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Comment Re:wha? (Score 1) 65

Hi Thailand! I'm living in Florida (otherwise known as "source of bizarre news stories"). Do you ever see rich people close to death? Well I live where they end up. Me and myself! TLAs are three letter acronyms, hence the delicious irony! Enjoy the land of T and A, my friend!

Comment Salvo (Score 1) 127

Of course the emacs wiki is outdated and disorganized - it has to reflect its editor and its users. We here in the organized, efficient and beautiful vi community just sit back with a condescending chuckle. We're actually quite good at that and do it often. :wq

Comment including Canada? (Score 1) 1657

48 countries including Canada? Why did they say that? Has Canada been demoted in countryship? Is that like 9 planets, including Pluto? Or maybe Canadian research is suspect as there are too many polar bears, or they stand to gain a lot of banana plantation business with global warming...

Study Finds That Video Games Hinder Learning In Young Boys 278

dcollins writes "Researchers at Denison University in Ohio have shown that giving PlayStations to young boys leads to slower progress in reading and writing skills. Quoting: 'The study is the first controlled trial to look at the effects of playing video games on learning in young boys. That is to say, the findings aren't based on survey data of kids' game habits, but instead on a specific group of children that were randomly assigned to receive a PlayStation or not ... Those with PlayStations also spent less time engaged in educational activities after school and showed less advancement in their reading and writing skills over time than the control group, according to tests taken by the kids. While the game-system owners didn't show significant behavioral problems, their teachers did report delays in learning academic skills, including writing and spelling.'"

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny ..." -- Isaac Asimov