dfitzo53

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About dfitzo53

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  • Birthday 01/05/1985

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    All my life
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    Too many to choose from.
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    Baltimore, MD
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    Football, Racquetball
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    Student

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  1. dfitzo53

    Fantasy Football 2019

    @nonniey Strong team. My only critique is that I'm a little confused about having so many RBs in a PPR league where you only need to start one. Seems like a deeper WR bench would be more useful.
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    "No Zero" Policy at Maryland Schools

    Those are absolutely fair questions and absolutely real problems. Traditional grading just doesn't work as an actual solution. I'm at work, so I don't have time to respond fully, but for now, just consider this. Grades, as they are used right now in most places, are a single number or letter. People are asking that single symbol to somehow represent a combination of learning and effort based on subjective assessments carried out by one human being. On top of that, the number somehow has to function as a currency for admissions. That is a system destined to fail somewhere.
  3. dfitzo53

    "No Zero" Policy at Maryland Schools

    I was going to say more or less the same thing. Like techboy I've been teaching public school for a long time. There is a lot of traditional thinking about education and what motivates kids that is well-meaning but misguided. Most research shows that the classic negative motivators like being held back a year and giving zeroes for missed work are not only unhelpful, they're actually counter-productive. Grading in general is a practice that is of debatable merit.
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    Fantasy Football 2019

    I'll be there.
  5. dfitzo53

    Election 2020 The Non Presidential Edition

    The replies are great too.
  6. dfitzo53

    The Parenting Thread II - Advice, Tips, Etc

    My kids are 7 and 4. We have a Switch, as you say partly because I wanted one. They enjoy it, and with the built-in assists can play stuff like Mario Kart without any problem. The fact that you can break Switch controllers into smaller units is nice for kid hands. All of that said, I wouldn't be in any rush unless it's something you want to do with them, or something they're asking for and you feel comfortable with. They're going to encounter plenty of screens in their lives, there's no need to introduce yet another unless you have a particular reason.
  7. Yeah I remember liking the first few Rogue Squadron books a lot as well, but I never finished the series so I don't know about the later ones.
  8. Nah, you know they're all ready to put on a clinic in master debating when the topic of AOC comes up.
  9. www.syfy.com/syfywire/thrawn-new-dawn-we-count-down-31-best-star-wars-books I'm pretty sure Timothy Zahn's trilogy is going to be widely regarded as the pinnacle, but most of them are good reads. I read a lot of the older ones on this list as a kid.
  10. I mean, that's basically Wall-E.
  11. One of the exchanges, according to the article: "A back-and-forth about U.S.-Canada trade figures that culminated in Trudeau sending Trump a printout of the website of the Office of the United States Trade Representative with a smiley face beside the U.S. government figure showing America has a trade surplus with Canada (contrary to Trump's claims)."
  12. You say that now, but my understanding is you believed it tomorrow.
  13. I've read the other posts. You've provided numbers for certain things which I appreciate. Not many people bother to do that kind of analysis. None of it particularly supports your assertion that the idea of Buttigieg being more impactful in swing states than in Indiana is "silly". If there's something you feel I don't have a handle on you're welcome to be specific about it, but I've been reading the thread over time, I'm not just jumping in. By impactful here I mean flipping a state from red to blue since it's a winner-take-all system. All of that said, I'm not sure VP picks matter that much in general. I agree with you there. I just disagree with your assertion that the notion (specifically in the case of Indiana vs swing states) is silly on its face. If you don't care to say any more about it that's up to you. Agree to disagree.
  14. Well the relevant question isn't "Can he help?", it's "Can he help enough to turn Indiana from red to blue on election day?" Like PB, I don't see that happening.
  15. I dunno, maybe it would help if you did. I can see what @PleaseBlitz is saying, whereas I'm not sure what you're getting at.