Perhaps that is exactly what we need. Or is it men only in Dogshit world?
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"You seem to have a lot of resentment in you. And that's something you need to sort out for yourself. I've pointed out the irrational nature of your comments. That's all anyone can do."
Thank you, Dr Psychobabble, your efforts to help sort me out are greatly appreciated.
Let's check the irrationality:
James12345: "State schools overestimate (predicted grades) by one or two grades."
Terry6: "We need to scotch that one. The grades submitted for the exam substitute were far more carefully applied, checked and moderated by schools than normal ones. They weren't just the usual teacher assessment."
James12345: "So is your argument that teachers know they can usually get away doing a shit job, but this time made a bit of an effort?"
Terry6: "teacher assessments don't and can't take into account the differences between working in a classroom and sitting in an exam room."
James12345: "if the teacher doesn't actually bother to understand how the kids they teach react to exam conditions, they will just base predictions on the level of work the kids produce in the classroom - that might well be why they are generally poor at predicting actual results."
Terry6: "In what way could teachers modify their assessments of the kids to replicate the negative effects of exam conditions?"
Oh, I don't know, maybe the most irrational way would be to compare how they do in school exams vs how they do in class?
As I'm just a resentful, irrational conspiracy theorist, who had (or maybe gave) a bad education, please keep dishing out the "insults" when you can't put forward any proper counterpoints.
I probably had the same experience as a lot of people. But teachers didn't go on strike back then (yes, I'm ancient) and weren't focused on bringing down tory governments instead of teaching kids, so I probably had a much better experience than kids these days.
However, returning to the point, I guess if the teacher doesn't actually bother to understand how the kids they teach react to exam conditions, they will just base predictions on the level of work the kids produce in the classroom - that might well be why they are generally poor at predicting actual results. You are just making excuses for teachers who usually can't be arsed to get predictions right.
Exams are a test of learning and everyone is given the same chance to demonstrate that learning. It must be shit being in a school full of teachers who won't help their kids get the help they deserve, but blaming that bad performance on teachers at other schools who actually help their pupils is slightly missing the point.
A school entering less than 10 pupils for maths A level is a very small school, regardless of the state vs independent argument.
The fact still remains, that you can't criticize the algorithm for benefiting small public schools by using teacher predicted grades because the stats show that independent schools tend to predict the correct grades.
The algorithm actually discriminated against most independents because they have a large enough cohort to be assessed against the general results. This meant their students, who are shown to be statistically above the general education average, had the general average result adjustment applied to their results. The kids in the state sector dragged down the kids in the independent sector, but the bash the tory snobs mob won't/can't comprehend that.
Independent schools correctly predict grades. State schools overestimate by one or two grades. Disadvantaged pupils have the highest overestimate of predicted against obtained.
Sounds like the results as they were on the 13th, but let's ignore the evidence and all pretend it's a Tory plot to smash the working classes.
Everyone is equal, no one must be seen to be worse than everyone else - give A* all round and the world's woes will be fixed.
I'd like to see the evidence that shows the algorithm benefited public schools and state schools were penalised. It's very easy to say that happened, but I don't think there is any evidence to back it up at all.
From the stats I've seen, the algorithms lead to grade inflation already, with more students been given higher grades than they were likely to achieve.
Now all the results have been rendered meaningless, perhaps we should just give every student as many A* results in as many subjects as they want, regardless of what they actually studied for the last few years. Seems fair to me.....
GSuite manages upwards of four nines usually, but falls just short of five. Generally you don't notice the small wobbles it has.
I very much doubt most businesses ran an email system with greater uptime, back in the days when running your own email system was seen to be a good idea.
Dear El Reg, you have this one upside down. The important story here is that F5 have revised their advice. The Palo section is basically a non story, because the devices should already have been patched from an earlier issue. The fact that F5 now are saying that the workaround we said was OK isn't, so you've probably been pwned, is the real issue here, and because a snappy headline could only be worked out for the minor story, you've ended burying the big one.
I'll admit I'm guessing here, but OFCOM are probably looking purely at voice traffic to establish how long people are using their phone to make "phone calls". All the app based systems that allow someone to use their voice to communicate with another person will be being recorded only as data, not voice.
