Wal-Mart earned $27 billion in profit last year. They could afford to pay their bottom million workers $10,000 more a year, raise all of those people out of poverty, cost — save taxpayers billions of dollars, and still earn $17 billion in profit, right? It’s simply nuts that we have allowed this to happen. […] You know, this ridiculous idea that a worker on Wall Street who earns tens of millions of dollars a year securitizing imaginary assets or doing high-frequency trading is worth 1,000 times as much as workers who earn tens of thousands of dollars a year educating our children, growing or serving us our food, throwing themselves into harm’s away to protect our life or property, that this difference reflects the true value or intrinsic worth of these jobs is nonsense.

Anonymous asked:

Hey, I'm curious about your paperless learning process because I want to do the same. I am tired of lugging around books and notebooks everywhere I go lol plus the advantage of saving money. I've got a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, and I'm finding it hard to transition from years of solely paper-based learning (I usually need to write & re-write to understand things better) to going completely paperless.

thebiopsy:

I definitely had the same problem when I transitioned. What I have found useful is mimicking the paper-and-pen process digitally. That means using software like Notability on my iPad to write out notes that I need or to draw out concepts and workflows. You can invest in a stylus if you like, but I have fared well using free styluses found at interest group fairs, etc. Flashcards were replaced by Anki.

I can’t quite advise you on what apps are useful on the Android platform. I’m squarely in the iTunes App store ecosystem. I believe note taking software is bundled into Samsung’s tablets from the get-go, so you should be fine on that front. Any Android users have suggestions? 

The closest I’ve found on android is Evernote (and accompanying apps) and papyrus. I have Papyrus on my phone tho, so I’m not sure if it has palm rejection or not like notability if you use it on a tablet.

I love android and vastly prefer the OS, but unfortunately the only area in which Apple has them beat is education, so after extensive research I bought an ipad for school. I was reeeeeally close to a nexus though. Android tablets are superior in almost every way…except educational apps. >.

Cartoons

aspiringdoctors:

eclipperton:

Do your guys’ professors use the word “cartoon” to describe a drawing? And is this normal? One of my undergrad professors used to do it too, but I thought it was just him. Now all of my professors do it. Am I the only one that’s like, ‘wtf that’s not a cartoon?’

Not a cartoon:image

A cartoon:image

YES!! I HATE IT WHEN THEY DO THAT.

Cartoons are also comics though.  I pretty frequently refer to my drawings as being “cartoon-y” rather than realistic, and see lots of comic artists refer to themselves as cartoonists (whereas people who do animated cartoons are animators).  My profs haven’t done this, but it doesn’t seem that weird.  Maybe calling drawings/comics cartoons is a regional thing like soda/pop (IT’S SODA.) tho?