Science Isn't Dead, But It Is Ailing - Part 5
by Your Raving Roving Science Correspondent [Jay Guevara]

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Past entries in the series:

Science isn't dead, but it is ailing - part 4
Science isn't dead, but it is ailing - part 3
Science isn't dead, but it is ailing - part 2
Science isn't dead, but it is ailing - part 1

Previous posts in this series have ripped on education in chemistry and mathematics. In fairness, it is probably time for a constructive rather than a critical post regarding education. What would I do, given a free hand in tertiary education?

Over the years, I've had occasion to reflect on this many times, and consequently have given it considerable thought. Before starting with the minutiae of particular subjects, Guevara University would spend the first few weeks of the first year with a grounding in basic intellectual skills that transcend the choice of subject matter.

What would those skills entail?

I'd start with the following tips on how to study, which for some reason no one is ever taught.

• skim the material quickly in advance of a lecture
• take telegraphic notes (short phrases)
• later recopy those notes, augmenting them
• read the material again, this time carefully, taking notes on it
• if possible, read a different source on the same topic

Assuming there is a textbook, page through it quickly on the next topic to be considered, not reading it in its entirety, but focusing on subheadings, i.e., broad themes. Look at the problems at the end of the chapter (most appropriate for STEM subjects), and read the summary at the end of the chapter. Then go back and skim the chapter quickly. At that point, any lecture on the topic will be semi-familiar, which will greatly simplify note-taking. (I'd recommend taking notes in handwriting - even now - rather than on a computer because the former engages the mind much more than the latter, and permits one to listen to the lecture while taking notes.) Notes should not be transcripts of the lecture; just jotting down two to four word phrases is ideal. That night, transcribe that foul copy to a fair copy while the lecture is still fresh in one's mind, and amplify those jotted down phrases as appropriate. Then read the chapter carefully, working proffered examples, taking notes, again as appropriate, then doing the assigned problems. Time permitting, read a different textbook on the same subject; it's amazing how the inevitable dissonance between two sources reinforces comprehension. All this was my strategy in college, and it works very well indeed.

Next would be a series of lectures on basic logic. This does not mean truth tables, or anything anywhere near that sophisticated. It refers instead to the bread and butter of logic: affirming the antecedent, denying the consequent, Venn diagrams, that sort of thing. ("If we're on AoSHQ, then we're on the internet. If we're not on the internet, then we're not on AoSHQ"). Now you might be forgiven for thinking that this was painfully obvious, and hardly in need of explicit mention, but experience shows that a disturbingly large proportion of the population whiffs on this point (usually prefaced by an exhortation to "reverse the logic!" which makes me flinch when I hear someone say that.). The logic segment would, of course, hit Ockham's Razor pretty hard, as William of Ockham's precept has fallen into general disuse.

It would go on to identification of the more frequently-encountered logical fallacies, in particular, e.g., appeals to authority, post hoc ergo propter hoc, no true Scotsman, false dichotomy, straw man, and that hearty perennial, the genetic fallacy. No need to get into an exhaustive list including the more arcane fallacies; the half dozen tired, tried, and true fallacies - all familiar to those who read the MSM - will do. (Correlation != causation, selection bias, confirmation bias, to name a few.) The point being to sensitize people to logical flaws, which will then jump off the page when they are (all too often) encountered. Articles from the MSM would be a centerpiece of the exercises.

Next up would be an introduction to mnemonics. Some scoff at memorization as down at heel. Kiss my ass. Mnemonics provide a quick and convenient way to recall a lot of information quickly, reliably, and reproducibly. What are the names of the dioic (i.e., HOOC(CH2)nCOOH) acids? Chemists say, "Oh My Such Good Apple Pie," and remember that the n = 0-5 dioic acids are oxalic, malonic, succinic, glutaric, adipic, and pimelic. (Yeah, I know the shirtlifters in Europe have been pushing for use of strict IUPAC nomenclature in preference to the trivial historical nomenclature, but if you walk into any chemistry laboratory on planet Earth and ask for "ethanoic acid," it'll take the denizens there a minute to realize you mean "acetic acid.")

The essence of mnemonics is association of something difficult to remember with something that is easy to remember. Roman orators used to speak apparently extemporaneously, without notes, but in fact associated the key points of their speeches with locations in their homes as they mentally walked through them. That is the origin of phrases such as "in the first place" and "in the second place."

In general, the more laughable, incongruous, and visually evocative the association, the easier it is to remember. For example, in Russian голова (golova) means "head," as I hope rhomboid will confirm). Imagine someone wearing a glove sticking up on his head for some reason. Ridiculous, but therefore memorable.

Numbers - even long ones such as 91852719521639092112 - are easily remembered through use of the major system of associating digits with consonants (vowels and unassigned consonants are ignored). (For example, "t" represents 1, "n" is 2, and "m" is 3, for the number of downstrokes in each letter.) Harry Lorayne in "The Memory Book" uses 91852719521639092112 as an example: through use of the major system, it can be easily remembered by "a beautiful naked blonde jumps up and down." Now that mnemonic is very easy to remember, at least for the Morons.

With apologies to humanities majors, I'd also include a little bit of some very basic math as a PDF.

And with apologies to STEM majors, a suggestion re writing and writer's block as a PDF.

So this is a thumbnail sketch of what I'd teach in the first couple weeks of the freshman year. Thoughts? Criticisms? Additional suggestions?

Posted by: Open Blogger at 07:30 PM




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1 First = TRUE

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 09, 2021 07:33 PM (AiZBA)

2
H2O

what do I win?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 09, 2021 07:36 PM (r4bSV)

3 I feel like I'm in one of those dreams where I realize I had to take the final exam despite missing the entire semester.

In my skivvies.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform? at January 09, 2021 07:36 PM (x8Wzq)

4 Speaking of truth...is this real?

This is a reported video of the Italian prosecutor admitting that the election was altered in concert with the US embassy in Rome. If this is real, it's a good thing and explains Pelosi's haste.



https://tinyurl.com/y3t6rbxo

Posted by: CN at January 09, 2021 07:36 PM (ONvIw)

5 I can teach you how to make a paper mache volcano

Posted by: DB- just DB at January 09, 2021 07:36 PM (iTXRQ)

6 bees and dogs can smell fear

Posted by: DB- just DB at January 09, 2021 07:37 PM (iTXRQ)

7 I can hear pudding.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform? at January 09, 2021 07:37 PM (x8Wzq)

8 school night?

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 09, 2021 07:37 PM (nUhF0)

9

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 09, 2021 07:38 PM (kTF2Z)

10 Science? What's that?

Posted by: dantesed at January 09, 2021 07:38 PM (88xKn)

11 Posted by: CN at January 09, 2021 07:36 PM (ONvIw)

100 comment rule? Ever hear of it?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 09, 2021 07:38 PM (xT2tT)

12 2 + 2 = 4.

If this is granted, all else must follow.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 09, 2021 07:39 PM (R/m4+)

13 100 comment rule? Ever hear of it?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 09, 2021 07:38 PM (xT2tT)

I thought that was just for the art thread

Posted by: spypeach at January 09, 2021 07:39 PM (Up/Jb)

14 This looks suspiciously like math.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at January 09, 2021 07:39 PM (9IdCK)

15 Not much time left for smoking pot, drinking beer and chasing girls.

Posted by: Weasel at January 09, 2021 07:39 PM (MVjcR)

16 I need a mnemonic to remember how to spell mnemonic.

Posted by: f'd at January 09, 2021 07:39 PM (bit8M)

17 CN @ 11 - So what? Moot as this point. Learn to be a Good German.

Posted by: butch at January 09, 2021 07:40 PM (cHvOo)

18 I thought that was just for the art thread


Posted by: spypeach at January 09, 2021 07:39 PM (Up/Jb)

Ace doesn't care about it on his posts, but it's common courtesy to stay on topic for awhile.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 09, 2021 07:40 PM (xT2tT)

19 This looks suspiciously like math.
Posted by: Michael the Texan at January 09, 2021 07:39 PM (9IdCK)


That's maths my good man.

Posted by: Little Lord Fauntleroy at January 09, 2021 07:41 PM (AiZBA)

20 Shouldn't we get textbooks?

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 07:41 PM (Cxk7w)

21 Learn to be a Good German.

Posted by: butch at January 09, 2021 07:40 PM (cHvOo)

Care to explain what you mean?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 09, 2021 07:41 PM (xT2tT)

22 No math! No science! No soy boy knights prancing through the flowers! No naked old men on ottomans!

Posted by: jmel at January 09, 2021 07:41 PM (bVhJi)

23
2 + 2 = 4.



If this is granted, all else must follow.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy

You sir, will have no place in a Biden Admin.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2021 07:42 PM (c9Lu2)

24 I got the juice.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at January 09, 2021 07:42 PM (IYHxL)

25 I can tell from this post that some people's brains work very differently from mine. Well, many people's. Actually, probably most.

Posted by: f'd at January 09, 2021 07:42 PM (bit8M)

26
Ace doesn't care about in on his posts, but it's common courtesy to stay on topic for awhile.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 09, 2021 07:40 PM (xT2tT)

I get it, I was trying to be funny, clearly I failed. I appreciate all the time you guys put into these posts.

Posted by: spypeach at January 09, 2021 07:42 PM (Up/Jb)

27 How does critical race theory come into this?

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 07:43 PM (Cxk7w)

28 I can teach you how to make a paper mache volcano.
I can teach you everything you need to know about trigonometry in about 15 minutes. And also how to make a Bridgeport milling machine sit on its hind legs and beg for buttermilk.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Wi Fuct at January 09, 2021 07:43 PM (HaL55)

29 I'll come back in a less science-y thread

Posted by: DB- just DB at January 09, 2021 07:43 PM (iTXRQ)

30 A beautiful naked blonde jumps up and down? come on, I'm lousy with maths, show me a visual.

Posted by: Eromero at January 09, 2021 07:44 PM (em79L)

31 if possible, read a different source on the same topic


Leastways in the early part of grad school, there wasn't much time to implement this last part of the list.

But later on, particularly if I'm doing a refresher on some material from a ways back, it's quite helpful.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 09, 2021 07:44 PM (ZSK0i)

32 I was trying to be funny, clearly I failed.

Posted by: spypeach at January 09, 2021 07:42 PM (Up/Jb)

Nope. I got a chuckle out of it. But the cobloggers and moderators have been working overtime for a long time to try to keep the blog clean, and when people fail to respect even the most trivial of the few rules around here it gets frustrating sometimes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 09, 2021 07:44 PM (xT2tT)

33 Good thing I decided to become an artist. F16 over my head.

Posted by: dartist at January 09, 2021 07:45 PM (+ya+t)

34 When do consider inclusion, diversity, social justice, and the fact that everything you said smacks of heteropatriarchal white privilege?

Asking for the Dean of the School of Studies.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 09, 2021 07:45 PM (DMUuz)

35 I can tell from this post that some people's brains work very differently from mine. Well, many people's. Actually, probably most.
Posted by: f'd at January 09, 2021 07:42 PM (bit8M)

Same here. I do not consider myself dumb, but I was always a terrible student, even in art and writing classes, which are two things I am good at doing and stuff.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform? at January 09, 2021 07:45 PM (x8Wzq)

36 Question: There's a novel virus spreading through a population of 7 Billion people, will a paper mask slow the spread?

Science: No.

Fauxience!: Yes!

BroScience: Do you even lift?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 09, 2021 07:45 PM (FhLXx)

37 This is great stuff for the rebuilding times. I'm a small M moron, so that "major system" flew so far over my head on first reading I'm gonna spend the next hour trying to figure it out.


With Critical "Studies" hitting high noon, we need a series of posts to augment this about a psychological approach to combatting that nonsense, since they reject logic, reason, and pretty much everything about traditional western discourse. You can hit them with FACTS and LOGIC, and they're gonna launch into a diatribe about how you're a white oppressor and then contact your employer.

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 09, 2021 07:46 PM (Ynlay)

38 A few years ago I revisited some basic chemistry, and it was incredible how quickly it came back to me. Stoichiometry may not sound like a lot of fun, but just looking at it from a different perspective (different text book) made a huge difference.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 09, 2021 07:46 PM (xT2tT)

39 100 comment rule? Ever hear of it?

I was told there would be no math on this blog.

Posted by: Methos at January 09, 2021 07:47 PM (kOpft)

40 True or False? Pic of a hot STEM chick instead of truth table might draw more attention to the post.

Posted by: Hands at January 09, 2021 07:47 PM (786Ro)

41 I was told there would be no math on this blog.


Posted by: Methos

To be fair, math is no longer a science.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2021 07:48 PM (c9Lu2)

42 Read whole thing twice actually.
I do know on actual writing notes for me , that even today if I had a 20 item shopping list I wrote being dictated to but forgot the list I would bring back alot of items on it.

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 07:49 PM (Cxk7w)

43 A beautiful naked blonde jumps up and down? come on, I'm lousy with maths, show me a visual.
Posted by: Eromero at January 09, 2021 07:44 PM


Sometimes you won't need a mnemonic to remember something you've seen:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y52pkfs5

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 09, 2021 07:49 PM (DMUuz)

44 @41

Math is a sandwhich and therefore a Taco.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 09, 2021 07:49 PM (FhLXx)

45 41 I was told there would be no math on this blog.




Posted by: Methos

To be fair, math is no longer a science.

what is the intersectional logarithm of pi?

Posted by: Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at January 09, 2021 07:49 PM (5br8a)

46 I was told there would be no math on this blog.

Cool it, you, or you'll get a knuckle supper!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 09, 2021 07:49 PM (ZSK0i)

47 I remember one mnemonic: Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally.

I remembered it better when I played around with it: Please exhume my dead Aunt Sally.

I still failed algebra, thrice. probably because I spent too much time playing with mnemonics and not enough doing my homework.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform? at January 09, 2021 07:49 PM (x8Wzq)

48 True or False? Pic of a hot STEM chick instead of truth table might draw more attention to the post.


How about a pic of the truth table on a hot STEM chick?

Posted by: Methos at January 09, 2021 07:50 PM (kOpft)

49 You can hit them with FACTS and LOGIC, and they're gonna launch into a
diatribe about how you're a white oppressor and then contact your
employer.


It's around that time that you start saying "Really? Prove it right now or STFU."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Wi Fuct at January 09, 2021 07:50 PM (HaL55)

50 To be fair, math is no longer a science.
what is the intersectional logarithm of pi?


That's that scene from Requiem for a Dream

Posted by: Methos at January 09, 2021 07:51 PM (kOpft)

51 I am particularly astounded by the general lack of understanding of logic in our society. People who don't have a grasp of basic logic can be persuaded to believe anything.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at January 09, 2021 07:51 PM (9IdCK)

52
FOIL

First
Outside
Inside
Last

Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 09, 2021 07:52 PM (r4bSV)

53 Science thread ? Dog ate my homework !

Posted by: runner at January 09, 2021 07:52 PM (zr5Kq)

54 Sorry to go off topic, but I need to vent. Son in law is active duty and is a member of a veterans support group on facebook. Didn't loss anyone under his command during his 2 tours. He has lost several to PTSD and suicide after they retired and came home. The support group has been a big help as troubled/depressed troops can comment on their problems and commiserate with like minded people. People will put up their phone numbers to talk with those in crisis. The shitheels at facebook banned the group today. 38000+ members in need and facebook said we don't need your kind around here. I can't tell you the number of times my son in law has had to excuse himself from the room to go take a call to help keep one of his troops from hurting or killing themselves. Facebook can burn in hell.

Posted by: Dr. Darth Randall at January 09, 2021 07:52 PM (iWCRg)

55 CBD @ 21 - Dennis Praeger mentioned the Good Germans in a recent post. Keep you head down, and hope the state doesn't notice you. I am being bitter; this goes against every fiber of my being. I hope I can be the "Be this guy" meme.

