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Comment: Re:Playing chess (Score 3, Informative) 107

by Vermonter (#48695057) Attached to: The New (Computer) Chess World Champion
To add to this, Go also uses both hemispheres of the brain. There is the logical aspect of the game, where you read out a sequence of moves, and there is also the visual pattern aspect, where a player will look for moves that make "good shape", or will look for other patterns on the board that have their own traits.

Comment: Re:Dude, wait... (Score 1, Informative) 681

by Vermonter (#48689461) Attached to: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet
You are missing his intent. Tweeting on Christmas day and starting your tweet as "On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world." is an obvious attempt at misdirection where most people (non-Christians included) would assume is is talking about Jesus. Then to suddenly reveal you are really talking about Issac Newton is a way of playing a joke on the reader. No one would bat an eye if he had tweeted "Happy birthday to Issac Newton!". But instead he drew obvious parallels to Jesus in an attempt to misdirect, and bring up the topic of Christmas while making a point of ignoring it. This joke he played on the reader is why people are upset. It was a dick thing to do, and he should not be surprised that this upset some people.

Comment: Re:I don't even... (Score 1) 323

by Vermonter (#48654471) Attached to: Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline
I agree. The most important part of discipline is not the method, but the consistency. Your method of punishment will change with each child. Some children respond better to time outs, some respond better to early bed time, etc. But the key is to have well defined rules, and to be consistent in punishment when those rules are broken. It's the well defined boundaries that help children develop.

Comment: Re:Stone Age diet ? he wants to live all 20 years? (Score 1) 441

by Vermonter (#48654421) Attached to: How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years
Seriously. Neolithic people dying at age 20? So that gives humans at the time only a few years from when they hit puberty until they die to have and [begin to] raise children? I can hear the kids now: "My parents were so old when they died, I actually vaguely remember them!"

Comment: Re: When we give money to the schools ... (Score 1) 229

by Vermonter (#48513843) Attached to: FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools' iPad Documents
Maybe you can clarify, I am genuinely confused at your statement - If my child goes to LAUSD, who pays for that? I assume it comes out of taxes, to which I contribute. Now maybe I misunderstood the parent post, but if I choose to send my kid to private school, I then need to pay both the private school and LAUSD? So I am essentially paying tuition 3 times? I guess I don't understand what you mean when you say you are paying back your child's education before they even have one.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil