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Comment Re:Schools dont change (Score 1) 705

I taught myself to type, from the age of 4, and I do not (repeat do NOT) use the "home keys".

Result: 65wpm, and I've been typing for many hours a day for decades with NO TRACE of carpel tunnel.

thus, not really a fan of the party line typing techniques, and I hope my children never learn those.

Besides: "high school"? What the hell? Like kids won't have tons of typing experience by then?

Better idea still: adults teaching classes where kids can learn to text.</haha>

Same here. I taught myself how to type as a child, and it's radically different from the formal method of typing. I later became proficient in the "correct" method of typing, but still prefer mine.

The reason is my method is much more comfortable, by far. It's slightly, slower than the "correct" method, but I can endure typing like that for hours with zero fatigue.

Some of my fellow workers and students claim they already show signs of Repetitive Strain Injury, while I easily type 3-5x more than some of them (in time and amount) in a day and have none of these symptoms.

Comment Re:Fighting Abuse of Power (Score 1) 408

but to have much proof that free will doesn't exist, you would have to find a way around the uncertainty principle.

How does the uncertainty principle have anything to do with free will as you or I know it?
Just because a system is unpredictable to an outside observer does not exclude that same system from being deterministic.

Additionally, you would have to prove that neurons rely on QM as a major part in their function. Especially in aiding decision making.
Unless I have been grossly misinformed, all evidence so far suggests that neurons do not rely on QM, and their behavior can be modeled using classical physics.

Comment Re:Ridiculous (Score 1) 602

What bugs me even more is that he is now found guilty, we're happy about it, and that's the last we'll hear about it. Provisions to keep this from repeating? Oversight of financial markets? Bah, what for, we got the bad guy...

No matter how many new laws you put in place, you can't completely protect stupid people from evil people. Often, the worst victims of changes to the system are those who play it fairly.

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