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  1. Feb 2016
    1. before students can write a coherent five-paragraph essay

      Someone who thinks that writing five-paragraph essays is a goal has no business being published.

    1. “to be based on its concern for its business model and public brand marketing strategy.”

      And it sounds like this essay is furthering this argument, no?

    2. Apple Sees Value in Privacy Vow
    1. Because the FBI will not hire anyone with a 24-inch purple mohawk, 10-gauge ear piercings, and a tattooed face who demands to smoke weed while working and won't work for less than a half-million dollars a year. But you bet your ass that the Chinese and Russians are hiring similar people with similar demands and have been for many years. It's why we are decades behind in the cyber race.

      Fascinating.

    2. This is the point: "We all know that's impossible."

    1. That’s not to say the party has settled on Rubio

      I don't understand how after Christie publicly exposed what we all knew for years, the party is deciding on him over say Kasich. They know he's gonna get exposed for the lightweight he is.

    1. SEC Primary

      Football so dominates the South it is inextricable from its politics. It's fascinating that the national media has picked up on this.

    1. A "Standard view" opening.

    2. hen you make a stupid remark its stupidity will be obvious, even to yourself.

      which is the gift, right? If we can edit our own work to discover its empty phrases, we can replace the empty language with positive stuff.

    3. It has nothing to do with correct grammar and syntax, which are of no importance so long as one makes one's meaning clear, or with the avoidance of Americanisms, or with having what is called a "good prose style."

      Anyone who construes Orwell as a prescriptivist must deal with this passage.

    1. Object-oriented ontology is often viewed

      You should read Andrew Cole's, "Those Obscure Objects of Desire," for a strong counter point to this "ontology."

    1. lds 16 Point Le

      Rebublicans are nut jobs.

    1. I'm testing this technology out, but to follow up on my previous comment. I like the idea of bringing your mother's view (kind of a "standard view, in fact) here, but I wonder if you couldn't tweak this to where you're writing for a particular reason to your audience. I'm still not sure you've hit that yet, the specific purpose or aim. What do you all think?