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  • Students’ Understanding Of The Equal Sign Not Equal

    08/10/2010 10:22:46 AM PDT · 7 of 82
    Toki to decimon

    Understanding the equal sign is absolutely necessary not only for Math but for basic programing also. It also goes into other sciences like physics and anything where algebra is necessary. Sad day when people don’t understand that.

  • What does Wachovia know that we don't?

    06/14/2010 9:09:13 PM PDT · 92 of 352
    Toki to 2111USMC

    :D /giggles.

  • I am a Broken Man

    06/14/2010 7:57:08 PM PDT · 136 of 260
    Toki to savedbygrace

    /Hugs.

  • FINALLY! Parental Alienation No Longer Goes Unpunished!!

    06/11/2010 9:30:12 AM PDT · 43 of 56
    Toki to ArgonautIOI

    /hugs. I’m so sorry to hear that. To miss out on a relationship with your father who wants one... I truly hope you can reconnect with your children some day. I know they miss you even if they don’t want to admit it.

  • A Korean's hatred of Japan

    05/18/2010 7:48:13 AM PDT · 34 of 48
    Toki to struggle

    Ranma 1/3... So what is the other third? An angel?

  • Conservatives throwing away allies by ZOTting gay trolls.

    05/09/2010 4:24:45 PM PDT · 189 of 236
    Toki to manc

    I think stating one position loud and clear is fine. As long as we are not abusive about it, like the insults and jokes. That is crossing the line to me.

  • Conservatives throwing away allies by ZOTting gay trolls.

    05/09/2010 3:06:11 PM PDT · 179 of 236
    Toki to manc

    I understand that. I want traditional values of marriage and so on (actually I would just like a marriage, mine) but whether or not we cater to homosexuals doesn’t mean we should try to hurt them intentionally. If we are coming from Judeo Christian ideal then we should try to show love to them.

    I know conservative people who are bi who only advocate for one thing: that they don’t get abused any more (and trust me they have some doosy of stories to tell). We are just filling the stereotype when we do.

    But if we don’t. If we don’t call them fudge packer or make jokes about them, how are we catering to the homosexual agenda. But showing love to people who we perceive as an enemy, how is that going to going to help the homosexual agenda? We still will keep the stance of the homosexuality of being morally wrong, but at the same time we will be on the high ground for not attacking them.

  • Conservatives throwing away allies by ZOTting gay trolls.

    05/09/2010 2:21:18 PM PDT · 176 of 236
    Toki to LibertyRocks

    I agree with you LibertyRocks, (especially about loving Hillbuzz) but I hate the fact that gays are bashed her so much. Yes it’s sophomoric and stupid, but I have friends who are conservative or at least libertarian and they have been so turned off from FR it’s not even funny. I told them just to ignore it, but it really does turn people off from FR. Now does it turn off people from conservatism, I don’t know, but I do know that it does hurt people I love and that I can’t stand.

  • The Parent Problem in Young Adult Lit

    04/03/2010 10:22:01 AM PDT · 20 of 23
    Toki to reaganaut1

    I didn’t touch YA books unless I had too with a ten foot pole (We had these points we had to earn for reading books and taking tests and so I’m sure I read some). I couldn’t stand them. Books like Andersonville and Dune series were my playground in middle school and High School.

  • OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - Rube Goldberg Machine version (video)

    03/05/2010 8:04:42 PM PST · 3 of 12
    Toki to Free ThinkerNY

    Dude the amount of work that went into this is insane.

    FOr one thing: THEY WANTED IT ALL DONE IN ONE SHOT!

    One continuous shot. Over two levels and 10,000 sq/ft of space. I think the guy who made it said it took like 8 weeks of 14 hours day to make this. The did an absolutely amazing. Plus they synched it to the music, and had specific parts where they wanted to use the audio from the machine and not the song, but still match the notes (the guitar with the water glasses). I am so impressed by this video... not the song though.

  • Clearly Something Impressive (Transparent Digital Keyboard)

    03/02/2010 11:57:54 AM PST · 30 of 36
    Toki to NavyCanDo

    I would love if this actually was used, but I think it’ll go more the apple route for keyboards on touch screen, not much for ergonomics. I’m sure you’ll be able to have a perirefial device that will be ergonomic though.

  • Clearly Something Impressive (Transparent Digital Keyboard)

    03/02/2010 11:54:41 AM PST · 27 of 36
    Toki to numberonepal

    That’s it. Sorry I forgot whether it had been marketed it or not at all.

