The Three R's

The Three R's

Reading, Ritin', 'Rithmetic. It's long been noted that homeschooling is not just a good idea because it's a better option than current public schools are supposed to be - instead it could now be a matter of life, death, or sanity. In case you needed a reminder: First of all, even when indoctrination is back burnered, it is likely that teaching to read using proven effective methods is not a priority - following the latest teaching fads is. For decades, reading instruction in American schools has been rooted in a flawed theory about how reading works, a theory that was…

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"Did you hear about what happened in Minnesota?"

"Did you hear about what happened in Minnesota?"

I had a surreal experience recently that displayed a total lack of awareness among the midwit, "educated" liberals who believe CNN. First, a digression to an excellent, relevant article I discovered via "Further Reading" over at Decline and Fall - I am remiss in adding the Unz report to my reader stream, but regularly get passed good articles there. In it, Antony Karlin shows what it means to deal with average, and below average IQ, and what the consequence is for something as simple as differentiating greater from lesser. Only 52% could do item AB30901, which is to look at…

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Right To Be Rude vs SJWs

Right To Be Rude vs SJWs

Eric wrote a good post on the sad goings on at the Open Source Initiative. The article, and comments are, as usual, worth reading (even when I disagree with Eric, which is not so much, here). The historian Robert Conquest once wrote: “The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.” Today I learned that the Open Source Initiative has reached that point of bureaucratization. I – OSI’s co-founder and its president for its first six years – was kicked off their lists for being too rhetorically…

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Skinsuits - spot the NPC edition.

Skinsuits - spot the NPC edition.

I happen to have a PDF of the core FATE rules because they sounded interesting. Not bad, but not a system I saw myself getting a lot of use out of even though I do like some of the more narrative systems, such as Dungeon World. Nevertheless, I'm in a position where another company has identified itself as one I'm not likely to hand money to. Though the fact that they went with the boy-aren't-we-clever soy-tier name of Evil Hat for their company should have been a sign all by itself. Courtesy of Walker's Retreat, I found out about this…

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Tech-related Twofer

Tech-related Twofer

Filed under "stuff doesn't work" and "consequences of lost focus" - I ended up dealing with an interesting bug in the new "Catalina" update for Mac OS. No, not the one giving antivirus and other "data protection" types nightmares about the kernel being locked down, no extensions, etc. It turns out for a lot of people, you walk into a Starbucks, hotel, etc., that when you connect to the wifi, it connects, but that login/authentication sheet that is supposed top open up to allow you on the network never does. There are a lot of proposed fixes. Most of…

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Yes, They Hate You.

Yes, They Hate You.

Yeah, I've mentioned it before, but I was reminded that this is not a realization everyone, especially those who are reasonably solid and normal people, have. They hate you. And they want you, and the things you love that don't fit the narrative and <current year>, gone. Gamergate, the puppies, etc., all happened for a reason, and it's not because the Sads and Rabids wanted to take over SF, or that gamers were horrible sexists. In short - they happened because those who want to control the culture, have that petty church-lady power over everyone but with guns…

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Cleanliness is Next to....

Cleanliness is Next to....

I'd posted the other day about the effort to socialize kids to a certain view, and as an addendum, to show how long it had been going in, had mentioned Devon Stack's recent Black Pilled video regarding the Stepford Wives. A crucial plot point is when our "heroine" realizes her friend has given in to the evil patriarchy when she actually starts keeping her house clean, cooking, etc. Exact claims aside, I know for a fact that one of the most common complaints feminists have against cleaning, replete with "I'm not your maid", is that it is supposedly a feminine…

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