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So much time spent on that commute, daily, rain or shine,
especially for suburban train riders. That's 2 classes a day you
can be taking to improve your knowledge and skills, perhaps
earn a degree.
Done in cooperation with your neighborhood transit authority
and community college, with classes
designed specifically to
be ingested on your portable device.
||The trouble is, changing trains so often on a journey
makes it hardly worth getting the iPad out, I find.
When I had a job a while back, I cant remember any
particular section of my 1hr journey being longer
minutes on the actual train (mostly less). The journey
consisting of a sequence of many such sections and
changes, with waiting for trains that had enough
room to get onto taking as much time as the actual
journey it would then provide. Then theres the
problem that all the seats are taken and youre
crushed up against the crowd of other people, so its
not possible to reach round and get the iPad out of
the bag, and hold it at a comfortable reading
distance. It all sounds good in theory but in practice
the journey is hostile to consumption of information.
||I download "in our time" and listen on headphones while riding the bus. There are also some good lectures at Oxford Podcasts you can get a mp3s. I tried Ronsheim's lectures on music but they were less suitable for bus listening.
||//It all sounds good in theory but in practice the
journey is hostile to consumption of information.//
This, shirley, is why they invented first the car and
then the chauffeur?
||Well, last april I went alone and tried starting up by
myself with an idea I had, which I gave the working
name of Nured to (which is the name of one of my
youtube channels Nured Hybrid
broadcast/broadband) and the first thing I was to
work on was developments of spatial audio involving
binaural positioning of different types of information.
Theres a theory known as Right Ear Advantage in
which essentially states that auditory verbal
information arriving dominantly at the right ear will
have an advantage in analytic processing, whereas
the left ear has an advantage in emotional payload
processing. Nured was to be education, in stereo.
(the name was supposed to conjure up notions of
neuroscience and education, but just between you
and I, it came from the idea of extreme binaural
abuse of mis-positioning of sound in stereo, so that it
appears in your head).
||The whole of last summer was more or less wasted in
creating a test set of informational/educational
recordings (which is
why I recited almost all of the W3C EmotionML
recommendation it was new at the time, it was
something almost nobody was familiar with and
also it was something I personally wanted to be more
familiar with as a side-effect of doing all of this). I
binaually panned the audio information under
modes in Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X to create
either binaural stereo or surround sound audio files,
to see if it made any preferential difference in
practice to the attention given to the information. In
the end, I ran out of money and had wasted about
four months of the summer doing this to no particular
valuable outcome. It didnt work.
||//In the end, I ran out of money and had wasted
about four months of the summer doing this to no
particular valuable outcome. It didnt work.//
||Have you considered a career in biotech?
||I was mentioning to someone else recently if I
hadnt been seduced by technology and design, I
would probably have become a paleoentomologist.
||You had a lucky escape. Most people agree that the
Ents were made up by Tolkien.
||In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
||Someone dissatisfied with d u r o n f o p.
||" Train Maintenance Procedures I Now being shown on the vid screen in the car behind the driver. "
||They were at: "Section 2: Anatomy of an oil can." when I got there.
||[+] but unless you're planning on having everybody be on the transit at the same time some people are going to miss bits.
||When I lived in San Francisco this would have been incredibly
lovely for riding on BART. But now that I am stuck here in the
cornfields of hell, and there is no mass transit, except for a
couple scary buses. it wouldn't do me much good. A 2 second
class would be about the size of it. From one side of town to
||So a sentimental bun for you, for bringing back memories of
riding the rails.
||//You had a lucky escape. Most people agree that the Ents
were made up by Tolkien.//
||The wives of either are nowhere to be found, either.