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Why do Silicon Valley parents send their kids to low-tech schools?

Keep this fact in mind when someone claims that a local school performs poorly because not enough funds have been made available for ultra high tech equipment.

There are meaningful jobs that pay well. Other Forbes lists to ponder include, Deadliest Jobs, Best and Worst Masters’ Degrees for Jobs and, wait for it, Happiest Jobs.

Athletic association removes ball from soccer so students do not experience feelings of failure?

Missing the point about disruptive kids in the classroom

One problem with all the psychologizing and valorizing around the “non-conformist” kid is something that seems obvious to me, though your mileage may vary: People who are distracting others are usually not distracting themselves. They are doing what they wish to do at the expense of the opportunity for others to learn without distraction. In other words, they are being unjust and uncharitable to other students and to the teacher.

For those financing an education on their own tab …, what will your major earn?

I forgot to add: YOU IMBECILES! Axel
All pure chance. Nothing to see, here. Move along. Axel
OT: Mechanical Gears Discovered on Planthopper Insects Provide an Opportunity to Recognize, or Deny, Design - Casey Luskin September 18, 2013 Excerpt: So are these gears the only ones in known in nature? It turns out there are other examples, as paper in Science explains: "Elsewhere in the animal kingdom, apparently ornamental cogs occur on the shell of the cog wheel turtle Heosemys spinosa and on the pronotum of the wheel bug Arilus cristatus (Hemiptera, Reduviidae). The hearts of crocodilians have a cogwheel valve that closes during each heartbeat and can increase the resistance in the pulmonary outflow. In some insects, a row of regularly spaced protrusions work like clockwork escapement mechanisms to produce sound. In such stridulation mechanisms, a plectrum is moved across the row of teeth at a rate of 2500 to 5000 teeth per second, whereas the similarly sized gear teeth of Issus spin past each other at almost 50,000 teeth per second. Despite working under very different mechanical conditions, the similar tooth morphologies of the two structures suggest constraints that enforce a particular geometry." http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/09/mechanical_gear076801.html bornagain77

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