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Ten reasons why typewriters are better than computers:

"Typewriters never crash, never need software updates, do not become obsolete every four years, and require no backing up.

Because manual typewriters require no electricity, they’re environmentally friendly.

You can work in full sunlight, and not have to worry about the glare on your screen.

You can spill your drink on the keyboard and nothing terrible will happen to your typewriter.

Typewriters have unlimited battery life, and never overheat.

If something goes wrong with your typewriter, a screwdriver and some WD-40 are usually all you need for the repair.

Typewriters give your fingers a good workout, so it kind of feels like exercise.

Your eyes never hurt from staring too long at your typewriter.

When you write on a typewriter, your friends, family, and colleagues can all hear that you’re working.

You can misspell words and use bad grammar without your word processing program constantly judging you.

Typewriters encourage your writing by providing a celebratory ding at the end of each line written"
This is my last post as a guest blogger for Savage Minds. I have enjoyed this experience of connecting with so many anthropologists. I want to thank the Savage Minds team for giving me this opportu...
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Have you ever used a typewriter?  They "crash" more often than you think.
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12 habits of highly productive writers

"There are no tricks to make it easier, just habits and practices you can develop to get it done."

Just write it.
Reading this is not procrastination, it's work.
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She may look like a pile of pixels but Miku is a lot more, including the world’s first open-source singer
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I just uploaded 'Miku’s mask: Fictional encounters in children’s costume play' to @academia! https://www.academia.edu/9120804/Miku_s_mask_Fictional_encounters_in_children_s_costume_play
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Will we ever read at superspeed? What our brain can and can't handle> http://bbc.in/1ugRTju
Some companies promise that they can make us all read at five times the speed. But given what we know about the brain, what’s realistically possible?
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Many doctoral students fail to earn their PhDs because they never finish their dissertations. They complete their coursework, pass their qualifying exams, and do all of their research, but writing the thesis proves an insurmountable barrier. Why does the…
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I Sold My Undergraduate Thesis to a Print Content Farm

A trip through the shadowy, surreal world of an academic book mill.

By Joseph Stromberg

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/03/lap_lambert_academic_publishing_my_trip_to_a_print_content_farm.single.html
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These amazing little traffic lights that let you play PONG with the person waiting on the other side of the street were officially installed this week in a German town. See more at the link.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/12/traffic-light-that-lets-you-play-pong-with-person-on-the-other-side-officially-installed-in-germany/
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You can take a first-person video, such as from Go Pro or Google Glass, and speed it up, but unlike regular time-lapse, such as taking every 10th frame, which amplifies every camera shake, this "hyperlapse" system makes very smooth videos. It simulates "time-lapse videos with a smoothly moving camera". 

The system works by creating an approximate 3D structure of the world using a structure from motion algorithm. The next step is finding a camera path through the world that moves the video through a trajectory that mimics the original path while optimizing for smoothness. Finally you render the output by combining multiple input frames to make each output frame.
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