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Comment Re:Remain as you are (Score 1) 229

Actually some of the books on "EQ" teach you the skills. I had to read one in grad school where you took a test before you read the book and one after. The idea is that you learn some skills to help identify what others around you are feeling/thinking. (Gushy stuff like that) It really should not be political. While it won't teach you social skills it may help you think about possible scenarios and how to work through those scenarios. If you are talking to a developer who either has no idea what you are talking about or does not care what you think, it is a good thing to be able to recognize it while it is happening. It is another tool to add to the tool belt and should not be dismissed so quickly (IMHO).

Comment Re:Livescribe Pen (Score 1) 425

The only drawback I can see is that you'd want to be sitting closer to the front.. apparently the Livescribe pens can pick up from 50 feet away (15 meters). YMMV?

I sit almost in the back and have it on the auditorium setting. The recordings are perfectly fine for me. I do catch myself saying comments under my breath a bit though. I also can hear about 80%+ of questions from across the room, 100% if they are at all close. My rule of thumb is that if you cannot hear them the pen won't either.

Comment Re:LiveScribe Echo (Score 1) 425

I have used it in class. I am in a class of ~50 working professionals and the recording is still really good. I still use it in every class. As I stated somewhere above, this is my best solution that I have found in about a year and a half. I have a tablet computer but I really only use it to open pdf files (during class). The note taking along with the audio recording coupled with the ability to tap on a word or graph and hear what the professor was saying is really invaluable. It makes studying for tests and writing papers a lot easier.

There are some professors who do not want their class recorded, but not many. Most of the comments I have had are that is a really cool device, can you demo it for me. I have also had professors ask that I delete the audio recordings after the semester is over.

Comment Re:Livescribe pen? (Score 1) 425

I use a Livescribe pen ( http://www.livescribe.com/ )and a tablet for any pdf files. I bought an HP at fire sale prices but many of my classmates have an iPad. As I understand it Evernote on the iPad is good. On the Touchpad it is not usable as an app. The website is usable and actually works quite well, but you have to be connected.

With all of that said, the Livescribe pen is the best for me. It records the lecture (with prof permission), digitizes the notes, and then syncs the notes with the audio. So I can click on a word and hear what the prof said at that exact moment in the lecture. Makes studying for tests a lot easier. You can then view your notes on your tablet for studying or what have you. Drawing graphs can be done easily when writing. Not so easy when typing. I also agree with an earlier post that said typing is just annoying to others. I have also had multiple profs ban laptops in the class as some students would spend too much time on Facebook.

Comment Re:Indeed (Score 0) 226

I got it to install on VMWare Player/Workstation. I had to "upgrade" to the new version of VMWare workstation. That was released on 9/15 I think. There was not a new VMWare player to correspond to the new workstation (yet), but workstation installs a version of player as well. So I signed up for the 30 day trial and started up workstation, choose to setup a new virtual as Windows 7 64 bit, and said to wait for the media and not attach an iso (or something close to that). I was then able to use the new player to edit the virtual to attach the Win8 iso and boot and start installing. Everything was seemless after that and it is using the free player (as opposed to the paid workstation).

Hope this helps.

Comment Re:Spidy? (Score 0) 300

I bet he does try and kill someone. Hawkeye? "Major" in terms of comics but not at all mainstream. Captain America could go down for a dirt nap as well. Didn't he actually get killed in a comic? That one may be too obvious for Joss. His whole thing with killing Wash was about showing the audience that everybody is expendable and the movie may not have a happy ending.

They, being Marvel, will let anyone kill anyone. How many times did Jean Grey/Phoenix die? Marvel can bring them back with ease. Or in the case of Hawkeye they may let him stay dead (for a movie or two). The last crappy x-men movie had how many people go down for the dirt nap? Cyclops, Jean Grey (again), and a bunch of worthless side characters.

So in summary for Marvel everyone is expendable, at least until a new writer shows up. (Or the universe gets a complete reboot.)

