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Luckily I've been wearing my tinfoil hat for years. I still think for myself and agree wholeheartedly.

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What Brings You to Hubski?

Maybe that’ll turn out to be a good thing.

On a lobster related note, my grandfather would occasionally lament that my family would act like lobsters in a bucket.

According to him, many trapped lobsters in a bucket work competitively and keep every single lobster in the bucket. Many would be able to escape, if only they would operate in a cooperative manner. One lobster crawls upright, another crawls over it's back, and so on making a bridge so that all but two or three crawl to safety. Instead though, the lobsters tend to pull one another back from the success of crawling out and not one ever leaves the bucket.

My family has definitely been stuck in several buckets before.

    If I went back and did it all over again, I'd probably spend more time on maths.

Get to it then. If De Greys SENS stuff pans out too, you’ll have plenty of time to do so.

Good question. Either way, it’s better than a sharp stick in the eye.

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

Same here. Yahoo weather for the general conditions, but Weather Underground is my go-to when the weather gets hairy as it offers more detail.

Yahoo is nice for the 10 day general trends. It’s quick and easy to one-thumb through. Ads don’t seem to hang it up as Weather Underground seems to as it opens up slower and clunkier.

I’m getting excited to see if Trump makes America great again by demonstrating that the U.S. Contitution works.

He proves the U.S. is a great place in which we follow of the rule of law as determined by the people.

Rigging the game gets one sent to time out.

The swamp is drained. Game over.

Agreed. As an 8th grade math teacher my experiences have been related to students approaching me in a blaming fashion. You don't understand me Mr. K., "I'm an active learner (meaning kinesthetic). You need have us "do stuff" more in class, then I'll do better"

A student's poor performance is supposedly due to my lack of turning algebra into a physical education, or dance class.

Sorry dude. That's just not happening here. Find a way to go with the flow instead brother.

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Mercury

Dude. That's an awesome looking train. We took the Amtrack to Chicago with the kids last week. We "ubered" around town.

It was awesome. We need to do that together sometime. Pick a destination via train, grab the families and go. Maybe this summer?

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Reddit's redesign

‘Turd burglars’ is truthful, yet likely too cumbersome. It makes me smile a bit though.

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Reddit's redesign

How about ‘asshats’ or ‘assclowns’?

Awesome post. Great to have some science based facts to back up what I'm working to get across to my 8th grade math students. I've been making "Finding Happiness in Math" central theme in my classroom this year. I've explained the pleasure vs. happiness through the analogy of eating favorite candy bars vs. working with others, practicing and accomplishing some achievement in their lives (usually math, sports, dance, or other social activities).

We like the candy bars and they make us feel good temporarily, too many of them, of course, makes us sick. We don't need candy bars to live and too many of them will lead to a much less happy life.

We may take some time to learn to dribble a basketball with both hands proficiently. Not inherently exciting or rewarding, but when we take our newfound skill and share it with our team, we enhance our value to the team and also improve our team's performance.

It's been fun helping the kids shift their view of math as a form of corporal punishment to a view of a means to a happier life.

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