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Karl W

Karl W

  • @Peter Neeves agreed. The answer is not simply more pay for the same teachers. The system should require teachers to have master's degrees minimum, and to have graduated in the top 1/3 of their class. Then you can pay them at 70th percentile salary of people with similar education level and draw a lot

    @Peter Neeves agreed. The answer is not simply more pay for the same teachers. The system should require teachers to have master's degrees minimum, and to have graduated in the top 1/3 of their class. Then you can pay them at 70th percentile salary of people with similar education level and draw a lot of people into teaching who might otherwise go into engineering, for example. This is what Finland did, and teaching and teachers are more respected there as a result. Their schools are widely regarded as among the best in the world, if not the best, in terms of performance on standardized tests.

    This is, among other things, a straightforward economic issue. Countries with good schools have better economic growth. It isn't even debatable. For any country to succeed, investment in the quality of teachers is essential.

  • I guess what puzzles me is that anyone would think it a reasonable idea to post private media publicly, when that inherently involves losing control of the content. It is essentially commodifying your loved ones. Do people typically give family photos to strangers? Or sell them to corporations? Then

    I guess what puzzles me is that anyone would think it a reasonable idea to post private media publicly, when that inherently involves losing control of the content. It is essentially commodifying your loved ones. Do people typically give family photos to strangers? Or sell them to corporations? Then why does posting them on FB seem reasonable? People wonder how entire societies can be coopted into supporting fascist or other ideologies. Now that all your kids' facial recognition data are in some database, having been given away freely by you, the answer should be a bit more clear: on average, people typically aren't very good at understanding just how much and to what ends they are being manipulated.

  • Ubiquiti is crushing everyone in the prosumer wifi space. This eero thing sounds a bit downmarket, but will it let you see which websites each client on your network has visited? Or restrict individual client access to specific websites? Or geofence by country? Or create virtual networks for home security

    Ubiquiti is crushing everyone in the prosumer wifi space. This eero thing sounds a bit downmarket, but will it let you see which websites each client on your network has visited? Or restrict individual client access to specific websites? Or geofence by country? Or create virtual networks for home security cams etc? Or create a wifi hotspot and charge for it? What about ssh? With cloud access? Probably most people don't care, but anyone with lots of devices on wifi like home stereo etc will want something a bit better than average. And ubiquiti home cameras notify your phone just like ring does for motion alerts, and are accessible on a phone app. The cloud key even has an nvr, so no storage fees. People will want one ecosystem for these things, and local storage for camera data, with no monthly fees. They will want POE ethernet switches to power everything, with a security gateway. They will want all devices to upgrade their firmware automatically, or when notified that updates are available, with one click. They will want excellent phone apps to monitor their networks and manage remotely. They will want rack mountable components. So eero? Why are people so keen to give these huge companies like amazon complete access to all their online habits and data?