The current set of fascists has tools those guys in 30's and 40's Germany could only dream of. What galls me is these turds are out of my reach but I am well within theirs. I could live, or more accurately die, with them sending armed jackbooted thugs to my door. Instead they will use the faceless beauracracy. The govt says "You have gunz/wrong think? No SS/VA/Other for you." Employer says "You have gunz/wrong think? No job for you." Bank says "You have gunz/wrong think? No money for you." Which mother fucker do I shoot in the face?
Apologies for going off topic so early in the thread. Pace, my firend.

Posted by: butch at January 09, 2021 07:52 PM (cHvOo)

56 Medicine is science , right ?

Posted by: runner at January 09, 2021 07:52 PM (zr5Kq)

57 Duncanthrax @ 43- Dang. Just dang.

Posted by: Eromero at January 09, 2021 07:52 PM (em79L)

58 I can tell from this post that some people's brains work very differently from mine.

That's the point of seeking another source. With luck, you'll find a book written by someone whose brain works the same way yours does, and what had been obscure now becomes clear.

I detested thermodynamics when I first had it, because the execrable textbook basically recited "in this situation, use this equation, and that situation, use that equation."

Then I found Irving Klotz's wonderful book on the same subject, in which for each situation he showed how to derive the requisite equations from first principles (total differential of free energy), and thermodynamics rocketed up to one of my favorite topics. THAT approach made sense to me, and therefore spoke to me.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 07:53 PM (YqDXo)

59 I'd recommend taking notes in handwriting - even now - rather than on a computer because the former engages the mind much more than the latter, and permits one to listen to the lecture while taking notes.) Notes should not be transcripts of the lecture; just jotting down two to four word phrases is ideal. That night, transcribe that foul copy to a fair copy while the lecture is still fresh in one's mind, and amplify those jotted down phrases as appropriate.


That's how I used to study. But today's methods of delivering education make it hard for me to do it that way effectively. Much learning materials are short poorly made videos. I do so much better with a book.

Posted by: Hands at January 09, 2021 07:54 PM (786Ro)

60 I'm looking at you, Udemy. The eBay of online learning.

Posted by: Hands at January 09, 2021 07:54 PM (786Ro)

61 91852719521639092112 as an example: through use of the major system, it can be easily remembered by "a beautiful naked blonde jumps up and down."

==

how is a = 9? or b = 8? there's not that many downstrokes in them

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 09, 2021 07:55 PM (nUhF0)

62

I imagined the beautiful naked blonde as Kat Timpf, and then it all started making sense...

Posted by: Zettai at January 09, 2021 07:55 PM (rm8S6)

63
Cool it, you, or you'll get a knuckle supper!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy


Ahhhh, Catholic school study guide.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2021 07:56 PM (c9Lu2)

64 Since I have taught at University level (as a grad student) and hired tons of people in STEM and non-stem fields, I feel that I should have some valid input here.

First, I think this is an excellent plan, overall. For my school, Engineering 101 was a class on programming. English 101 was a class where we had to read asshats like Jane Austin and Gatsby. This is much better, but for God's sake, shouldn't people know this stuff in HS?

Second, one thing I see a lot of the past 10 years or so is everyone thinks they are a F-ing expert in logical fallacies. (what are they all taking philosophy classes now?) The upshoot is that they all think they are better than past generations who do not have that vocabulary. Knowing the terms does not mean you know how to apply them!!!!!

An example (which is a real peeve of mine) You often see that famous photo of shot up WWII plane and "survival bias" explanation that the stupid damn fools (who won the war) did not realize that the flak damage that they were seeing on the returning planes was the stuff that did not need additional protection. It was damage that did not return which took out the planes.

1/2 (Thanks Pixy!)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 07:56 PM (LWu6U)

65 On the note taking point, I used to take the quick notes during lectures, and then write or type them up within a day or two. For me, it was because my quick note handwriting tends to be fairly illegible. So it just made sense, especially in classes that were challenging.

Nowadays students have laptops & tablets for note taking, so things should be legible, but going back and reorganizing might be almost as useful. But I agree, there's something about trying to capture the thought with a pen or pencil in your hand that cements the thought.

Posted by: Boots Who Read The Gulag Archipelago at January 09, 2021 07:56 PM (O0Tro)

66 Then I found Irving Klotz's wonderful book on the same subject, in which for each situation he showed how to derive the requisite equations from first principles (total differential of free energy), and thermodynamics rocketed up to one of my favorite topics. THAT approach made sense to me, and therefore spoke to me.


Klotz and Rosenberg?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 09, 2021 07:56 PM (ZSK0i)

67 how is a = 9? or b = 8? there's not that many downstrokes in the

Yeah, I didn't grok that either.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Wi Fuct at January 09, 2021 07:56 PM (HaL55)

68 First

Posted by: Balderdash at January 09, 2021 07:57 PM (9byfS)

69 a is 9 upside down and backwards. You just need to remember that.

Posted by: f'd at January 09, 2021 07:57 PM (bit8M)

70 A couple of mnemonics I remember:

Every Good Boy Does Fine

Bad Boys Race Our Young Girls, But Violet Generally Wins*


*The PG version

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 09, 2021 07:57 PM (Ynlay)

71 CBD @ 38 - I am an engineer, chemistry was always my weakest subject. I picked up a basic text book a few years ago and begain working thorugh the problems. It wae enlightening.

Posted by: butch at January 09, 2021 07:57 PM (cHvOo)

72 how is a = 9? or b = 8? there's not that many downstrokes in them
Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 09, 2021 07:55 PM (nUhF0)/i]

Downstrokes aren't relevant to those. 9 looks like an upside down "p" or "b," while 8 looks like a cursive "f."

It's silly, but those are easy ways to remember them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 07:57 PM (YqDXo)

73 Ahhhh, Catholic school study guide.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2021 07:56 PM (c9Lu2)



Actually, Garth Marenghi's Dark Place.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 09, 2021 07:57 PM (ZSK0i)

74 I did learn that hand writing notes is my best method of retaining things. In college.

In grade school I would draw little Corsairs shooting down little Zeros.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform? at January 09, 2021 07:58 PM (x8Wzq)

75 Duncanthrax@ 43 - Thank you for at least providing a preview, ice hole.

Posted by: butch at January 09, 2021 07:59 PM (cHvOo)

76 Don't let quadratics "FOIL" you.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2021 07:59 PM (c9Lu2)

77 Klotz and Rosenberg?
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 09, 2021 07:56 PM (ZSK0i)


I've never seen that book. I actually had the honor of meeting Irving Klotz when I was invited to give a seminar at Northwestern, and I recounted to him my Damascene conversion owing to his book. He beamed.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 07:59 PM (YqDXo)

78 It's silly, but those are easy ways to remember them.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

got it

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 09, 2021 07:59 PM (nUhF0)

79
a is 9 upside down and backwards. You just need to remember that.


I sorta got that second part...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Wi Fuct at January 09, 2021 08:00 PM (HaL55)

80 I did used to remember the color codes for resistors using a mnemonic but I don't even remember the mnemonic anymore.

Posted by: f'd at January 09, 2021 08:00 PM (bit8M)

81 Next up would be an introduction to mnemonics.

Like LSMFT. Even after all these years. . .

Posted by: Tonypete at January 09, 2021 08:01 PM (Rvt88)

82 I never really learned to study until I took the Bio AP my senior year in HS.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 09, 2021 08:01 PM (EZebt)

83 Like LSMFT. Even after all these years. . .
Over, under, around, and through.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Wi Fuct at January 09, 2021 08:02 PM (HaL55)

84 I did used to remember the color codes for resistors using a mnemonic but I don't even remember the mnemonic anymore.

Posted by: f'd

XLR connectors: George Washington Bridge.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2021 08:02 PM (c9Lu2)

85 Pffffffft, who took notes during lectures? You guys never noticed all the smart Asian kids sitting in the front during the lecture with their tape recorders?

They always copied and sold the tapes of the lecture later at the student union.

Posted by: JROD at January 09, 2021 08:03 PM (0jZnq)

86 "In grade school I would draw little Corsairs shooting down little Zeros."

Ha! I would do stuff like that in the outer margins of my school books and make flip books out of them. Stuff like a multistage rocket going up and the capsule floating back down on a chute.

Posted by: f'd at January 09, 2021 08:04 PM (bit8M)

87 cont.

I am convinced (although I have not researched it) that this was used as an example and that the designers who reinforced planes kind of knew what systems had to be protected.

But my point is that I feel all the young-uns think that they are smarter than the past generations. They have broken the chains of religion, superstition, and absolutism and are woke. If only the allies had taught their population philosophy classes, WWII probably wouldn't have even happened.

This trend bothers me. I am old school, and I think practical experience is necessary. Short of that, then case studies where they see, but stuff written by people who think they are better than the past scientists.

I recently watched the BBC Secret War series and the problems they had to solve were impressive. I would like for every STEM student to be put on a mud flat with a German WWII harbor mine, and have them deactivate it. Let them figure out which screws make it go boom, and which ones remove the sensors. I know this will greatly reduce the number of STEM students, but I am willing to risk it.

(sorry for the rant.)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 08:04 PM (LWu6U)

88 B, the answer is B.

(statistically, in multiple choice tests the most common answer is B)

Posted by: davidt at January 09, 2021 08:04 PM (l3+k2)

89
I did used to remember the color codes for resistors using a mnemonic but I don't even remember the mnemonic anymore.



Posted by: f'd
Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Goes Willingly

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 09, 2021 08:05 PM (9Om/r)

90 I've never seen that book. I actually had the honor of meeting Irving Klotz when I was invited to give a seminar at Northwestern, and I recounted to him my Damascene conversion owing to his book. He beamed.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 07:59 PM (YqDXo)



Cool deal.

On the book, more specifically, it's Irving Klotz and Robert Rosenberg, "Chemical Thermodynamics", 3rd ed., 1974. I'd have to spend some time going back through it to see if they mentioned the total differential of the free energy approach. If nothing else, it'd be a good tie in to the structure of the Pitzer parameter approach...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 09, 2021 08:05 PM (ZSK0i)

91

I took a Constitutional law class in college.

I read chapters 7,8 & 9 a couple times and failed the test bigly....my bad, as test was on chapters 4,5 &6...

For next test read 7,8 &9 twice again... aced test... perfect score...Prof said i had largest grade swing on tests hes ever seen. Lol

Point being.... i can def see the logic behind scanning chapters before lectures and following up consolidating notes when stuff is fresh in your mind... going over things more than once/twice solidifies things in your mind.

I wish i would've partied less and reread assignments more often...would've done a heck of a lot better in school...and probably life. Sigh.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at January 09, 2021 08:05 PM (9edWs)

92 Pug Mahon @ 75- I was one of those aerial combat artists too and I drew dragsters and custom cars. And for some reason, tunnels and caves.

Posted by: Eromero at January 09, 2021 08:06 PM (em79L)

93 "Nowadays students have laptops & tablets for note taking, so things should be legible, but going back and reorganizing might be almost as useful. But I agree, there's something about trying to capture the thought with a pen or pencil in your hand that cements the thought."


_____


Yeah there's a lot of laptops open in classrooms now, but on most of them you'll see social media open. Those that do try to take notes end up falling behind because they're dicking around with formatting.

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 09, 2021 08:06 PM (Ynlay)

94 "In grade school I would draw little Corsairs shooting down little Zeros."



Ha! I would do stuff like that in the outer margins of my school
books and make flip books out of them. Stuff like a multistage rocket
going up and the capsule floating back down on a chute.

Posted by: f'd at


I drew civil war battles, before and after. Good thing I didn't own a red pen, they would have been much more graphic.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2021 08:06 PM (c9Lu2)

95 Ha! I would do stuff like that in the outer margins of my school books and make flip books out of them. Stuff like a multistage rocket going up and the capsule floating back down on a chute.
Posted by: f'd at January 09, 2021 08:04 PM (bit8M)

It's a wonder morons like us ever managed to graduate high school, eh?

Prolly just glad to be rid of us.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform? at January 09, 2021 08:06 PM (x8Wzq)

96 I'm embarrassed that I've forgotten pretty much everything I learned getting my degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering.

I used a limited set of skills till I was about 40, embarked on what I hoped would be a quiet programming career, then quickly found myself running projects and writing until I retired.

I like to think that I could re-learn things pretty fast, but it probably won't happen unless I make time.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at January 09, 2021 08:07 PM (9IdCK)

97 Reminds me, I remember someone pointing out how each numeric digit has a sort of mirror image. Iirc:

6 2 3 4
9 5 8 7

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 09, 2021 08:09 PM (nUhF0)

98 It's always True, False, True, True, False; repeat if there is more.

Worked for me on several tests.

Posted by: JROD at January 09, 2021 08:09 PM (0jZnq)

99 the funny thing is I have always been good at any kind of math involving something specific and visual (geometry, land survey, etc).

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform? at January 09, 2021 08:10 PM (x8Wzq)

100 I don't think I could be a student again. Studying is skill I think I've permanently lost.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 09, 2021 08:11 PM (U2p+3)

101 That's how I used to study. But today's methods of delivering education make it hard for me to do it that way effectively. Much learning materials are short poorly made videos. I do so much better with a book.
Posted by: Hands

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I don't take notes at all now, but when I have to learn something, after the video or lecture I spend a few minutes trying to explain it to myself, and take notes on that. It sounds weird but I think you can not take notes and listen at the same time with the pace of today's classes, and I think trying to explain something is the best way to see what you missed.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 08:12 PM (LWu6U)

102 Past 100 comments.

Boobs

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 09, 2021 08:14 PM (kTF2Z)

103 The Army spent a considerable amount of money forcing me to memorize things. To this day, 26 years after drill sergeant school I can teach you how to stand at the position of attention and the rest positions. Word for word. I also memorized useful knowledge such as troop leading procedures and priorities in the defense. OCOCCA. Memorization is an ancient tool for learning.

Posted by: Fra Filippo at January 09, 2021 08:14 PM (WH8+k)

104 JROD @ 101- What you said. Really, it takes a idiot to fail a multiple choice test. Faced with 4 choices, a,b,c,d, here's the plan. You can most times throw one out cause it's obvious bullshit, another because it's too perfect, and of the final two? Well hell that's where the 50/50 rule kicks in. Tell me that ain't science.

Posted by: Eromero at January 09, 2021 08:15 PM (em79L)

105 I took a serious course in Logic, taught by the Philosophy Dept at a very good small liberal arts college.

A year out of college, I got a nearly perfect score on the old school LSATs, which I credit to that course. (I've never taken a test prep course). More importantly, it helped me in lots of later endeavors.

Many people used to do liberal arts to make themselves better thinkers and communicators. Today, not so much.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 09, 2021 08:16 PM (9TdxA)

106 I learned logic tables from computer programming in the dark ages and via economics and math.

Thanks Jay for the refresher.

Posted by: whig at January 09, 2021 08:16 PM (pO7gM)

107 Those that do try to take notes end up falling behind because they're dicking around with formatting.

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 09, 2021 08:06 PM (Ynlay)


This.

That's exactly the problem with using a computer for this purpose.

Now in fairness, as an expert witness I took notes on a tablet on the opposing sides arguments - but I just used a stylus to write them, effectively using the tablet much like ... a notebook.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 08:16 PM (YqDXo)

108 I don't think I could be a student again. Studying is skill I think I've permanently lost.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 09, 2021 08:11 PM (U2p+3)

If there was a topic that really got your attention and you felt compelled to learn more about it, you probably could. But I'm with you, I finished my BA and never want to darken the door of a college ever again. I wasn't able to 'go away' to college and get a degree in 4 years, it took me many years of part-time study to get that BA while working full time.

I enjoy life-long learning projects, how to do things, repair things, make things, and I take classes here and there to get first hand knowledge from people who want to share it. Or at least I did until this past year :-(


Posted by: Boots Who Read The Gulag Archipelago at January 09, 2021 08:17 PM (O0Tro)

109 Past 100 comments.



Boobs
True

Posted by: Methos at January 09, 2021 08:17 PM (kOpft)

110
I don't think I could be a student again. Studying is skill I think I've permanently lost.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 09, 2021 08:11 PM (U2p+3)

Grammar is a skill I lost. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 09, 2021 08:17 PM (9Om/r)

111 > 105 Past 100 comments.