  • Clearly Something Impressive (Transparent Digital Keyboard)

    03/02/2010 11:52:58 AM PST · 26 of 36
    Toki to Clock King

    I’ve seen prototypes for gloves like that (only as a mouse). And I don’t think tactile feedback is everything, you see people usuing the tiny keyboards on cell phone screens, and once you get used to it, you really don’t need it except for few occasions. I think your right that some people (heavy users) will pay for that, but I believe the cheap way to go will be to ignore that.

    And I have got to play that. :D

  • Clearly Something Impressive (Transparent Digital Keyboard)

    03/02/2010 11:24:37 AM PST · 11 of 36
    Toki to NavyCanDo

    // My question is WHY? //

    So us geeks can drool and dream of one day owning it.

    No really, this being developed is probably a step in the direction of interacting with your computer without a physical keyboard. Instead of having a keyboard, you just set up a little camera with a projector on any flat surface and it displays a keyboard, where you can type. (I’ve seen it, done, but I don’t think it’s for sale yet). Much more mobile computer if able. .

  • More young adults moving back in with parents

    03/02/2010 7:15:40 AM PST · 39 of 44
    Toki to jerry557

    /raises hand

    I’m on of those 20’s (21 year old) children living at home. However, I am here because my parents asked me to move back in after graduating in December (trust me I was the one kicking and screaming to leave. I wanted to prove myself, my parents just shrugged it off as why would anyone not want to live at home). I stay with my grandmother who lives with us to help her and my father shoots me some design jobs through friends. He wants to start a magazine with me, and he is an amazing business man, but we just in the earliest stages.

    But I’m lucky I guess, I have a chance to build up my portfolio, when the media market is horrendous and I am enjoying building up relationships with my family. I really didn’t have close ones when I was younger, but now that I’m older I can relate to my parents so much better. Most of my male friends can’t find jobs either. They are either going back to school or starting there own businesses.

  • Hepatitis B and C remain public health issue -- up to 5.3 million Americans infected (most unaware)

    02/24/2010 8:27:25 AM PST · 11 of 11
    Toki to decimon

    There is a vaccine for Hepatitis B. I won’t forget those three shots.

  • IN Dem Misses The Deadline

    02/16/2010 11:34:08 AM PST · 17 of 17
    Toki to hoosiermama

    Yeah I thought it was fishy too, like it was being set up so why I mentioned it, but it was today and this guy who gave it in (at 9:10 it’s posted on something that only been up five hours) seems to be the real deal (Professor, dug him up on ratemyprofessor due to fluency in Hebrew, not the same name but close and teaches in an Indiana Univeristy outlier in Bloomington)

  • IN Dem Misses The Deadline

    02/16/2010 11:17:18 AM PST · 12 of 17
    Toki to Virginia Ridgerunner

    Wow.... I may not like this lady but this guy is just wow. He would have been eaten alive by the journalist in my college. He would fit in right at home in Washington. You know you could make the best attack ad on this alone with the atmosphere there is right now.

  • IN Dem Misses The Deadline

    02/16/2010 11:01:50 AM PST · 1 of 17
    Toki
    Ok, so saw on her facebook where the person with the three signatures said they turned them in for her for Marion county, where she is told she only got three signatures. here:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tamyra-For-Senate/178606233224
  • Unionized Rhode Island Teachers Refuse To Work 25 Minutes More Per Day, So Town Fires All Of Them

    02/16/2010 8:34:05 AM PST · 117 of 154
    Toki to struggle

    >>Does that job require a bachelor’s and an extra year of college? I have a masters degree, have 5 years exp. teaching in a public school (10 years exp. overall) and I make less than $40K. Not to mention that your job always follows you home.<<

    Yeah, but if your flag is still correct you teach in Japan. For those who don’t know, teachers work six days a week in class and seven out for the actives that they are forced to do usually by the school (and if I remember correctly 280 days of the year). And guessing that your probably a gaijin there (though I could be wrong) your probably not going to get paid as much. In comparison to the teachers in the US (my mother is one) who really do get alot more time off and a whole summer off instead of a few weeks of break and golden week. I don’t think you can really compare you and teachers in the US (though I could be completely wrong)

  • Rare snowflakes start falling from Miss. to Fla.

    02/12/2010 10:49:14 AM PST · 23 of 43
    Toki to Kartographer

    It is snowing here in Roswell GA and my friend says it was snowing around New Orleanes (he’s probably mad and blanming me for it going away Since as soon as asked it went away )

  • A Sad Day in Cyberspace.....

