Contributed by: filbert Monday, June 22 2015 @ 06:54 AM CST
Hello, there! Remember once upon a time when I did a “whip” . . . basically a list of articles I’d stumbled across on the web that I thought were of interest?
Why yes, it is a lot of work, actually, which is why I didn’t keep it up.
But paraphrasing what Kara said on the old Star Trek TV show’s worst ever episode, Spock’s Brain,[*1] “Work and work . . . what is work?”
So, a tentative, nay furtive return of The Whip:
Why are American schools slowing down so many bright children?[*2] Better question: Why are American schools drugging and dumbing down so many bright children – – especially boys?
A Nation Empowered: Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America’s Brightest Students[*3] – – The University of Iowa is, sorta, on the case!
Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth[*4] . I hate Google only slightly less than I hate, oh, say, Comcast. Google’s corporate slogan is, allegedly, “Don’t Be Evil.” Yeah . . . Evil – – I do not think the word means what you think it means[*5] , Google.
PSA Announcement: If you want somebody prosecuted and/or fired simply because what they say has offended your tender sensibilities, you are not being a nice person. And yes, I myself have occasionally been guilty of this on occasion. None of us are perfect, are we?
Another PSA Announcement: “Fascism/fascist” – – I do not think the word means what you think it means. It is not simply a synonym for “poopy-butt.”
That’s all for now.