Boobs
Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 09, 2021 08:14 PM (kTF2Z)


This.

Posted by: Muad'dib - Having a Brown Bag Picnic at the Tiki Bar prior to Leaving the Reservation at January 09, 2021 08:17 PM (xHMzs)

112 For what it's worth, I saw some interviews recently with the inventor of the PCR test process. He had some interesting things to say, not least of which when he was asked to write a paper on the applicability of PCR testing to HIV, he asked the HIV folks to provide him with the basic paper that could be referenced, regarding HIV causing AIDS.

They couldn't produce one.

He wasn't even questioning the validity of the concept, but as a scientist he considered it basic paper writing 101 for him to reference the paper that says what he's being asked to start his paper with, namely that HIV is presumed to be the cause of AIDS.

Nope. There wasn't one. This goes back to our pal Fauci and Co.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 09, 2021 08:17 PM (oQ94s)

113 Has anyone used the Cornell note taking system? I learned about it after I was done with school but looks like it would help you go back through the notes.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 09, 2021 08:17 PM (YynYJ)

114 Memorization is an ancient tool for learning.
Posted by: Fra Filippo at January 09, 2021 08:14 PM (WH8+k)

I was able to field strip and reassemble an M-16 in my head, even years after I left the Army.

After 30 years, I no longer can, at least easily, but I bet if I got one in my hands the muscle memory would come back quickly.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform? at January 09, 2021 08:18 PM (x8Wzq)

115 Some things just require rote memorization. The multiplication tables are a good example.

Posted by: Jmel at January 09, 2021 08:19 PM (bVhJi)

116 The Army spent a considerable amount of money forcing me to memorize things. To this day, 26 years after drill sergeant school I can teach you how to stand at the position of attention and the rest positions. Word for word. I also memorized useful knowledge such as troop leading procedures and priorities in the defense. OCOCCA. Memorization is an ancient tool for learning.
Posted by: Fra Filippo at January 09, 2021 08:14 PM


Alexa - the Full Metal Jacket version (NSFW):

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5uhy5td

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 09, 2021 08:19 PM (DMUuz)

117 I learned logic tables from computer programming in the dark ages and via economics and math.

Posted by: whig

Now, doncha know, all it takes to learn to code is a 6 week hurry up night class at Franklin County School for the Terminally Outraged.

At least that's what many of the resumes that came across my desk/screen put forth.


Glad I'm retired.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 09, 2021 08:20 PM (Rvt88)

118 I don't take notes at all now, but when I have to learn something, after the video or lecture I spend a few minutes trying to explain it to myself, and take notes on that.

My wife teases me because I talk to myself, but it actually serves an important role. In trying to master something, I think of how I would lecture on it, in essence lecturing to myself. What is the essence of this topic? Where to begin? How does it relate to things I already know? How to build in the things that I don't yet know? Once I do that, I've got it.

It was useful to me as a lecturer, because I already had the lecture in the can, and merely had to rewind and deliver it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 08:20 PM (YqDXo)

119 Posted by: Dr. Darth Randall at January 09, 2021 07:52 PM

Rat bastards, probably would be very hard to move all of them on short notice to another venue.

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 08:21 PM (Cxk7w)

120 I would like to audit some classes when the world opens up again. Botany perhaps.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 09, 2021 08:21 PM (U2p+3)

121 Teach young people how to think instead of what to think. Are you crazy? How will we keep our phoney baloney jobs that way?

Posted by: Snidely Whiplash at January 09, 2021 08:21 PM (dVp8a)

122 Here's info on the Cornell note taking method:

https://tinyurl.com/srqzx92

For what it's worth, I used mindmapping for a biz law class. I'm not sure how well it worked but my classmates found it interesting.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 09, 2021 08:21 PM (YynYJ)

123 Has anyone used the Cornell note taking system? I learned about it after I was done with school but looks like it would help you go back through the notes.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 09, 2021 08:17 PM (YynYJ)


What is it? I haven't heard of that one.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 08:21 PM (YqDXo)

124 Some things just require rote memorization. The multiplication tables are a good example.
Posted by: Jmel

Are you inviting division?

Posted by: Tonypete at January 09, 2021 08:22 PM (Rvt88)

125
President is set to speak tonight at 9pm?

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 09, 2021 08:22 PM (ODriZ)

126 Nope. There wasn't one. This goes back to our pal Fauci and Co.
Posted by: BurtTC at January 09, 2021 08:17 PM (oQ94s)

This is to say, PCR testing is being used now to justify ALL these changes to how we live, because in their infinite wisdom, they decided this instrument could prove whatever they needed it to, namely that amplifying ANYTHING will make it look like it's something, when it isn't.

In this case, a chemical which may or may not be COVID 19, and it may or may not mean an infection is present.

The estimates are credibly presumed that around 90% of PCR positive tests for Covid are false.

Science.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 09, 2021 08:22 PM (oQ94s)

127 @113 Berserker-English composition....I couldn't even get the Grammar School Rock songs right, "lolly, lolly get your adverbs here", I mean WTF was that shit?

Posted by: JROD at January 09, 2021 08:23 PM (0jZnq)

128 Posted by: Fra Filippo at January 09, 2021 08:14 PM

I once won a case of good German beer off an 11B40 former drill sergeant. He incorrectly believed that Parade Rest was the proper rest position after Open Ranks.

Really skeeved his ass, since i was a REMF SP5 electronics tech. Said I would never out rank him i spite that day.

He applied for flight warrant the same year i applied for ADA warrant. He got non select, and i got selected. You just know i rubbed his nose in that puddle piss.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at January 09, 2021 08:24 PM (VcFUs)

129 Facebook can burn in hell.
Posted by: Dr. Darth Randall at January 09, 2021 07:52 PM (iWCRg)

indeed
prayers for your son's group

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom Staunch Demofaszi (on gab as @vm) at January 09, 2021 08:24 PM (nUhF0)

130 It is a genetic fallacy that no true scotsman ever came from a strawman.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 09, 2021 08:24 PM (r+sAi)

131 Yikes! A cousin of a Karnaugh map.

Posted by: Boolea at January 09, 2021 08:24 PM (Wup5j)

132 University of Miklos has a required seminar on drunk logic.

Posted by: Miklos, Rector at January 09, 2021 08:24 PM (QzkSJ)

133 DJT might be on at 9pm

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 08:24 PM (Cxk7w)

134 Some things just require rote memorization. The multiplication tables are a good example.
Posted by: Jmel

Are you inviting division?
Posted by: Tonypete at January 09, 2021 08:22 PM (Rvt8


To sum it up, yes.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 09, 2021 08:24 PM (EhjIt)

135 I was able to field strip and reassemble an M-16 in my head, even years after I left the Army.

After 30 years, I no longer can, at least easily, but I bet if I got one in my hands the muscle memory would come back quickly.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform? at January 09, 2021 08:18 PM (x8Wzq)

Hmmm, I don't think I could picture it in my head (my mind doesn't really work that way), nor do I think I could explain it, but I bet if you put one in front of me, my time wouldn't be too terribly much longer than it was back in the day.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 09, 2021 08:25 PM (oQ94s)

136 Jay

I bookmarked those math and writing links.

Thanks!

Posted by: browndog at January 09, 2021 08:25 PM (BgMrQ)

137 Both my sons have amazing brains. They can recall a lot of anything they heard audibly, and if they read it, it's nearly perfect.

Meanwhile, I stand in front of the fridge, wondering why I am standing in front of the fridge.

They likely get it from their mother.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform? at January 09, 2021 08:25 PM (x8Wzq)

138 Here's info on the Cornell note taking method:

https://tinyurl.com/srqzx92

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 09, 2021 08:21 PM (YynYJ)


Interesting. I've kind of developed the same thing for taking notes on phone conversations. I use(d) a steno pad, jotting down key phrases underneath the date and the participants in the teleconference, leaving the space to the left of the line for annotations, questions, tasks to be done, etc.

Not exactly the same thing, but not entirely dissimilar either.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 08:25 PM (YqDXo)

139 I don't think I could be a student again. Studying is skill I think I've permanently lost.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 09, 2021 08:11 PM

In my masters level statistics class twice-weekly study groups, at the ripe old age of 45, every single kid in my stat study groups took adderall "for focus". It was as easy to get on campus as candy. I passed the old fashioned way, drug free. And yes, it was damned hard at that age.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 09, 2021 08:25 PM (2k7BX)

140 139 Jay

I bookmarked those math and writing links.

Thanks!

Posted by: browndog at January 09, 2021 08:25 PM (BgMrQ)


Thank YOU! (smiles)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 08:26 PM (YqDXo)

141 University of Miklos has a required seminar on drunk logic.
Posted by: Miklos, Rector at January 09, 2021 08:24 PM (QzkSJ)

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I Clepped out of that one.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 09, 2021 08:26 PM (kTF2Z)

142 I get where some people come from on criticizing memorization, but they've gone too far and the baby is long gone with the bathwater.


Rather than having kids memorize multiplication tables, because Memorizing Is Bad, they teach them the ridiculous Common Core type New Math bullshit where they're performing 3-7 times more calculations than they need to on *simple arithmetic*.

It's no wonder the younger generations are using calculators. They were never given the basic mental tools.

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 09, 2021 08:26 PM (Ynlay)

143 Posted by: Fra Filippo at January 09, 2021 08:14 PM

And congratulations on being a drill sergeant, getting there is not easy and it takes a very special psyche to be good at it.

ADA being as small as it is, I had the good fortune of working with at least three if my five drill sergeants in my career. My best memory is of the toughest bastard i had ever known, getting my silver dollar for my first salute as a warrant with a tear in his eye. He later was my last first sergeant. Best damned nco i've ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at January 09, 2021 08:27 PM (VcFUs)

144 University of Miklos has a required seminar on drunk logic.
Posted by: Miklos, Rector
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Ah. Non-binary elements. One imagines a 'Maybe' state.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 09, 2021 08:28 PM (Wup5j)

145 https://legalinsurrection.com/pelosi sought to have-military-limit-trumps authority as commander in chief

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 08:28 PM (Cxk7w)

146 Facebook can burn in hell.
Posted by: Dr. Darth Randall at January 09, 2021 07:52 PM

There's a new conservative based networking group recommended to me. Not a FB clone, but organized into groups by topic or local. Have your son in law check it out, it may suit his needs as a replacement.

https://americancontingency.locals.com/

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 09, 2021 08:29 PM (2k7BX)

147 In my masters level statistics class twice-weekly study groups, at the ripe old age of 45, every single kid in my stat study groups took adderall "for focus". It was as easy to get on campus as candy. I passed the old fashioned way, drug free. And yes, it was damned hard at that age.
Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 09, 2021 08:25 PM (2k7BX)

I suspect it's true for a lot of programs these days, students go in with the main goal of completing the program, getting the degree and then doing whatever they're going to do next. Learning? Not really the point.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 09, 2021 08:29 PM (oQ94s)

148 Miklos that might have been 1 college course I could have passed

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 08:29 PM (Cxk7w)

149 I remember learning multiplication. We memorized it. It took weeks. But we did it.

I admit to being annoyed that they did not include 11 and 12. it was 1-10. For whatever reason 7 was the hardest for me. I took the test several times before I mastered 7.

As an aside, School House Rock was a godsend.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform? at January 09, 2021 08:30 PM (x8Wzq)

150 I should point out that I wouldn't seriously expect any first-year students to actually implement any of the proffered advice.

Only later, when deluged with work, and struggling to keep up, might they reflect on these suggestions out of desperation, and potentially find salvation!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 08:30 PM (YqDXo)

151 The problem I had (and still have to a degree) with writing assignments is having a lot to say, but not being able to get it out of my head, and onto paper before it becomes a jumbled mess of incoherence.

The idea of using dictation to overcome this hurdle is genius. So simple, but I never would have thought of using it.

Failure to think outside the box is a whole other issue for me. Got anything for that?

Posted by: browndog at January 09, 2021 08:30 PM (BgMrQ)

152 Sentential Logic is not scientific. It is not concerned even with truth, only validity.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at January 09, 2021 08:31 PM (/aiGx)

153 As for mnemonics, I've forgotten most of the networking ones I learned. It's a regret to me that I wasn't able to take Anna Zilborg's Mnemonics for Knitters. Always tried to figure out what they were. And if I knew Madame Defarge's knitting alphabet, I would have used it to cheat on my Novell CNE tests.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 09, 2021 08:31 PM (YynYJ)

154 Miklos that might have been 1 college course I could have passed
Posted by: Skip



University of Miklos gives credit for Life Experience.

Posted by: Miklos, Rector and Dean of Inclusiveness (redheads encouraged to apply) at January 09, 2021 08:32 PM (QzkSJ)

155 Ignoramus,

I also took a logic class as an undergrad. It was a real transformation. I became acutely aware of how I was analyzing things and learned to get to the root of identifying the value of an observation.

It really helped me on tests as well. That and four years of Latin n HS.

Wish I took typing.

Posted by: pawn at January 09, 2021 08:33 PM (Cfk8j)

156 120 Tonypete,

I learned programming on a godawful Harris mini computer that used Vulcan as a JCL. Later I learned assembly language for the good old Commodore with a cassette drive and assembled a S-100 computer using Jerry Pournelle's old columns in Byte. Messed around with Apple II's as well. Got out of programming altogether in the middle 80's except for database programming for end user applications for awhile first using Borland products, then Microsoft, then a bit of SQL.

Database taught me practical applications of matrix math that I learned in for Pascal programming back in the day. I hated that mini-computer's compiling of Pascal to this day. Never would get the code to work right because of bugs.

Posted by: whig at January 09, 2021 08:34 PM (pO7gM)

157 ADA being as small as it is, I had the good fortune of working with at least three if my five drill sergeants in my career. My best memory is of the toughest bastard i had ever known...
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Mine were cast iron SOB's. In retrospect, I realized that these guys knew much better than we did exactly the shit storm we were very likely to be injected into, and we needed to be toughened up, in every respect, as much as possible.

Posted by: Nobody at January 09, 2021 08:34 PM (kXPT5)

158 Failure to think outside the box is a whole other issue for me. Got anything for that?
Posted by: browndog at January 09, 2021 08:30 PM (BgMrQ)

Ironically, I suspect the solution is to follow some type of formula.

Such as, you reach a conclusion, then your next step is to make some kind of list of possible objections, or alternative explanations for the result. Or even employing a technique, either yourself or someone else, to be the "devil's advocate."

Posted by: BurtTC at January 09, 2021 08:34 PM (oQ94s)

159 The problem I had (and still have to a degree) with writing assignments is having a lot to say, but not being able to get it out of my head, and onto paper before it becomes a jumbled mess of incoherence.

The idea of using dictation to overcome this hurdle is genius. So simple, but I never would have thought of using it.

Posted by: browndog at January 09, 2021 08:30 PM (BgMrQ)


My advice: don't worry about coherence. Just get all of your thoughts out, on paper, and worry about coherence later. So what if the first version is stream of consciousness? The first version of the Pieta was a lump of marble. Give yourself permission to produce a rough rough draft. Prepare to be amazed.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 08:34 PM (YqDXo)

160 Also down the page a bit at Legal Insurrection Facebook wiped out thousands of #WalkAway accounts and testimony.

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 08:34 PM (Cxk7w)

161 Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest

Ah, basic Operations Research. What caused bombers to not make it back was an early success story of OR.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 09, 2021 08:34 PM (u82oZ)

162 I don't know how many people this works for, but studying from books helps me because I can often remember where a paragraph that mentions a topic comes from on a particular page. Remembering what surrounds the subject matter is useful. More in, say, organic chemistry than the more math-y kinds of chemistry.

And in "the humanities". Sometimes with literature, I can remember something about what a page looks like for years.