Microsoft will probably have a contract with the Dutch Gov that gives them the right to collect the data.
As far as the report goes, there has been no breach, so no reason for the Dutch Info Commission to get involved with Microsoft.
The Dutch government, however, may be breaking GDPR by sending data to Microsoft without its worker's consent. Dutch GDP - 826.2 billion USD - now that is quite some fine they can impose on themselves...
It becomes anti-semitic when:
1) You treat Jews differently than you treat anybody else.
2) You deny Jews the right of self-determination.
3) You deny there is any Jewish connection to Israel\Palestine\Judea & Semaria\Trans-Jordan\The Holy Land\Insert here any relevant name given of the land at any time in history.
It looks like year dot is 1967 to Jake - this is when the Arabs started to refer to themselves as Palestinian, rather than calling themselves Syrians, Egyptians or Saudis. Up to this point, calling someone a Palestinian was either a badge of honour for the Jews or a derogatory term when used by the Arabs. Jake also seems to have conveniently forgotten the Mizrahi Jews who were the Middle East's unwanted, homeless Jews.
So, Jake, you have successfully passed Test 1, 2 and 3. Where shall I post the "Jake is a dick and proud of it" t-shirt that you have won in this quiz?
You need one chunk of bandwidth to download and then an equal amount to upload to Cisco. Then there is a delay while it gets processed at that remote location - what happens when Cisco say you just let in some malware a few seconds ago? Isn't this just letting you know you have a cleanup job a bit earlier than you would otherwise have known?
If this concept does work and can't be defeated by randomisation, wouldn't it be better for Cisco just to run the service as some sort of proxy, so you only download once after it is checked, and block the malware before it gets to you?
My Athlon X2 5400B based Acer was killed again. Fortunately, it is an easy fix - turn off, turn on, turn off, turn on and wait for windows to do its repair thing. The only tricky bit is getting wushowhide running before the update is installed again - you just need to keep an eye on it and log in as soon as the repair is finished.
Does anybody have any recommendations for an alternative? I backup the home PCs to my home server and to a PC at a friend's place, and the home server gets backed up to a USB drive and the remote PC. Data sync to their cloud was way too slow (I'm in the UK, their system is in the US) - by the end of the 30 day free trial, it had only done a small percentage of a full sync. I would have paid, but the paid service didn't work for me.
and are now complaining about how dumb it is.
Buy a dumb TV that has a great picture and add to it the functions you need (not the ones you think you want) with a STB of some description. The TV has less to break, and upgrades when you need them are easy.
"So in context, angering the Iranians with an unprovoked attack just when the US might be making some slow progress in negotiations, and when the US might need their help clearing up a mess of US making, that is definitely consistent with the US track record."
I think describing the progress as slow is wildly optimistic! I don't think there has been any progress in the negotiations at all. It may be the case that completely wiping out a portion of the nuclear programme with a "magic" weapon may well encourage negotiations.
I don't think an Iranian backed "solution" along the lines of Hezbollah or Hamas is any more preferable to a Saudi\Kuwaiti\UAE backed IS or al-Nusra Front problem.
"there was nothing offensive or rude in it" - don't let the minor fact that the post was total BS get it the way of your "it isn't fair" whining......
"There is no conflict in the 2 statements" - are you really as thick as pig sh**? The clue is in the fact that in the first post you claimed there were no Jews in Palestine prior to the end of WW2.
"presumably history is bonkers" - it isn't history that's bonkers, but you might want to have a look in a mirror if you haven't worked it out yet.
The first post (now deleted!) stated "From very start when the Jews arrived unwanted and uninvited by the indigenous arab residents of Palestine and with no previous connection to the area".
The second one says "about 10% of the residents of Palestine immediately prior to this were Jewish".
Make up your mind about whether Jews were there or not prior to 1948 before you start wittering on about supposed historical records, while at the same time denying the historically documented presence of Jews in the area called Palestine since 1000BC.
The scientific consensus is that Ashkenazi Jews (basically the European ones mentioned in the post) do have distinct genetic ties to the Levant (as in the L in ISIL) including modern Israel - there are some crackpots who claim otherwise, but their work has been rejected by peer review.
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