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Comment: A fund to curb neglectful parenting... (Score 1) 312

by WorkEmail (#38909883) Attached to: Oklahoma Politician Wants To Tax Violent Video Games
I always wonder why so many youngsters (and I mean quite young) are online playing Call of Duty, since it is an M rated game. They checked my ID when I bought it, and I am in my 30s. This sounds like another case of bad parents wanting to blame everything in the world besides themselves...

Comment: From the perspective of a psychology graduate stud (Score 1) 425

by WorkEmail (#38062026) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's a Good Tablet/App Combination For Note-Taking?
From the perspective of a psychology graduate student at a large university: 1) Get used to taking notes on a laptop via typing. 2) Use Preview to annotate lecture outlines; this works wonderfully (you can draw arrows, circle things, type notes, underline, highlight, etc) 3) For course involving mathematics, print available lecture slides or outlines, and then take notes with a pen and paper (i.e. right on the slides themselves). Trying to find some way to use a tablet seems to just make things more complicated. A laptop is not too much more bulky, and has much more functionality and utility. True, you cannot hold it like a book and read from it on the bus. But, does one really want to read a 3-column academic journal article on a tablet or e-reader? I sure don't; I have tried and hate it. Do your serious studying and reading on the laptop, and add annotations and notes right to the pdf files of the journal articles.

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?

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