Message from StrawberryArmada in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #stem

2018-01-12 04:21:51 UTC  

@Joe-MN any suggestions which old textbooks? a lot of the newer stuff seems really autistic about monkeys and stuff I don't care about lol

2018-01-12 04:22:17 UTC  

no idea

2018-01-12 04:22:28 UTC  

go to a library, maybe a university library

2018-01-12 04:22:40 UTC  

yeah I wish I was still in university

2018-01-12 04:22:41 UTC  

find old books online, scanned ones or whatever

2018-01-12 04:22:45 UTC  

just go there

2018-01-12 04:24:39 UTC might have some texts to read.

2018-01-12 04:26:37 UTC  
2018-01-12 04:27:35 UTC  

Try to look for texts from 70s or before. You could also look up craniometry texts, which may help.

2018-01-12 04:47:53 UTC  

On a slightly related note the DSM II and DSM listed being homo a mental disorder, then they got cucky

2018-01-12 04:48:07 UTC  

Thanks @JC17-OR !

2018-01-12 04:49:01 UTC  

Psychology is for small brains acting like big brains though, they even got rid of p values for their studies

2018-01-12 05:30:28 UTC  

Depends on the field. Analytical psychology still has p-values and statistical analysis, but cultural, social and abnormal have reduced their empiricism drastically.

2018-01-12 05:30:56 UTC  

When I was studying criminology, we didn't review a single study with statistical analysis.

2018-01-12 05:32:06 UTC  

@ThisIsChris I would recommend reading "racial biology of Jews". It's older, but may help you in your endeavors to understand the biology and ancestry of the Jews.

2018-01-12 05:38:13 UTC  

@JC17-OR this is perfect, even without pictures it is very clear, thanks!

2018-01-16 17:45:14 UTC  

Anyone here following ZUMA at all?

2018-01-16 18:32:12 UTC  

@Cait_Bradshaw - MA what's that?

2018-01-17 03:07:58 UTC  

It was a Space X satellite that was secretly launched supposedly.

2018-01-17 03:19:58 UTC  

It was a US satellite designed by Northrop Grumman or something

2018-01-17 03:20:06 UTC  

And launched by spacex

2018-01-17 03:20:20 UTC  

Supposedly it "failed"

2018-01-17 03:20:41 UTC  

A problem with second stage separation apparently

2018-01-17 03:21:02 UTC  

But SpaceX claims the second stage separated correctly

2018-01-17 03:21:25 UTC  

The Gov refuses comment because the nature of the satellite is classified

2018-01-17 03:21:48 UTC  

The satellite is however essentially "registered"

2018-01-17 03:22:06 UTC  

Which only happens if it completes an orbit or something

2018-01-17 04:56:55 UTC  

@StrawberryArmada that's interesting!! Do you think something spoopy is going on?

2018-01-17 06:09:53 UTC  

We launch secret stuff all the time. I'm kinda surprised they used spaceX but if the launch was time sensitive maybe NASA didn't have a vehicle ready.

2018-01-17 14:46:28 UTC  

NASA doesn't have its own launch capabilities anymore I believe

2018-01-17 14:46:53 UTC  

They are wholly reliant on SpaceX, Space Launch Alliance, and worse: russia

2018-01-17 14:48:51 UTC  

The government and SpaceX refuse to say it failed outright

2018-01-17 14:49:00 UTC  

Media says the gov said it failed

2018-01-17 14:49:23 UTC  

If it failed then we lost one billion dollars

2018-01-17 14:49:35 UTC  

If not why are they saying it did

2018-01-28 03:41:57 UTC  

I'm not sure where to ask this, but how do you guys feel about common core?

2018-01-28 05:12:41 UTC  

@micbwilli I'm curious about it but don't know much about it. Do you have any thoughts? I used to teach college math classes and some of the freshmen needed to be whipped into shape but I don't know if it has any relation to common core. Though I did have a lot of students asking if I would be "grading based on the correctness of the answers" to which I was like "yes lol why" and apparently a lot of high school students are NOT graded based on the correctness of their answers?? Idk if that is a common core thing or just a their schools thing though.

2018-01-28 05:19:27 UTC  

I don't trust it. It was brought in with no studies on efficacy. All the teachers on the ground seem to hate it.

I get nervous about a lot of these programs of dubious effect. If the outcome is equality than the mechanism is to bring down the top students, because rasping the others to meet them is not usually a possibility. One of the major backers even said CC was a way to stamp out "white privilege".

2018-02-05 22:19:14 UTC  

Does anyone here know Matlab? I’m taking a Matlab class and am super confused