Posted by: KT at January 09, 2021 08:34 PM (BVQ+1)

163 Remember flashcards? That's how I learned my multiplication tables. Sr. Mary made sure they were recited correctly.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 09, 2021 08:35 PM (U2p+3)

164 Deplorable Jay Guevara

Thank you for this. Much better than what I did. And I have the results to prove it.

I will copy this and give to a few students I favor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 09, 2021 08:35 PM (u82oZ)

165 The group "Amazon Employees for Climate Justice" posted a tweet overnight demanding that "Amazon deny Parler services until it removes posts inciting violence, including at the Presidential inauguration."


Gooble, FB, YT, TW are already blocked on my network. How hard is it going to be for folks to stop using Amazon? This may cause a riff at the f'd residence. I'm suprised she hasn't already noticed FB.

Posted by: f'd at January 09, 2021 08:35 PM (bit8M)

166 Miklos @157- Life Experience University is the most effective because the tuition is so damn high, and the classes sometimes hurt like hell.

Posted by: Eromero at January 09, 2021 08:36 PM (em79L)

167 Give yourself permission to produce a rough rough draft. Prepare to be amazed.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 08:34 PM (YqDXo)

Ahhh, the magic words: Give Yourself Permission...

Fear of failure has been such a hobble in my life.

Posted by: browndog at January 09, 2021 08:37 PM (BgMrQ)

168 From the lede: ("If we're on AoSHQ, then we're on the internet. If we're not on the internet, then we're not on AoSHQ").

This is actually FALSE from a logical perspective.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 09, 2021 08:37 PM (9TdxA)

169 Failure to think outside the box is a whole other issue for me. Got anything for that?
Posted by: browndog at January 09, 2021 08:30 PM (BgMrQ)


My advice on that? Be silly. Don't self-censor. Sometimes it's helpful to think of the opposite. I used to do that in teaching my students how to write.

"What makes something really appalling to read? Totally impenetrable? Shifts in subject within a paragraph? Or worse, within a sentence? Vague references ("this shows X," after a list of 17 things; which one is "this?")?

That gets the juices going, and can help with coming up with ideas outside the box.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 08:38 PM (YqDXo)

170 163 Also down the page a bit at Legal Insurrection Facebook wiped out thousands of #WalkAway accounts and testimony.

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 08:34 PM (Cxk7w)
And for those who liked using Firefox browser, (I did because I liked the developer tools), they have decided to jump into the political maelstrom and not only advocate for deplatforming, but going after advertisers, users, etc.Needless to say, I'll be using other web development tools from now on. I'll be working on uninstalling firefox at the work computers I've suggested people put it on. Mozilla was kind enough to ask why I was uninstalling it, and I obliged following up with a hearty GFY.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 09, 2021 08:38 PM (D3cJf)

171 Meanwhile, I stand in front of the fridge, wondering why I am standing in front of the fridge.



.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform?

It's particularly vexing when one is looking for a wrench.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2021 08:39 PM (c9Lu2)

172 Amazon is the last holdout in my attempt to personally deplatform domestic enemies who provide online services. Gonna be tough going cold turkey on that one.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 09, 2021 08:39 PM (W4eKo)

173 167 Deplorable Jay Guevara

Thank you for this. Much better than what I did. And I have the results to prove it.

I will copy this and give to a few students I favor.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 09, 2021 08:35 PM (u82oZ)


My pleasure. I wrote this with some trepidation, in candor, and am pleased to find it might be of a bit of use to some!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 08:40 PM (YqDXo)

174 ADA being as small as it is, I had the good fortune of working with at least three if my five drill sergeants in my career. My best memory is of the toughest bastard i had ever known, getting my silver dollar for my first salute as a warrant with a tear in his eye. He later was my last first sergeant. Best damned nco i've ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at January 09, 2021 08:27 PM (VcFUs)

I did basic at Fort Sill. Months later, I am chilling at my Battalion Aid Station. I heard a voice of a new arrival dropping off his medical file.

It was my Senior Drill Sergeant. I sat still for a while, but then stood up and walked over. He looked at me and said, "Were you one of my 'cruits at Sill?"

He made sure I became his medic in A Batttery. Good man.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform? at January 09, 2021 08:40 PM (x8Wzq)

175 Great essay. Would love to see all those suggestions implemented, but with the CCP in control of the country, "thought" is discouraged. "Feelings" now rule everything.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 09, 2021 08:41 PM (l9m7l)

176 Amazon is the last holdout in my attempt to personally deplatform domestic enemies who provide online services. Gonna be tough going cold turkey on that one.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 09, 2021 08:39 PM (W4eKo)

Do it. Liberate yourself, live simply and enjoy being a free human being.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 09, 2021 08:42 PM (R/m4+)

177 78 Great essay. Would love to see all those suggestions implemented, but with the CCP in control of the country, "thought" is discouraged. "Feelings" now rule everything.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 09, 2021 08:41 PM (l9m7l)


Thanks so much!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 08:42 PM (YqDXo)

178 Does anyone have a link to Trump speaking tonight?

Posted by: spypeach at January 09, 2021 08:42 PM (Up/Jb)

179 I would have one of the privates start a stopwatch and then demonstrate and talk through disassembly/assembly of the m16. Never took more than 1:45.

Posted by: Fra Filippo at January 09, 2021 08:42 PM (WH8+k)

180 "Feelings" now rule everything.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm


Morris Albert is our new Overlord?

Posted by: Whoa whoa whoa Miklos at January 09, 2021 08:43 PM (QzkSJ)

181 I haven't used the word "cuck" before - it's just not my style.


But after heading over to LI from the links in this thread, it looks like Professor Jacobson is cucking pretty hard over there.


Good, I say. We need more clarity during these times to find out who the real allies are.

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 09, 2021 08:43 PM (Ynlay)

182 Amazon is the last holdout in my attempt to
personally deplatform domestic enemies who provide online services.
Gonna be tough going cold turkey on that one.

Posted by: Notorious BFD

I hate them, but I find they just have the shit I need...without the "We can order it for you, be here in two weeks."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2021 08:43 PM (c9Lu2)

183 To this day, I would recognize any of my drill instructors from 1985. Seared in my hippocampus, they are.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 09, 2021 08:43 PM (kTF2Z)

184 Meanwhile, I stand in front of the fridge, wondering why I am standing in front of the fridge.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform?

It's particularly vexing when one is looking for a wrench.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp

Channel lox may be in there though.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 09, 2021 08:43 PM (Rvt88)

185 I remember learning multiplication. We memorized it. It took weeks. But we did it.

I admit to being annoyed that they did not include 11 and 12. it was 1-10. For whatever reason 7 was the hardest for me. I took the test several times before I mastered 7...


The nuns had us go to 12, some other RC schools went to 15. That would have been helpful back in the day. Knowing the multiplication tables made factoring so much easier.

Posted by: Boots Who Read The Gulag Archipelago at January 09, 2021 08:43 PM (O0Tro)

186 154 The problem I had (and still have to a degree) with writing assignments is having a lot to say, but not being able to get it out of my head, and onto paper before it becomes a jumbled mess of incoherence.

Posted by: browndog

I often find that happening to me. Sometimes I just have to make a list of short 3-word descriptions of those points I want before I forget them.

Other times I outline - write the structure of the paper, and the purpose of each paragraph. (Intro, summary, point 1, evidence of a, address other issues,...) This is basic and I usually don't need to to it but sometimes I find my writing is jumbled and the logic keeps bouncing around. Then you outline and that constrains what you are saying while still making sure all the key points are covered.

As for thinking outside the box - that is tougher and not sure how to improve that. Maybe experience in many fields helps.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 08:44 PM (LWu6U)

187 Channel lox may be in there though.
Posted by: Tonypete at January 09, 2021 08:43 PM (Rvt8

--------

That seems a bit fishy.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 09, 2021 08:45 PM (kTF2Z)

188 Just ranting: I am at that stage in my career where I have to mentor incoming engineers and I understand the importance of this but sweet baby Jesus, if I have to hear another whine about 'work life balance' again, I might commit murder.

Posted by: IC - tis the season for election fraud ho ho ho at January 09, 2021 08:45 PM (a0IVu)

189 I heard a rumor of Trump giving some sort of speech tonight. Rumor was 7p, pushed back to 9p ET. Anyone else heard anything like that and where one would see it given all the nonsense the last few days?

Posted by: Random Lurker at January 09, 2021 08:47 PM (WWPnc)

190 Channel lox may be in there though.

Posted by: Tonypete
*Gives Tonypete the side eye *

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 09, 2021 08:47 PM (c9Lu2)

191 I left the "trail" in 96, in 2006 at Manas afb in God forsaken kyrgistan a young civilian walked up to me, stopped two paces away, snapped to parade rest and said hello drill sergeant. Lol, I remembered him, not his name but things about him. We went and had a coke together.

Posted by: Fra Filippo at January 09, 2021 08:49 PM (WH8+k)

192 No math! No science! No soy boy knights prancing through the flowers! No naked old men on ottomans!
Posted by: jmel

lol!

Posted by: squeakywheel at January 09, 2021 08:49 PM (T2vUn)

193 Here's my vote for the best drill instructor ever: John Basilone.

Awarded the Medal of Honor for exploits on Guadalcanal, he could have played the rest of WWII selling war bonds and banging starlets two at a time.

Instead the lunk insisted on training raw recruits and leading them at Iwo Jima. I rarely get Verklempt, but I do when I think of his widow (see HBO's Pacific)

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 09, 2021 08:50 PM (9TdxA)

194 Hear it, see it, write it, read it, say it. Early on in college my physiology instructor told us to use as many different modes of learning as possible. That worked for me all through grad school & residency. In the classes I have taught in the last decade I strongly recommend to my students to put away the computers and actually listen, write notes, revise later.

Posted by: DannyG at January 09, 2021 08:50 PM (JZ1wB)

195 I heard a rumor of Trump giving some sort of speech tonight. Rumor was 7p, pushed back to 9p ET. Anyone else heard anything like that and where one would see it given all the nonsense the last few days?
Posted by: Random Lurker at January 09, 2021 08:47 PM

I read this earlier: You can see him speak online at Newsmax, OANN, America's Voice News, or Right Side.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 09, 2021 08:52 PM (2k7BX)

196 So of Trump did give speech would the MSM even broadcast it. He has been cancelled. Maybe CSpan.

Posted by: Ripley at January 09, 2021 08:52 PM (ogWNk)

197 Amazon is the last holdout in my attempt to personally deplatform domestic enemies who provide online services. Gonna be tough going cold turkey on that one.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 09, 2021 08:39 PM (W4eKo)

Do it. Liberate yourself, live simply and enjoy being a free human being.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 09, 2021 08:42 PM (R/m4+)

We're back to "invent your own internet" territory here.

Where else are you going to shop online, if you depend on shopping online?

The alternative of course, is living a different kind of life, but right now that's not as easy to do as it sounds.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 09, 2021 08:52 PM (oQ94s)

198 191 Just ranting: I am at that stage in my career where I have to mentor incoming engineers and I understand the importance of this but sweet baby Jesus, if I have to hear another whine about 'work life balance' again, I might commit murder.
Posted by: IC - tis the season for election fraud ho ho ho at January 09, 2021 08:45 PM (a0IVu)

I generally have between five and eight mentees every year. Here's how i handle that one.

'Well, that is an issue, isn't it? You really need to figure it out before the work part of that no longer needs balancing.'

Then i tell them to come back after they have a toddler and a new mom at home and they have to spend 27 weeks of the year overseas to make a contract successful, providing the company with 400 hours of uncompensated overtime i the process.

Never hear another peep.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at January 09, 2021 08:53 PM (VcFUs)

199 Just ranting: I am at that stage in my career where I have to mentor incoming engineers and I understand the importance of this but sweet baby Jesus, if I have to hear another whine about 'work life balance' again, I might commit murder.
Posted by: IC - tis the season for election fraud ho ho ho at January 09, 2021 08:45 PM (a0IVu)


You need a tire iron on your desk with Balance written on it.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 09, 2021 08:53 PM (EhjIt)

200 That reminds me of a corporate writing course I took once. Damned if I remember who gave it, but the upshot of the whole deal was the "SUM" method of presentation, whether it be a memo, paper, etc.

SITUATION
UPSHOT
MAP

or in plainer English, where are we with respect to a problem, what does it mean and what are we going to do to fix it.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 09, 2021 08:54 PM (ZSK0i)

201
Channel lox may be in there though.
Posted by: Tonypete
-------

If I am in need a Screwdriver, a visit to the fridge is necessary.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 09, 2021 08:55 PM (vOGqy)

202 I have a really good flashcard story, but Pixy will not let me post it.

Too many carriage returns and I can not break it up and have it work. frustrated.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 08:56 PM (LWu6U)

203 Is PDT really having some sort of a speech tonight?

Posted by: IC - tis the season for election fraud ho ho ho at January 09, 2021 08:56 PM (a0IVu)

204 Is PDT really having some sort of a speech tonight?
Posted by: IC - tis the season for election fraud ho ho ho at January 09, 2021 08:56 PM (a0IVu)

I heard that too, thinking it might be fake news.

Posted by: spypeach at January 09, 2021 08:57 PM (Up/Jb)

205 Is PDT really having some sort of a speech tonight?
Posted by: IC - tis the season for election fraud ho ho ho at January 09, 2021 08:56 PM (a0IVu)


It sure does feel like he's being held hostage somewhere.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 09, 2021 08:57 PM (oQ94s)

206 As for thinking outside the box - that is tougher and not sure how to improve that. Maybe experience in many fields helps.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 08:44 PM (LWu6U)

I'm more aware every day how I'm on auto-pilot as I go about performing tasks in front of me.

Every time someone shows me a different way of doing that particular task, I'm left scratching my head thinking to myself: Why didn't I see that???

Sighhhh...

Posted by: browndog at January 09, 2021 08:57 PM (BgMrQ)

207 i don't see anything about critical race theory, you racist cis-normative pig.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2021 08:57 PM (hQNcs)

208 if I have to hear another whine about 'work life balance' again, I might commit murder.
-----

I guess I'm Old School. Work begins at 8:00 a.m., and, if you're lucky, ends at 5:00.

There.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 09, 2021 08:57 PM (vOGqy)

209 "That and four years of Latin in HS. Wish I took typing.:

Same here

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 09, 2021 08:57 PM (9TdxA)

210 Checking out for now.

'Night, Horde. Y'all help me keep me from sinking into despair.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform? at January 09, 2021 08:57 PM (x8Wzq)

211
President Trump is suing the media nazis. I hope that's what tonight's address is about, not about something none of us want to hear (the "r" word).

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 09, 2021 08:57 PM (ODriZ)

212 This was sent to me:

ATTENTION PATRIOTS!!!
The President sent out a notice!! He plans to address the American people at 9:00pm Eastern Time (7:00pm in Arizona) tonight. He asks that you tune in - to hear the EVIDENCE that the mainstream media has been hiding and not reporting!!!He asks that we DON'T watch this address on the mainstream media on TV. (They often just cut off the President, or lie to the American people.)You can see him speak online at Newsmax, OANN, America's Voice News, or Right Side 's news stations are all on the side of the Left!! They have been acting like those in Communist Countries and blocking the info that the OTHER SIDE (the Republicans) put out.
This is TONIGHT January 9th

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 09, 2021 08:57 PM (2k7BX)

213 Bifbewalski,
Thank you. DS duty was only surpassed by earning my CIB. Civilians thank me for my service but I'm the one who owes them thanks, they gave me their greatest treasure, their sons, to mold into soldiers and men. I did my best to deliver.

Posted by: Fra Filippo at January 09, 2021 08:58 PM (WH8+k)

214 for engineering classes. immediately after the lecture, work all the assigned homework problems. in library, with others from class to get any help (or give) on areas of difficulty. no homework problems = barely a C (65 curved to 75), above process 94 final grade.

