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Re: Must-have software for college students

Xumbrarchist ·
Recover accidentally deleted files http://m.en.softonic.com/app/recuva Xum
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Re: Must-have software for college students

Xumbrarchist ·
Eye-popping 'Interstellar' Movie App Puts Universe at Your Control http://www.space.com/27198-int...com+Headline+Feed%29 Xum
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Re: How to buy a laptop for college

Xumbrarchist ·
I am always suspicious of advice through the media. Face facts, they make their money on advertising. Are they going to bite the hand that feeds them? I would go with a tablet and a used desktop for about $300. Probably a portable keyboard for the tablet. The desktop would do the heavy lifting when I'm in the dorm and comfortable. Laptops mostly have crappy keyboards. I like the old heavy keyboards. But dual-core tablets have enough power for the mobile uses. I would want a back camera to...
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Re: Monistat Promotes Hair Growth?

Kocolicious ·
Wow! Now I've heard everything! I remember when you had to go to the doctor to get that stuff. Now it's over the counter. Times sho have changed. But!
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

Yemaya ·
Interesting contrast if you look at the move to offer free coursework now available online. I want to see how this plays out. They have been offering worthless degrees in the form of technical schools and for profit colleges for a while now. I'm just curious as to why now.
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: (California lets anyone take the bar, including those who studied on their own. About 15 percent of unaccredited law school graduates pass, according to my attorney daughter.) That is THE POINT right there . If all of the TESTING is worth so much then why shouldn't people be able to just take tests and if they pass then that should be all that matters? Because the so called educators don't want a system like that. I had a math teacher who would play games with...
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

sunnubian ·
The way to put a stop to corporations/business/flim-flam artists fleecing students of their Pell Grants and Student Loans, is to make it illegal for any institution to be able to say that it is a "College" or "University" or "School" that is not fully accredited in the first place. Further, there should be a standard set that colleges and universities that receive public funding can charge a student. There should also be a national cross-reference (publicly searchable) data-base that shows...
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: That is THE POINT right there . If all of the TESTING is worth so much then why shouldn't people be able to just take tests and if they pass then that should be all that matters? Because the so called educators don't want a system like that. I had a math teacher who would play games with the homework. Sometimes he would collect it and sometimes he wouldn't you could never know. So sometimes I did it and sometimes I didn't. But I always got A's on the tests.
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

Muhammad Cipher ·
This country is royally screwed. The scam of certificates and "worthless" degrees are nothing new. This is what you get when education (on all levels) is regarded as a 'consumer good' subject to market reasoning. Product differentiation is but one of many wonderfully stupid things that is playing out in the "marketplace" of education with disastrous results for the people. As noble as it sounds…….I smell a rat. I wouldn't be surprised if this (or other future efforts) where amended to...
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
The line is not so thin and it started in grade school. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0wk4qG2mIg How do Harvard graduates not know what grade school graduates should know? And that video is from 1990. Read some fiction with some GOOD SCIENCE. Omnilingual (1957) by H. Beam Piper http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/...pipers-qomnilingualq http://www.feedbooks.com/book/308/omnilingual http://librivox.org/omnilingual-by-h-beam-piper/ Here are some blogs about education and technology. Only the first...
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

Yemaya ·
This has been a long time coming. 10 years to be exact. Morris Brown lost their accreditation, there by losing their access to federal financial aid dollars. And from what I understand financial mismanagement by the A.M.E. church Morris Brown school board members (the owners of the school).
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: This has been a long time coming. 10 years to be exact. Morris Brown lost their accreditation, there by losing their access to federal financial aid dollars. And from what I understand financial mismanagement by the A.M.E. church Morris Brown school board members (the owners of the school). I know, but don't you think that the African American community should step in to save such a historic school? The school is almost a century and a half old and was started by...
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

Yemaya ·
Sunnubian I'm glad that you mentioned the money issue. White pollsters keep telling us that we have all these billions of dollars, BUT fact is we don't have access to it because most of it is tied up in banks, bills and credit. All of which belong to the white man. At the end of the day we don't actually have the cash or capital on hand to save Morris Brown or any other HBCU if we needed to.
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

sunnubian ·
But, if Morris Brown needs $30Million to be saved and there are well over 40Million African Americans, that means each of of giving at least $1.00 would be enough to save the College. I all of us would donate a dollar a year to educational programs and HBCUs, that would be at least $40Million going toward community education programs and the HBCUs annually, and if we would donate a dollar per month . . . (Personally, I know that it's a long shot, but, hey )
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jZHNjc4Xk0
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Muhammad Cipher ·
Interesting. Some suspect terms being thrown around. I'd be curious to know the perspective of whoever created this cartoon.
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
http://willywei.com/2012/10/th...g-networked-society/ Xum
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
Knewton http://www.knewton.com/adaptiv...n-adaptive-learning/ Xum
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
STOP STEALING DREAMS: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXpbONjV1Jc This is one of the best descriptions of the school delusion I have seen. So now the technology is cheap enough so that parents don't need the school. Pipo U1 VS Asus Nexus 7 Google http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6mI4tjTp6Q Xum
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

