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jmcs  ·  2931 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do White Americans Still Want to be Called Caucasians after Boston Bombing?

I would stick with caucasian.

jmcs  ·  2940 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Life Before Earth

It's an interesting approach, too bad they decide to ignore data that doesn't match their theory. And even then it's perfectly possible that life evolved/got more complex faster in the beginning before the growth of complexity got to the current model, a kind of biological inflation, akin to the cosmological inflation.

jmcs  ·  2999 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why the future isn't here yet

Yet Kirk would be dumpfounded with a flat screen.

jmcs  ·  2999 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How to Game a Grading Curve

You can also have to opposite problem I had a professor giving a test so easy that the worse grade was 17 out of 20. I would prefer an almost impossible test and then be graded against my classmates, you just have to provide some rules against gaming (minimum requirements for example).

jmcs  ·  2999 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why the future isn't here yet

The future as arrived, in some aspects we have far surpassed the wildest dreams of many sci-fi writers. Some technologies of Star Trek, for example, seem quaint in comparison we some things we got now.