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Comment Re: Free Education (Score 3, Interesting) 42

I think the key to getting accreditation for education is the separation of teaching from testing. They should be completely independent. Many higher level programs operate this way. You can learn in any way you want from private tutors to full university classes, but everyone takes the same tests and is held to the same high standard. I could go on and on about this but I'm sure many out there who have learned under this kind of system will agree that it's superior to the high school/university style of teaching, where teacher's are far more interested in testing students than actually teaching them anything.

Comment Lazy (Score 3, Insightful) 635

What the poster meant was that he's just too lazy to go to the gym when he could be at home watching TV. Any significant workout is going to make you sweat a lot, which is why you don't do it at your desk. If you just want a physical job then sign up to be a mail carrier or bicycle courier.

Comment Re:Actually 3D printed? (Score 1) 74

With a 3D printer you skip many steps in making something. In the past molds were made directly off of someone's limb. Now, they scan the limb into the computer and design the new part off of it. Computer design allows much more sophistication. Once the design is done you print directly from that and test the component on the individual getting treatment. If there's an issue you can make a minor fix to the design and print again. It's probably cheaper to take five stabs at printing something on a 3D printer than doing one version of the old process where you take a mold, do casts, modify them by hand, etc.

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