Posted by: EE degree at January 09, 2021 08:59 PM (9/sZ8)

215 I have on OAN, nothing yet

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 08:59 PM (Cxk7w)

216 I thought Arizona was three hours behind the East Coast?

Posted by: Jmel at January 09, 2021 09:00 PM (bVhJi)

217 The President sent out a notice!! He plans to address the American people at 9:00pm Eastern Time (7:00pm in Arizona) tonight.




is there a link ?

Posted by: runner at January 09, 2021 09:00 PM (zr5Kq)

218 Meanwhile, I stand in front of the fridge, wondering why I am standing in front of the fridge.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Does this mask smell like chloroform?

It's particularly vexing when one is looking for a wrench.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp


No kidding. Your hand goes numb holding a cold wrench.

Posted by: mikeski at January 09, 2021 09:00 PM (P1f+c)

219 I don't see anything anywhere indicating PDT is speaking tonight.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 09, 2021 09:01 PM (W4eKo)

220 This was sent to me:

ATTENTION PATRIOTS!!!
The President sent out a notice!! He plans to address the American people at 9:00pm Eastern Time (7:00pm in Arizona) tonight. He asks that you tune in - to hear the EVIDENCE that the mainstream media has been hiding and not reporting!!!He asks that we DON'T watch this address on the mainstream media on TV. (They often just cut off the President, or lie to the American people.)You can see him speak online at Newsmax, OANN, America's Voice News, or Right Side 's news stations are all on the side of the Left!! They have been acting like those in Communist Countries and blocking the info that the OTHER SIDE (the Republicans) put out.
This is TONIGHT January 9th
Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 09, 2021 08:57 PM (2k7BX)

I was about to say we researched this and couldn't find anything. We're just short of declaring it a hoax. What is the source of this?

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:01 PM (hOOi9)

221
*Fake News*

There is no address by the president. Someone is spreading fake news.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 09, 2021 09:02 PM (ODriZ)

222
No Address Tonight

It was fake news.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at January 09, 2021 09:02 PM (ODriZ)

223 So much misinformation...

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 09, 2021 09:03 PM (W4eKo)

224 Nothing on RSB.

Posted by: f'd at January 09, 2021 09:03 PM (bit8M)

225 proof we are living in a computer simulation, aka The Matrix: I grind coffee beans every once in a while, have a small electric grinder which is kept far back up high in a cabinet. Wife doesn't care about it, never touches it. So I go get it tonight, and yes, there's a grinder where it's supposed to be - except it's a completely different make than the one I had, in fact I've never seen or used this one before. Wife knows nothing about it.

A glitch in the code is the only explanation!

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 09, 2021 09:03 PM (V2Yro)

226 ok then...

BTW , according to Ras, Trump's approval is ...48-51%

Posted by: runner at January 09, 2021 09:04 PM (zr5Kq)

227 Then i tell them to come back after they have a toddler and a new mom at home and they have to spend 27 weeks of the year overseas to make a contract successful, providing the company with 400 hours of uncompensated overtime i the process.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron

---

I hear ya. I would hit my newbies with the "I was widowed when I still had an 8 and 9 year old at home. No family close. I made it work. You can too."

Posted by: Tonypete at January 09, 2021 09:04 PM (Rvt88)

228 Not on newsmax either.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 09, 2021 09:04 PM (2k7BX)

229 I taught undergraduate physics, back in the day. One trick I showed students who had test anxiety was to treat the example problems in the textbook as mini-quizzes with instant feedback. Cover up the worked solution. Treat the setup like it is a real quiz. Create the same environment as the classroom (no music or other distractions, plain table, etc). Then time yourself. See how you did compared to the worked solution, see what you missed and what you got right.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at January 09, 2021 09:04 PM (CUULq)

230 http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2021/01/
a-lawful-denial-of-service-are-80.html

The lawsuits will be coming

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 09:05 PM (Cxk7w)

231 I was about to say we researched this and couldn't find anything. We're just short of declaring it a hoax. What is the source of this?
Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:01 PM (hOOi9)

come on, when I first heard that I thought it was about as believable a story as Jussie Smollet's noose. When something sounds too good to be true, it pretty much always is.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 09, 2021 09:05 PM (V2Yro)

232 This post is thoroughly depressing me, I doubt I could do basic HS math at this point. Who has time to study anything complex when your way of life is being attacked at every angle. You have young kids to raise and have to work 80 hrs a week just to survive(small business owner).

Posted by: KarlHungus at January 09, 2021 09:05 PM (I0oUO)

233 I think Trump is done speaking to crowds for the moment. Many others things to do. Plan for the future, etc.

Posted by: runner at January 09, 2021 09:05 PM (zr5Kq)

234 233 http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2021/01/
a-lawful-denial-of-service-are-80.html

The lawsuits will be coming
Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 09:05 PM (Cxk7w)

IT'S A TAX!!!

Posted by: John Roberts at January 09, 2021 09:06 PM (V2Yro)

235
Remember flashcards? That's how I learned my multiplication tables. Sr. Mary made sure they were recited correctly.
Posted by: nurse ratched


My parents bought those and used them with me.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 09, 2021 09:06 PM (63Dwl)

236 Not very scientific but I've spent part of the afternoon configuring my new Brave browser installation and am really warming up to it.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 09, 2021 09:07 PM (W4eKo)

237 AZ is in the Mountain Time Zone, but it never goes into daylight saving time.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at January 09, 2021 09:07 PM (2BZBZ)

238 Pelosi is completely off her rocker. People are probably snickering behind her back. She bugged the military about nukes. Idiot woman.

Posted by: runner at January 09, 2021 09:07 PM (zr5Kq)

239 Stupid me.

I flipped on the Redskins/Bucs game for a minute.

They showed a beautiful picture of the capital building. And they couldn't help themselves but start to lecture.

Now I've got Mexican soccer in Monterrey in Spanish keeping me company while I make dinner for son #1.

It's fun! And they're happy! And the ads are happy!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 09, 2021 09:07 PM (U2p+3)

240 BTW , according to Ras, Trump's approval is ...48-51%

Posted by: runner

It doesn't matter. The elite - by definition - is only about 5%, and in this new configuration they control 55% of the votes, 80% of the economy, and 100% of the governement.

Everything in the party. nothing outside the party, nothing against the party, and THE STATE AGAINST TRUMP AND HIS SUPPORTERS.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 09:07 PM (LWu6U)

241
The lawsuits will be coming
Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 09:05 PM


Don't like the atmosphere? Generate your own oxygen.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 09, 2021 09:08 PM (63Dwl)

242 It doesn't matter.



It does, more so in the future.

Posted by: runner at January 09, 2021 09:08 PM (zr5Kq)

243 Pelosi is pretty much in the same boat as Biden, cognitively = dementia.

Posted by: IC - tis the season for election fraud ho ho ho at January 09, 2021 09:08 PM (a0IVu)

244 228 proof we are living in a computer simulation, aka The Matrix: I grind coffee beans every once in a while, have a small electric grinder which is kept far back up high in a cabinet. Wife doesn't care about it, never touches it. So I go get it tonight, and yes, there's a grinder where it's supposed to be - except it's a completely different make than the one I had, in fact I've never seen or used this one before. Wife knows nothing about it.

A glitch in the code is the only explanation!
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 09, 2021 09:03 PM (V2Yro)

That or a tumor/stroke.

Posted by: Bete at January 09, 2021 09:08 PM (Ojki1)

245 OK, as this thread is about logical falicies?

If one side is violent, and the other side is not willing, guess who wins.

Read some history folks. The RIGHT condemning what happened in DC, shows the problem. Instead of celebrating those who are willing to fight, they join in the 'lets prosecute them' meme.

Just saw the same shit on Judge Jenine.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 09, 2021 09:09 PM (oHd/0)

246 Posted by: browndog at January 09, 2021 08:30 PM (BgMrQ)

My advice: don't worry about coherence. Just get all of your thoughts out, on paper, and worry about coherence later. So what if the first version is stream of consciousness? The first version of the Pieta was a lump of marble. Give yourself permission to produce a rough rough draft. Prepare to be amazed.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

This!
Get all your thoughts down in separate sentences.
Move those sentences into some order and expand on them with more sentences. Try to go from simple to complex; but, that isn't really important.
Write intro telling what you're going to tell them.
Write conclusion telling them what you told them.

The above got me through an MBA program after being out of college for 17 years. It helped a lot when I took the prerequisites for the BS in Nursing too.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at January 09, 2021 09:09 PM (gtatv)

247 233 http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2021/01/
a-lawful-denial-of-service-are-80.html

The lawsuits will be coming
Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 09:05 PM (Cxk7w)

No standing.

Posted by: United States Supreme Court at January 09, 2021 09:09 PM (Ojki1)

248 CFP, forty four hours down, is now up:

https://tinyurl.com/y6tftlfh

Posted by: Braenyard at January 09, 2021 09:09 PM (CZm2G)

249 Here's my vote for the best drill instructor ever: John Basilone.
Awarded the Medal of Honor for exploits on Guadalcanal, he could have played the rest of WWII selling war bonds and banging starlets two at a time.
Instead the lunk insisted on training raw recruits and leading them at Iwo Jima. I rarely get Verklempt, but I do when I think of his widow (see HBO's Pacific)
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 09, 2021 08:50 PM (9TdxA)

Yup...a true American hero. My Uncle was killed when his ship was sunk running supplies to the Marines on Guadalcanal in 1942.

John Basilone was one of a kind.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 09, 2021 09:10 PM (R/m4+)

250 At this point I just want proof of life. I want to see POTUS safe and sound. I do not trust anyone in DC. Levin said that he has heard that the Senate is going to censure Trump. Asshoes

Posted by: Jmel at January 09, 2021 09:10 PM (bVhJi)

251 237 233 http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2021/01/
a-lawful-denial-of-service-are-80.html

The lawsuits will be coming
Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 09:05 PM (Cxk7w)

IT'S A TAX!!!
Posted by: John Roberts at January 09, 2021 09:06 PM (V2Yro)

yeah, when a STATE does not have standing on Constitutional issues.... rule of law and the Constitution Ex Morte.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 09, 2021 09:11 PM (oHd/0)

252 Other times I outline - write the structure of the paper, and the purpose of each paragraph. (Intro, summary, point 1, evidence of a, address other issues,...) This is basic and I usually don't need to to it but sometimes I find my writing is jumbled and the logic keeps bouncing around. Then you outline and that constrains what you are saying while still making sure all the key points are covered.

As for thinking outside the box - that is tougher and not sure how to improve that. Maybe experience in many fields helps.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 08:44 PM (LWu6U)

You're absolutely correct that Outlining is a key necessity for any serious writing. Start with bullet points listing what you want to talk about, then organize, if one is really burning in your mind write that paragraph and then figure out where it fits in. Outlining helps stop a writer from rambling on and on just because it's on a point you like a lot.

Posted by: John Roberts at January 09, 2021 09:11 PM (V2Yro)

253 come on, when I first heard that I thought it was about as believable a story as Jussie Smollet's noose. When something sounds too good to be true, it pretty much always is.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 09, 2021 09:05 PM (V2Yro)


Trump literally said he would be revealing stuff within the next two weeks, back on 04JAN.

This might well be some sort of CIA PsyOp to disrupt communication among their opposition, just like the mass bannings on Big Tech. It's safe to assume they've infiltrated more significant forums like this one, too, which explains some of the odd morale-crushing behavior we've suddenly been seeing on here in recent weeks. It's likely not just the trolls, but more sophisticated bad actors in here too.

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:11 PM (hOOi9)

254 A glitch in the code is the only explanation!
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 09, 2021 09:03 PM (V2Yro)

That or a tumor/stroke.
Posted by: Bete at January 09, 2021 09:08 PM (Ojki1)

I'm going to hell...I larfed!

Posted by: browndog at January 09, 2021 09:11 PM (BgMrQ)

255 Newsmax reporting Trump to issue a statement within the hour

Posted by: Chance99 at January 09, 2021 09:11 PM (yVQLA)

256 OK, no body post anything for a couple minutes while I try to post my flashcard story in multiple comments.

1

Back in the 80s I was going to Japan for second time, and wanted to learn their alphabet. I was looking for a cardstock to use to make flashcards and decided business cards were idea. Well there was a print shop right up the street from my company (where all our stuff was printed) and I went in and asked if I could buy blank business card. Girl behind desk said no - they do not sell that.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 09:11 PM (LWu6U)

257 Facebook can burn in hell.
Posted by: Dr. Darth Randall at January 09, 2021 07:52 PM (iWCRg)

I have some lighter fluid and a long-nosed lighter to donate to the cause.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 09, 2021 09:12 PM (sy5kK)

258 2


I explained - I just want some card stock to make flash cards.

She repeated - no, we do not sell that.

I asked if they sold business cards, she said yes.

I explained that I just needed a hundred or so blank, and was willing to pay a good price. But i needed them blank.

She said the can not make blank cards.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 09:12 PM (LWu6U)

259 Apple suspends Parler from the App Store.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 09, 2021 09:12 PM (NpAcC)

260 Oh that was good. How to study. Here's an anecdote that might amuse you.

Transferred again. This was the 11th school and I was starting the 9th grade in another new school. Boys avoided the prettiest girl. Why?

She was a bitch. She drove off all the boys. She drove off me the same way. But I rolled with the punches. Dodged like a butterfly danced like a bee. She was cruel. I was amusing. We became friends.

Say, how do you get straight A's? She told me she studies. What? She reads the text. What? She takes notes. What? Then rewrites them neater. What? Then she reviews what she wrote. What? Then the tests are the exact same thing as the notes. WHAT? I thought the books were for carrying back and forth. I thought books were for us to babysit. She changed my life. She taught me how to study. All those other schools did not. She did. She wins. She was beautiful then. Quite the Nancy. Now she is fat. Fat and smart as hell. I hope I don't get xed out for this being long.

Posted by: bour3 at January 09, 2021 09:12 PM (jAFZS)

261 Yup...a true American hero. My Uncle was killed when his ship was sunk running supplies to the Marines on Guadalcanal in 1942.

John Basilone was one of a kind.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 09, 2021 09:10 PM (R/m4+)

Yes, a true American hero, but NOT one of a Kind.

There are thousands of stories out there like that, which were never written.

Posted by: Romeo13 at January 09, 2021 09:12 PM (oHd/0)

262 3


me: You have paper though and can print on it?
her: Yes.

me: And you have a paper cutter to make them into business card size, right?
her: Yes.

me: OK, I am going to make this as easy as I possibly can.
I want business cards, 500. Standard matte finish. Black, no embossing.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 09:12 PM (LWu6U)

263 4


I want you to print me up 500 ASAP, and hold the ink.
her: Hold the ink??

(I swear this is true)

As I said "yeah, hold it between your knees", the owner came from behind a wall. I guess he was listening and did not want to lose an easy buck to an idiot counter girl.

I got the cards - he ran upstairs to the paper cutter and made them in about 5 minutes.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 09:12 PM (LWu6U)

264 At this point I just want proof of life. I want to see POTUS safe and sound. I do not trust anyone in DC. Levin said that he has heard that the Senate is going to censure Trump. Asshoes
Posted by: Jmel at January 09, 2021 09:10 PM (bVhJi)


I hear you! That "hostage video" was a bit unnerving, with it's green screen and head pasted onto a body.

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:12 PM (hOOi9)

265 78 Klotz and Rosenberg?
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 09, 2021 07:56 PM (ZSK0i)

I've never seen that book. I actually had the honor of meeting Irving Klotz when I was invited to give a seminar at Northwestern, and I recounted to him my Damascene conversion owing to his book. He beamed.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 07:59 PM (YqDXo)

**********

*feeling sad*

Posted by: Zombie Mark Zemanski at January 09, 2021 09:12 PM (xxG/v)

266 That or a tumor/stroke.
Posted by: Bete at January 09, 2021 09:08 PM (Ojki1)

I've learned never to tell my wife "either something really weird just happened, or I'm insane."

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 09, 2021 09:13 PM (V2Yro)

267 >>Remember flashcards? That's how I learned my multiplication tables. Sr. Mary made sure they were recited correctly.
Posted by: nurse ratched

I had a set of flash cards for neuropathology. They were handy for a quick review in spare minutes.

