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What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 17 March 2014, 20:27

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Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby xyz72 » 17 March 2014, 20:34

At least they didn't interpret it as a muslim terrorist attack.
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Unread postby Descuff » 17 March 2014, 20:53

Ok I need this thread here... But that is just wow.
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Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 18 March 2014, 05:07

Next they'll be bitching about El Niño and how even the weather now is crossing the border!
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Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby c1ask0 » 18 March 2014, 08:19

poolerboy0077 wrote:Next they'll be bitching about El Niño and how even the weather now is crossing the border!

They reckon we'll get an El Niño this summer; it'll be scorching apparently. I hope it doesn't get too hot! :flame:
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Unread postby Muspelli » 18 March 2014, 09:01

Climbing stairs. It takes so much effort the last few months.
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Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby Descuff » 18 March 2014, 15:40

c1ask0 wrote:
poolerboy0077 wrote:Next they'll be bitching about El Niño and how even the weather now is crossing the border!

They reckon we'll get an El Niño this summer; it'll be scorching apparently. I hope it doesn't get too hot! :flame:


Let it come! I'm stick of winter anyway.
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Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 26 March 2014, 06:51

Incoming rant...



So I came across this article about how a parent's response to a child's homework assignment showed how "ridiculous" Common Core is because they overcomplicate what would have otherwise been a simple, straightforward subtraction problem. Here is the parent's response:

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For those who can't read it, it says:

    Dear Jack,

    Don’t feel bad. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering, which included extensive study in differential equations and other higher math applications. Even I cannot explain the Common Core mathematics approach, nor get the answer correct. In the real world, simplification is valued over complication. Therefore, 427 - 316 = 111. The answer is solved in under 5 seconds — 111. The process used is ridiculous and would result in termination if used.

    Sincerely,

    Frustrated Parent


Everyone in the comments section and elsewhere I've checked has lauded this parent. Now, I'll be honest. I don't know much about Common Core. It could very well be that it sucks. However, it struck me as particularly odd why the majority of negative references to it came mostly from rightwing blogs, forums, politicians and personalities (like Glenn Beck). It turns out they hate Common Core because it creates a national curriculum. In other words, "BIG GOVERNMENT!!! GRR!!!" If that's your criticism, fine. Make your criticism about why it's bad to have a national curriculum or whatever. It doesn't logically follow, however, that simply because it's a federal curriculum that it therefore is going to suck as an educational approach. After all, this curriculum could very well have been implemented at a local level or even by private schools.

So here is my letter:


    Dear Frustrated Parent,

    The point of Common Core, as I understand it from what I've read, is to reform our currently impoverished educational system. It is designed to have students think more abstractly, critique the reasoning of others and understand why, say, a math problem is the way it is, and not just merely crunch numbers or push symbols. The point of the assignment, as I see it, wasn't to mindlessly subtract. It was to understand a deeper principle. If you truly wanted not to "overcomplicate" things, then just get a fucking calculator. That's real "simplification" for you. But then, I doubt that's the point.

    The imaginary Jack in the assignment seemed to have subtracted 300 (from three 100 intervals in the scale he used) to go from 427 to 127. He then subtracted 6 from the following intervals, which he then got 121. He seems to have done everything right except for the part where he forgot to subtract 10 from 127 before jumping to the 6 ones, which would have landed him at the correct answer of 111.

    It may be the case that Common Core is a terrible educational initiative. Perhaps it tries to teach complex reasoning at too young an age and will fail in its seemingly noble endeavors. Or perhaps it's terrible because it might be pushing for more standardization which, at least in the U.S., has forced instructors to teach to the test rather than individualize the learning at a child's own pace. But citing this assignment as evidence of the "problem" does you no favors, especially having exposed yourself as an engineering graduate. Just as this assignment asked your child to critique "Jack's" work, feel free to critique my own. It very well could be that I solved the problem incorrectly. After all, I didn't go through a Common Core curriculum but instead through the classic (and shitty) American education system, which, if my answer is indeed incorrect, may explain why I suck at math.

