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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I take it that Riordon uses the public school system? Inhibiting a student from exercising what they have learned is terrible (that is, as long as it's not how to play with matches ;). What if you talk with her teacher about it? Sure it may seem trivial to the teacher, but keeping a kid in a learning rut (that's what appears to be happening) is a terrible thing to do.
    • That's right, she's at the local elementary school. I'll mention it to the teacher when I see her; I don't mean to be negative (um, not a deliberate pun) because the teacher's generally doing a fine job, but I don't like this one thing I've heard.
  • > I wonder how I can teach her not to let the school put brakes on her exploration.

        0 - 10 + 10 != 10

    Very important to understand debt in the modern world.

    I'm reminded of kindergarten (0th grade) where we had these 10x10 grids and we had to fill them out with the numbers 1-100. I figured out an assembly-line mode for this busy work where I wrote all of the 10s columns, then all of the 1s columns. I got scolded. Years later I realized that I had implicitly understood the base-ten number s