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Love me some Information Society. Thanks for bringing them off the back burner for me.

I don't often have much to share here... but I do this week! An artist I really enjoy just released her first album. I find her voice hauntingly beautiful.

https://fanlink.to/FenneLily

steve  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 18, 2018

"The teachers at the school care about me"

"I feel like I belong at school"

"My schoolwork is meaningful to me"

"I feel safe at school"

etc.

According to one online calculator... (yes, I have wasted WAY too much time on self-vindication tonight) with a population of 350, 161 responses gives me a 7.5% margin of error with a 99% confidence level.

but what do I know...

steve  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 18, 2018

I know man... one of the many reasons I keep hanging around here is so that people like you can continue kicking my ass into doing the stuff I should be doing (even if I should be kicking my own ass).

steve  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 18, 2018

I'm sitting in a meeting for my kids' school... they did a parent survey. They only got 160 responses out of 350 families...

To me that seems like a REALLY HEALTHY sample... and I'm no statistician - but I think 45% is pretty damn skippy good.... and might even be called "statistically significant" sample.

The High School science teacher in the room flat out disagreed with me and told me I wasn't being mindful of the families that didn't respond and that I was trying to silence them. He then likened our survey to the US census and tried to make it sound like we're trying to oppress some families....

Maybe my basic statistical sense is off... but a 45% response rate is PRETTY DAMN GOOD... and science man can f$%& off back to the hippie hole he crawled out of.

steve  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 18, 2018

    What kind of pussy doesn't fucking follow his dreams for fifty goddamn years?

ouch. one certified pussy checking in...

Thanks OBAMA... all it took was a straight shootin' business man to come in here and negotiate the right deal. He knows all the best deals.

</sarcasm>

steve  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Shooting in self-defense

    But she has doubled-down on her training now.

based on her lifestyle... the statistical probability of her ever being in this situation again is so minimal.

    I expect she is still not processing a lot of it.

I've thought about her more than a few times since I read this post. Taking a life - even when apparently justified... can take a toll. I hope she's got a decent support system.

    that's my internal armchair psychologist's diagnosis, at least.

That's what friends are for...

based on the talkreligion tag, I will answer from my humble, personal, religious-yet-non-prosylitizing perspective... so you'll have to leave logic and reason at the door.

absolutely - but only inasmuch as you believe in a distinct, perfect entity who can/will make perfect judgments about what is "just".

steve  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What's the best weather app?

No snails were harmed in the checking of weather with these suggested apps...

And here I thought your tweet link would answer the REAL question... Big Mac or DQP.

I mean... inquiring minds want to know.

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