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6-25-2009 @ 3:51PM
So they're basically teaching children that only things that interest them are worth learning. That'll come in handy when they start looking for a job in the real world. "So we're looking for someone who is willing to learn the insurance business from the ground up." "Like bringing a healer is insurance against wiping?" "...What?"
6-25-2009 @ 4:05PM
My step-brother went to one of those hands-on schools where they let kids focus on areas they find interesting (in addition to a small core of basic curriculum.So I just asked him - he is in the insurance business - why he decided to learn the "insurance business from the ground up."Guess what? His answer was, "Um, to make money?" Note: it wasn't "it was so interesting!"
6-25-2009 @ 4:04PM
"Acquire two different weapons in world used by your character's class. Using the targetting dummies in a capital city, find the average damage over time of each weapon and plot the data on a graph. Try the same experiment again, this time with gear that changes your character's agility, strength, attack power, or other melee-related statistic. Graph the new data. What's the relationship between the statistic you tested and the DPS output?"That's actually not a bad example for a basic statistics lesson versus "Flip a coin, flip it again, repeat a hundred times... fall asleep. Eat the coin by accident."I actually do the requested exercise above via a program called Rawr for gear/gem/enchant changes (though with one weapon, Ret paladin after all). Knowing the reason they are getting a set number of DPS is alot better than ROFLPWNIKEELZYOUNOOBLETCAUSEIGOTPRETTYPRETTYPRINCESSARMOR!!
6-26-2009 @ 12:46AM
OMG I want Pretty Pretty Princess armor!
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