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Comment Re:Phbbbbt. (Score 1) 229

I basically get and agree with your point, but I can't help thinking that there isn't some truth to this. I think what has to change is the belief that to get this kind of benefit from math is that you have to go through the formal traditional training in it, and I have personally found that isn't so. There is a lot to do in math (beyond typical applied mathematics) that most people with average intelligence could take on and master. No, one can not become Einstein or Hawking if they just "try". But there still may be benefits for most.
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The Twitter Book 88

stoolpigeon writes "Microblogging service Twitter has undeniably been a hit, with growth rates that were at times in excess of 1400%. The growth was rapid enough that the site became well known for its periodic, and, at times, extensive downtime. Even with these issues, the service continued to grow rapidly, and with celebrities getting into the mix Twitter was quickly on the radar of mainstream media. The ubiquity of Twitter and ever-increasing coverage of 'tweets' has also brought the inevitable backlash. As with anything that gains high-profile popularity, there are plenty of Twitter haters out there, though the role Twitter has played in the recent Iranian elections seems to have brought more legitimacy to Twitter in the eyes of many. With popularity come books, and quite a few are already out there about and for Twitter, but my favorite so far is The Twitter Book by Tim O'Reilly and Sarah Milstein." Read below for the rest of JR's review.

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