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How Do You Educate a Prodigy?

aliloln High school AND college - simultaneously (659 comments)

I went to high school with one of the founders of Excite. He took his science and math classes at the university (conveniently just a mile and a half from the high school), and took AP humanities classes with the rest of us. Seemed to work okay for him.

I also went to college with someone who started college at age 13. He's now a community college professor.

Don't underestimate the value of socialization.

about 3 years ago
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Facebook Unveils Timeline, Updated Open Graph

aliloln Re:Content Uncontrolled (98 comments)

I agree that what we put online should be conscious. That said, people have intentionally set up whatever is automatically publishing to Facebook. I have a Facebook account and actually use it for a active group (works like a forum, kind of like Slashdot), and to look at pictures of friends' kids. Facebook does not know my real email address, the contents of my address book, my phone number, or where I'm eating lunch.

I'm not sure why anyone thinks FB should know where you are, but there are people who enjoy these features (bless their hearts). Of course, everyone else blocks these people...

more than 3 years ago
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How Much Math Do We Really Need?

aliloln Re:The way we think (1153 comments)

I agree completely - I took calculus and AP physics in high school, and again in college. I found the two together were quite helpful in understanding concepts and I'm glad I learned them, even though I couldn't integrate to save my life at this point.

more than 3 years ago
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Map Based Passwords

aliloln Re:That's great for me (169 comments)

I always thought it was the men who can't read maps (or ask for directions)...

about 4 years ago
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How To Build Roads To Control How Fast You Drive

aliloln Re:From the No Duh Dept. (801 comments)

I commute on a street that every 10th parked car has usually been slammed into (because it's very narrow, has lots of parked cars, pedestrians, and three schools in 10 blocks, and people go 45-50). I once had someone gun it to try to pass me on the right through an intersection and they nearly slammed into the parked cars because they underestimated how slow I was going - only 5 mph over speed limit. (I had assumed when they pulled right that it was to make a right turn.)

more than 4 years ago
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Bug Means High School Students' Schedule Errors May Last Days

aliloln Re:Big deal (443 comments)

There's definitely some truth to this - I went to college with someone who had finished high school at age 13, and the effect on his social skills was pretty apparent. And social skills are pretty essential for most employment options (although I forget myself - this is Slashdot).

more than 5 years ago
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How Apple Could Survive Without Steve Jobs

aliloln Re:Apple would do a lot better if... (331 comments)

We've had a miserable time with Apple Enterprise Sales - we finally gave up because it was so much more difficult to purchase that way, and so many mistakes were made.

more than 5 years ago
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A Brief History of Features Apple Has Killed

aliloln Re:Maybe Apple should kill the 1-button mouse (461 comments)

There hasn't been a 1-button mouse for some time now... since 2005, I believe. Of course, you can set the mighty mouse to act as a 1-button mouse if you prefer.

about 6 years ago

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Apple announces its Last Year at Macworld

aliloln aliloln writes  |  more than 5 years ago

aliloln (973288) writes "Steve Jobs will not be giving the keynote at Macworld this year, and Apple will not have a presence at the event at future Macworlds.

From the article:
CUPERTINO, California--December 16, 2008--Apple® today announced that this year is the last year the company will exhibit at Macworld Expo. Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, will deliver the opening keynote for this year's Macworld Conference & Expo, and it will be Apple's last keynote at the show. The keynote address will be held at Moscone West on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Macworld will be held at San Francisco's Moscone Center January 5-9, 2009.

Let the speculating begin!"

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