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Brushing,  brushing furiously fast
I got's to finish while this song still lasts
It's truly a rocker, hard to keep up with the pace
And by the end of the song i'm covered in toothpaste!
E.C. 

#funnypictures   #heavymetal   #brushyourteeth   #faster  
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I just tried it with chocolate, now my face looks like crap.
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This is a really fascinating perspective I hadn't considered. My experience very closely mirrors that of the article's author.
 
Much like the changing physical design of the phone affected its use for calling people, the changing design of the pen has affected handwriting. You may not realize this, but it's significantly harder on the hands to write with a ballpoint pen than with a fountain pen.

I was personally very aware of this when I was a physicist, since most of the work I had to do was writing and working through page after page of equations, which to this day isn't easy to do on a computer. So it was pens and notebooks all the time, and I became extremely particular about which ones I used: a pen which either had too high a resistance or which dried too slowly, or paper that didn't absorb the ink well, and my work would actively suffer.

(Quite seriously: if your hands hurt too soon, you can't write for hours on end. If the ink smudges as you write -- especially if, like me, you're left-handed -- everything is a lost cause. If the paper doesn't absorb the ink and dry enough for you to flip pages in the notebook, you're lost. Any of these things take time, energy, and concentration, and you simply can't vanish into the flow of the science.)

This article isn't about doing science, but about how the ballpoint pen changed handwriting -- but it's through the exact same process. The various methods of cursive weren't popular primarily for their aesthetics; they were practical methods of writing quickly and legibly. As anyone who remembers having to do this in school can attest, that's always been kind of strange, because with modern pens, Palmer-method cursive is much slower and harder: people tend to develop their own semi-script handwriting for when they actually need to write day-to-day. (Except for handwriting enthusiasts who are doing it for fun)

So when you see the lack of handwriting, instead of crying "O tempora! O mores!," realize that what you're seeing isn't simply a move to computers: it's the evolution of the pen itself.

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Thicker ink meant it didn't smudge as easily as its predecessor, the fountain pen—but it also made writing by hand more physically demanding.
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The Big Android BBQ (http://goo.gl/AKWeJJ) is almost here, and we'll be there serving up a healthy portion of best practices for Android development and performance! #BABBQ will be held at the Hurst Convention Center in Dallas in Ft.Worth, Texas on October 22-23, 2015.

Register here (https://goo.gl/mzDItm) through August 25th and you will get 25% off when you use the promotional code "ANDROIDDEV25."

Now, sit back, and enjoy this video of some Android cowfolk preparing for this year’s BBQ!

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Mellow out, guys.


Thanks everyone, I'm here 'till Friday. Be sure to tip your waitress.
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Trump has officially made the leap from mildly amusing to downright terrifying. The "blame the foreigners" (legal included) rhetoric he's using has historically proven both effective and destructive.
 
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Luckily it's the fanatics who decide their vote early, so I'm hoping the polls will swing more moderate as we get closer
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I laughed. Then I cried. Then I laughed. Crying.
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From the comment thread:
When Krypton sends people to Earth, they're not sending their best and brightest. They're sending madmen, warmongers, people with alien diseases.
And some, I assume, are good people.
 
Fair point.

On the other hand, isn't a vigilante crime fighter arguably stealing work from honest, hard working police officers?
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