    02/01/2010 6:50:29 AM PST · 15 of 19
    Toki to usconservative; KevinDavis; TChris

    Do ya’ll know the differences between Sun’s Mysql and the open sources ones?

  • It's the i-Pad. Via Twitter

    01/27/2010 4:20:23 PM PST · 183 of 207
    Toki to newheart

    But the thing is the digital text books (at a much sweeter price, though no resale value) that I have bought (and it might have just been my college) were using Adobe licensing to do it. I really think that unless Apple specifically starts going after the book sellers I don’t know if this will happen or not. It may, just giving some context to it.
    There might be some dread in this post though, if the don’t install it ever I might have to read do Flash magazine I’m doing for work into an an Applet for the store....

  • An Easy way to donate for Haiti releif efforts

    01/14/2010 5:49:26 PM PST · 23 of 30
    Toki to mpackard
    Compassion in Jesus Name has huge presense in Haiti already. They are One of the top rated groups in Child Sponsoring I know of. They are accepting donations for this disaster and would ask anyone to give consideration tothem.

    YOU can donate here .

  • How To Furnish Your Office for Cheap on Craigslist

    11/29/2009 9:40:37 PM PST · 10 of 16
    Toki to 2ndDivisionVet

    I’ve always wanted to run an experiment when I move out (like this would happen if my mother got wind but...) I would love to take nothing more than my stuffed cow, clothes, cooking wear and small fridge and a blanket and see how much I could furnish my first apartment with found free on Craigslist. It would be a fun experiment :D. But yeah, you can get some amazing stuff on there!

  • Way to Go, Planned Parenthood

    11/10/2009 6:09:15 AM PST · 8 of 15
    Toki to Kaslin
    We deliver comprehensive and medically accurate information that empowers women, men, teens, and families to make informed choices and lead healthy lives.”

    It may inform (I went through some of it and learned a few facts even) however, it's in a pretty... disgusting and/or disturbing videos depending on which one is clicked.

  • What are your plans for Christmas gifts this year? (VANITY)

    11/05/2009 5:52:33 AM PST · 26 of 51
    Toki to Crusher138

    My plans are to enjoy being home again for the first time in a while, without the threat of leaving (unless I find a job that isn’t telecommuting.)
    Gifts to be gotten:
    My Father: He’s will be happy enough with the fact that I’ll hopefully graduated college, and he gets a raise :D. And a pair of homemade pajamas pants.
    Mother: Slippers
    Brother: A new pair of homemade pajama pants.
    Grandmother: Slippers

  • One-third of U.S. youth unfit for military

    11/04/2009 7:43:06 PM PST · 43 of 49
    Toki to Grizzled Bear; Fast Ed97
    I think it's the Ritalin, not the ADD, that's the problem. IIRC, long term use of Ritalin prevents individuals from joining the military. It seems to cause permanent, physical changes in the brain, especially if taken during the formative years.

    Not exactly. It seems if a kid is off his meds and is able to function without them for over a year, keep a job or in school, and pass the tests then they can be considered for enlistment (Source: http://www.dbpeds.org/section/fall98/adhd_military.html ). But I think your correct about how the meds (and Ritalin is only on of many prescribed at this point) messes with their heads. I known few people who didn't have some issues due not learning coping mechanism to deal with ADHD and permanent changes to the brain (I cannot prove the second one, it's just experience with many friends who did come off).

    Either way, there are pro and cons to someone with actual ADHD being used in the military. There is theory I've read about that people with ADHD are natural hunters because there is a lack of ability to choose to take in, so they take in everything at once and are considered more aware (therefore unable to focus. There are also two other states, hyperfocus and brainfog, which float intermediately between if someone is truely ADHD). However, there is the down side where your confronted with someone screaming in your face and you can't even hear them cause you can't concentrate on them cause your ability to hear has been shot at that point due to all the directions you've been trying to pay attention to. Point being if ADHD kid is trained right, they'll do well, they may just be sent back in WOT a bit, which probably is good.

  • Health Care And Do-It-Yourself-Diagnosis

    10/28/2009 10:23:40 AM PDT · 16 of 16
    Toki to Blueflag
    We live in Georgia

    Me too. We actually have quite a few people from Gwinenett that go to Berry college. (Sorry saw you on the Atlanta Mayor thread saying you live there).

    He ‘never’ goes to the doc, so he only needs “just in case” coverage.

    I usually don't either, I just have a propensity for breaking bones... a lot, and getting into strange situations that require Urgent Care or the ER... So I might consider Conventry (So I guess my just in case would be more like when). Has he had to use it yet? Either way Assurant looks good too.

