finboy

About

Username
finboy
Joined
Visits
0
Last Active
-
Roles
member
Badges
0
Posts
383

Comments

  • Quote: Originally Posted by progmac I often wonder, what is the psychology behind this? There is no material difference between owning and renting. From a practical standpoint, do you want to live in a neighborhood where everyone rents or e…
  • Quote: Originally Posted by giant Print industries have always struggled trying to understand technology and tend to try fitting in without actually changing. That's basically what we are seeing with "ebook" readers. No one knows what to make o…
  • Sony's reader doesn't really do PDFs well. That's just insane. If I had a reader that would hold a few dozen papers, for instance, I could dispense with carrying things around. When they do backlit and PDF, I'll buy one.
  • Quote: Originally Posted by Denton The debate is over: what remains to determine is what, if anything, we ought to do to slow the change that is happening. Thank goodness for that!! Now we can let all the bureaucrats get down to business of h…
  • Quote: Originally Posted by skatman Before we redestribute the cost of the insurance, it would be good re-examine the current system, cut out a lot of the fat, and change it such that it encourages preventing problems before they start rather tha…
  • Quote: Originally Posted by Mr. Me No, it is not. That's news to me. I always thought that it was.
  • Quote: Originally Posted by finboy Wish I could find one of them, in Houston. My wife has suddenly decided that she has to have one RIGHT NOW. I ended up getting her a diamond ring Saturday instead. The flashing lights distracted her but good…
  • Quote: Originally Posted by tonton I'm seriously considering getting a Wii. That's pretty significant. I've never owned a console system in my life, and I was a kid when the Atari 2600 was the "hot thing". Wish I could find one of them, in Hous…
  • Quote: Originally Posted by hardeeharhar Dear lord... take the paper to the prof or some academic review committee... I agree, take it to the prof. That comment is unacceptable.
  • Quote: Originally Posted by BRussell I have noticed that lazy teachers seem to love the group discussions. And it's also true that other students' ideas probably aren't as valuable as an expert in the topic. "Well, one time? my friend? one time he…
  • Quote: Originally Posted by MarcUK Profit controls virtually everything you see, read, hear and more disturbingly, what you think - And it needs to be pointed out regularly, because for someone, this might be *new* information, and they might wa…
  • Quote: Originally Posted by BRussell midwinter here's an article about elementary math education that might interest you. Thanks for that link. I saw it and forgot to save the article. I've known plenty of professors to use "group work" to …
  • Quote: Originally Posted by slughead Speilberg is a genius. No question. He's ripped off people, sure, but so what. Genius knows what and when to rip off. For those of you who HATE Speilberg, you might try watching "1941". Read up on it …
  • Quote: Originally posted by BRussell Parents who don't spank their kids are raising brats. Just talking never gets anything accommplished. You have to be physical or you're not going to make your point as a parent. OK, I appreciate the hum…
  • Quote: Originally posted by Placebo Yeah, being the "giver" rather than the "reciever" is a very important element of this. The question is "pitching v. catching". I think it merits a new thread.
  • Quote: Originally posted by groverat More like Bareback Mountain! Thank you.