[Chat/2018/12]

[Chat/2018/12/1]


I was reading posts on a mongolian chicken scratching forum and came across this

>ur undergraduate programs in most non stem related fields are hilarious anyway
>thats basic shit every europoor does in highschool
>an then people are wondering why u burgers are so retarded
>even payed 80k for becoming retard
>lmao at u stupid dumbfuck burgers
>hope mr. drumpf fucks u in the ass without lube

thoughts?

[Chat/2018/12/2]


anyone that starts a line with >>> is a prat. its liek on par with those people that have elegant forum signatures or something.

most non stem college is useless anyway. just adult day care you pay a shite tonne for. 4 years is too long; just to milk you foar moar. one day people mite wake up to the lie and go to trade school and there will be a huge drop in enrollment. i will never give money to a university because they piss it away on salaries for stuff like >vice president for tolerance and diversity and acceptance>

[Chat/2018/12/3]


>anyone that starts a line with >>> is a prat. its liek on par with those people that have elegant forum signatures or something.

>most non stem college is useless anyway. just adult day care you pay a shite tonne for. 4 years is too long; just to milk you foar moar. one day people mite wake up to the lie and go to trade school and there will be a huge drop in enrollment. i will never give money to a university because they piss it away on salaries for stuff like >vice president for tolerance and diversity and acceptance>

https://segfault.neocities.org/gallery/hall-of-legendary-bants/1503772909686.png

[Chat/2018/12/4]


I think that we are past the point of traditional return when it comes to our educational system as a whole - we barreled towards the slippery slope and now it's not feasible to improve education in the ways that we have before. You can't fix higher ed without skilled and motivated professors and administrators. You can't generate those without competent and willing primary school teachers. The few good teachers know that they deserve better, and get poached by charter, magnet, and private schools. All in all we're seeing the effect of the free market on education as it continues to stratify and segregate.

[Chat/2018/12/5]


https://segfault.neocities.org/gallery/anime-prog/1492473616630.jpg

I love that book!

[Chat/2018/12/6]


I've been struggling with the ideas of public good and hidden good for a while now. Public good is what we talk about when we notice that the quality of education is improving, employment is rising, anything that is noticed.

Hidden good is counterpoint to public good. Hidden good is often unnoticed or unappreciated.

I think the gist of it is: is it even worth my while to do things that are good / useful / fun if they won't be noticed?

[Chat/2018/12/7]


They'll be noticed by you :P

[Chat/2018/12/8]


you could make the case for selfishness: do hidden good things that are good/useful/fun if they benefit you, even if they dont benefit detroit public schools.

plus the hidden good of today might become the public good of next year. my stockpile of movies/tv shows/musics has benefited me, but also has been used as a social currency to win friends and influence people.

[Chat/2018/12/9]


A definition of 'good works' has to also include the reason for performing them, and that usually involves serving others 'for goodness sake' in the literal sense of the expression. My idea of good works stems from a desire to enlighten myself and others.
Perception is a funny thing anyway, so recognition shouldn't matter much. Can you prove that the world, and your impact on it, even exists outside of your own mind and senses?

[Chat/2018/12/10]


My idea of good works stems from a desire to enlighten myself and others

I find this to be my prefered modus operandi. Although it tends to feel a tad narcissistic at times

[Chat/2018/12/11]


i feel liek i owe it to the world to spread knowledge/help with school work because of all the free knowledge passed down to me.
we have access to thousands of lifetimes of knowledge for free, dang it! helping out a little is the least you could do.
just look at the libgen download page quote...

[Chat/2018/12/12]


I've never felt particularly motivated to share knowledge with the world, keenly because I don't feel as if I am special in any way: there will always be people who are experts in a subject that I know absolutely nothing about and it's enlightening for me to talk with them about their expertise.

[Chat/2018/12/13]


Recently in a symposium on the significance of Liberal Arts education in the United States, Eve presented an argument that Liberal Arts education has historically excluded any attention to or analysis of settler colonialism. This, Eve posited, makes Liberal Arts education complicit in the project of settler colonialism and, more so, has rendered the truer project of Liberal Arts education something like trying to make the settler indigenous to the land he occupies. The attendees were titillated by this idea, nodding and murmuring in approval and it was then that Eve realized that she was trying to say something incommensurable with what they expected her to say. She was completely misunderstood. Many in the audience heard this observation: that the work of Liberal Arts education is in part to teach settlers to be indigenous, as something admirable, worthwhile, something wholesome, not as a problematic point of evidence about the reach of the settler colonial erasure.

[Chat/2018/12/14]


What do we do?
We actually start teaching people to be both intelligent and knowledgeable.
Presently we only teach the latter. (for the most part)
Bring the lower class of workers up to middle-class will solve the problem.
There are VERY FEW people who cannot be taught to have high intelligence.
Science has proven time and again that intelligence CAN be taught. (despite some recent niche retard studies based on fucking brain training games)
We just use a shitty brute force method of learning, deliberately, so only the intelligent people go on to actually self-educate through either their own or tertiary education. (college, uni, etc)
If we taught everyone to be intelligent, the levels of fucking entitlement and depression would rip through society so hard the suicide rates would be through the roof. A whole generation lost.
We continue doing this until humanity is entirely filled with high IQ societies and until we reach post-scarcity, which will happen in less than 100 years. (given current progress on space mining)
This is obviously depending on humanity not going to WW3 and nuking each other to shit. Then it might take 300 with whoever remains alive after most of the first world is fucked.
By then, humanity won't really need to work much, and will only work because they want to.
Or we will be having awesome space battles. Either way, you will all be dead before this. Have fun with that.