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Comment You are more than slightly misguided on this. (Score 5, Informative) 309

As someone with Dysgraphia (very similar to Dyslexia, but only affecting writing), I take extreme offence to this. I do not know exactly what the OP went through, but in my elementary school, they basically gave up trying to teach me to write. Instead, they just assigned a teacher's aid to write everything for me. In seventh grade, I finally got an outplacement to a school specifically for students with language-based learning disabilities, and they actually taught me how to write. In fact, I am now in the process of writing my first novel. In effect, they failed at their job by trying to just push me through instead of actually bothering to teach me. Giving me a scribe made everything easier on everybody, but it did not solve the problem. The curriculum of the special education school was designed from the ground up to teach people with this kind of disability. I was not treated fairly by the public schools, and calling someone with a learning disability a "whiney baby" is the mark of an ignoramus. Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and other disabilities like them are not the same as stupidity. People with these disabilities are just as capable of achieving greatness as any "normal" person, providing we are taught in a slightly different way. Unlike the OP, I am willing to show my username, if only to lend some degree of credibility to what I have written above. I acknowledge that you will probably just either ignore this post or write some even more idiotic reply, but I hope I have made some sort of difference in the way people see this sort of thing.

Submission + - Discovery of Water In Moon May Alter Origin Theory (

MarkWhittington writes: "Scientists, working on a NASA grant, have made another startling discovery concerning water on the Moon. It seems that the interior of the Moon has far more water in it than previously thought — as much as the Earth does, apparently.

Researchers made this discovery by examining samples of volcanic glass brought back to Earth by the Apollo 17 astronauts. These tiny beads of glass have about 750 parts per million of water in them: about the same amount as similar volcanic glass on Earth. It is postulated that more water than previously imagined exists deep below the lunar surface and was brought up and trapped in these crystalline beads by volcanic action billions of years ago."


Submission + - 5 Out Of 11 Crashed Unity In Canonical's Study (

dkd903 writes: "Today the results of the Default Desktop User Testing for Ubuntu 11.04 was published by Canonical’s Rick Spencer. The test was done using 11 participants from different backgrounds to test the new Unity interface that that Ubuntu 11.04 will have. The test was interesting in many ways."

Comment Re:Yet another dream quashed. (Score 1) 195

People keep joking about this, but it is a real problem. I know that I, for one, take every possible precaution against zombie attacks, but unless the government recognizes this threat, the problem still exists. In fact, instead of just taking the time to make a public statement about the impending threat of a zombie apocalypse, they try their hardest to make it look like nothing zombie-related ever happens. Wake up sheeple! It is a HUGE government consp37he56^&$%*`]-&(!##&NO CARRIER

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