    Sincerely,

    American Recovering from "Simplification"
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Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby Josh » 26 March 2014, 11:44

'What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today'
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'What put a frown on your face today'

Such inner conflict. Nobody told me to expect the big questions in life so soon. :runaway:
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Unread postby Joey90 » 26 March 2014, 12:30

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Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby diogenes » 26 March 2014, 23:12

Q... what made me lose faith in humanity today?

A... myself

why? accidentally destroying a database which i cant replace.

and for allowing myself to buy a can of stella and drink alone. first time ive drank alone!!!
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Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby Joe » 28 March 2014, 01:10

Yanks ruining perfectly good food by smothering it in crap.

EDIT: Americans in general.
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Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby Descuff » 28 March 2014, 03:09

Smartphone. Or should I say stupidphone. Drop them a few times, it doesn't matter if the screen don't crack. The inner workings would just go haywire. Also I swear these phone are disigned to slip out of your hands. They WANT you to get a new phone or a case. The old phones ever had this problem. I could had dropped the older one 20 times over and it would still be functioning normally. The price of technology, I guess. /rant


Joe wrote:Yanks ruining perfectly good food by smothering it in crap.

EDIT: Americans in general.


What food was it?
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Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 28 March 2014, 03:21

Joe wrote:Yanks ruining perfectly good food by smothering it in crap.

EDIT: Americans in general.

I find this ironic coming from someone whose country isn't known for its food...at all. Even Gordon Ramsay is embarrassed by it.
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Unread postby Descuff » 28 March 2014, 03:24

Inb4friedfood.
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Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby Brenden » 28 March 2014, 10:40

poolerboy0077 wrote:
Joe wrote:Yanks ruining perfectly good food by smothering it in crap.

EDIT: Americans in general.

I find this ironic coming from someone whose country isn't known for its food...at all. Even Gordon Ramsay is embarrassed by it.

Was going to say something similar.

When I volunteered at a charity shop I would witness my fellow volunteers eating their lunches, which usually involved styrofoam trays of soggy chips smothered in some Frankenstein mixture of cheese and ground beef and God knows what else.
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Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby Nam » 28 March 2014, 10:47

poolerboy0077 wrote:
Joe wrote:Yanks ruining perfectly good food by smothering it in crap.

EDIT: Americans in general.

I find this ironic coming from someone whose country isn't known for its food...at all. Even Gordon Ramsay is embarrassed by it.


Lets not forget that we are responsible for one of the biggest and most powerful empires in history and not to mention the development of revolutionary technology and theory-all on a diet of fish fingers and pies. Since our diet has diversified we have become weak and useless-I blame Mcdonalds and french dressing
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Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby c1ask0 » 28 March 2014, 11:13

You could all do with a good, ol' Lancashire hotpot. Betty's special, that is.
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Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby xyz72 » 28 March 2014, 12:51

poolerboy0077 wrote:
Joe wrote:Yanks ruining perfectly good food by smothering it in crap.

EDIT: Americans in general.

I find this ironic coming from someone whose country isn't known for its food...at all. Even Gordon Ramsay is embarrassed by it.

The crap I had to eat when I was staying with a British family a couple years ago...
Shortbread. Only thing I liked.
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Re: What pissed you off and made you lose your faith in humanity today

Unread postby Nam » 28 March 2014, 19:05

This made me want to nuke the planet to extinction:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/03 ... 49629.html

All it is is a opportunist greedy and selfish woman doing nothing more than extorting money out of a company by using racism as a weapon. Personally she can walk in front of a bus for all I care! I also do not see why that woman has taken it upon herself to start legal action, perhaps she just beat other low-lives to it... after all, she is not famous, but probably wants to be. people like her are one of the reasons why the world is going to shit

There is a video in this link
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ecial.html
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