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post #44011 of 70240
So I've been letting my hair grow out because I don't know why but I get legitimately angry at having to pay for a haircut. I don't know what it is but everything about them I just truly abhor. Anyway, my last haircut was free at least, and not particularly short.

Well, I get a look at myself in the mirror and see that the back of my hair is now starting to get a little curl and flair so that it is taking the shape of a mullet. Which means I will be going to barber soon.
post #44012 of 70240
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

It's not just millenials. I think it has something to do with the internet. People confuse having access to a lot of information with actually knowing things
I agree with this. Both the internet and Fox/MSNBC and similar media outlets as well.
post #44013 of 70240
That's another thing I've noticed during my years of teaching at the university level: the meaning of the verb "to know" has become something like "have been exposed in some way to." When I ask students how they know something, they often answer by telling me where they saw it. The question whether what they saw was actually true often doesn't even occur to them.

In addition to the Internet, I think the way students are tested in high school contributes to that attitude. For all practical purposes, to know something is to remember what the book or the teacher said.
post #44014 of 70240
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I think the way students are tested in high school contributes to that attitude. For all practical purposes, to know something is to remember what the book or the teacher said.

It goes down into grade school as well. The lack of connections to how information links from one thing to another gets lost. These kids develop skills of memorization and knowing basic facts but the implications to the wider world get lost. And there is little retention over time. I make my kids sit and watch documentaries with me, and while they often whine at the content I know that it helps to close this gap.

Anyone else see that old James Burke series Connections? Some great TV there. I used to watch is fanatically even though the picture was grainy and he wore leisure suits.
post #44015 of 70240
I've grumbled about this before, but it's happening now, so I'll post it again. My neighbor has a little dog, whom she allows to run around the parking lot behind her apartment. When she wants the dog to come back inside, she yells "Jack! Jack come here! Jack! Jack come here!" This goes on for five to ten minutes. She could easily betake her lazy ass fifteen feet to go and pick the dog up, but no, she would rather yell for five or ten minutes.
post #44016 of 70240
Is her name Diane? That would be epic.
post #44017 of 70240
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Is her name Diane? That would be epic.

Jack never speaks back to her except in barks, so I don't know her name. (Dogs cannot talk, at least to the best of my knowledge.)
post #44018 of 70240
Ask Genevieve if she can talk to Jack to ask her name.
post #44019 of 70240
Genevieve tells me her name is McCrud. I'm reasonably sure she's just making that up.
post #44020 of 70240
Prolly.
post #44021 of 70240
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

So I've been letting my hair grow out because I don't know why but I get legitimately angry at having to pay for a haircut. I don't know what it is but everything about them I just truly abhor. Anyway, my last haircut was free at least, and not particularly short.

Well, I get a look at myself in the mirror and see that the back of my hair is now starting to get a little curl and flair so that it is taking the shape of a mullet. Which means I will be going to barber soon.

I never pay for haircuts. Instead, I provide a certain kind of favor for my hairstylist. Maybe you could try that.
post #44022 of 70240
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

It's not just millenials. I think it has something to do with the internet. People confuse having access to a lot of information with actually knowing things

All this just means is that there is a new paradigm that requires you to know how to efficiently access this information and apply it. Some people are very good at this and others are not.

There are always going to be spots where you need to know things immediately (e.g. you can't stop to research the details of some law while questioning a witness in court), but there are a large number of areas that benefit from having people who can gather and synthesize information quickly. Strong google-fu plus enough grounding in the subject matter can be very valuable.

Its pretty much how computer programming works. Sure, there are occasionally places where you need a rock-star who knows every detail of a language because they are working on live code and need to be able to fix things immediately (although this is almost always the result of bad practices). However, most programmers are like reference librarians who know how to code. Odds are they have a deep knowledge of one or two languages, but still hit the references fairly often. Then, for actual work in whatever the hot language of the day is, they are pretty heavy users of reference materials for language specific syntax and idiosyncrasies.
post #44023 of 70240
ridiculously windy today. very inconvenient.
post #44024 of 70240
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

All this just means is that there is a new paradigm that requires you to know how to efficiently access this information and apply it. Some people are very good at this and others are not.

There are always going to be spots where you need to know things immediately (e.g. you can't stop to research the details of some law while questioning a witness in court), but there are a large number of areas that benefit from having people who can gather and synthesize information quickly. Strong google-fu plus enough grounding in the subject matter can be very valuable.

Its pretty much how computer programming works. Sure, there are occasionally places where you need a rock-star who knows every detail of a language because they are working on live code and need to be able to fix things immediately (although this is almost always the result of bad practices). However, most programmers are like reference librarians who know how to code. Odds are they have a deep knowledge of one or two languages, but still hit the references fairly often. Then, for actual work in whatever the hot language of the day is, they are pretty heavy users of reference materials for language specific syntax and idiosyncrasies.

But ultimately you need the relevant experience to distinguish good information from bad or irrelevant information, and also to know what are the limits of what that information can tell you. Those are the things that people miss in their rush to be instant experts on everything.
post #44025 of 70240
A friend of mine passed away. He went to bed last night and just didn't wake up. Only 25 years old too. We weren't close, but we've seen each other ever summer since high school. He lived in California and came to one of the resort towns in the Adirondacks during the summer to work. My friends and I met him once and he was sort of a constant companion for a few years. Only saw him once or twice last year but as of a week ago one of us got a message saying he was looking forward to coming back in June.

A really easy going, nice, affable guy.
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