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AP Computer Science Test Takers Up 8,000; Pass Rate Down 6.8%

poity Re:Pass rates for women and blacks? (119 comments)

You can already see some politically incorrect numbers.

AP CS student demographics from the first link in the summary.

- 31.4% Asian
- 3.8% Black
- 8.4% Hispanic
- 0.3% Native American
- 50.5% non-Hispanic White

Compare to current US demographics from the Census Bureau

- 5.3% Asian
- 13.2% Black
- 17.1% Hispanic
- 1.2% Native American
- 62.6% non-Hispanic White

It looks like every race except Asian is under-represented.
Is this evidence of systemic oppression by USA's Asian-American overlords?
Are White people so hateful they'd rather cut themselves to spite the Black and Brown people?

4 days ago

Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

poity Re:let me correct that for you. (613 comments)

socialism is found in scandinavia, belgium, netherlands, france, and the former western-germany

In what way? Is private enterprise disallowed? Do workers own the means of production?
If not, how is it socialism?

It would seem to me that you are merely co-opting the success created by capitalism, and casting the social welfare policies funded by the wealth generated by capitalism as the new definition of "socialism". A common mistake.

about a week ago

Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

poity Re:It was Putin's missle? (667 comments)

No one has found, much interviewed this supposed Carlos. (inb4 "Kiev had him kidnapped and executed" or some other conspiracy theory)

As for the encoding timestamp, that's simple. It was re-encoded for streaming after it was uploaded, as Youtube typically does for most video formats. Primary Youtube servers are located in California, UTC-8. Ukraine is UTC+2, a difference of 10 hours. The encoding timestamp of 19:xx hours on Youtube servers corresponds to early morning in Ukraine the next day.

Are you Kremlin shills even trying? You need to work harder for your rubles.

about two weeks ago

Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

poity Re:lol (667 comments)

Is it not humiliating to invoke Fox News in order to defend or deflect the actions coming from the Russian government? I mean, way to set the low bar and just barely jump over it.

about two weeks ago

Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

poity Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

Russian news sites were just yesterday trying to insinuate that Putin's presidential plane took the same flight path as MH17, and that this was a botched assassination by Kiev. Of course, a quick glance at a map will reveal that a plane flying from Brazil to Poland to Russia never even comes close to Eastern Ukraine.

about two weeks ago

Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

poity Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

A skeptic doubts all. A conspiracy theorist doubts selectively.
wisnoskij is clearly not a skeptic.

about two weeks ago

Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

poity I hate it when they do this with the numbers (710 comments)

In 1942, more than 80 percent of Americans slept seven hours a night or more. Today, 40 percent sleep six hours or less.

How do you even compare these two stats? I get that it sounds dramatic, but you can't work with this crap.

about a month ago

US Secret Service Wants To Identify Snark

poity Re:This should be easy. (213 comments)

Conspiracy insight level 2: The government already has a sentient AI, but it's an Aspie like Data on Star Trek, so they're crowd-sourcing its emotional development. *dun-dun-DUN*

about 2 months ago

Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

poity Re:Wealth Inequality in America (1040 comments)

This guy compares wealth in his argument, yet he seems to make a conclusion about income. Does he use the terms interchangeably to both mean income, or does he conflate the one with the other to obscure the differences between wealth and income? For instance, you can earn $35k/year and live frugally, not take out huge loans/mortgages and have 100000x more wealth than another person earning the same salary but made different choices.

about 2 months ago

HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

poity Re:Who gives a shit? (593 comments)

Does that happen because open-minded people will tend to form more inclusive groups AND perform better, or because switching up sexual orientation and skin color makes people perform better? That is, do inclusiveness and higher performance merely coincide together with the third variable of open-mindedness, or does inclusiveness itself trigger higher performance?

about 2 months ago

Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans As Antarctic Ice Melts

poity Launch Solar Shade! (784 comments)

unless Svensgaard vetoes it...

about 3 months ago

Gaining On the US: Most Europeans To Be Overweight By 2030

poity Re:"Down with fat-shaming!" (329 comments)

I agree. Nationalized universal healthcare must be accompanied by fat-shaming (and smoking-shaming, non-exercise-shaming, etc). If you're squandering other people's healthcare resources, you should be motivated in every way possible into correcting your ways.

about 3 months ago

Steam's Most Popular Games

poity Re:Some error on unplayed games (118 comments)

Also, people owning worthless games nobody likes because they were bundled in with that one awesome one.

about 3 months ago

Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

poity Re:No. (1633 comments)

Free speech makes verbal abuse (and the subsequent self-harm/suicides) more efficient. Outlawing certain phrases and forcing people to use inoffensive words makes bullying exhausting.

about 3 months ago

NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

poity Re:How are these related? (71 comments)

Ah. Thanks for clearing that up, and same to everyone below.

about 3 months ago

NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

poity How are these related? (71 comments)

How can a problem with a backup computer on the ISS impact supply delivery by a SpaceX capsule from Earth?

about 4 months ago

Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

poity Re:There isn't enough rubles in Moscow (313 comments)

Not to mention Russia does not have, and has never had, a moon capable launch vehicle (inb4 N1 explosion pictures), which means if the US has to pretty much start again from scratch to get people to the moon, the Russians are even further behind.

about 4 months ago

Civilization: Beyond Earth Announced

poity Civilization Reskinned? (89 comments)

Where is the unit workshop? Just a bs reskin without unit workshop.

about 4 months ago

93 Harvard Faculty Members Call On the University To Divest From Fossil Fuels

poity Re:I need electricity. I need it for my dreams. (214 comments)

It has been pointed out previously in the comments section of The Crimson that such an act of divestment would be only symbolic. The reason is that publicly traded shares only fund a company in its initial sale during the IPO (which, for oil companies, was decades ago at the very least). All subsequent trades of shares only impact valuation of the company. Harvard's divestment would take down the price of an oil company stock by a fraction of a fraction of a dollar* which means any purchases or sales of assets using shares in the near term subsequent to this divestment would require a fraction of a fraction more shares, which, in the grand scheme of things is meaningless.

*in all likelihood the investment managers would try to divest in portions to minimize losses, so the price movement might be even closer to zero.

about 4 months ago

Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

poity The Inner Light (512 comments)

manly tears

about 4 months ago


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