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  1. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Started reading Blue Mars, the last book on the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson. Having just reached the second chapter I can't say much, but I am certain that this will be as great as the...

    Started reading Blue Mars, the last book on the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson. Having just reached the second chapter I can't say much, but I am certain that this will be as great as the other two books in the trilogy. KSR is an amazing sci-fi writer, he can draw your attention to the most uniteresting of things in an engaging and detailed fashion. This trilogy is my favorite thing in the world right now, I highly recommend it.

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  2. Comment on Recommend classic games you feel everyone should play at least once in ~games

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    Thanks! I appreciate the recommendation, I will definitely play this since the Linux source port makes it so much easier for me. :) Edit: if anyone runs into an error when trying to start...

    Thanks! I appreciate the recommendation, I will definitely play this since the Linux source port makes it so much easier for me. :)

    Edit: if anyone runs into an error when trying to start OpenTyrian, just run game-data-packager -i tyrian after installing OpenTyrian to download the game data.

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  3. Comment on Swim only when the wave comes in ~creative

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    deus abençoe a Bahia

    deus abençoe a Bahia

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  4. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Last week I finished my second reading of The Stranger. I realized it was a thousand times better than I remembered, which made me pick up The Myth of Sisyphus. Can't say I'm used to such heavy...

    Last week I finished my second reading of The Stranger. I realized it was a thousand times better than I remembered, which made me pick up The Myth of Sisyphus. Can't say I'm used to such heavy philosophical works but I'm liking it a lot so far. Had to read a couple of chapters two or three times but it was worth it.

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  5. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Just watched the first episode of FLCL. That was the weirdest and funniest thing I've seen in a while now. Looking forward to the next episodes.

    Just watched the first episode of FLCL. That was the weirdest and funniest thing I've seen in a while now. Looking forward to the next episodes.

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  6. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I want to get into Hunter x Hunter but don't know whether I should watch it or read it, what do you think? I usually choose the manga but sometimes I'm afraid I'll missing out on good...

    I want to get into Hunter x Hunter but don't know whether I should watch it or read it, what do you think? I usually choose the manga but sometimes I'm afraid I'll missing out on good animation/music/fight scenes.

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  7. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Just finished reading The Tuner of Silences by Mia Couto (Jesusalém in portuguese). Incredible, poetic prose. This was my second book by the author and I loved it as much as Sleepwalking Land...

    Just finished reading The Tuner of Silences by Mia Couto (Jesusalém in portuguese). Incredible, poetic prose. This was my second book by the author and I loved it as much as Sleepwalking Land (Terra Sonâmbula) which I read a couple years ago and plan on re-reading this year.
    I still have to decide what I'm reading next but I'm thinking of re-reading The Stranger.

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  8. Comment on How do you people at universities handle your notes? in ~talk

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    That is so cool! Must have been nice having access to all those different notes and perspectives, what a great idea. Also, I loved the idea of re-organizing your notes on the computer afterwards....

    for one or two courses a couple of students ended up agreeing to create a collaborative document with notes, and I found rewriting my notes on the computer was a good way of revising and re-organizing them.

    That is so cool! Must have been nice having access to all those different notes and perspectives, what a great idea. Also, I loved the idea of re-organizing your notes on the computer afterwards. Seems like a good way to keep things in place and not have to worry about finding early notes later on during the course. I think I'll experiment with this system of rewriting stuff after classes. If writing them is good for memorization I bet typing them later won't do harm :).

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  9. Comment on How do you people at universities handle your notes? in ~talk

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    Does the rocketbook work good for you? This seems like a great and cheap option, unfortunately not available where I live but still nice to know such thing exists. During all my school years I did...

    Does the rocketbook work good for you? This seems like a great and cheap option, unfortunately not available where I live but still nice to know such thing exists.

    During all my school years I did the same as you, took notes just to help retain the information but I don't know if that was as effective as I thought it was back then, so that's why I am looking for new ways, because I am certain I won't be able to get by just writing stuff and then never looking at it again.

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  10. Comment on How do you people at universities handle your notes? in ~talk

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    That's interesting. I had never heard of folding the corner of the pages. Do you find this method helped you studying for tests?

    That's interesting. I had never heard of folding the corner of the pages. Do you find this method helped you studying for tests?

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  11. Comment on How do you people at universities handle your notes? in ~talk

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    What are you studying right now?

    What are you studying right now?

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  12. How do you people at universities handle your notes?

    Specially those of you who attend courses on the field of humanities, in which I feel the amount of note-taking is even greater than most fields, given all the reading and talking that occurs...

    Specially those of you who attend courses on the field of humanities, in which I feel the amount of note-taking is even greater than most fields, given all the reading and talking that occurs during classes and out of them. How do you do it? Do you write on paper perhaps, or do you find that digital notes suit you better?
    I'm asking this because I am about to start my studies (finally) and am curious about how other people handle this task which, honestly, has been a nuisance through all my life. I'm not the best at organizing my notes and I believe it harms my studying overall.

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