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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

rdelsambuco I have a compelling case for an alternative (269 comments)

Magic pixie hair. As everyone knows, magic pixie hair, if harvested correctly, could supply all the energy needs of an exponentially growing global economy for centuries, nay, millenia. Engineers just need to figure out how to find the pixes, and harvest their hair. I'm a compelling idea man.


An MIT Dean's Defense of the Humanities

rdelsambuco Education as a state function (264 comments)

I would think that critical thinking is exactly what the state wants to limit in it's citizens. And by "state," I mean the nexus of the most powerful and monied bureaucratic and commercial interests. For example, does a company like Apple benefit most from questioning consumers, or from credulous consumers?

about 4 months ago

In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

rdelsambuco Re:By what definition of "rich"? (311 comments)

Yeah? Please explain - how are these "working classes" ordered and what are the demarcation lines? Are you talking "middle" = median, or "middle" = mean? From my 48 years of experience, 99% in the USA thinks they're "middle class." B.S.

about 4 months ago

Land Rover Demos "Transparent Hood"

rdelsambuco Truly Life Changing (172 comments)

We are clearly approaching the singularity.

about 4 months ago

How Did Bill Nye Become the Science Guy?

rdelsambuco Not a Scientist (220 comments)

Bill Nye the Attention Whore

about 4 months ago

Silicon Valley Billionaire Takes Out $201 Million Life Insurance Policy

rdelsambuco Feudalism 2.0 (300 comments)

Why be king if your heirs won't be?

about 5 months ago

Google Chairman on WhatsApp: $19 Bn For 50 People? Good For Them!

rdelsambuco Re: Read between the lines (303 comments)

They'll be doing the job of one at half the pay.

about 5 months ago

Making Sure Our Lab Equipment Isn't Tricking Us

rdelsambuco Partial Free Will (108 comments)

What is it?

about 5 months ago

US Secretary of State Calls Climate Change 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

rdelsambuco Re:Ahh Kerry... (401 comments)

Least he wasn't lobbing around ebola.

about 6 months ago

"Shark Tank" Competition Used To Select Education Tech

rdelsambuco Re:Technology and money are fine (57 comments)

Source? If so, why not fire the bottom 10% of all occupations? What's your plan for those folks?

about 6 months ago

Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

rdelsambuco Feudalism 2.0 (625 comments)

Redifine "science." Redifine "education." Redifine "justice." War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. Let's just finally set the Enlightnemnet aside becasue feudalism will probably work better going forward, anyway.

about 6 months ago

South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

rdelsambuco Re:Scientists are Christian (Creationists) (665 comments)

Bill Nye is a media construct, not a scientist. He's not particularly skilled at debate, either.

about 6 months ago

Chicago Teachers Rip 'Big Money Interest Groups'

rdelsambuco Re:Take back education (404 comments)

There is no alternative to Taylorization. McSchools will be as much about learning as McDonald's is about nutrition. Give people what they WANT cuz there's a sucker born every minute! Ayn Rand has a lot to say on this, but I bet you already knew that. A simple alternative would be locally controlled public schools, but that would require an already educated, active populace. HA HA HA. No, not in America. Americans hate education - they love training, certifications, compliance, and conformity. They love winners and losers. Here's another alternative: why not do what Finland does? Finland is tops in whatever measurement you want to use for learnin'. Rhetorically you lose, but rest assured - the future you want is coming so you win in the end. I guess.

about 2 years ago

Chicago Teachers Rip 'Big Money Interest Groups'

rdelsambuco Re:They rejected 16% salary increase over 4 years (404 comments)

Absolutely. Public/private partnerships set up to funnel tax payer money to charter schools staffed by McTeachers. I WAS a teacher; what a shitty job. I think public/private partnerships were called fascism back in the day.

about 2 years ago

Chicago Teachers Rip 'Big Money Interest Groups'

rdelsambuco Re:Take back education (404 comments)

Ed reform is all about getting teacher money, period. McTeachers will cost much less, and they're on the way. I'm LOVIN' it!

about 2 years ago

Carnegie Mellon Says Computers Breached

rdelsambuco An Alternative Response (203 comments)

This issue has arrisen periodically over the past several years. If you take a look at previos situations, commonalities can be discerned. However, it is unlikely that future implications are really that severe, and we should probably all just let this one go.

My $0.02

more than 9 years ago


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