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  1. Jun 2021
    1. Thanks, this was just what I was looking for! This is a perfect appropriate use of instance_eval. I do not understand the nay-sayers. If you already have your array in a variable, then sure, a.reduce(:+) / a.size.to_f is pretty reasonable. But if you want to "in line" find the mean of an array literal or an array that is returned from a function/expression — without duplicating the entire expression ([0,4,8].reduce(:+) / [0,4,8].length.to_f, for example, is abhorrent) or being required to assign to a local, then instance_eval option is a beautiful, elegant, idiomatic solution!!
  2. Nov 2020
    1. About auto-close bots... I can appreciate the need for issue grooming, but surely there must a better way about it than letting an issue or PR's fate be semi-permanently decided and auto-closed by an unknowing bot. Should I be periodically pushing up no-op commits or adding useless "bump" comments in order to keep that from happening? I know the maintainers are busy people, and that it can take a long time to work through and review 100s of open issues and PRs, so out of respect to them, I was just taking a "be patient; they'll get to it when they get to it" approach. Sometimes an issue is not so much "stale" as it is unnoticed, forgotten about, or consciously deferred for later. So if anything, after a certain length of time, if a maintainer still hasn't reviewed/merged/accepted/rejected a pull request, then perhaps it should instead be auto-bumped, put on top of the queue, to remind them that they (preferably a human) still need to review it and make a decision about its fate... :)
  3. Nov 2017
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    1. flounder in ignorance

      I don't like the notion of floundering in ignorance or sharing "our" self-evident truth. The understanding of the child is their self-evident truth. They are only ignorant to what is viewed as correct, their understandings are true and logical to them and should not be dismissed. This creates the deficit mindset and stalls learning

  5. Sep 2017
    1. fifth grade as a year of remediation.

      This is terrifying to think that 5th grade is considered almost a gateway grade for future success and thus requires remediation...

  6. Jul 2016
    1. Adults are looking down on teens who use marijuana because of the setting the teens are using them in.

      i actually disagree because if u think about it marijuana is not all that bad. marijuana does have some effect but marijuana couldn't eat up your mind like that to use cocaine. i could be wrong but i also think people have different opinions