[Rushtalk] Laughable............

John Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Mon Jul 24 20:14:13 MDT 2017


/*How was her cooking, Steve?!?*/


On 7/24/2017 9:20 PM, Steven Laib wrote:
> I used to know a woman who was a phd in microwave engineering?  Will 
> that do?
>
> Sent from my iPad
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> On Jul 23, 2017, at 9:15 AM, Tom Matiska <tom.matiska at att.net 
> <mailto:tom.matiska at att.net>> wrote:
>
>> I'm guessing nobody here was an Electrical Engineering major with an 
>> emphasis in radar and antenna theory.   Back when $400 HP calculators 
>> only did simple math, EE students armed with pencil and paper used 
>> Fourier and Laplace transforms to calculate half power beam widths of 
>> antenna arrays  ...... we jokingly called the Engineering Dept the 
>> "Business Dept" because it converted most freshmen EE majors  into 
>> Business majors.   Tom
>>
>>
>> On Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:43 PM, Stephen Frye 
>> <stephen.frye at outlook.com <mailto:stephen.frye at outlook.com>> wrote:
>>
>>
>> John, I found – and it is NOT an excuse – that I did well when the 
>> course was interesting. Otherwise I did poorly.  The problem with 
>> that is that I didn’t realize that until very late.  I had incredible 
>> math teachers up until I took Integral Calculus.  That guy was 
>> brilliant, but as boring as watching paint dry.  I struggled every 
>> second.  After that, I was gun shy, but did much better when I had 
>> teachers that were again interesting.  For many students, that didn’t 
>> matter in the least.
>> *From:*rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com <mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com> 
>> [mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com] *On Behalf Of *John Quayle
>> *Sent:* Saturday, July 22, 2017 8:42 AM
>> *To:* rushtalk at csdco.com <mailto:rushtalk at csdco.com>
>> *Subject:* Re: [Rushtalk] Laughable............
>> */I failed the course three times at $1,800 a pop, Dennis. Each time 
>> I did worse than the time before. /*
>> On 7/22/2017 11:34 AM, Dennis Putnam wrote:
>>
>>     Nonsense. Calculus is simple and fun. Like playing puzzle games.
>>     The caveat is that you must have a good background in algebra.
>>
>>     On 7/22/2017 11:24 AM, John Quayle wrote:
>>
>>         */Calculus is legalized brutality.......it's the sole reason
>>         I don't have an MBA today!/*
>>         On 7/22/2017 10:12 AM, Steven Laib wrote:
>>
>>             Actually algebra is "white math" so everyone else should
>>             not have to learn it. It is racist, just like
>>             trigonometry and calculus.
>>
>>             Sent from my iPhone
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>>             On Jul 22, 2017, at 7:48 AM, Stephen Frye
>>             <stephen.frye at outlook.com
>>             <mailto:stephen.frye at outlook.com>> wrote:
>>
>>                 Interesting, John.  When I mentioned that so many
>>                 parents couldn’t do simple algebra, your answer was
>>                 that you checked with your engineers and they said
>>                 why should they, we have calculators?
>>                 Personally, I think that Algebra I, Geometry I, and
>>                 Trigonometry I or Trig/pre-calc should be mandatory
>>                 for graduation from high school.  (Personally, I
>>                 would like to substitute Algebra II in place of
>>                 Geometry, but that’s just me.)  But in order to be
>>                 successful in those classes, students need the
>>                 foundations from Primary and Middle schools.  But
>>                 none of this is simple.  We don’t want the Federal
>>                 Government involved, we want it at state level. The
>>                 problem with state level is that we quickly reach the
>>                 point where a high school diploma from one state
>>                 isn’t comparable to one from another.  I am not sure
>>                 that is good either.  I particularly like the Abitur
>>                 path in Western Europe.  But there the students and
>>                 parents are interested in education. In the U.S.,
>>                 education is the number one commodity for which
>>                 people strive to get the least for their money. 
>>                 Before anything will work, we need to fix that.  And
>>                 I don’t know how to change attitudes.  Our kids
>>                 simply don’t give a shit.
>>                 *From:*rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com
>>                 <mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com>
>>                 [mailto:rushtalk-bounces at csdco.com] *On Behalf Of
>>                 *John Quayle
>>                 *Sent:* Friday, July 21, 2017 10:37 PM
>>                 *To:* Rushtalk Discussion List <rushtalk at csdco.com
>>                 <mailto:rushtalk at csdco.com>>
>>                 *Subject:* [Rushtalk] Laughable............
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>>
>>                   No, Algebra Isn't a 'Civil Rights Issue,' and Kids
>>                   Aren't That Stupid
>>                   <http://em.mrc.org/v0850LUb0KYSRinfB00L000>
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>>                 <http://em.mrc.org/v0850LUb0KYSRinfB00L000>
>>                 In the latest move to dumb down society to the point
>>                 where our brains no longer function at all, one
>>                 community college chancellor is now suggesting high
>>                 schools and colleges nix algebra classes because
>>                 they’re too hard.
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