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Comment: Cursive/Printing a different process mentally (Score 2) 523

by Morpeth (#48486589) Attached to: Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

I'll leave it to people to search for themselves, but there's been some interesting studies that show the process of writing by hand involves different aspects of the brain than typing on a computer (there's also differences between a typewriter and PC type keyboard).

There are still writers/authors who write by hand before having their work transcribed, feeling that their creative process is better (or different) when writing manually.

Anyway, it sounds like they're still teaching printing, not cursive yes? So that makes some more sense.

Comment: Re:She thought she was the customer (Score 1) 189

How about if I make this little change..

"I feel zero sympathy for anyone on banking networks who are used or abused by the systems. It's 2014. You know what you're in for, by now. If you're still stupid enough to use them, then shame on you."

Don't blame the victim. Assuming what she said is true, it could have terrible implications at her job, for her marriage, etc.

Comment: The Mormon thing and BSG (Score 1) 186

by Morpeth (#48399791) Attached to: Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

Grew up on, and enjoyed a lot of his shows -- BUT I always found the religious aspect of both BSGs (the original and reboot) a bit weird and distracting. I guess knowing now about his Mormonism it makes sense, and he's certainly allowed to write what he wants -- but the heavy handed religiosity really felt shoehorned in a futuristic show imo.

Comment: Re:Sounds like what Sun did (Score 4, Informative) 525

by Morpeth (#48369763) Attached to: Microsoft To Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET and Take It Cross-Platform

"Visual Studio still costs over four thousand dollars"

WTF are you talking about? That's not even close to true. VS Pro is about $500-600.

The 4k you're talking about is if you buy the entire MSDN suite of MS tools (which will have VS in it), but that includes everything under the sun pretty much made by MS, that's 4k, sure, but you're grossly misinforming, or just trolling, when you say VS costs 4k.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.