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I would love this as a screen saver.

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It exists as one for many platforms

http://rss-glx.sourceforge.net/screenshots.shtml

I ported some of the RSS-GLX screensavers to Android, but never tried this one.

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I think you could have made your point without the diatribe and profanity.

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Why?

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Obree pioneered the position. Boardman and his team thought he was a joke.

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>But Gruber also spends an extraordinary amount of time these days using framing devices to either draw false comparisons

This is great point, which I never considered. He consistently creates false arguments where Apple is favored.

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I had a similar idea, but utilizing a microphone instead that listened for the subtle tonal differences in each key strike.

To the naysayers: Typewriters have all sorts of appeal beyond visual aesthetics. Just because it doesn't appeal to you personally, does not make it a silly thing.

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What kind of appeal does it have other then aesthetics?

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1 - It doesn't need batteries to work

2 - The written product does not need batteries to be read

3 - By writing in a "permanent" form of communication, the typewriter encourages more active engagement with crafting words and sentences

4 - Some of the greatest written works of non-fiction and fiction were products of typewriters

5 - A good used manual typewriter can be found and purchased for approximately 50 times less than a new Apple Laptop (I purchased a West German Olympia portable for $25)

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Why use a typewriter instead of hand writing then?

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I do both, but have you ever written 3-4 pages by hand in one sitting? I've got exceptionally strong and flexible hand and finger muscles, but even I have to take breaks and shake out the lactic acid build up. Alcohol only helps so much. A manual typewriter can take its own toll, but it's different. Pen and paper are very portable. Manual typewriters are portable and efficient.

My IBM Selectric III is not portable but that monster can bash out words so fast and with audacity that I'm glad it's an option. Granted, I bought two Selectrics before (a I and II) and both died due to being worn out and gross, but for $50 and in mint condition, I've enjoyed it immensely.

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Some people type faster than they can write legibly.

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> but utilizing a microphone instead that listened for the subtle tonal differences in each key strike.

How accurate is that?

What if paper crinkles slighly, or a deformation in the roller doesn't keep the paper tight?

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It's interesting that a lot of people sort of sympathise with him seemingly because of the context in which he carried out the crimes.

ie. If he'd been using a landline and peso's instead of BTC and the internet we'd probably attach a completely different emotional response.

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I think a lot of people here sympathise with him because geeks have a libertarian bent. We believe that we know what's best for ourselves, and assume that other people do as well.

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The article actually barely touches on positive thinking. The more important factor is divergent thinking. I suspect the article's title is designed to generate interest.

It's a stupidly misleading title.

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Decent article. Appalling title. There was essentially only one paragraph that dealt with the importance of a positive mood on creativity. The article outlined many other more important factors.

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Yes I too was interested to know how they eliminated bias. If you were told one rat was smarter than the other, surely there's a risk of influencing the interpretation of results.

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You need to elaborate. Adding the term 'Period' doesn't magically strengthen your argument.

Genuinely interested in your rationale though.

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