Education Debate: Which Is More Important - Grit, Or Intelligence?
Keep in mind that the ultimate test of intelligence is survival.
Cockroaches must be highly intelligent then.
- Survive in the poorest circumstances
- Are ubiquitous in urban environments
- Do well with poor upbringing
Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?
People who work the harder in their industry will almost always get paid more (barring other factors).
That's unfortunately nothing to do with how well they get paid.
Your pay level is largely about politics and self-promotion. (within a particular field and experience level)
The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming
Where I live - number of x in last 100 years:
Tornado: I think there's been 2-4 very minor ones with local damage only
Military invasions: 0
Floods: 2 (again minor and localized)
Widespread power outage > 12h: 2 in last 30 yrs
I guess I can chuck the wallet!
French Health Watchdog: 3D Viewing May Damage Eyesight In Children
Eyesight is probably the most important sense you have to interact with the world. It's precious and even a slight chance off affecting it is enough to not take the risk. It's not like we're depriving kids of something important anyway.
I don't see what's wrong with the recommandation and the fact that an agency for food, environmental and occupational health and safety studies the effect of 3D viewing on people and kids. Sounds to me they are doing their job.
But there's no evidence.
Does that mean we should recommend against everything else where there's no evidence of damage too?
Funny how incidence of myopia and use of mobile phones are both increasing...
Quick! Ban mobile phones - won't anyone think of the children?
Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right
Population level surveillance is nothing to do with socialism or capitalism.
It's a tool that can be used by either - generally by the powerful against the majority. In 'true socialism' (which is impossible and more of a theoretical ideal) then there'd be no surveillance as there'd be no powerful group.
NASA Asks Boeing, SpaceX To Stop Work On Next-Gen Space Taxi
So surely that means that they have to pay them at completion. Y'know... basic contract law.
They'd have to have a pretty crappy 'contract' to be able to ask their contractors to suddenly stop working it.
Could We Abort a Manned Mission To Mars?
I agree with this one. This series would be in my top five of all time.
Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little
Dogs seem pretty smart to me.
Have every care need met, and just lie around licking one's balls all day long - sounds like a good gig!
Music Training's Cognitive Benefits Could Help "At-Risk" Students
So the kids that were dedicated enough to do two years of music training went on to university did they?
Who would have thought?
DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications
When you speed up a car, damage on impact is exponential, not linear.
Sorry to be a pedant, but it's velocity squared, not exponential.
Workplace Surveillance Becoming More Common
Seriously - they needed surveillance to figure out that workers were happier and more productive when they had some shared sense of purpose?
What next - needing surveillance to figure out people are bothered by random loud buzzing noises?
Social Media Becomes the New Front In Mexico's Drug War
I hope the local police / government doesn't give in to this intimidation. What's next?
Should the US Copy Switzerland and Consider a 'Maximum Wage' Ratio?
It is about economic growth because when you place restraints like this on the market, there are real economic consequences.
In real terms (PPP), for the vast majority of the population, there has been no economic growth in the west since the 80s. All the economic benefits since then have accrued only to the wealthy elite.
So the current system is clearly failing - it is not delivering benefit to society.
Rigging Up Baby
One can argue that these devices have little use other than helping parents sleep, knowing they'd be alarmed if something happens. Even if that's the case, trust me, it is money well spent. As a new parent, there are a ton of things that you'll be concerned about and this just helps easy your mind.
Paediatricians don't recommend the use of these devices. They haven't been shown to decrease the risk of anything. They tend to produce false alarms, causing a hell of a lot of parent anxiety, and which may contribute to post-natal depression (which has got a well established link to infant death).
EPA Makes Most Wood Stoves Illegal
The busybodies in our government have no problem throwing the poor under the bus to achieve some feel-good goal so they can go home to their mansions at night and feel good about themselves. They're hurting real people.
All this rule changes is the efficiency for NEW wood burning stoves. It doesn't make them even cost any more. It just means they run more efficiently and put out less smoke. Pre-existing stoves don't need to be pulled out or anything.
So for the rural poor that means less cost for heating (or work of chopping wood if you prefer), and less lung disease, for really no increased cost.
Can't see that as a bad thing.
Elementary School Bans Students From Touching Each Other
I wish I could get this rule to work with my 2 and 4 kids. Even better don't touch anything! and don't talk either!
Good luck enforcing that one.
Activists Angry After Apple Axes Anti-Firewall App
"Feel good about buying Apple products, because we're helping you stick it to the man."
Cool! So that's an open invitation to jailbreak their devices and develop a secondary resale market for itunes purchases then?
Why would apple want anyone to stick it to the man?
Mars Orbiter Spies Comet ISON
Is a series of sequel movies to deep impact -- featuring Mars!
All the graphics, none of the emotional impact.
Microsoft Investors Call For Bill Gates To Step Down As Chairman
"I see you are trying to ruin the company, would you like help with that" - FTFY
Students Hack School-Issued iPads Within One Week
No permission slip would make any difference to being sued.
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