  • Health Care And Do-It-Yourself-Diagnosis

    10/28/2009 7:18:16 AM PDT · 9 of 16
    Toki to Blueflag

    Where did you son get coverage. I’m about to graduate college and it’s imperative that I have due to some health issues (The last two weeks have sealed it due to how much I’ve been in and out of the doctors). I’ve not really found anything (I really hadn’t worried about it that much till now) except Blue cross blue shield or join my mothers (United Healthcare) and I’m looking at only having minimum wage job while I do an short term missionary thing for a year and something that cheap might save my butt (literally).

  • VOM: Pray for Muslims

    09/02/2009 1:29:46 PM PDT · 5 of 7
    Toki to Liberty1970

    add me please.

  • This Woman Might Die From Eating Cookie Dough

    09/01/2009 12:03:07 AM PDT · 44 of 118
    Toki to antceecee

    I wish. I’m still suffering the after effects of eating the powder form of cake for dinner (College student diet :D). I’ve just had a bad couple days when it comes to accidently eating bad foods. I’m looking at the food that sitting in my kitchen (my roommate left out a dinner she made with cooked beef) considering to through it away since it been out longer than I’ve been home (almost 9 hours; should have put it up before I went to bed ). That and I found mold on the banana bread that I had eaten the night before I’m starting to get a little more wary.

  • This Woman Might Die From Eating Cookie Dough

    08/31/2009 11:52:08 PM PDT · 36 of 118
    Toki to Chet 99

    I have a nasty weakness for cookie dough, and as I look at my garbage can I can see a Nestle Toll House cookie dough that my friend and I finished off yesterday. I think I might favorite this article and the next time I’m having a craving for cookie dough I’ll make sure to come back to it.

  • NCIS fans - Your favorite character? - (And why)

    08/30/2009 3:02:44 PM PDT · 49 of 77
    Toki to GeorgiaDawg32

    Abby for her fashion sense and the fact that she loves computers :D.

  • ADHD - holistic or meds

    08/30/2009 2:32:17 PM PDT · 26 of 27
    Toki to urroner

    As I think about it somemore, your son still somewhat sounds like me when I was his age, fifth grade was hell for my mother having to sit with me up to three hours just to get homework done. I had few friends and was osterized. By eight I had picked up coping habits and a TV addiction that got me through till college. I also, drawing in my classes picked up my skills I would need in real life as a Vis com major. I did ok, but I never excelled, but I had been given the chance to take the drugs now, after seeing what it’s done to my friends, I would say no. I even have another friend who is another Psych major who admitted to me her intelligence went down on the meds.
    Actually, it’s kinda embarrassing to admit, but me and other friend were celebrating last year because we both met someone else that hadn’t remembered to brush their teeth like ever till college. Hygiene and getting dresses are just something that go along with ADHD, but can be managed. I used TV commercials to help keep track of time while doing my homework (lack of realization of passing of time), and hyperfocus that comes from ADHD helps alot in things that I’m interested in (Computers and anything visual) so I could get by.

  • ADHD - holistic or meds

    08/30/2009 2:18:04 PM PDT · 25 of 27
    Toki to urroner

    My friends and I both read this (and the place where it came from before) I was going to comment, but I followed my usual pattern of not responding. However, when this came around my friend and I discussed it. He is a Psych major and has had ADHD (medicated his whole life) and I’m ADHD and never been medicated. We both agreed that it sounded like your son needed the meds from what you describe, and with this I put a big IF, IF he is ADHD.
    By middle school all the ADHD kids start to congregate together (outcasts galore even with their meds) However, these same kids in high school/college started dropping the meds and out of like 15 to 20 two (it maybe be three, she just dropped the meds) turned out to be Bipolar (very similar to ADHD, very different treatment) one had a Gender Identify disorder, one or more may have Generalized Anxiety disorder (which can be combined with ADHD or without). The rest who have stayed on the meds, I can’t tell you, but I’m pretty sure they are just ADHD or Asburgers (SP?) and most know that they can’t come off them ever . Also keep in mind coming off these meds messed with them alot since they had never functioned without them. I would ask that you consider letting your child off the meds in the summer so they might to learn to function without them.

  • Drug trends: Find out where your kids could be hiding them.

    08/15/2009 8:44:43 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    Toki to Mikey_1962

    That took a second to understand, but thanks for the info. :D

  • “Conservatives” Are Single-Largest Ideological Group

    08/15/2009 8:42:48 PM PDT · 40 of 56
    Toki to Lorianne

    I think some of it may be that people think of being conservative or moderate as something it isn’t. Like for example I was explaining that I would like to trust some part of the goverment to the free-market that should be, and that goverment should be smaller... the guy just said, you must be liberal. I giggled :D and didn’t correct him cause I thought it was so funny. I will before I leave, but man this guy is mostly what you come to expect black liberals to agree on.