Comment Re:Spidy? (Score 0) 300

I really liked the first movie it was done well. The last movie was horrible. Beyond everything else the part that pissed me off the most was that Venom did not address themselves as we. Little crap like that just showed that they didn't get it.


...SIGH... You know what, the first movie did suck. It was just a bunch of masked people shaking their heads a la Power Rangers. I was just so hard up for a good comic movie and geeked out that they did do a good job capturing what it felt like swinging through NYC. I think I have a skewed memory as that is one of the best comic movies out there. SIGH... At least it used to be skewed until I actually gave it some thought.


Maybe this Avengers movie will be good? Joss is a great writer and did a good job with the movie Serenity. Even if he killed Wash. .... It is gonna suck .... too many characters not enough time to develop a plot. At least there are not a lot of masks; it may not be like the Power Rangers.

My vote was for Tony Stark.

Comment My wife freaked (Score 0) 570

My daughter's first pat down was about 3 years ago. She was close to a year old then. They canceled a flight, put us up in a hotel, and then put us on another airline without our luggage. The luggage stayed with the original airline. So we were flagged as a family/group of 3 adults and 2 children purchasing tickets a mere 2 hours before the flight without luggage. So everyone of us got the "royal" treatment. This was before today's molestations, so we were NOT expecting anything like this. My daughter was (thankfully) asleep in my arms as they were feeling up the wife, followed by my adult brother, followed by my 5 year old son. By this point my wife was "actively" questioning why they were patting down a five year old. Then they said they needed to "pat down the infant". She freaked. Started crying, asking what they were going to do, are you going to molest my baby, do you think we have a bomb, what is wrong with you people, etc... She was not quiet, she was crying, full blown panic. She was telling me to just get over there and help her so her baby won't get molested (they had just checked her 42 DD bra for bombs while she was still wearing it). I am on the other side waiting for them to feel up my jumblies (still with my daughter) in a very surreal, how the f*** am I supposed to get on that side of security without first GOING THROUGH SECURITY? Security stopped and there was actual silence throughout the line. No cell phone cameras though. Not really the fad for recording yet, I guess. Anyway a female TSA (was it TSA in 2008?) agent took my sleeping daughter gently to my wife and proceeded to gently pat her down in my wife's arms. They were very sensible with the daughter and really only patted down her back. I guess my wife got to them. Then they moved around my jumblies, asked me to cough, and told us to have a nice flight.

So anyway, these "searches" have been going on for a while now.

Comment Re:Hold on... (Score 0) 591

Bottom line: price your stuff according to what people can afford.

They need to price discriminate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_discrimination). (Mathematically the only way to truly maximize their global profit is to price discriminate.) Figure out a demand curve for each market and charge the price that maximizes total profit for each market. So for India they should charge X and Brazil Y and for the US Z. They will actually charge what people can afford for each market. This assumes they can actually segment and seal their market.

Comment Re:Maximize profit (Score 0) 591

From a strictly economic view: They need to segment and seal the market and price discriminate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_discrimination). Mathematically the only way to truly maximize their profit is to price discriminate. Then figure out a demand curve for each market and charge the price that maximizes total profit for each market. So for India they should charge X and Brazil Y and for the US Z. This will mathematically maximize their profit, (assuming they can actually segment the market).

Comment Re:If you are worried about it... (Score 0) 791

If he's buying it he won't have a landlord and he won't be a tenant, moron.

He will be a tenet to the best landlord ever, Tyler Durden. He should shave his head and stand on the stoop and wait to be invited in. I bet the view even has quite a few bank high rises in perfect view. (I would probably advise against owning a gun at this time though.)

Comment Re:Logistics? (Score 1, Funny) 941

No, they just look at the teenage girls with boobies.

They had the computer club look over the footage. I would like to see the multi monitor setup in these kids homes.

I could see the school district saying. "The computer club students were really good kids. They had straight A's before we gave them this task. I haven't really seen any of them in school since though. They must really be taking their handy work seriously."

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