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by Fin Fang Foom
21 Jun 2018, 16:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6031
Views: 366296

Re: Light laffs

Eric the .5b wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 16:16
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ISIS: Not even the courtesy of a reacharound.
by Fin Fang Foom
21 Jun 2018, 16:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 275
Views: 27554

Re: PS 411

I mean seriously why should we spend so much on people who are never even going to be able to learn how to drive Most people get jobs eventually. While breaking school into different tracks (vocational, college, etc., with the possibility to move between them) makes more sense than what we have now...
by Fin Fang Foom
21 Jun 2018, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 275
Views: 27554

Re: PS 411

They're going to have a much better chance of getting into Harvard than anyone at an average PS in NYC. From 2016: n our dataset, the mean public school score is 1273 and the median is 1227, meaning the distribution is skewed slightly to the right with more high-scoring outliers. The average score ...
by Fin Fang Foom
21 Jun 2018, 16:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 275
Views: 27554

Re: PS 411

Finland's everyone isn't our everyone. It absolutely is impressive if you give students the opportunity to fly as high as possible. That's mission 1a of education in my book, mission 1 being give everyone a shot to learn basic competency. Note it's "give them a shot" not "close the gap" as a primar...
by Fin Fang Foom
21 Jun 2018, 15:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 275
Views: 27554

Re: PS 411

There's no way to make a public school nonshitty if you let everyone in. Finland seems to do okay. More seriously, it isn't impressive if you take the cream of the crop spend some money on them and leave them as the cream of the crop that still don't get into Harvard. You’d better serve these kids ...
by Fin Fang Foom
21 Jun 2018, 15:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 275
Views: 27554

Re: PS 411

nicole wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 15:29
There's no way to make a public school nonshitty if you let everyone in.
Finland seems to do okay.
by Fin Fang Foom
21 Jun 2018, 15:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 275
Views: 27554

Re: PS 411

My most articulate response to this rn is aslkrja;wlekjfaskalskjr;wlekjr;ljeflkjasd;lkfja;slkjr;lwkj;ljscreamingemojiajfal;ksjelkafj https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/opinion/stuyvesant-new-york-schools-de-blasio.html [snipped quotes re "ending testing for specialized high schools in favor of a to...
by Fin Fang Foom
21 Jun 2018, 14:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 239
Views: 23370

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

Eric the .5b wrote:
21 Jun 2018, 14:42
When are you bothered by anything most people here are bothered by, FFF?
Well, you bother me, so there's that. And Trump too. So, those two things.
by Fin Fang Foom
21 Jun 2018, 14:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 239
Views: 23370

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

I am not really bothered by the ACLU refusing to represent (for free!) people who are agitating against civil rights.
by Fin Fang Foom
21 Jun 2018, 12:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1328
Views: 111069

Re: Star Trek Wankery

dbcooper wrote:
19 Jun 2018, 22:18
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
19 Jun 2018, 22:15
I heard it all be about Picard stuck on Risa with a depowered (and aged) Q (played by Ian McKellen). They solve crimes together and drink at Riker's bar.
Don Johnson and Tom Selleck as guests stars in the first season.
The bar is named "The Huladeck." Tiki-themed, of course.
by Fin Fang Foom
20 Jun 2018, 17:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 554759

Re: Petty annoyances

And the hardware scene is lame right now because prices are high and there isn't anything super exciting on the horizon. Possibly GTX 11xx-series GPUs, but Computex just ended, we had a meh games preview at E3 where the only news was that publishers are Doing The Same Thing But Harder. HEDT CPUs ar...
by Fin Fang Foom
19 Jun 2018, 22:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1328
Views: 111069

Re: Star Trek Wankery

I heard it all be about Picard stuck on Risa with a depowered (and aged) Q (played by Ian McKellen). They solve crimes together and drink at Riker's bar.
by Fin Fang Foom
17 Jun 2018, 14:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7385
Views: 354925

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Frankfurt is one of the most boring and crappiest little towns in central europe, the idea that London City boys would move there is extraordinarily retarded. After my 27 hr flight I was stuck in the only decent bar/club in that town. I drank good beer, and had a surprisingly good steak tartare, bu...
by Fin Fang Foom
15 Jun 2018, 18:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3552
Views: 261298

Re: Twitter!

NSFW, needs sound:


by Fin Fang Foom
15 Jun 2018, 17:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1160
Views: 115955

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Honestly, the fact that so many people think Trump's corruption is normal is probably more threatening than his actual corruption. The damage his corruption is doing is in making that look normal. It's not; it hasn't been in decades; and it's both important to make it abnormal, and to make people b...
by Fin Fang Foom
11 Jun 2018, 12:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3196
Views: 214208

Re: What are you reading?

Lawrence Wright's God Save Texas. So far it is interesting, but it is marred by his (relatively subdued) Texas chauvinism and boosterism (which he probably wouldn't recognize as such). Almost finished with this. Wright is a good writer, but I think he may be dense. Throughout the book he occasional...
by Fin Fang Foom
09 Jun 2018, 23:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What's New at the Bijou?
Replies: 1178
Views: 102061

Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Hereditary is good but overhyped. It is actually frustrating because the acting is superb, it has best in genre apparitions, and gore effects that actually are horrifying (rather than merely gross). Unfortunately, the story blows its load too early, and the plot requires the characters to behave stu...
by Fin Fang Foom
08 Jun 2018, 16:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Oh, Canada
Replies: 78
Views: 9766

Oh, Canada

Canada must be, like obsessed with us. They keep doing what we do.

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/08/61829595 ... um=twitter
by Fin Fang Foom
08 Jun 2018, 14:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 554759

Re: Petty annoyances

I don't remember the part where she freaks out and smacks her face.
by Fin Fang Foom
08 Jun 2018, 14:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8114
Views: 386269

Re: The son of

thoreau wrote:
08 Jun 2018, 12:03
Well shit. I created a thread titled "It's true, your honor, these Ghostbusters have no dicks" a while ago. It exists, but linking from Tapatalk is hard.
Hell's hottest place is reserved for those who demand thread resurrection.
by Fin Fang Foom
06 Jun 2018, 17:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3552
Views: 261298

Re: Twitter!

God knows why I am even mentally responding to this but...$51 is one tank of gas and none of those other things https://twitter.com/seedw11_scott/status/1002989920103817216 Living in a single bedroom apartment and shopping at Walmart are consistent with being in the middle class, but not having a T...
by Fin Fang Foom
05 Jun 2018, 23:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 108
Views: 32022

Re: Small joys and random good things

I am glad nobody died in the chase of that M577 in Virginia. That way I can laugh without feeling guilty when someone sets the videos of it to Yakety Sax.
by Fin Fang Foom
05 Jun 2018, 13:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1160
Views: 115955

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I've seen quite a few liberals express admiration for RT. Including some reasonoids including maybe Balko at one point. Or at least one RT show would occasionally have him or one of the others of his generation on as a talking head. RT has always had an agenda. Formerly at least some shows advanced...
by Fin Fang Foom
05 Jun 2018, 13:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Radical Markets
Replies: 20
Views: 2766

Re: Radical Markets

Things are only radical if they involve BMX!