Posted by: Aviator at January 09, 2021 09:13 PM (0FTCx)

268 175 Amazon is the last holdout in my attempt to personally deplatform domestic enemies who provide online services. Gonna be tough going cold turkey on that one.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 09, 2021 08:39 PM (W4eKo)


Here's what I do: many times the item I've chosen from amazon is available directly from the company, often at a better price. So I order from the company.

This may not actually be working the way I think it is, though, because the company may still be having amazon fulfill their orders.

But it makes me feel better, so there's that.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at January 09, 2021 09:13 PM (ofYez)

269 At this point I just want proof of life. I want to see POTUS safe and sound.
Jmel

Thank you. I have been thinking the exact same thing and wondering how long will people wait and what can we do if we don't have a live address by our President.

Posted by: old chick at January 09, 2021 09:13 PM (sOete)

270 I've checked all of the above listed sources, along with whitehouse.gov and there's nothing live with President Trump anywhere.

I have a question for the horde, I'm not sure if any of us have a clue, but there's a way to leave a message on whitehouse.gov, it's under the "Contact" heading. I have done so several times, and you have to leave your name, contact information, etc. So the real me left real information there, along with my message.

Will the Trump Administration clear out those messages and format the location where they are saved on those hard drives or the cloud? I sure don't want the incoming communists to see I've been communicating with the WH, and know how to find me and punish me.

Posted by: Boots Who Read The Gulag Archipelago at January 09, 2021 09:14 PM (O0Tro)

271 And thank you all for chiming in with helpful tips regarding writing.

I truly appreciate y'all taking the time.

Posted by: browndog at January 09, 2021 09:14 PM (BgMrQ)

272 Newsmax reporting Trump to issue a statement within the hour
Posted by: Chance99 at January 09, 2021 09:11 PM (yVQLA)


We had just closed up Newsmax when we read this comment.

We'll tune back in, but it kind of sounds like another hoax, to me.

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:14 PM (hOOi9)

273 All of my drill Sargent's in Fort Polk were combat vets in Vietnam. One guy had this nasty hole in his head that never seemed to be healed. He explained he stepped on a mine and knew when he let his foot off it would go off. Their job was to train us dumbasses to stay alive if we had to go. Hat tip to all the drill sargents and di's in here. You guys saved a lot of lives.

Posted by: dartist at January 09, 2021 09:14 PM (+ya+t)

274 What is Pence up to - besides being a traitorous bastard.

Posted by: IC - tis the season for election fraud ho ho ho at January 09, 2021 09:15 PM (a0IVu)

275 Just reporting what the newsmax anchor said and they posted a chyron

Posted by: Chance99 at January 09, 2021 09:15 PM (yVQLA)

276 She was beautiful then. Quite the Nancy. Now she is fat. Fat and smart as hell. I hope I don't get xed out for this being long.
Posted by: bour3 at January 09, 2021 09:12 PM (jAFZS)

you best be careful talking about the wife that way.

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 09, 2021 09:16 PM (V2Yro)

277

1 + 1 = TITS

Posted by: Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at January 09, 2021 09:16 PM (wsnQY)

278 *feeling sad*
Posted by: Zombie Mark Zemanski at January 09, 2021 09:12 PM (xxG/v)

**********

*and left out*

Posted by: Not Zombie Richard H. Ditman at January 09, 2021 09:16 PM (xxG/v)

279 Newsmax also reporting that N G carrying live weapons in DC tonight

Posted by: Chance99 at January 09, 2021 09:17 PM (yVQLA)

280 I explained that I just needed a hundred or so blank, and was willing to pay a good price. But i needed them blank.

She said the can not make blank cards.
Posted by: Gentlemen

Perhaps you should have presented her with your business card layout and required she print them with invisible ink.

I'm a problem solver!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 09, 2021 09:18 PM (Rvt88)

281 By 9:30 going to call it a night

Posted by: Skip at January 09, 2021 09:18 PM (Cxk7w)

282 All that's going on on Newsmax is interviewing a guy (Maybe a Congressman) who was in the legislative chamber betraying our country, like he's some sort of victim of the protesters. Congressman Ronny Jackson. He's supposed to be one of the good guys. F him. Not too thrilled with Newsmax, either.

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:19 PM (hOOi9)

283 Some Amazon employees are calling on the company to be the next tech giant to cut off the controversial social media platform Parler.

The group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice posted a tweet overnight demanding that "Amazon deny Parler services until it removes posts inciting violence, including at the Presidential inauguration."

"We cannot be complicit in more bloodshed and violent attacks on democracy," they wrote.


Maybe they should worry more about the sweatshop conditions at Amazon.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 09, 2021 09:19 PM (t8ef1)

284 All Newsmax is talking about now is Trump blowing off the inauguration. If Trump was going to talk soon, that'd be all they'd be talking about.

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:20 PM (hOOi9)

285 Turns out the white buses that were brought in by the police were for the evacuation of the Congress in the building.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 09, 2021 09:20 PM (NpAcC)

286 Basic logic and reasoning are - duh, obviously - almost completely lost in this society. Outside the narrowest practical matters of personal concern, hard to find.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2021 09:21 PM (OTzUX)

287 My memory and focus is actually pretty good. I'm guessing years of the music thing probably did that. Shit like 14 minute songs with multiple leads, etc. The mechanical side of me has to remember a shit ton of stuff also. I just hope my brain doesn't end up like a hard drive, packed with shit and ready to go blue screen. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 09, 2021 09:21 PM (9Om/r)

288 "We cannot be complicit in more bloodshed and violent attacks on democracy," they wrote.
...
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 09, 2021 09:19 PM (t8ef1)

Because they're DISCERNING. They prefer their attacks on Democracy to come through corruption, and to succeed without bloodshed.

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:21 PM (hOOi9)

289 Arthur's trying to buy a shrubbery.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 09, 2021 09:22 PM (FhLXx)

290 Great essay, Jay Guevara. I appreciate Horde knowledge.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at January 09, 2021 09:22 PM (9IdCK)

291 I've learned never to tell my wife "either something really weird just happened, or I'm insane."
Posted by: Tom Servo lear


Does she then tell you about the healing power of "and"?

Posted by: mikeski at January 09, 2021 09:22 PM (P1f+c)

292 Why wouldn't he make an announcement from the White House web site?

Posted by: Braenyard at January 09, 2021 09:23 PM (CZm2G)

293 Judge Jeanine was on fire tonight really told it like it is.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 09, 2021 09:23 PM (NpAcC)

294 OK, for the uninitiated, I was quoting "5 easy pieces", where Jack Nicholson is trying to get toast at a diner.

It was a direct copy, and really pretty amazing opportunity to use those lines.

I have another real life situation where I did the Joe Pesci scene from Goodfellas at a Classy Si Valley restaurant, but I will not even try to type that one in now.

(Oh, I have a third from Mr. Blandings, too.)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 09:23 PM (LWu6U)

295

Newsmax has close ties to the Pence faction... Enough said?

Posted by: Dirty Vicar of St. Michaels at January 09, 2021 09:23 PM (wsnQY)

296 So, just out of curiosity, do you guys pronounce it "Par" "LUR" or "Par" "LAY"?

The 2nd choice owing to the name's root in the French verb parler-to speak.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at January 09, 2021 09:23 PM (Wm5SB)

297 Newsmax also reporting that N G carrying live weapons in DC tonight
Posted by: Chance99 at January 09, 2021 09:17 PM (yVQLA)


We are literally tuned in to Newsmax, and they are saying no such thing.

Chance99 is passing us misinformation.

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:23 PM (hOOi9)

298 "Why wouldn't he make an announcement from the White House web site?"

It is possible that he is no longer in control of even that.

Posted by: navybrat, in the bunker at January 09, 2021 09:24 PM (w7KSn)

299 Jay, I think this is great. Did you do those PDFs just for us? Thank you.

If you have an interest in spreading this around, consider getting in touch with a local homeschoolers group. I bet they would love to have a talk on this for their high school seniors. I know I sure would have.

The handwritten notes versus on the laptop would be a hard sell, however. Kids today don't do much writing. And I myself can type much faster than I can write. Sometimes in college I would find myself taking notes and forgetting the rest of what I wanted to write before I finished because the prof had moved on and I had something else to write. I think I would have loved having a laptop.

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2021 09:24 PM (/669Q)

300 Gentlemen, Si valley in WA? Or elsewhere?

Posted by: funsize at January 09, 2021 09:24 PM (EiPf6)

301 Perhaps Trump got the Deep State version of the Lord Humongous speech.
Hmmm..

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 09, 2021 09:24 PM (FhLXx)

302 According to Gateway Pundit, the Trump campaign's e-mail provider dumped him.


Why are we not supposed to like Gateway Pundit again?

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 09, 2021 09:25 PM (Ynlay)

303 277 What is Pence up to...
Posted by: IC



Nothing. He's up to nothing. He's just riding this crazy train to the end. I doubt he'll run for anything at this point.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 09, 2021 09:25 PM (pf1Pv)

304 Bluebell, thats kinda the point. Most of us type so fast we can just write verbatim. Writing by hand requires you to parse the data, which is another layer of learning.

Posted by: funsize at January 09, 2021 09:25 PM (EiPf6)

305 No, Silicon Valley. Mountain View, CA actually, so the South Bay.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 09:26 PM (LWu6U)

306 Why wouldn't he make an announcement from the White House web site?
Posted by: Braenyard at January 09, 2021 09:23 PM (CZm2G)


I'm pretty sure it's a hoax. Probably PsyOps. I hear the traitors are really freaking out right now. They're trying to confuse and disrupt our communications. With the bigger platforms blown up, we can expect more "attention" here.

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:26 PM (hOOi9)

307 So that's how you study. I always wondered because it never worked for me. I was able to coast along all the way through college and then I hit a wall. If it had been harder for me, I might have had the skills I needed to go farther.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at January 09, 2021 09:26 PM (qDSku)

308 We are literally tuned in to Newsmax, and they are saying no such thing.



Chance99 is passing us misinformation.
Guess we know who the CIA plant in the thread is then.
*farts in Chance99's general direction*

Posted by: Methos at January 09, 2021 09:26 PM (kOpft)

309 Funsize, I do get it, but I can't parse what I don't remember!

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2021 09:27 PM (/669Q)

310 Greetings Tim the Enchanter!!

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 09, 2021 09:27 PM (FhLXx)

311 308 ahh, i got excited.

Posted by: funsize at January 09, 2021 09:27 PM (EiPf6)

312 Oh, and the topic of this thread is much appreciated. The country is in Epistemological failure. when people talk about us living in different worlds, this is why. Mostly I blame the Left's tendency to be absolutely certain of things that just aren't true.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at January 09, 2021 09:27 PM (Wm5SB)

313 Berserker, much like math or foreign language, I'd guess music could serve to keep the brain "young", or at least combat aging.

Kinda related: the USS California was one of the battleships "sunk" (in 40 feet of water) at Pearl Harbor. While she was being raised and repaired, the crew was mostly re-assigned.

Back then, battleships had bands (a world we can only dream of - battleships ..... with their own bands). Some of the unemployed band members were sent to Station Hypo, the code-breaking Navy unit at Pearl. The one that, among other things, provided the key info enabling the Midway victory.

Turned out the musicians were so naturally adept at their code-breaking tasks, that in the enormous ramp-up of cryptographic organizations that followed during the war, people with musical backgrounds were specifically sought out as recruits. Makes sense - that music/math thinggy about brain wiring that's beyond me, but sounds truthy.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2021 09:27 PM (OTzUX)

314 Read the newsmax rolling script. You can read? Army says NG May carry guns in DC

Posted by: Chance99 at January 09, 2021 09:28 PM (yVQLA)

315 Nothing. He's up to nothing. He's just riding this crazy train to the end. I doubt he'll run for anything at this point.
Posted by: Puddleglum at January 09, 2021 09:25 PM (pf1Pv)


I'll donate the rail.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 09, 2021 09:28 PM (CZm2G)

316 True bluebell. That's how we get mad scientists. "Well this doean't look right, but I wrote it down, so..."

Posted by: funsize at January 09, 2021 09:28 PM (EiPf6)

317 Nothing. He's up to nothing. He's just riding this crazy train to the end. I doubt he'll run for anything at this point.


Probably getting a head start writing his tell all book that no one will read but some NGO will buy a million copies of.

Posted by: Methos at January 09, 2021 09:28 PM (kOpft)

318 300 - there is an article half way down the main page on Newsmax


Defense leaders are reviewing restrictions on the use of force
by National Guard members and could allow troops to carry batons or guns
in Washington, D.C., as they brace for more protests and possible
violence around the Jan. 20 inaugural, The Associated Press has......

Posted by: old chick at January 09, 2021 09:29 PM (sOete)

319 My memory and focus is actually pretty good. I'm guessing years of the music thing probably did that. Shit like 14 minute songs with multiple leads, etc. The mechanical side of me has to remember a shit ton of stuff also. I just hope my brain doesn't end up like a hard drive, packed with shit and ready to go blue screen. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 09, 2021 09:21 PM (9Om/r)
------
I intentionally use my brain as little as possible for that very reason.

Posted by: Weasel at January 09, 2021 09:29 PM (MVjcR)

320 None of you have seen 5 easy pieces, I guess.

Young Jack Nicholson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdIXrF34Bz0

This clip is worth a watch. The cute one is Toni Basil (Hey Mickey...)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 09, 2021 09:30 PM (LWu6U)

321
I do not see the cat of the sniper in that pic

Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 09, 2021 09:30 PM (r4bSV)

322 293 Great essay, Jay Guevara. I appreciate Horde knowledge.
Posted by: Michael the Texan at January 09, 2021 09:22 PM (9IdCK)


Thanks, Michael! I was concerned it might be a little too nerdy ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 09:30 PM (YqDXo)

323 315 Oh, and the topic of this thread is much appreciated.


Yes, thank you. I've cribbed all your notes.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 09, 2021 09:30 PM (CZm2G)

324 >>So that's how you study. I always wondered because it never worked for me. I was able to coast along all the way through college and then I hit a wall. If it had been harder for me, I might have had the skills I needed to go farther.
Posted by: Cybersmythe

I never really had to think about how I learned. I read, took notes, and reviewed and when I needed the information it was there. Worked until I got to professional school and the volume of information was delivered from a fire hose. I had to actually figure out how I learned things.

Posted by: Aviator at January 09, 2021 09:30 PM (0FTCx)

325 Why are we not supposed to like Gateway Pundit again?

Wasn't aware of that. thegatewaypundit.com has been great lately. In my opinion, and for my purposes.

Posted by: t-bird at January 09, 2021 09:30 PM (ZS2+d)

326 I just hope my brain doesn't end up like a hard drive, packed with shit and ready to go blue screen. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 09, 2021 09:21 PM (9Om/r)
I intentionally use my brain as little as possible for that very reason.
Posted by: Weasel at January 09, 2021 09:29 PM (MVjcR)

Hahaha....now that's funny!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 09, 2021 09:30 PM (R/m4+)

327 Excellent story, rhomboid!
I know of such Navy bands, they usually had more assignments than that of merely being musicians.
Check out a former Navy musician, Kenny Washington, if you like jazz and blues.
That guy is awesome.
Was a trumpeter on the Enterprise.

Posted by: navybrat, in the bunker at January 09, 2021 09:31 PM (w7KSn)

328 290 My memory and focus is actually pretty good. I'm guessing years of the music thing probably did that. "

most musicians have amazing memories, and I'm thinking of once when I saw Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, and Guy Clark together, just them and their guitars. They sat on stage and told stories about their careers and it was one of the best bits of entertainment I've been to, it was like being in the living room of 3 good friends just playing and shooting the breeze.

While they were talking, it became obvious that not only did Lovett remember every group he had played a gig with for the last 30 years, he remembered the names of every single one of their band members, and the exact date they played together. Just off the top of his head.

