No mod points today, so just posting to say I appreciated your post. It's good to see things like this with more regularity these days (though still not nearly enough).
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While the summary makes it sound like this is some breakthrough idea, there are several similar sites out there:
And others, I'm sure. Is the submitter the owner of this particular version? The marketing speak is a bit over-the-top.
I used sharelatex for a group project last semester and it worked fine. Several features were added since then that make it likely I'll use it again.
I've just gone back to school to work on a PhD. My previous schooling was in the late 90s, before PowerPoint was used regularly in classrooms. This time around, I've had classes with older professors who use the chalkboard and young ones (younger than me) who rely on a presentation. It is vastly easier to follow a proof when it's being written out on the chalk/whiteboard as it's being explained than when it's just sitting on a projection screen being pointed at.
Check out Code Monster: http://www.crunchzilla.com/code-monster
(Look it up. You might find more deaths due to tsunamis, but the frequency of tsunamis has been going down since about 1950.)
Tsunamis are geological, not climatological.
In Germany, people know how to drive. It costs more than $1500 to get your license, which includes many hours of driving lessons and a driver must me 18 or older. It's much more serious business than in the U.S., where you can start driving in some locales when your practically just old enough to see over the steering wheel. American drivers, in general, couldn't handle driving like they were in Germany.
Twitter makes money?
Not sure if you get it where you live, but I've found the National Geographic channel has been pretty good lately.
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