  • Drug trends: Find out where your kids could be hiding them.

    08/15/2009 9:35:13 AM PDT · 4 of 12
    Toki to Mikey_1962
    On the Spike Channel there was a show called something like a hundred ways to die, and one was a guy who couldn't drink alcohol due to some surgery and had his wife give him a enema to deliver a whole bunch of... I wanna say whiskey or vodka. Since it didn't hit his liver, he didn't filter any of it and subsequently died.
  • FR Motorcylists - Let's see a pic of your ride [Pic heavy, extended d/l time]

    08/15/2009 9:25:45 AM PDT · 39 of 122
    Toki to GeorgiaDawg32

    Here's one of me when about seven years ago. I had a Yamaha 125L and a street bike that I was learning to drive on. I really haven't rode lately cause of college and a bad year in high school, but I have been going to some of the motorcycle events lately with my dad.

  • "No one cheats, dorms are like palaces" ( Colleges: Some good news )

    08/15/2009 8:42:41 AM PDT · 4 of 5
    Toki to MarkT
    I've some about this college from a friend who admired their curriculum (who I tell you could be the next Ann Coulter and might just), but the fact that alot more people don't cheat there wouldn't surprise me. This college is supposed to have the most graduates go on into being nuns. Also the fact that it is a college where there curriculum is reading great classical books as there classes and discussing them.
  • Blessed Assurance

    08/09/2009 9:08:42 AM PDT · 6 of 9
    Toki to pctech
  • So.... what's up with Meredith Vieira's political agenda on Who Wants to be a Millioniare???

    08/07/2009 8:12:56 AM PDT · 8 of 13
    Toki to AngelesCrestHighway

    Maybe, maybe not. I was watching it with my grandmother yesterday and they asked the question what was kept in a Zoo (or something close). The answers were a) small children b)animals c) Politicians d) (can’t remember) they laughed at that one too. I just think they just came up with an word that would place in as the “Not it obviously” answer. The fact that they laughed at probably come from the fact that most of the audience is in CA (isn’t that where it’s filmed?)

  • Actions in D.C. Mirror Vampire Craze

    07/20/2009 12:29:05 PM PDT · 20 of 40
    Toki to holy joe
    ulk, it's so true with teenage and college girls. Half my girlfriends love vampires in college and it's so annoying sometimes. Espically when you used to have a huge fear of them when you were little.

    Now Zombies are something I can get behind.... with a gun for target practice :D

  • Man trying to shoot off tree limb arrested

    07/20/2009 12:17:25 PM PDT · 74 of 88
    Toki to Joe 6-pack

    I think I’ve found what me and my little brother will put outside our uncle house for Christmas... he’d love it :D.

  • Net gains (moon landing vs UNIX)

    07/20/2009 8:01:52 AM PDT · 5 of 52
    Toki to benjibrowder

    Actually it’s a full fledged Unix system (with Leopard anyway, wasn’t until then), only with some modification made with the Kernel and system that are proprietary, unlike Linux.

  • Curse You, Neil Armstrong! (Did he kill science fiction?)

    07/19/2009 12:27:45 AM PDT · 68 of 76
    Toki to jalisco555

    We actually had a speaker come to our school to speak about how he thought that people were falling more into fantasy now because they didn’t have the technical knowledge to understand SciFi, since technology has become so complicated. It was an interesting theory, but I don’t know if I buy it.

  • 'Ark' revelation: Can they dig it? (Ark of the Covenant announcement 8 AM eastern)

    06/26/2009 7:07:54 AM PDT · 125 of 207
    Toki to cornfedcowboy

    I am too, and I keep reading over the article with the Italian I know and the Google translator, and I found that it is supposed to meet about it Friday, but it never says a time. Maybe the few english networks reported the time wrong?

  • 'Ark of the Covenant' about to be unveiled (Friday June 26th at 2p.m Italian time)

    06/25/2009 11:12:38 AM PDT · 45 of 228
    Toki to MHGinTN

    I wanna say seven am. They are seven hours ahead I think

  • Hackers post anti-Obama message on Oregon University computer system

    06/24/2009 1:52:01 PM PDT · 28 of 32
    Toki to Califreak

    woops, sorry thanks, I just scanned it thinking the first part was the part I read on FR.