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 09, 2021 09:31 PM (V2Yro)

329 Kenny is now a vocalist, and what a vocalist he is.

Posted by: navybrat, in the bunker at January 09, 2021 09:32 PM (w7KSn)

330 My HS English teacher hated the speed reading techniques back in the days of the brontosaur hunts: pick out the noun + verb, and ignore the rest.

He taught me to read the page a line at a time. I found using a index card to hide what was under the current line helped.

It worked for me with literature books, or text based things like history, biography, and such; but not technical books, with formula, equations, and such.

Skill not maintained, sadly enough.

Posted by: Adriane the Practical Critic ... at January 09, 2021 09:32 PM (LPnfS)

331 I think the only mnemonic I know is (spoken as) ROY G. BIV.

Posted by: t-bird at January 09, 2021 09:32 PM (ZS2+d)

332 Guess we know who the CIA plant in the thread is then.
*farts in Chance99's general direction*
Posted by: Methos at January 09, 2021 09:26 PM (kOpft)


There's probably more than one.

Newsmax is pretty unwatchable. Smearfest against our guys at the Capitol. Yet we still have some fool opining about how the people have to step up and take charge, or some such clueless blather.

Crawl says "Pence to attend inauguration"; Also saw something about AF considering allowing NG in DC to be armed. So nothing actually happening there.

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:32 PM (hOOi9)

333 Related, for the incredibly high-pressure, time-sensitive job of controllers for carrier battle group carriers, the Navy recruited Wall Street traders (things a lot less automated back then, not sure it was "open outcry" commodity pit trading, but it wasn't like now).

Guys who were accustomed to making huge stakes decisions in seconds or minutes.

These were the guys who would direct the task force's air assets to deal with Japanese attacks, allocating resources under severe time constraints. With, obviously, incredibly high stakes.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2021 09:33 PM (OTzUX)

334 302 Jay, I think this is great. Did you do those PDFs just for us? Thank you.

If you have an interest in spreading this around, consider getting in touch with a local homeschoolers group. I bet they would love to have a talk on this for their high school seniors. I know I sure would have.

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2021 09:24 PM (/669Q)


Thanks, bluebell. Yes, I did.

Realistically, late adolescents typically ignore any such advice until and unless they're sufficiently inundated that they can no longer cope, and are desperate for a way out.

When all else fails, consider the geezer's advice ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 09:33 PM (YqDXo)

335 Ah yes.

Tie
Noah
Ma
Rye
Law

Used to have lot of fun with this system. Had it all the way to 100. I used to do the magazine trick where you flip through every page for a couple minutes and then let the person name a page number and you describe what's on it. Peg and link. Tons of fun.

Posted by: ... at January 09, 2021 09:34 PM (uEbPt)

336 Newsmax reporting that the moon is falling.

Posted by: Zombie Uncle Joe Stalin at January 09, 2021 09:34 PM (W4eKo)

337 Given current events, Trump supporters won't be heading to DC for the Dementia Joe Kamal show on 1/20. Heck, even their own voters won't bother showing up, remember his big rallies this summer?

This nonsense about combat ready NG roaming the streets of DC is fantasy role playing by the traitors in DC, they want to see their troops out there armored up, it'll make them feel important and tough. Then they'll go change their depends and squeeze some more polident on their dentures to keep them in place.

Posted by: Boots Who Read The Gulag Archipelago at January 09, 2021 09:35 PM (O0Tro)

338 Basilone Rd.

On the north side of Camp Pendleton.

Just drove by it on the 28th and again on the 30th.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at January 09, 2021 09:35 PM (2BZBZ)

339 After waiting for fcuking Durham and following Q for three years I guess I can wait another 25 minutes

Posted by: Chance99 at January 09, 2021 09:35 PM (yVQLA)

340 326 315 Oh, and the topic of this thread is much appreciated.

Yes, thank you. I've cribbed all your notes.
Posted by: Braenyard at January 09, 2021 09:30 PM (CZm2G)


Thanks, Braenyard! As indicated, I was worried that this post might be too nerdy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 09:36 PM (YqDXo)

341
snowed in Madrid, Spain for first time in 50 years

Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 09, 2021 09:37 PM (r4bSV)

342

CN - while it's doubtful you'd want to pay any attention to anything I might point you towards, this may help you on the Italy thing.
Or it may not. 52+ minutes
vocaroo.com/ 1e976QE4oDoy
Remove space after /

Posted by: TeeJ at January 09, 2021 09:37 PM (rqQ57)

343 Defense leaders are reviewing restrictions on the use of force
by National Guard members and could allow troops to carry batons or guns
in Washington, D.C., as they brace for more protests and possible
violence around the Jan. 20 inaugural, The Associated Press has......
Posted by: old chick at January 09, 2021 09:29 PM (sOete)


I suspect we're pretty much done standing around and shouting. The only ones they're listening to speak Chinese.

Maybe we need to learn Chinese.

Do these guys really think "all is well", and anybody would actually consider voting for any of those traitors? They don't ALL have Dominion machines yet.

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:37 PM (hOOi9)

344 As indicated, I was worried that this post might be too nerdy.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 09:36 PM (YqDXo)
--------

Are you insinuating that we are not all Mensa members?

Posted by: bluebell at January 09, 2021 09:38 PM (/669Q)

345 310 So that's how you study. I always wondered because it never worked for me. I was able to coast along all the way through college and then I hit a wall. If it had been harder for me, I might have had the skills I needed to go farther.
Posted by: Cybersmythe at January 09, 2021 09:26 PM (qDSku)

This is actually a common problem with young students who find it easy to stay ahead of their classmates; it's easy to coast and get grades without working, and the teachers pay all their attention to those who fall behind. You can go a very long way without ever having to learn "how to learn", and it's a shame. A better system would catch that, but we don't have it.

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 09, 2021 09:38 PM (V2Yro)

346 So sick of the gaslighting. I forwarded the study guide to kidlet who is in college.

Trump not speaking tonight?

Posted by: Infidel at January 09, 2021 09:38 PM (wR3DP)

347 Durham is sipping fruity, umbrella drinks in the Caribbean.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 09, 2021 09:38 PM (EhjIt)

348 So Newsmax is shitting on the people and the man who just put them on the map?


There must be something about prolonged exposure to studio lighting that melts your brain.

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 09, 2021 09:38 PM (Ynlay)

349 JAS that whole stretch of I-5 is the Gunny Basilone memorial highway.

Another memorial name, and street name, that not 1% of the populace has any idea about.

The one that baffles me - and I admit I've made zero effort to research what the connection might be - is dedication of the stretch of I-15 bordering the east end of Miramar MCAS the "Tuskee Airmen Highway". Not aware of any connection between that storied, heroic group and Miramar (Camp Kearny, during the war).

Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2021 09:39 PM (OTzUX)

350 344
snowed in Madrid, Spain for first time in 50 years
Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 09, 2021 09:37 PM (r4bSV)

well you know that's Proof of Global Warming, because Global Warming is tricky that way.

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 09, 2021 09:39 PM (V2Yro)

351 Off topic/early book thread - my 4yo was narrating his toys' journey to Dinosaur World, and I suggested he name one of the people Arne Saknussen. I am sure you fine morons will know why!

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 09, 2021 09:39 PM (rWZ8Y)

352 OK, I'm out, Horde, as dinner beckons. But thanks for all the positive comments!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 09:39 PM (YqDXo)

353 Jay, thanks for these threads.

Why is it that it seems like they are the careful, scrupulous work of a monk (or Islamic scholar) dutifully preserving knowledge and reason while the Dark Ages descend?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2021 09:40 PM (OTzUX)

354 Amazon is kicking Parler off it's server. No more purchases from Amazon here.

Posted by: f'd at January 09, 2021 09:40 PM (bit8M)

355 This nonsense about combat ready NG roaming the streets of DC is fantasy
role playing by the traitors in DC, they want to see their troops out
there armored up, it'll make them feel important and tough. Then
they'll go change their depends and squeeze some more polident on their
dentures to keep them in place.


The best part of that will be the meme makers marrying that footage to The Imperial March.

Posted by: Methos at January 09, 2021 09:40 PM (kOpft)

356 The one that baffles me - and I admit I've made zero effort to research what the connection might be - is dedication of the stretch of I-15 bordering the east end of Miramar MCAS the "Tuskee Airmen Highway". Not aware of any connection between that storied, heroic group and Miramar (Camp Kearny, during the war).
Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2021 09:39 PM (OTzUX)


Much less Camp Mathews, now the campus of UC San Diego.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 09:40 PM (YqDXo)

357 Thanks for the thread, DJG.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 09, 2021 09:40 PM (W4eKo)

358 *HAH!* Newsmax:

"Next-up, political mastermind Dick Morris."

You just know that Jeb! is lurking the studios, asking people if his stench has gone away, yet.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 09, 2021 09:41 PM (Ckg4U)

359 Amazon's suspension of Parler's account means that unless it can find another host, once the ban takes effect on Sunday Parler will go offline.

Posted by: f'd at January 09, 2021 09:41 PM (bit8M)

360 356 Jay, thanks for these threads.

Why is it that it seems like they are the careful, scrupulous work of a monk (or Islamic scholar) dutifully preserving knowledge and reason while the Dark Ages descend?
Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2021 09:40 PM (OTzUX)


Thanks, rhomboid. It sometimes feels that way, frankly, in my darker moods.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 09:41 PM (YqDXo)

361 snowed in Madrid, Spain for first time in 50 years
Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 09, 2021 09:37 PM (r4bSV)

Where's Al Gore? Or that bratty teenager?

Posted by: Boots Who Read The Gulag Archipelago at January 09, 2021 09:41 PM (O0Tro)

362 Antifa will show up to the inauguration with Trump stickers on the backs of their little riot helmets, or wearing red hats, and everyone in the media will uncritically accept that as a sign that Trump supporters tried to storm the inauguration.


You heard it here first.

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 09, 2021 09:42 PM (Ynlay)

363 360 Thanks for the thread, DJG.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 09, 2021 09:40 PM (W4eKo)


Thanks, Notorious BFD! My pleasure.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 09, 2021 09:42 PM (YqDXo)

364
snowed in Madrid, Spain for first time in 50 years
Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 09, 2021 09:37 PM (r4bSV)

Al Gore in town?

Posted by: A dude in MI at January 09, 2021 09:42 PM (/6GbT)

365 346 - I was only confirming that the article was indeed on the site, and in all honesty, this is the first time I have checked the site ever and still have it on the live cast because I wanted to believe we would hear from PDT tonight.
As for learning Chinese no thanks.

Posted by: old chick at January 09, 2021 09:43 PM (sOete)

366 "I suggested he name one of the people Arne Saknussen. I am sure you fine morons will know why!"


Quack!

Posted by: Gertrude at January 09, 2021 09:43 PM (bit8M)

367 @351
No it's simpler than that, NewsMax is a very new broadcaster and they are on a lot of streaming platforms.
Thus they don't have the ad revenue that a FOX does and they depend on streaming to for their foot print.
The DemoTechnoFascists have made no secret they will destroy anyone that doesn't toe the line, so NewsMax has to thread a very small needle.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 09, 2021 09:43 PM (FhLXx)

368 Read the newsmax rolling script. You can read? Army says NG May carry guns in DC
Posted by: Chance99 at January 09, 2021 09:28 PM (yVQLA)

No one here has ever heard of you before. That kind of diminishes your credibility.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2021 09:43 PM (mzC78)

369 "Next-up, political mastermind Dick Morris."


I heard that. Not going there again.

How are the kids Slap?

Posted by: Infidel at January 09, 2021 09:43 PM (wR3DP)

370 Twinkle twinkle little star, E = IR (ohms law)

Posted by: Gramps at January 09, 2021 09:44 PM (3l0PN)

371 Amazon's suspension of Parler's account means that unless it can find
another host, once the ban takes effect on Sunday Parler will go
offline.

Go start you own chatroom server farm internet country.

Posted by: Methos at January 09, 2021 09:44 PM (kOpft)

372 "The one that baffles me - and I admit I've made zero effort to research what the connection might be - is dedication of the stretch of I-15 bordering the east end of Miramar MCAS the "Tuskee Airmen Highway". Not aware of any connection between that storied, heroic group and Miramar (Camp Kearny, during the war)."

LOL. Out here in the middle of SC, at Shaw Air Force Base, there is a Tuskegee Airmen Memorial. As we (me a some other old golfers going to the base to play golf) were driving by it I commented about the the sign on the I-5 (I had just been west visiting family). It's like everyone wants to horn in on their fame.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at January 09, 2021 09:44 PM (2BZBZ)

373 snowed in Madrid, Spain for first time in 50 years
Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 09, 2021 09:37 PM (r4bSV)

Al Gore in town?
Posted by: A dude in MI
.
Just spewed all over the monitor

Posted by: Infidel at January 09, 2021 09:45 PM (wR3DP)

374 @362
Which is why all conservative platforms need their own iron and pipe.
The DemoTechnoFascists are assuming control.
So there's that.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 09, 2021 09:45 PM (FhLXx)

375 The best part of that will be the meme makers marrying that footage to The Imperial March.
Posted by: Methos at January 09, 2021 09:40 PM (kOpft)

Or the monkey troops marching into the Wicked Witch of the West's castle while Dorothy & friends watch from the shadows.

Posted by: Boots Who Read The Gulag Archipelago at January 09, 2021 09:45 PM (O0Tro)

376 Camp Matthews, Camp Elliot.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at January 09, 2021 09:45 PM (2BZBZ)

377 I-15, not I-5.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at January 09, 2021 09:46 PM (2BZBZ)

378 Has Pornhub been de-platformed yet?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 09, 2021 09:47 PM (R/m4+)

379 Read the newsmax rolling script. You can read? Army says NG May carry guns in DC

Tell ya what. We're gonna let you be our very important correspondent on these developments. You are hereby ordered to report back in four years.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 09, 2021 09:47 PM (W4eKo)

380 Snow in Madrid?


Snowballs in Hell?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at January 09, 2021 09:47 PM (2BZBZ)

381 This is why I've been scoffing at all the "Trump should have switched to Parler" stuff. Turns out they didn't have to shut down Trump on parler, they just had to shut down parler. He gained 12 to 17 million votes in four years. Obama lost 4 million between his term.

Posted by: ... at January 09, 2021 09:47 PM (uEbPt)

382 What is Pence up to - besides being a traitorous bastard.
Posted by: IC - tis the season for election fraud ho ho ho at January 09, 2021 09:15 PM (a0IVu)


I've been looking into what's being said about Pence. It's coming a little more into focus, and it's not good. Somebody claimed that Pence isn't even invited to the meeting dealing with TheSteal. I can't confirm that, but I don't doubt it.

There's a short clip that has stuck in my head. The acting SecDef making some side personal comments to Pence, sitting behind him, on 19DEC. I read it completely differently the first time I saw it, vs the last time. The first time I took it at face value. The second time was within the context of a claim that the two barely know each other (which I cannot confirm, but could be true.)

I think SecDef's body language is pure rage towards Pence. He briefly speaks of major complex ops going on (looking into the steal, I assume), then starts heaping on this ridiculously exaggerated and absurd glowing praise. I take it as calling him out for everything he SHOULD be, but is the opposite instead. Judge for yourself (it's short): https://tinyurl.com/y5asffut

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:47 PM (hOOi9)

383 I had a professor I hated. She was a stupid bitch. But, I'll always remember her fondly, because her ignorant fuckin' ass had the decency to bring in her very much cooler father, who was a Red-Tail, to tell of his murderous escapades in the sky.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 09, 2021 09:48 PM (Bvn1K)

384 Internet comments have produced what or whom? Remember: Blue book and black ink so the professor can read it after the first bottle of Red Mountain. And No Blue Ink!

Posted by: 80's music fan at January 09, 2021 09:48 PM (glGDV)

385 Go start you own chatroom server farm internet country.
Posted by: Methos at January 09, 2021 09:44 PM (kOpft)

Planet

Posted by: ... at January 09, 2021 09:48 PM (uEbPt)

386 Next-up, political mastermind Dick Morris."

Needs punctuation. Also, who is the political mastermind?

