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LTTP Got an external SSD last night, moved some games over EVERYTHING LOADS FASTER

24 July 2015 - 03:18 PM

Is there a way to put the OS on an SSD? Regardless, Forza Horizon 2 loads way faster than it did. Very worth the money.

This is SSD I got. Still kinda blown away the thing is smaller than the size of a credit card.

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

19 July 2015 - 01:48 PM

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

This dismissal of broad-based learning, however, comes from a fundamental misreading of the facts — and puts America on a dangerously narrow path for the future. The United States has led the world in economic dynamism, innovation and entrepreneurship thanks to exactly the kind of teaching we are now told to defenestrate. A broad general education helps foster critical thinking and creativity. Exposure to a variety of fields produces synergy and cross fertilization. Yes, science and technology are crucial components of this education, but so are English and philosophy. When unveiling a new edition of the iPad, Steve Jobs explained that “it’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — that it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing.”


I don't agree 100% with all aspects of the article, but it is an interesting read. Also I don't know it lumping Science, Technology, Engineering and Math together makes that much sense. Engineers and Tech are the most employable there, but also the most myopic (tendency -- not true of everyone).

I do get annoyed with some of the 'rah rah STEM > better than you' sorts of nonsense. We need liberal arts and STEM (and trade school, and people who go to work without a post high school background). We're better off if all these areas aren't assholes to each other too. Yes I'm a fan of critical thinking, but being in a science doesn't mean you have a monopoly on that. In fact, sometimes you miss something because of your narrow specialization.

4 more Backwards Compatible titles (with release dates? Maybe?)?

17 July 2015 - 04:11 PM

By way of reddit via NeoGAF via someone searching around on the XB1

https://imgur.com/a/BcP3L

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Animated 80s-esque show coming to Comedy Central: Moonbeam City

14 July 2015 - 05:52 AM

Ever wonder what would happen if the cover of the Duran Duran's Rio got a TV series?
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Actually, this is just one piece by Patrick Nagel. Another is below.
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And now we have a whole series in this style.



Kind of feels like ground treaded by Archer and other shows, but could be good. Lowe is generally pretty funny. Will give it a try.

Syfy's 10 Best and 5 Worst Shows Since 2009

07 July 2015 - 02:41 PM

http://www.tv.com/sh...s-143620452101/

Hmm. Intersting list. I might have to try out Alphas. I do remember watching 20 minutes of Opposite Worlds and not loving the contestants. I think someone got injured to the point where an ambulance was called in the first ep as well, which sort of broke any mystique they were trying for.

Lists for the Lazy

Best 10:

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Worst 5:

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