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Middle School Kids: Stuck in a Home School Rut? Try a bit of Code.Org

Every day, it seems more and more kids in the crucial middle school years are in the middle of a home schooling situation. Are you one of those kids? Maybe it’s because your parents are so zealous that they don’t want you to hear about ideas outside the family religion. Maybe it’s because you left [...]

Irregular Wisdom From PayPal’s Programmed Agent

My customer service interaction with “Sarah”, a computer program that is supposed to be cleverly programmed to deliver me appropriate answers to my questions about PayPal:

“You: Sarah, the $400 I was supposed to have received days ago from PayPal never arrived.

Sarah: Are you having an issue: -Printing your shipping label -Finding the [...]

Lego League The Successor To BASIC Education?

Unlike archaic, top-down groups like the Boy Scouts, the First LEGO League is co-ed, and doesn’t discriminate against children on the basis of things like religion or sexual orientation. [...]