Movie industry buries report proving pirates are great consumers | Geek.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Movie industry buries report proving pirates are great consumers | Geek.com. The discussion is worth reading; at least the first few posts. While it is certainly true that there are crooks and shysters in the US too, I will grant … Continue reading

The Shortsightedness of Not Caring About What You Can Learn

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute There are plenty of reasons to support things like the Space Program….. The truth about NASA’s space tech spinoffs – Technology & science – Innovation – msnbc.com. “NASA has recorded about 1,600 new technologies or inventions each year for the … Continue reading

Killing an animal to eat it isn’t cruel. Making it live a miserable existance is.

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Why Don’t Farm Animals Get the Respect Pets Do? – NYTimes.com. This article is well worth the read. It makes me sick to see animals living like the ones in the HSUS video. Now, understand that I do not trust … Continue reading

Scientists Fault Universities, and other Mewling

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Scientists Fault Universities as Favoring Research Over Teaching – Research – The Chronicle of Higher Education. Yup. Heard it before. The entire time I was at the University of Calgary I kept hearing about how important research was and based … Continue reading

Comments on “The overblown crisis in American education” in The New Yorker

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The overblown crisis in American education : The New Yorker. The author is claiming that things aren’t that bad. More people are going to school than they did 100 years ago and there are lots more wanting to get in. … Continue reading

What, EXACTLY is the problem with getting to play the bad guy in Medal of Honor?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Video Games – In Medal of Honor, Role Playing Includes Taliban – NYTimes.com. Real live soldiers are dying for the cause of freedom (not to mention piles of innocent bystanders), yet having the freedom to play what you want and … Continue reading

Another Attempt to Fix Broken Education by Simply Making it More

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve seen this before. Summer Vacation is once again under attack in the U.S. See: The Case Against Summer Vacation – TIME. There is no question that formal education is broken in the U.S. (To be fair, it isn’t so … Continue reading