsoft

kawabago With Elop's record (292 comments)

I wouldn't trust Elop to keep a popsicle frozen. He'd sell off the freezer to save on energy and make his only product, a popsicle, more profitable.

1 year,14 days
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French Court Orders Google To Block Pictures of Ex-F1 Chief Mosley

kawabago Google should just drop France (180 comments)

Who would miss France if it never showed up in any google search?

1 year,15 days
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Republican Proposal Puts 'National Interest' Requirement On US Science Agency

kawabago Another Republican Attack on Science (382 comments)

Republicans hate science because knowledge is power and they want to keep people as powerless as possible.

1 year,16 days
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Microsoft, Apple and Others Launch Huge Patent Strike at Android

kawabago Good thing software patents are no good! (476 comments)

Google just has to say 'ineligible subject matter'. Google will also lose it's own patents, but the competition can't outdo them so Google's own patents don't matter.

1 year,21 days
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Telegraph Contributor Says Coding Is For Exceptionally Dull Weirdos

kawabago Where would we be ... (453 comments)

Where would we be without idiots like this to make us feel smart? The same place but feeling less smart.

1 year,25 days

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