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Mathematics Reading List For High School Students?

pHatidic The Little Schemer (630 comments)

If this book doesn't make them think that math is cool, nothing will.

more than 5 years ago

Trojan Hides In Pirated Copies of Apple iWork '09

pHatidic It's all Apple fault (431 comments)

If only Apple hadn't stripped out the DRM this would have never happened!

more than 5 years ago

Do Game Demos Have an Adverse Effect On Sales?

pHatidic Re:first? (178 comments)

Quake 3 Arena is probably the prime example of that. The demo was so good that there was absolutely no reason to buy the game. The only map that anyone ever played was the one that came with the demo anyway.

more than 5 years ago

Bill Joy For New National CTO Post?

pHatidic Re:Bill Joy's terrorist connection (393 comments)

Well it's not like Obama said, "I enjoy palling around with Bill Ayers because I like the fact that he bombed white people." And yet just the fact that they worked together forty years after the fact was enough to get people riled up.

more than 5 years ago

Bill Joy For New National CTO Post?

pHatidic Bill Joy's terrorist connection (393 comments)

If the Republicans went crazy over Obama's friendship with Bill Ayers, just wait until they find out what Bill Joy said about Ted Kaczynski (the unibomber) in Wired.

more than 5 years ago



Programming Above and Beyond Your Ability

pHatidic pHatidic writes  |  about 2 years ago

pHatidic (163975) writes "Alex Krupp writes about using a FOSS mind mapping program called FreeMind to become a better programmer. The essay explains how organizing programming language documentation in a mind map can help coders to program above and beyond their actual ability. He gives examples of how using this tool (or one similar) can help programmers to better understand their tools, to think more creatively, and to remember techniques they’ve used previously."
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What makes something insightful, informative, etc?

pHatidic pHatidic writes  |  more than 4 years ago

pHatidic (163975) writes "What makes something insightful, informative, interesting, or funny? This Slashdot-inspired essay argues that this is one of the most important questions in linguistics, and attempts to construct a unifying theory to answer the question."
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pHatidic pHatidic writes  |  more than 7 years ago

pHatidic (163975) writes "Many Slashdotters are fans of John Taylor Gatto, author of The Six Lesson Schoolteacher and The Underground History of American Education. Gatto has been working with award-winning film director, Roland Legiardi-Laura, on designing a three part documentary on how compulsory education is dumbing us down and curtailing our freedoms. The website hasn't been updated in a couple years, but I talked to the director recently and he confirmed they are still very much working on production and fundraising. Since these are issues that we as a community have traditionally cared about, perhaps some Slashdotters would be interested in learning more about the project and hopefully then contributing."


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