Where education fails

How our schools have failed.

How our schools have failed.

Last year has been very interesting in the world of politics and as I am sure so many people who visits Tweaked for your Pleasure will have joined a debate about politics without knowing anything about it but the sad part is just how little informed people are when it comes to how the world works and you can debate it is by design but it is a shame nonetheless.

Let’s take a couple of topics that people face every day and I can bet you that the school you went too likely never even covered the topic in much detail and focused purely on “academic topics”. The first topic I will pick on is the one in the first paragraph – politics.
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Why I am going vegetarian this year

So with a new year upon its, people all around the world has already broken the promises they made to themselves about changing themselves and like other people I have a few. The one I am going to share on Tweaked for your Pleasure is not about losing weight (although that is the main one I am going to be doing) it’s about the reasons why I am aiming to go vegetarian as much as I can this year.

The primary reason and you might not be surprised about this knowing about myself but it’s so I am able to keep kosher as much as “reasonably possible”. The reason for this is all vegan food is kosher by default as it does not have any animal products thus you do not need to worry about how the animal was killed nor worrying about mixing up dairy and meat products.
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Has RTS games went the way of the dodo?

The memories of Command & Conquer

The memories of Command & Conquer … yes I know it OpenRA before you ask.

If you was to ask me what type of games I prefer and enjoy the most you may be surprised to hear my answer would be Real Time Strategies.

I can still remember all the many upon many hours I spent playing all the different versions of Command & Conquer, Age of Empires, Rise of Nations, Starcraft and quite a few more but it is sad nowadays to see the online communities for this genre of game is slowly disappearing and even the likes of OpenRA, C&CNet and smaller communities are disappearing. 
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The problem with the games

Short of living under a rock for the last year, I’m pretty sure you have heard all about the Olympic games and that the Paralympic games are now started and not too surprisingly there seems to be a lack of interest in it … and I’m not that surprised.

When the Olympic games become known who is hosting and the other stuff it does (am a great believer it should stay in Greece but that’s a debate for another day about IOC corruption) there is an insane amount of hype built into the marketing which successfully causes quite a lot of people to attend or watch it. The problem with this is that the Paralympic suffers from this as by the time the Olympics is over the hype is over and if it was shown before the Olympics people still would not be interested as the hype is built over the Olympics. 
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The problem with teaching for exams

If I ever had a passion in life it would be education and the gift of both learning and teaching – it’s why I am a massive fan of edX and currently been doing a course called “Judaism Through Its Scriptures”.

Now with this passion I have been involved in pretty much most of the stages of academia – I have been a student in Further & Higher Education, I have taught at Higher Level Education, I have been a teaching assistant at a few of those levels and I have noticed a major problem that happens and it’s to do with exams. 
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Let kids be kids

Kid don't care

Kid don’t care.

For anyone that is Catholic, raised in a Catholic family or follow major news outlets would likely have heard that the Holy Father (Pope Francis) said a few hours ago that it is horrible children are being taught that they are “able to choose their gender” and it may strike you as odd as the current Holy Father is quite progressive but honestly he is right.

Children at a young age can not, do not and will not be able to understand how they feel REGARDLESS how often people try to explain it to them and in doing so just pushes pressure onto them that they may otherwise disagree with later.
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When its time to switch channels?

They need a move video feature ...

They need a move video feature …

I’m sure quite a few people who still reads Tweaked for your Pleasure is aware I have a YouTube channel where I used to upload a couple of rants about stuff, some product reviews but I’m sure you may have noticed it turned into a gaming channel.

Now not that there is anything wrong with creating a gaming channel as I do enjoy making the videos but at the same time I kinda caused an issue where the fans of my original videos are now being bombed with videos related to gaming that they are not interested in.
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Is it too hard to make a keyboard?

Best phone I ever had!

Best phone I ever had!

Searching the Internet on a mobile phone is okay at the best of times when you are using a touch screen and I can understand why they include them as they allow the devices to become thinner, smaller and all that bollocks but is it seriously that hard to make a good mobile phone that has a good physical keyboard that actually runs modern operating systems?

Although its been a while from when I last used it but the last phone I could remember that had a really good physical keyboard that you could actually write emails on, documents and hell even post on community forums when they still used to exist was the o2 XDA Exec (HTC Universal was the original phone name before it was branded).
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