Ask Slashdot: How Can I Improve My Memory For Study?
The advice given by others (such as making sure you don't have an undiagnosed learning disorder) is useful. Here are some tricks I used in medical school:
Creating songs about a subject: "The radius is connected to the ulna. The ulna is connected to the humerus..."
Pretend to teach it to others.
Repetition, and repeat, again, and then once more. I usually need to read something 5-6 times to have everything fully committed to memory.
After class, immediately re-work the notes. Timeliness is key to clarifying information that you just learned.
Also, you mentioned taking multiple classes at once. Could you drop down to 1-2 this semester to see how it works with a reduced work load? Your post is well-written and clearly explained; so you clearly know more than you're letting on.
Workers at Chile's ALMA Telescope Strike Over Working Conditions
At $2,000 a month they're making more than I did in graduate school---which wasn't that long ago. And they're in a developing nation. According the World Fact Book, the per capita GDP for Chile is $18,700, indicating that they're not exactly impoverished.
Censorship Doesn't Just Stifle Speech — It Can Cause Disease To Spread
Sulfa works for MRSA, as does doxycycline, clindamycin, vancomycin, zyvox, and a few others. It's called MRSA because it's resistant to penicillins, not because it's a "superbug" with magical powers that makes it immune to every antibiotic out there.
Ubuntu Touch Beta Images Available For Testing
Then how does the company you're working for get paid? By your logic, books, movies and music should be free, too. How does an independent artist get paid?
Yahoo's Own Lash Out At Company Over "Weaponized" Patents
I think that was SCO's thinking when it sued IBM
More On Why It Stinks To Work At Zynga
You work 12- hour days and you're complaining? I'm a resident physician and work 12 hours shifts everyday. Plus, I have to take call which translates into 30-hour shifts on occasion. My personal record is 32 hours awake in the hospital---and that's after Congress stepped in and created the work-hour limitations.
You get free meals? I don't.
You get free shirts? I got a set of scrubs and white coat two years ago that I've been wearing every day since I started. My coat is covered in dried stains from various bodily fluids. The hospital is refusing to replace it and I must keep it until I graduate.
I will say that I'm happy with the management, which I guess is something more than Zynga employees can say.
Give The Onion a Pulitzer Campaign Gaining Steam
Of course Arianna Huffington supports giving The Onion a Pulitzer. She's running her own fake newspaper.
Paying Hacker Extortion
So if a family member of mine is kidnapped and I pay the ransom, am I supporting terrorists?
Warner Bros. Forced To Fight For Fair Use
If you had RTFA, you would realize that Tyson is backing up the artist's claim and further states that no one else should be using the tattoo.
Microsoft Adds Chrome Support For Office Web Apps
I don't have too great of complaints with Google Docs' word processor and spread sheet, but the presentation software is absolutely horrible. I found Prezi recently and it shows promise.
Doctors Are Creating Too Many Patients
I'm an ER doctor. I can't create patients as they come to me with symptoms. I will say that people come to me with minimal symptoms such as cough and fever and then demand blood work, X-rays, and antibiotics, even though the majority of the time their symptoms are caused by a virus and will get better all on their own. Somehow, our society has become so weak that every cough, scraped knee, or hangnail requires a visit to the hospital. And somehow we think that physicians can't diagnose anything without a thousand dollars worth of painful tests. Whenever I try to explain to someone, "You have a cold. You're going to be fine," that's not a good enough explanation. I've even had a few people demanding admission to the hospital---which, if you didn't have a life-threatening disease before, you can certainly pick one up during a hospital stay. This problem is societal in nature and has been made worse with television shows such as House and ER where lay think that every problem requires specialists and lots and lots of tests. Don't blame me; I'm just a cog in the wheel.
Device Addresses Healthcare Language Barrier
Device Addresses Healthcare Language Barrier
Plus, we already have translation phones that do this. My hospital has a contract to a language line where I make a call to a 1-800 number, punch in my access code, and can find a translator for any language in less than a minute. In the past year I've used Spanish, Italian, Russian, Albanian, Chinese and Czech. I can get through the patient interview and even give discharge instructions with relative ease. And if I can't find the translator phone, Google translate works in a pinch.
TSA Saw My Junk, Missed Razor Blades, Says Adam Savage
I was thinking of getting some dense metallic paint (lead perhaps) and painting messages on my undershirts so that when I walk through the scanners, TSA agents will see the message under my clothes. Some ideas I've had are "Eyes up here" and "Impressed?"
Scientists Discover Booze That Won't Give You a Hangover
Also, try to make sure you drink a glass of water before falling asleep. You will be hangover free...guaranteed. Simple, safe, and effective.
...and then wet the bed.
Blackwell Launches Print-On-Demand Trial In the UK
I thought that the Amazon Kindle did away with any reason to travel to the book store. I can get on amazon.com, search for any popular book, and download it straight to my device in a matter of minutes. It takes up no space, is easy to read, hard to scratch, and can read the books to me when I'm driving.
Developers Looking to Set Up Alternatives To Apple's App Store
TechDirt stole the story from the Wall Street Journal, which provided a much lengthier discussion and analysis.
Lawyer Sues To Get a Patent On Marketing
I'm patenting funk.
How To Rack Up $28,000 In Roaming Without Leaving the US
Given that the U.S. claims to own all of the oceans extending 200 miles beyond the coast, I'm pretty sure that the man was still considered on U.S. property.
Drug Deletes Fearful Memories
Propanolol is a beta blocker used to treat everything from high blood pressure to tremors to fears about public speaking. While I'm interested in seeing where this research takes us, I'm a little concerned that deleting painful memories would be a bad thing because they teach us to avoid the behaviors that originally led to those mal events. For example, rape is terrible crime, but forgetting who your rapist is would be even worse.
deuist has no journal entries.