Archives for October 15, 2014

Shaping A Child’s Behavior

Day 15: Skin­ner Hor­ror Files More his­to­ry that would upset par­ents if they only knew…   In 1961 PROGRAMMED LEARNING: EVOLVING PRINCIPLES AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS (Foun­da­tion for Research on Human Behav­ior: Ann Arbor, Mich., 1961) edit­ed by Jerome P. Lysaught was pub­lished. An excerpt from the intro­duc­tion by Thomas H. Miller fol­lows: To intro­duce the […]

The Roll Out of the Hitler Youth Movement Through the Common Core Invasive Data Mining of Our Children

The peo­ple of this coun­try are speak­ing out, they are sick and tired of the intru­sive­ness of the Com­mon Stan­dards and the egre­gious vio­la­tions of our children’s civ­il lib­er­ties includ­ing their (and their par­ents) right to pri­va­cy. The more Amer­i­cans know about Com­mon Core, the less they like the stan­dards. In fact, just 33% sup­port […]

Backward Mapping: Bundling Human and Social Engineering While Trumpeting International Competition

Some­times peo­ple feel deeply shak­en by the things I write about. Me too, except there is no ambi­gu­i­ty in what is being sought by the time I am will­ing to dis­cuss it in pub­lic. If the dec­la­ra­tions appear to be Trag­ic or even just a hor­rif­i­cal­ly waste­ful idea, some­one needs to be bring­ing these inten­tions […]

A Major Cybersecurity Threat Is Lurking on a Half-Billion U.S. Smartphones

Gary Milief­sky — CEO of Snoop­Wall and found­ing mem­ber of the U.S. Depart­ment of Home­land Secu­ri­ty — joined Bret Baier for an exclu­sive inter­view on The Dai­ly Bret to dis­cuss an alarm­ing pri­va­cy breach posed by smart­phone flash­light apps. Milief­sky, who has advised two White House admin­is­tra­tions on cyber­se­cu­ri­ty, said that this prob­lem is big­ger […]

They Fight Surveillance — And You Can Too

Call it “pri­va­cy nihilism.” Whether you’re read­ing about the lat­est secu­ri­ty breach­es across the Net, or the jaw-drop­ping details of the lat­est NSA leak, or you’re explain­ing the impor­tance of cryp­to to your blank-faced fam­i­ly, or strug­gling to stop your own government’s plans on burn­ing your right to pri­va­cy, it’s some­times easy to just throw […]

SKINNER for DUMMIES

DAY 14: Skin­ner Hor­ror Files THE BIG LIE EXPOSED Direct from the horse’s mouth “It is always to be kept in mind that these prin­ci­ples are quite in con­trast to “rote learn­ing” or drill. “In rote learn­ing, many wrong respons­es are per­mit­ted to occur, and the stu­dent even­tu­al­ly learns to devel­op his own prompts often […]