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Hmmm, I want one of the 1" one of these...but I don't really want it enough to spend $69 on it. I love my Tungsten Carbide ring, although that's probably more because it's cheap than anything else. 
Jaime Raijman is raising funds for Forge Solid KILO: Denser than solid uranium on Kickstarter! Introducing the KILO CUBE by Forge Solid. Geometrically perfect, it's crafted from 1 kg of aerospace grade Tungsten (W).
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+Laston Kirkland​ shared this article talking about altering people's emotions, specifically their compassion, and now I think I'd like to plan a little space vacation to tranquil Miranda.

The article, if anyone is interested.
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Oxytocin (the bonding hormone) does that naturally.
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+Mike McLoughlin stupid you couldn't watch it directly, but that's what you get for taxation without representation!
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If you want the new Pixel, but don't want to spend that much dough, wait till Google IO. I'm betting there well be a few on EBay for a good price. I bought one that way 2 years ago.
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+Ian Ray that too! It's still a very capable device.
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I especially hate DST having grown up in Arizona, where there isn't DST, and being just fine with out it. I had a hard time going to sleep last night since my body knew I was going to bed too early, and now I'm exhausted this morning because I'm up early anyways. FU DST!
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I've heard, too, that there's a movement to get Texas off DST.  Fine by me, I've never needed it.
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My first SSD, bought just a few weeks short of five years ago is going bad. It's in a RAID 0, with an identical drive recycled from another computer bought a little later. It's in the oldest computer I still own and use, bought at the same time as the SSD. In some ways I'm a tech-o-holic, upgrading way before I need to, but this desktop proves that sometimes I can be practical and thrifty with tech. It corrupted Windows a few weeks back and had to be rebuilt. Now, the one drive in the RAID can't decide if it wants to boot sometimes. It works fine once it finally does. All important data is on different drives with redundancies and in the cloud, so it's really just an inconvenience. Hopefully I can get some school work done before it goes completely. I don't really have the time or interest to rebuild it right now, so I'll probably be lugging my laptop around instead. I don't even know at this point if I want to repair it, or find another solution. I might just replace the whole thing with a Raspberry Pi. 
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I have literally hundreds of the 3.5" version of those at work
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Woh! That's sweet! I love Archer.
 
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I'm not sure which is more impressive: the fact that the Archer series creators went through so much trouble to create such an elaborate Easter egg or th
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This is a great article about math. Well, not math so much, as learning math, as well as learning how to teach math. Common Core has been implemented in my kid's school. My daughter said last year that math was her favorite subject. This year, she doesn't like it at all. She says "It's boring." I've seen plenty of confusion about common core, with one of the most common complaints being "Why can't we just teach math the way we've always taught it?" Which to me, is crazy because so many people are innumerate (mathematically illiterate), being taught the old way. If you think that some people are naturally good at math, and others are naturally bat at it, then how you teach it doesn't matter. Some students will learn it while others won't. If, however, you realize that natural talent doesn't have much to do with skill, and that practically anyone can learn practically anything then it does matter how you teach it. Unfortunately, I don't think common core is being implemented in a way that will actually help. Instead of improving learning math, it's probably hurting. If you care about math, or education, or educating math, you should read this.
 
The key to improving math education is to teach math teachers how to teach themselves to be better math teachers.  The key is what is know as "lesson study", where a teacher regularly teaches a lesson in front of a group of students and teachers and immediately follows with a discussion with the students and teachers about how to improve the teaching method.  This lesson study is general enough and so effective at improving teaching skills that it should probably be implemented in every school for all teachers (not just math teachers).

So lesson study is a tool for teachers to teach themselves to become better teachers.  Now, what is the better way to teach students to learn math?  Turns out it is surprisingly similar to lesson study in a meta sort of way.  The basic idea is to change the during-the-lesson process of teaching of math.  Traditionally the process/method, known as "I, we, you" goes like this: "Class, today I will teach you how to multiply a 3 digit number by a 2 digit number"..."now we will practice this technique together"..."now you will practice this technique on your own without talking to anyone else".  From this "I, we, you" process/method students learn "answer-getting", i.e. how to get an answer to problems of a particular type.  A better way to do it is the "you, y'all, we" process/method: teacher starts by saying "Class, today you will learn how to multiply a 3 digit number by a 2 digit number.  First, each of you will try to solve this particular problem on your own"..."now y'all will get together in groups to work out how to solve the problem and discuss your techniques"..."finally we as a class will all work through the problem together and discuss the various techniques that can be used to approach it."  Out of this "you, y'all, we" method students learn "sense-making", i.e. how to make sense of problems.

I find lesson study and the "you, y'all, we" way of teaching math share something in common: try something on your own (whether it is teaching a class or solving a math problem), then immediately discuss with other people that have tried the same thing to get their feedback on your approach to give each other feedback on how to approach the problem (again, whether it is teaching a class or solving a math problem.

This seems like a generally useful technique for collectively improving skills in almost any human endeavor!
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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Crazy weather yesterday! It's true what they say about Texas, "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes."
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This! Every damn morning! Asshole drivers.
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Yep, it never fails. The one in front does 40 and the one in back wants to do 80 (in 60 zone) with no passing available for 10 miles
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Maybe this means you'll finally be able to see specifically which photos/videos are counting against your storage space or or not.
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+Deborah Margulies of course! I won't know until it happens. 
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It has just occurred to me that my current frustration with my job would probably be improved if I watched Office Space. It wouldn't change anything at work, but at least I could have a few laughs and know that people out there relate to my situation. In the mean time, here's a sweet song using clips and audio from Office Space.
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+SrslySirius I should have said "again". I've seen it a ton of times. It's one of my favorites.
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