“Internet On, Inhibitions Off” I like this because it discusses a popular trend. When you look at just how disrespectful and ridiculous people can get in comment streams, this is especially relevant. In some ways it’s cool that people are more honest on the internet, but in other ways it’s not. How many times in a given day do you hear people insult each other (in person, face-to-face) so strongly? Yet look at an article and the comment stream (and sometimes the blog posts) are full of “bastard” and “asshole” to mention just two of the many insults that get thrown around.
Gender noncomformity in children has linked to an increased risk of abuse and PTSD.
Creepy much? There will be a London trial of technology that uses facial recognition software to target advertisements at women. Read the article for details, but the gist is that the software will be used to show a certain type of ad when female faces are detected and will show a web address when male faces are detected.
Seriously? I don’t mean to say George Washington doesn’t matter, but this article is a little over-zealous about changing President’s Day back to Washington’s Birthday.
I like the idea of better ways to evaluate teachers. Some of these plans, though, seem a bit strange. Why would a physical education teacher’s job depend on math and reading scores? Phy. Ed. has nothing to do with math or reading. It’s about physical activity.
Oh look, more creepiness! Google is working on convincing people to voluntarily share where they are pretty much all the time. >_< Reminds me of this video (wrong and out of date, but interesting anyway). Googlezon. Hahahaha.
It’s funny, this author says she’s writing about“what’s missing” from the birth control debate, but I don’t think any of what she said has been “missing.” I think she did a good job of stating it all particularly clearly, though. I disagree with her idea that “an employer’s right to reject birth-control coverage” shouldn’t “trump a society’s collective imperative to reduce unintended pregnancy.” Rights are something that shouldn’t be “trumped” by anything. On a slightly different note, I’m pretty satisfied that Obama’s policy isn’t infringing on religious freedom, mostly because of the exceptions written into the policy and because other states have similar policies that, from what I’ve read, have withstood judicial scrutiny.
I can’t wait for November 2012. I’m tired of all this political bickering. I really hope Santorum doesn’t win the nomination for the GOP. First, I want an actual choice when I vote for president and I could never vote for him. Second, if he doesn’t get the nomination I won’t have to read much about him.
Saw this after I initially posted. I like guns. I own one, too. A .22 semi-automatic rifle with a tubular magazine. Target practice is incredibly enjoyable, even when you have no intention of ever shooting anything other than, well, a target.