Posted by: t-bird at January 09, 2021 09:50 PM (8DRUP)

387
hey
that will ease tensions
stop allowing people to communicate on twitter, facebook, instagram , parlor etc.

are they plain dumb or poking half the contry in the eye with a stick?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at January 09, 2021 09:50 PM (r4bSV)

388 Some things just require rote memorization. The multiplication tables are a good example.
Posted by: Jmel

"rote memorization" is referred to in school today as "drill and kill", emphasizing something beyond memorization.
When I was an undergrad at a well known university in Cleveland, one of the professors in the Chemistry Dept was a man who would someday be a Nobel Laureate (Geoge Olah, won the Nobel Prize in 1991 in Organic Chemistry). A friend of mine who was an upper classman had him for an advanced Organic Chemistry course. One of the things Dr. Olah expected was knowing a lot of basic organic reactions, which...surprise....you had to memorize.
I related this little anecdote to one of my son's elementary school teachers some years ago, who had ridiculed rote memorization, and they were also kind of dismissive of that. The is what you call educational conditioning. Dr. Jill has a degree in that, you know.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at January 09, 2021 09:51 PM (ZCiJZ)

389
Just completed deleting all the tentacles big tech had with me, which were few -- no social media, only a Yahoo email account and some other minor shit.

I'd advise you all to do the same.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 09, 2021 09:52 PM (f1Vqw)

390 Another very helpful essay, Jay. If you have more of them, keep 'em coming. I learned the hard way that "hanging onto every word" of notetaking wasn't the way to go. Your way is vastly superior.

Off-topic, but I added another 1000 rounds of 5.56 to the collection tonight. Crazy times we live in but at least I'm reasonably prepared - right down to the camo-color hammock and underquilt. I hope it all just collects dust but I suspect I won't be so lucky.

And we had a thread in which the EE color code mnenomic was stated yet no mention of Little Miss Poly Nomial? Math in a nutshell! I guess no math really is to be allowed on this particular thread!

Posted by: Blor Utar, from Zimtok-5 at January 09, 2021 09:52 PM (xxG/v)

391 OK this is probably nuts but:

Republican Committee Chairman Letter Shocks Everyone

https://tinyurl.com/y3kgh3jm

Posted by: f'd at January 09, 2021 09:52 PM (bit8M)

392 @374
Dude, when videos were leaked showing Facebook and Google employees having sobbing sessions over the 2016 election results and fucking Sergey Brin saying the "community" has to do a better, what did people think that meant?
And if the fucking GOP wasn't completely bought off, they could have done something about it instead of getting soundbites for fundraising.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 09, 2021 09:53 PM (FhLXx)

393 Quick!

What is 6 times 7?

7 times 8?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at January 09, 2021 09:53 PM (2BZBZ)

394 Tell ya what. We're gonna let you be our very important correspondent on these developments. You are hereby ordered to report back in four years.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 09, 2021 09:47 PM (W4eKo)


The only people the NG might be doing combat with, if it comes to that, is SpecialOps. They better hurry up and decide soon whether they want to be armed for that, or be smart about it and stay out of it.

These stupid "news items" about what some agency or person is "considering" are ridiculous. That's not news. Let us know when they actually DO something.

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:53 PM (hOOi9)

395 As far as rote memorization goes, it's not always a huge part of what you do, but it's always some part of it. You have to memorize certain things if you don't want to look like an ass.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 09, 2021 09:53 PM (Bvn1K)

396 Read the content. Let out a big sigh, wondering how the heck could I possibly engage my feeble brain to absorb the intelligent, thoughtful comments that would surely follow. Read the first couple dozen comments and laughed with near-hysterical relief. Y'all never let me down! Never make me feel inadequate.

Jay, I love and admire you. Hopefully some here have young folks in their lives who may benefit from your excellent advice. May your contribution help turn the tide from leftist propaganda that poses as education these days.

Caught up with the comments around 9 pm, Mikeski quoting PugMahon standing in front of the refrigerator...that's about where I am these days...'nother big sigh

Posted by: EyeTest at January 09, 2021 09:53 PM (FkbB3)

397 Posted by: butch at January 09, 2021 07:40 PM (cHvOo)

Care to explain what you mean?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Probably late, but check link in my nick.

Posted by: El Superbeasto (Not a Good German) at January 09, 2021 09:53 PM (8CxrO)

398 I haven't heard of anyone that plans to go to the inaguration. Maybe they can shoot each other.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 09, 2021 09:55 PM (YynYJ)

399 Have no fear Miss Lindsey is here!


Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that he was "more determined than ever" to strip tech and social media companies of legal protections under Section 230 after the president was banned permanently from his Twitter account.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 09, 2021 09:55 PM (t8ef1)

400 The mostly unknown 4th Marine base, contiguous, going from Matthews in the west eastwards, was Camp Gillespie in El Cajon. Para-Marine based. Brief experiment by USMC with airborne operations. There were two brigades of same at Lakehurst, NJ. All were disbanded and folded into the infantry before any saw action, as it was clear the Marines' assignment - the Pacific - offered little prospect of airborne operations.

Now a civilian general aviation airport. I recall the towers there, back in the day. Also the large pool - only one in the county, at that time, large and deep enough to have floating goals for water polo, as is proper. We got blown out there in our first/last CIF game my senior year.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2021 09:55 PM (OTzUX)

401 An awful lot of people drift through school seeking credentialism, not knowledge.

They go to the job market and whine about work life balance, not how can they fit into an organization and provide enough value to pay their salary.

I'm afraid we have reached the point of being too successful as a culture, and people have lost sight of what got us here.

This was mentioned earlier, the whole hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, weak men create hard times.

Lather Rinse Repeat

Posted by: Boots Who Read The Gulag Archipelago at January 09, 2021 09:55 PM (O0Tro)

402 394 OK this is probably nuts but:

Republican Committee Chairman Letter Shocks Everyone

https://tinyurl.com/y3kgh3jm
Posted by: f'd at January 09, 2021 09:52 PM (bit8M)

Reads like the Q playbook.

Posted by: browndog at January 09, 2021 09:56 PM (BgMrQ)

403

Arne Saknussen
A raft made from the trunks of giant mushrooms and a lava ride at 6 Flags.

Posted by: TeeJ at January 09, 2021 09:57 PM (rqQ57)

404 Outstanding post, Jay. I spent my working life in aircraft/avionics maintenance, supervision of same, the as an engineering manager in a large US aerospace company. We wrote software. We met, a lot. My boss and I would most often follow the meeting with a discussion of what we heard. Interesting comments about NCOs. I'm retired as one.

Posted by: LRob in TN at January 09, 2021 09:59 PM (JAsXl)

405 Well, well, well. A blackout at the Vatican. I wonder if Il Podesta is on his way out.

Posted by: t-bird at January 09, 2021 09:59 PM (jacU8)

406 Republican Committee Chairman Letter Shocks Everyone
https://tinyurl.com/y3kgh3jm
Posted by: f'd at January 09, 2021 09:52 PM (bit8M)

My first though on that was kind of a FU, a-hole, because I think in terms of the state legislatures being Republican, and co-conspiring with the Steal.

But NV was the state where the legislature was DEM, right?

Reading it, he's absolutely right, and that's why the Communists are freaking out so intensely right now.

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 09:59 PM (hOOi9)

407 Most of Camp Matthews, I believe, became part of UCSD. I loved walking through the Eucalyptus and realizing that they were planted in rows and columns.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at January 09, 2021 10:00 PM (2BZBZ)

408 I need to take a shower. That means getting up and walking to the bathroom. The struggle is real.

Posted by: Jmel at January 09, 2021 10:01 PM (bVhJi)

409 I can't imagine NOT having the times tables hardwired in your head. What does Commie Core expect it's students to do, wait for a calculator?

Posted by: t-bird at January 09, 2021 10:01 PM (jacU8)

410 ONT is nood

Posted by: Duke Lowell at January 09, 2021 10:01 PM (kTF2Z)

411 Well, well, well. A blackout at the Vatican. I wonder if Il Podesta is on his way out.
Posted by: t-bird at January 09, 2021 09:59 PM (jacU


We have a lot of trolls and false operators in here right now. Please offer some sort of credible link with this sort of claim (if there's such a thing as something credible to link to any more!)

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 10:01 PM (hOOi9)

412 Gillespie Field?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at January 09, 2021 10:02 PM (2BZBZ)

413 Republican Committee Chairman Letter Shocks Everyone


...of Nye County Nevada.

That doesn't look like someone in the loop so much as a Q guy who also happens to be politically involved. I mean the link seems to be legitimately a county level guy, but I don't know that I make much of it given that we've already seen the same stuff randomly here.

Posted by: Methos at January 09, 2021 10:02 PM (kOpft)

414 Quick!

What is 6 times 7?

7 times 8?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at January 09, 2021 09:53 PM (2BZBZ)


Ask Jethro. He's good at ciphering.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 09, 2021 10:02 PM (t8ef1)

415 Gruet out of New Mexico makes some nice affordable sparkling wine. They make a Demi-Sec which would be sweeter. Their regular Brut is a nice sparkling wine

Posted by: jeff at January 09, 2021 10:04 PM (J2JqR)

416 Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said that he was "more determined than ever" to strip tech and social media companies of legal protections under Section 230 after the president was banned permanently from his Twitter account.

______________

JFC that makes me want to move to SC just so I can personally primary his sorry ass.


I'm guessing getting harassed at the airport and hearing from tons of pissed of conservatives is putting him back into Fool the Rubes mode. I've got a feeling all these establishment types are finally gonna get run out of office by Democrats because enough Republican-ish voters are wise to the con.

They deserve to lose.

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 09, 2021 10:05 PM (Ynlay)

417 396 Quick!
What is 6 times 7?
7 times 8?
Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at January 09, 2021 09:53 PM (2BZBZ)

One of the early things I memorized which was always of great use (and I can't believe that kids aren't still required to memorize it!) as the 12 by 12 square, every combination from 1x1 to 12x12. When it's laid out in a square so you see how they all relate visually, it is much easier to memorize, and after that every one of those combos is at your fingertips.

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 09, 2021 10:06 PM (V2Yro)

418 Outstanding post, Jay. ...
Posted by: LRob in TN at January 09, 2021 09:59 PM (JAsXl)

I will probably really like it when and if I calm down and take a good look at it, but I'm kind of freaking out right now.

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 10:06 PM (hOOi9)

419 76 Duncanthrax@ 43 - Thank you for at least providing a preview, ice hole.
Posted by: butch at January 09, 2021 07:59 PM (cHvOo)

Whew! That was close.

On another note - I miss Zombie.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 09, 2021 10:08 PM (4tiP2)

420 Whew! That was close.

On another note - I miss Zombie.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 09, 2021 10:08 PM (4tiP2)

so do I. I wonder if he/she had to go deep under ground.

Posted by: Tom Servo lear at January 09, 2021 10:10 PM (V2Yro)

421 Late to the party, as usual..
To me, education fails students at a much younger age than University..
We had art appreciation at St. Theodore's Catholic SchoolWe had music appreciationWe had to memorize and recite poetryWe had to conjugate English sentences and learn grammar
In Catholic prep high school, we had English teachers that would give vocabulary assignments nightly
We learned history,, the real stuff!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 09, 2021 10:13 PM (CjFDo)

422 Very helpful statement on how to study. Thank you.

Posted by: Roland Hirsch at January 09, 2021 10:15 PM (oMkPq)

423 And we learned how to format a comment a lot better than the crap Ace is forcing on our comments! Geez Louise!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 09, 2021 10:15 PM (CjFDo)

424 Me: "This thread is dead."

Thread: "No I'm not! I'm getting better!!"

Posted by: President-Elect Optimizer at January 09, 2021 10:17 PM (hOOi9)

425 Midwits are the most reckless to prove their intelligence, and the ones who concentrate on "honing a message" are the most dangerous to their colleagues.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 09, 2021 10:21 PM (LxTcq)

426 Just read comment 339, hope I'm not too late to say, "good information JG." I agree with the topics you would start with and the outlines of how you would do it. The only difference I have is that I would teach these things in middle school.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at January 09, 2021 10:28 PM (IDhUW)

427 Oh, short story on muscle memory because it gives me a chance to brag on my dad.

My boys played on a new VR game with their uncle and my dad. There was a boxing game. My boys were amazed by my dad's ability, beat all of them. He was an amateur boxer for years. I'm glad my dad got a chance to impress the young uns.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at January 09, 2021 10:32 PM (IDhUW)

428 Well, guess I was willowed. Anyway, TY JG! Good post.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at January 09, 2021 10:34 PM (IDhUW)

429 Massive electrical grid blackout in Pakistan. Nationwide, in fact.


Rumor has it we took it out in retaliation for the part they had in stealing our election. I wonder if this is true.

https://tinyurl.com/y4vxs7dh

Posted by: Blor Utar, from Zimtok-5 at January 09, 2021 11:19 PM (xxG/v)

430 So, they're gonna try to impeach Trump so he can't run again. Would they be doing this if they didn't think he'd actually won, and could win again? I mean, why would they be worried about him running again if they could legitimately beat him with Joe Potato?

Why not just let him waste his time, and all that money from us rubes who donated to him, huh?

No, they're just coming right out and declaring that they're opposed to We The People having options.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 10, 2021 12:31 AM (H3MF8)

431 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at January 10, 2021 12:31 AM (H3MF

Joe Biden "officially" won 80+ million votes.

And none of the Democrats or media (same thing) have a thing to say about it. He supposedly unseated Trump with the largest vote total in American history...and none of them are crowing. Instead they're scrambling to prevent him from running again.

Sounds totally legit.

Posted by: Shenanigans at January 10, 2021 12:48 AM (ojwvu)

432 Is nought times nought still nought?

Posted by: klaftern at January 10, 2021 01:11 AM (RuIsu)

433 432 Is nought times nought still nought?
Posted by: klaftern at January 10, 2021 01:11 AM (RuIsu)

no, it's nought

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at January 10, 2021 01:35 AM (Wm5SB)

434 This is perfect. One of the founding members of The Lincoln Project, John Weaver, is a sexual predator who's been offering jobs to young men for sex. https://tinyurl.com/yyry4dca

Posted by: Brisco County Sr at January 10, 2021 03:04 AM (DBPIP)

435 Sean Davis is on Parler giving out French Resistance code words. He's not one for dramatics.

Sean Davis
11 hours ago

76k
@
seanmdav
The chair is against the wall.

Posted by: Brisco County Sr at January 10, 2021 03:06 AM (DBPIP)

436 Reading this, I finally begin to understand how my dad was able to do math in his head. He was an engineer, of the slide rule generation. Lots of people said he was the smartest. guy they knew. Oh, and he could write too.

Posted by: Julia Pond at January 10, 2021 08:52 AM (kpiTW)

437 I love this! I was a decent student in college, primarily through using similar techniques. Such explicit teaching would go a long way towards eradicating the racial split in learning.
https://tinyurl.com/y5kdduor

Posted by: Linda S Fox at January 10, 2021 09:03 AM (HZfQV)

438 Having listened to any number of people struggle with questions like "what percentage of the US population is three million" and "That candidate spent half a billion dollars on his campaign, he could have divided it up and given every US citizen X dollars", I'd love to see people exposed to scientific notation.
Once you know a trillion is 10^12 and a million is 10^6, it's easy to figure how many millions make up a trillion.

Posted by: Karl Lembke at January 10, 2021 01:09 PM (M2TcB)

439 Awesome series. I wish I had learned how to properly study in college. I didn't really learn until muddling thru college and by that point I was nearly done. Getting over the line would have been much easier had I knew how to study properly.

Posted by: Janir at January 10, 2021 01:58 PM (7FTeO)

440 Tonypete @ 81

Low self-esteem means friction and trouble.

Posted by: Richard Ong at January 10, 2021 05:42 PM (upyay)

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