sunnubian ·
He has a very good take on "Education" and his take on it has been expressed by many people over the years, particularly, the fact that the United States' educational systems are still operating on the Industrial Era Model, while we are now in the age of Technology. Our school systems require 21st century children/students to conform psychologically, physically, mentally and emotionally to fit into a past century's education model. American parents are going to have to decide if we want our...
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Muhammad Cipher ·
The concept of an educated population isn't the problem of course, but he does touch on the overlooked subject, for who's benefit was the current model designed? The industrialist concept of Taylorism (or the Taylor System) is embedded everywhere. I personally dont agree with his hard characteristic and distinction between work and art (but I agree with the larger point). As I am with the economic system, the education system too much be questioned and redesigned to serve community...
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction http://dvice.com/archives/2012/10/ethiopian-kids.php Dual-core Android tablets are near $150 now and will be going down. Xum
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

Muhammad Cipher ·
There are no words to express how stupid this is.
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

sunnubian ·
Actually, you are correct; this in only information that anyone will know anyway upon applying to college and/or for grants and student loans. It seems to me like everyone is evading the real problem and that is all the fly-by-night "colleges" that crop to to drain every dime from any student unlucky enough to enroll and even legitimate colleges that charge unnecessarily enormous tuition and fees all based on what they know ahead of time is what the average student will receive in Pell Grant...
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

Muhammad Cipher ·
Many people are doing (see massive increases in Jr. College enrollment) but it doesn't begin to get at the real issue which is that Education (all levels) is NOT a "consumer good". Reading the article you could replace the word college with dishwasher without missing a beat. Politicians don't want to address the central issue, but it doesn't mean we cant either. Education (upto and including college) is a "right" and not a consumer good to be treated like a commodity on the market or subject...
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Actually, you are correct; this in only information that anyone will know anyway upon applying to college and/or for grants and student loans. Actually, this appears to be information similar to what they are now putting on credit card statements. And would, in fact, be helpful, if people actually paid attention to such info and considered it wisely. Most people don't realize - or think about - when they take out loans or receive credit that, while your credit...
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

Muhammad Cipher ·
"..............If they don't have to." And therein lies the problem. They do. I couldn't embed the 1st clip that explains how student loan debt is now beyond that of credit card debts in the US. http://www.rdwolff.com/content...r-wolff-student-debt And how are some female students dealing with this?
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: "..............If they don't have to." And therein lies the problem. They do. That's not necessarily true. Most students are offered a combination of Pell Grant funds + LOANS to cover the cost of their tuition each year. One of the biggest mistakes that pretty much ALL students make is that they accept the FULL amount of LOAN money offered to them ... and use the excess funds for things other than school-related items. (I just watched a House hearing on...
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

Muhammad Cipher ·
The short segment was a snapshot of the monthly update which goes into more detail. The point I was making is that the problem isn't with who's doing what with the student loans. Its the fact that loans are necessassary in the first place. This is a direct result of education being treated as a "consumer good". Principal rates, compound intrest, borrowing and lending are NOT at all necessary to education (or the university system). They are a fucntion of the "market based" model of...
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Re: 99-Year-Old Ghanaian Man Graduates College

EbonyRose ·
You know ... I've been giving a lot of thought lately to the fact that it used to be against the law - not to mention a "crime" punishable by death - for Black people to be learn or be educated. The fact that a White person seeing a Black child with a book could get that child hanged by the neck!! And it's things like that go beyond the label of such actions of merely "cruel and unusual treatment" and make me believe that there had to be some form of 'evilness' involved in what was the...
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

EbonyRose ·
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

Xumbrarchist ·
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0wk4qG2mIg
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

Cholly ·
Xumbrarchist , so in essence, it's the exact same thing that been taught in science class throughout our lifetime; grade/middle/high school & college science. It's just that one omission (earth's tilt) of that one detail that's taught by teachers. It reveals a lot but blame the scientific academics who came to that final conclusion and failed to correct the error in the text books. Don't blame the teachers and the student. The teachers only taught what was in the books and students only...
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

Vox ·
Not that I think Umbrarchist's point is relevant to your post, Cholly. It's definitely another topic. But... NO textbook teaches that the seasons happen because the earth gets closer to the sun as it revolves. Those Harvard students had no clue, and they probably came up with that explanation on the fly, for fear of people thinking they were stupid. There's no way they learned that from either a textbook or a science class.
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

Xumbrarchist ·
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY Xum
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Re: Should Getting Caught With Pot Keep Kids From Receiving College Loans?

