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The Autobiography of Russell
Life from a different perspective
Informative Reads: Talent; G1 vs G2; Apple on Web Standards; Student Loans
Here are some of the other things I stumbled across or finally got around to reading yesterday and today.

RailTips: I Have No Talent It's not about being talented (okay, maybe just a little). It's about experience and exposure to new ideas.

T-Mobile G2 versus T-Mobile G1 51% faster, 21x internal memory, larger screen. The rest is just icing. (except one less row on the keyboard)

intellectual honesty and html5 Apple claims it supports HTML5 and open web standards, but their demo requires you to use Safari.

Student Loans Make Education Affordable, Or do they? Student Loans set to be the next big bubble just waiting to pop, surpassing credit card debt. Key point? No protections for the borrower. (Thanks to Asa Ayers [google.com] for pointing this out on another blog entry)

Current Mood: sleepy sleepy
Current Music: "Stronger Creature (Darude Remix)" by "Kenneth Thomas" on "50 Techno Trance Anthems Volume 3" (Pando

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vaelynphi From: vaelynphi Date: September 20th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Agh; that first link... I shall throw it at every single person I went to HS with...
zimzat From: zimzat Date: September 20th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC) (Link)
They all called you talented, wished they could be you, but didn't even try?
vaelynphi From: vaelynphi Date: September 20th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
To some degree, yes; it was the same argument. I'm good at what I do because I'm intelligent, not because I put any work into it.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: September 20th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's some intelligence to it, but even that (to a degree) is trainable. Critical thinking skills, they call it?

Yes, I'm certain the reason I'm a good programmer is because I'm intelligent and good looking [insert mock hair swish], not because I've been dabbling in it for at least the past 12 years. :-P
vaelynphi From: vaelynphi Date: September 21st, 2010 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Frankly I find the constant implication that my skills in mathematics are somehow genetic memory astonishingly insulting. Math only comes so naturally to me because I've immersed myself in it.

I feel as if, say, black basketball players get similar nonsense.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: September 21st, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
genetic memory -- Okay, that's a new one to me. Then again no one in my direct line is good with computers so maybe that's why no one has implied that one to me.

Possibly. I know tall people are assumed to be good basketball players. I've seen numerous people make comments to a tall person like "Oh, you must play basketball" (black or white).
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