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Comment: Anecdotal but (Score 1) 90

I distrust medicine much more than anybody I know. However, our pediatrician scared us into having my kid go through an MRI for a "possibly serious condition" when he was a few months old. Naturally nothing was wrong.

Now he is seven years old... and by fucking golly his memory is scarily good in all situations. My memory is better than at least 99% of adults I meet. The kid puts me to shame. Not only can he easily best me at any memory type of game, his episodic memory is incredible. He'll remember I promised we would do something, recalling every pertinent detail to make sure I adhere to it. He remembers who gave him what toy on which day (I used to remember that stuff when I was a kid). He recalls details of classroom events down to exact phrases.

What I'm trying to say is, as much as I hate medicine in general, I think this is one place at least my kid didn't get messed up by it.

Comment: Creative art =/= tech design (Score 1) 377

by omfglearntoplay (#45644299) Attached to: Study: People Are Biased Against Creative Thinking

Creative art is one thing.

Creative techie things are another. Especially in a life or death environment (cars) or a corporate environment (email down, fired).

So if say I was over all of IT for some big company, and then one guy says changing everything that is totally working fine to this new way of doing things would be better... I'm inclined to disagree with him. Why? If it fails, heads may roll. I would have to spend more time than him to get up to speed on whatever technology he is talking about (virtually impossible given the roles)... and then I'd have to trust him as much as the guy I trusted a year or two back that burned me when I trusted him.

So... while I love creativity in general,... no thanks, not at the work place. And not when it involves safety.

Comment: ios 7 is a buggy mess (Score 1) 326

by omfglearntoplay (#45272451) Attached to: Apple Blocks Lawrence Lessig's Comment On iOS 7 Wi-Fi Glitch

I've had lots of problems before and after 7.0.3. More than once I have had to reboot to regain sending email (receiving is fine). My 2nd phone, a Blackberry using activesync just like my iPhone, was still sending and receiving email no problem so I know it wasn't something with the server.

Other problems include buggy podcast playing. I've updated the podcast app so I hope it will be more stable.

I also REALLY do not like the way a "hard reset" no longer closes all apps. This is a big deal for businesses where users just aren't going to close all the apps themselves. Come on Apple, what are you doing to us?

Comment: Maybe I'll go Android (Score 2) 144

I find browsing on the vendor built in browsers to be TERRIBLE. All the adds and crap flying around is twice as bad on a little tablet or phone because it is too easy to misclick. And browsing is already slower b/c of all the ads loading, it just ruins the experience for me.

Thank GOD for Firefox and the tweaks you can apply with 3rd party pieces. LOVE IT and I will NEVER change to something else.

Comment: What's in the best interest of the lawyer? (Score 1) 871

by omfglearntoplay (#45064171) Attached to: Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

He wants everybody to "not talk to the police" so he'll get more business. Seems pretty clear to me.

Of course if you are some stupid criminal, you don't want to talk to the police. And if enough innocent people are stupid enough to think that they should never talk to the police, it certainly makes the police's job harder while making the criminal representing lawyer's job easier. "What'd you say office, my client wouldn't talk to you and it looked suspicious? Well ever since that cool youtube video, 60% of innocent people don't talk to cops either!"

Yeah, basically avoid being a criminal and you don't have much to worry about. Lawyers that represent criminals are not people to trust OK... they aren't a bunch of free information loving computer people on the internet. Far from it.

Comment: Warcraft 1 to Starcraft 2 (Score 1) 109

If there is one thing to bring to Starcraft 2 from Warcraft 1, what would it be? I'm thinking along the lines of an ability, a type of unit that doesn't exist anymore, a simplified or more complex resource management, a slower game pace to allow more unit control instead of deathball vs. deathball.. that sort of thing.

Comment: Re:Really, Sharks and sunken ships? (Score 1) 22

by omfglearntoplay (#44519227) Attached to: Interview: Oceanographer David Gallo Answers Your Questions

This scientist understands the emotion that moves people. While I am very much concerned with the chemistry of the oceans, if it weren't for things like the animals (sharks) and creepy ghost ship stories (humans being a part of the ocean historically) nobody would much care about the ocean including myself.

And then you go on about future for whales. What, do whales deserve attention but not sharks? I guess I just do not follow your train of thought here.

Of course you can't flap your arms and fly to the moon. After a while you'd run out of air to push against.

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