Krau Ming writes "After about 8 years spent in research, I've made the decision to go back to school... medical school. When I last spent the bulk of my days sitting in lectures, I took notes with paper, and if the professor wasn't technologically impaired, he/she would have posted powerpoint slides as a pdf online for us to print and make our notes on. Since it has been so long, I am looking for some options other than the ol' pen and paper. Is there an effective way of taking notes with a laptop? What about tablet options? Are there note-taking programs that can handle a variety of file types (eg: electronic textbooks, powerpoint slides, pdfs)? Or should I just sleep in and get the lectures posted online and delay learning the course material until the exam (kidding)? Thanks Slashdot!" top
Krau Ming writes "from TFA: "The happy days of kicking a ball around at recess ended Monday after students took home a letter advising that henceforth, no child could bring a soccer ball, football, volleyball or even tennis ball to the junior and senior school... The letter stated that there have been a “few serious incidents” in which staff and students have been hit, or come close to being struck, by flying balls. From now on, only Nerf balls or sponge balls can be brought to school."
The bubblewrapping of our children continues...when will it end? Won't someone please just think of the children???" Link to Original Source top
Krau Ming writes "Game 7 of the NHL playoffs final was played last night in Vancouver, where the Canucks were smoked by the visiting Boston Bruins, 4-0. Apparently some of the crowd gathered downtown did not like the result of the game and decided to loot stores, burn cars, etc. This pales in comparison to riots at soccer matches overseas, but still, not bad for a Canadian riot, eh?" Link to Original Source top
Krau Ming writes "From the main article: "Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions will produce a 4-hour TV adaptation of author Phlip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle", based on a script by Howard Brenton. The original 1962 novel was a science fiction 'alternate history', that won a sci fi 'Hugo' book award in 1963. Premise of the book, about daily life under totalitarian Fascist imperialism, occurs in 1962, fourteen years after the end of the Second World War in 1948. The victorious Axis Powers, Japan and Germany, conduct intrigues against each other in North America, specifically in the former US, which surrendered to them, after the Axis conquered Eurasia and destroyed the populaces of Africa." --Michael Stevens
Hopefully this will fall in the category of well-done PKD adaptations (though I'll leave it up to the slashdotters to determine which of the previous movies should be categorized as such)." Link to Original Source