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Fascinating. I hope we can continue to give students more latitude by changing educational structures. After all, students aren't all the same and we're not trying to manufacture identical factory workers.
 
As I was reading this article, I realized I was shaking my leg, as I normally do when sitting.
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Apparently there's an iOS version of TextSecure now. So in case you don't want bored NSA agents or foreign governments reading your texts, get on it:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/signal-private-messenger/id874139669?mt=8
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I wrote recently about some of my life's current challenges and typified them with the occupational therapy I'm doing. It's been painful but I believe that because of it, my life will improve dramatically. I believe the same is true of my other struggles.
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I spent the morning on Friday with an occupational therapist. I've been dealing with wrist pain for years and, although I mostly manage it, I don't want to continue with it. I've raised my desk so I can stand at it and am developing the ability to do so without hurting myself.
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I hear a lot about entitlements these days. It may be because I'm (by some definitions) a millennial. It may be because I have friends on both extremes of the political spectrum – one side generally uses the word to describe things as what people are owed and the other uses the word to accuse ...
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http://storytimewithpetey.blogspot.com/2014/10/peteys-dating-manual-why-men-hide-in.html

On what drives men to hide in the basement with an Xbox.
Just yesterday, I was told that if I (and others like me) would just put a little effort into dating, I'd find someone. Earlier today, a friend asked me if I had any ideas that might help her son to go on dates. After all, he's not going to find a wife playing video games in the basement.
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As a teenager, I remember seeing other boys who seemed to always have girls pining over them – often, the same girls I'd hoped would be interested in me. Naturally, I tried to learn what I could from those other boys. I hoped that by becoming more like them, I'd achieve some of the success that ...
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A very insightful post.
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Dear +Android, your spelling dictionary says that possessives of plurals are misspelled (users' spelling is bad enough already). Stop contributing to the apocalypse of apostrophes. Please and thank you.
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On a completely unrelated note, Anywhere on earth is a time zone.
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What I want to say to my ISP every time I have to call them about a billing issue: "Look - you and I both know that your entire business model is a farce. You make up fees based on how much customers are willing to pay given that they really don't have any other choice because you have a localized monopoly where I live. As my bill has absolutely nothing to do with any costs you've incurred on my part, let's dispense with the pleasantries and polite fictions and reduce my bill enough that it isn't an open insult."
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+Peter Hamilton​ my theory is that Google fiber is coming to your area. I've seen nothing else that would force an ISP to treat its customers well.

I should add that all they did is waive a bogus charge they invented. And you still had to call them. But at least they were quick about it :-)
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This gets the intuition right.
 
With some of the rhetoric I'm hearing on  Net Neutrality, I think it's appropriate to dig out this post again:

https://medium.com/the-nib/how-net-neutrality-works-91df3e968a48
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+Alice Aldous, we talked about this recently.
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http://storytimewithpetey.blogspot.com/2015/01/apple-blight.html

TL;DR: I used to not like Apple. Now I hate it. This is why.
I work with computers, so people ask me if I prefer PCs or Macs with astonishing frequency. Usually, they mean to ask if I prefer Windows or Mac OS X. The answer to that question is that I use Linux (although my new laptop did come with Windows and I've been using it a bit).
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I use a Mac for work. If anything it confirmed that I don't like Apple. I want my Ubuntu machine back....
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My brother and I went rock climbing a few days ago. I enjoy rock climbing and he's an avid climber. I brought my harness and climbing shoes; he brought his cams and nuts and rope and everything else. It was fun to just spend time with him and fun to challenge myself. Climbing real rock is much ...
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The food was typical of Indian food - that is, delicious. The service was superb and the restaurant was clean. I definitely recommend this restaurant.
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I was excited to find out that my friend John owned Laketown because I'd been thinking about doing some sound work. Not only was my friend professional and capable; his whole staff was friendly and professional. Their store has different pieces mounted for demonstrations. I was even able to test to see if my iPod would work with just the USB connection or if I'd need an additional cable (sometimes the case), as there were speakers connected to the stereo I'd decided to buy. Everyone there was knowledgeable. I saw other customers while I was there who also had good experiences. Everything is working fine and I don't have immediate plans to do more work on my car. But when I do, I'll be sure to return to Laketown.
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