‘Three Rocks Blessed’ by dälek
feelin that #noise #rap right now
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Last month we brought you the premiere of Moodie Black’s full-length debut NAUSEA, a noise rap banger which SYFFAL described as “that record for punching your boss in the nuts to” and “that record that syncs up with cars flying off cliffs.”
Today we have the premiere of “Christ,” the second video from NAUSEA, directed by Greetings From Tuskan (of Bike For Three!). Watch the clip above and catch Moodie Black on tour later this month with Ceschi.
MOODIE M*F*N BLACK Y’ALL!!!
It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “Black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the Black and [Latin@] and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” –
I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on.
So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.”
Tumblr users are…
- 50% more likely to go to a political rally
- 2.2 times more likely to advise others on current events and politics
- 108% more likely to be registered to vote
I remixed this slide from a presentation by Tumblr’s Liba Rubenstein (libawr).
#tumblr, still the best social network in the game.
Really, we should all just move to metric time https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_time
Jordan, Lebron, Pippen, Timmy, Hakeem — I win.
Magic, D-Wade, Dr. J, The Big Ticket, and Kareem.
Agamben, “God Didn’t Die, He Was Transformed Into Money” (Libcom)
Attn mikerugnetta(via shrugsbunny)
I can not get over this pink vinyl!!! I just want to stare at it all day, it’s so pretty. I’m also into how one side looks like ovaries because as you guys know, I’m a general supporter of ovaries. The packaging for this album overall is top notch. The cover art is really subtle with these…
I freaking love this record.
Wait, really? Is anyone out there actually teaching / learning math this way? Is this accurate?
As far as the algorithm goes, it’s pretty clear that the two ways of doing things are the same:
x - y = z -> x = z + y -> x = y + z
That is while the question used to be “what happens when you ‘take y out of x’” the question is now “What do you have to add to y to get x?”
The algebra above tells us these are exactly the same questions.
Why do it the new way?
1) Kids don’t have to learn a new algorithm to subtract. They can just use their addition skills to solve subtraction problems.
2) Later on down the road when we’re talking about doing addition/subtraction on weird sets (like vectors, for example) the intuitive notion of ‘take away’ goes away and so thinking in terms of addition is helpful.
Yeah! The process makes sense to me. It is the overwrought complexity that’s gobsmacking. The explanation of once you get into more complex applications of addition/subtraction makes logical sense, but it seems wrong to employ that complexity early on because it will be useful later; that is the opposite of everything I’ve learned about How To Teach™ (which is not an exceptional amount and mostly anecdotal so .. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
@bairfanx actually has a convincing explanation, which I’ve lifted from a reblog with longer commentary that you can find here:
From what I hear it is similar to this, but the video picks an example that makes it look idiotic.
[W]hen you’re looking to talk smack about something, why pick an example that shows its versatility or practicality? Pick a two digit number that many people would do in their heads and show a long and convoluted method without the math behind it.
The idea of the common core makes me a bit nervous, but this video is a whole different kind of frustrating.
I guess my question now is: are math teachers using this method for problem sets which are this simple? Or are they teaching the “old” way and then employing this method (“Common Core Method”? It must have a real name) when the numbers get larger?
Well I’ve never taught math at this level, but I do teach upper level high school and 100-level undergraduate math (currently calculus and trigonometry), and many students are way too reliant on algorithms that they learned in elementary and middle school. Believe it or not, we do occasionally run into issues with what it really means to subtract, because some students never really learned what subtraction is, they only learned the algorithm. The Common Core’s stated goal is to try to get students to problem solve on their own and develop their own methods rather than relying on algorithms, which is a good thing. But, this example makes it look ridiculous, and if I’ve learned anything from 10 years of teaching, in reality the Common Core will probably just replace old algorithms with different algorithms. Powerful people who support the Common Core have no interest in people learning to solve problems on their own, that’s too dangerous. Their interest lies primarily with generating revenue for their friends at Pearson etc.