Musings on the 2nd amendment Show more
Based on the US Constitution, accounting for modernization and the purpose of the right to bear arms, I propose that cryptography in programs is an essential tool to prevent oppression of the people just as much as guns
Perhaps it is because we don't teach logic, that mathematics seems disjointed from reality for many students. I propose logic should be as elementary in education as arithmetic, and then used at higher levels to teach simple coding (not to make them computer scientists, but to teach them computers can be an omnitool to empower them), statistics, and reasoning in every other discipline
Would a call for DRM free Ebooks fall on deaf ears? Show more
I have access to many many e-books through my University, but I can't really read them at my leisure. In order to read them I need to install a proprietary app that doesn't run on my Nook (E ink definitely wins out over a digital display). I would love to read books on say, neural networks or quantum computing while I go about my day. However, since I can't bring them with me, and I'm not busting out my laptop to read, it's not an option.
Congratulations to JAXA for pushing science a little farther today!
My opinions of Microsoft and education Show more
It's unfortunate that schools require closed source software like Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Flash player. Why can't I use LibreOffice and Firefox? Why do I need to go spend money to get a windows computer, when my computer works just fine, arguably better, with Linux? Why do we have to force students to spend more Money!
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