Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • If so I'd like to know why the schools insisted on trying to teach it to me.

    The same reason they will try to teach everything else -- their jobs depend on how well your measurements come out.

    If teachers were required to have 3/5th of their class pass a height requirement by 12th grade, they'd be feeding children growth hormones. If teachers were required to teach children demonstrably false information on a regular basis, they'd do that too.

    They believe their job is important, and it is; but it's n

    --

    ------------------------------
    You are what you think.
    • What I'm saying is that persuasive speech is non-coercive and not "evil," and that it is is some way legitimized by the fact that the state of Texas deems it important enough to include on an exit examination. I'm well aware of why the teachers taught the subject, and anything else on the test. I'm talking at a higher level, and talking about why we as a society (or as the society of the state of Texas) force the teachers to do that.

      --
      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • I think conservatism has been co-opted by social conservatives/neo-cons. I would consider myself a fiscal conservative, I don't like deficits. However, I am socially liberal. I'm sort of libertarian in general.

    I would say Buchanan is definitely a fiscal conservative (and a size-of-government conservative) with some oddball social conservatism thrown in just for fun.

    It sort of scares me when I agree with Pat because I disagree with about everything else he says. That's the joy of our country. I don't have
  • I think we should let gays in the military. It's security risk otherwise. When people are hiding the fact they are gay it gives the bad guys something they can use for blackmail. I suppose that could be said for most security sensitive positions in the government in general.