Kocolicious ·
In today's world...YES!!!!! Absolutely. It should be age generated...like students between the ages of 18 and 30. Otherwise, students will spend wasted years in college and have learned nothing. This way the brain is clear and can absorb the knowledge. Cuz when you're young? Your brain is nothing but a sponge. But!
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Re: Should Getting Caught With Pot Keep Kids From Receiving College Loans?

sunnubian ·
I say no because everyone makes mistakes and stupid decisions when they are young and immature that should not be allowed to ruin their entire life, and that should not bar them from getting an education. Also, "laws" and "policies" and "rules" like this are no more than part of the Arsenal being used in the WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA , because who exactly is the 'kid' most likely to be stopped by police, frisked by police, have their car searched by police, put under surveillance by...
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Re: Should Getting Caught With Pot Keep Kids From Receiving College Loans?

Momentum ·
I would not recommend it but people should not be punished for smoking pot and especially when pot laws are disproportionately used against Blacks to meet the profit greed of the criminal justice system. Pot should be decriminalized or legal for recreational use.
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Re: Should Getting Caught With Pot Keep Kids From Receiving College Loans?

RadioRaheem ·
it will never happen. Anything that harms white people will never be law. Just look at the recent care and concern for white heroin addicts and judicial sentencing.
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Re: Should Getting Caught With Pot Keep Kids From Receiving College Loans?

Momentum ·
The only reason the laws are changing because young white people are catching criminal records. In the Boston area where many white college students attend elite universities the laws are being aggressively changed, decriminalizing pot. I saw a show sometime ago about the Boston area, the cops know who the white drug dealers are but don't touch them simply because they are white, yet where Blacks are current pot laws are strictly enforced. The show I saw showed several white college students...
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Re: Should Getting Caught With Pot Keep Kids From Receiving College Loans?

sunnubian ·
I am still amazed that so many Black people in America still can't see that the so-called "War On Drugs" , was "CODE" for "WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA" . If more of us did see the elaborate b.s. scheme for what it was, it wouldn't be a long jump to seeing how " laws" and "policies" have been meticulously designed to be used as just another weapon in the arsenal of weapons used in the War Black people in America ; more specifically, to make unemployable , as many young Black males and to...
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Re: Should Getting Caught With Pot Keep Kids From Receiving College Loans?

Norland ·
If you've never tried pot or never tried cigarettes, DON'T. Eventually, it's going to catch up with you, you'll be wheezing like a bitch, never be able to catch your breath and eventually you'll DIE. They don't tell you that because that's how they want you, DEAD. Leave the drugs to the white folks and keep your black asses out of the Human Dog Pound. The dogs don't even want to be in those nasty places. The Human Dog Pounds make whites heaps of money at your expense. Stop doing the things...
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Re: Historically Black Colleges and Universities Litigation

Yemaya ·
Wow. Now I wonder how this lawsuit will affect funding to other HBCUs in other states. This is definitely a landmark case that will need to be watched closely. Thank you for sharing this Sunnubian.
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Re: Chicago's Urban Prep Academy

EbonyRose ·
From the FIRST time I ever HEARD about this school .... it just fills me with joy and pride and I am sooooooooo, soooooooo happy for ALL these young men!! The first news story I saw on it was when they had FIRST opened up .... and it was all pretty much a big "experiment" .... BUT ... I just KNEW that it would succeed!! That those boys were gonna SHOW the whole world what they - we - are capable of!! The only "downfall" part about it that made me kinda sad while watching it was that there...
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Re: Chicago's Urban Prep Academy

EbonyRose ·
Oh!! And SCREW the mainstream media!! They don't need to acknowledge our successes .. as long as WE learn how to appreciate them!!
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Re: Chicago's Urban Prep Academy

Kocolicious ·
Bravo!!!! Bravo!!!! Bravo!!! That's what I'm talking about!
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Re: SAT exam to be redesigned

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: SAT exam to be redesigned Posted by Valerie Strauss on February 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm The famed SAT college admissions exam will undergo a thorough redesign by the College Board, which is calling it an “ambitious effort” to “better meet” the needs of students and schools. The SAT, first given in 1926, was revamped less than a decade ago when a written essay was added and some of the question formats were changed. Last year, for the first time, it lost its...
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Re: SAT exam to be redesigned

Yemaya ·
And they are doing it for maximum profit most of all!
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Re: SAT exam to be redesigned

Xumbrarchist ·
What I find peculiar about our so called educational system is that I have never seen it delineated at what age or grade children are supposed to comprehend certain ideas. When is a child supposed to comprehend the concept of the solar system with planets in orbits and such? When should they know what a molecule is or electricity? But it is fine if they can cram to pass a test and forget it all 6 months later. They passed the test. That is all that matters. It is like you have to pay to be...
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Re: President Obama proposes idea of two free years of community college

Momentum ·
That's a great idea!
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