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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Med-School Note-Taking?

pbaer Flash cards (217 comments)

http://mnemosyne-proj.org/ This is an excellent program flash card program. You rate flash cards by how well you know them and it does automatic scheduling. Cards you know well show up less often than cards you don't know. You can include images and sounds. It has a good tagging system so you can mark a card for multiple areas. You choose which subjects you want the cards to cover. For example, you could look at all your cards on coronary arteries regardless of subject, or you could look specifically at coronary arteries for one particular class. The key to getting the most out of this program is to include questions that cannot be answered with memorization. Include flash cards that force you to explain the why and the what.

about a year ago
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Simple Virus For Teaching?

pbaer MBR virus (366 comments)

Create a virus that overwrites the MBR making the computer non-bootable.

about 4 years ago
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Employee Monitoring

pbaer Monitoring employees off hour (274 comments)

In response -- spurred in part by stricter regulatory, legal and compliance requirements -- organizations are not only filtering and blocking Web sites and scanning e-mail. Many are also watching what employees post on social networks and blogs, even if it's done from home using noncompany equipment.

How does this work? I don't get how companies would 1) know what your blog or social network ID is, and 2) how would they have access to it?

more than 4 years ago
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A Tale of Two Windows 7s

pbaer Re:Good and bad... (770 comments)

The Ubuntu Netbook Remix UI is amazing. I use it on desktops too because it is so good. It is intuitive, functional, and space efficient. I wish the file browser was faster, but that's my only complaint with it.

about 5 years ago
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Meet Uzbl — a Web Browser With the Unix Philosophy

pbaer Re:Nitpicks (318 comments)

Especially since if you don't like the config files being in the home directory you can just write some symbolic links, and you're good to go. At least that way, it's fairly obvious where they are the first time you look for them.

more than 5 years ago
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Judge Won't Lower $5M Bail For Jailed SF IT Admin

pbaer Re:take that SF (429 comments)

The point of bail is that you are supposed to be able to pay it! Most courts do have the option of denying bail if they think you are too dangerous to let out before trial.

more than 5 years ago
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Slackware 13.0 Released

pbaer Re:Purpose (252 comments)

You should try Arch Linux. It's like Slackware in that it's very transparent what is going on, and it's easy to modify. It's unlike Slackware, since it has a very good package manager (pacman). Pacman also makes it pretty easy to update your entire system.

more than 5 years ago
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Dirty Coding Tricks To Make a Deadline

pbaer Re:One word.. (683 comments)

break(3); or however deep you are in the loop.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Is Linux Notebook Battery Life Still Poor?

pbaer Re:power saving tip: disable the optical drive (907 comments)

My experiences are different. On all the laptops I've owned, and all of my friends laptops Ubuntu has a better battery life than XP. Something about anecdotes? It probably comes down to the which OS is better with which hardware.

more than 5 years ago
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Mexico Decriminalizes Small-Scale Drug Possession

pbaer Re:It's about goddamn time (640 comments)

So the drugs that you would live from consuming would be weed, lsd, shrooms, and other misc. pscyhedelics? There's no pratical way to consume pounds of pot, they'd pass out before they could smoke it all. I guess you could bake it into a huge cake and have them eat it, but not many people can eat an entire cake.

more than 5 years ago
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Mexico Decriminalizes Small-Scale Drug Possession

pbaer Re:Decriminalization in Light of the Drug War (640 comments)

The worst thing about the pseudofed sold behind the counter is that if you are sick late and night and run out, you can't get it. I don't know of any 24hr pharmicies where I live. The only 24/7 stores near me are Walmart, and Jack in the Box. Walmart's pharmacy closes at 9pm. This did me no good when I woke up sick at 2am. This also affects people with bad congestion as the decongestents that actually work have pseudofed in them.

more than 5 years ago
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Verizon Sued After Tech Punches Customer In Face

pbaer Re:More to the Story? (493 comments)

The dog would bark loudly while you got you were attacked. Very few dogs unless they are trained to protect people will protect their master. Most people assume that because a dog is big and tough looking, he will attack an assailant, but this is rarely the case.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Should I Trust My Network Administrator?

pbaer Re:Worried about the cost of your actions? (730 comments)

If no one gets hurt it's not theft. How about you give a plausible situation instead of a hypothetical statement? Morality is only relevant to real world dilemmas.

more than 5 years ago
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Of Science and Choice In Online Dating

pbaer Re:Why online "dating" is useful (311 comments)

Maybe I have low standards, or I'm in a lucky area, but I'll date any woman once provided I don't think she's crazy, she's not fat, she doesn't annoy me, she's of at least average intelligence, and of at least average looks. I don't have trouble finding women like this. Politics and religion are not an issue for me, as long as they aren't pushy. I find it a lot more important that we get along well than if she's a liberal or a conservative.

more than 5 years ago
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Study Highlights Gap Between Views of Scientists and the Public

pbaer Re:It would help if the media weren't clueless too (670 comments)

24 news is a scam. There is not 24 hours of newsworthy events in a day. On an average day 1-2hours. On an extreme day maybe 6.

more than 5 years ago
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British Men Jailed For Online Hate Crimes

pbaer Re:What is free speech? (778 comments)

I think I heard of a statutory rape case of a white girl where they tried (maybe succeeded) with a hate crime charge. But I could be talking out of my ass.

more than 5 years ago
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British Men Jailed For Online Hate Crimes

pbaer homosexist (778 comments)

Is the word you are looking for.

more than 5 years ago
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The Dilemma of Level vs. Skill In MMOs

pbaer Re:The Breakdown (463 comments)

Fighting games: All about predicting your opponent.

more than 5 years ago
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Researcher Trolls MMO, Surprised When Players Hate Him

pbaer Re:Being an asshole makes people angry, film at 11 (895 comments)

Oh man I loved that game. Force choking people into pits, kicking people off ledges, pushing/pulling jumping people to their death, what a blast!

more than 5 years ago
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UK Police Told To Use Wikipedia When Preparing For Court

pbaer Re:Excellent! (180 comments)

Or the defense could just vandalize the Wikipedia page and then ream the cop's "expert Wikipedia testimony".

more than 5 years ago

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