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Posted 9 Mar 2014It's even more critical to instill drive in the young. I have no qualms about heavy tech usage, but when it consists entirely of LoL, WoW, or another MMO that's crossing a few lines.
I play video games perhaps twice a month, if that. Given that, how in the world do I spend probably 90% of my waking hours on a computer? Learning, creating, doing. My justification is that if I'm on a computer, I'm likely doing something productive.
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> Learn TMUX, get Powerline working with it and make it pretty
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Posted 8 Mar 2014I have a totally different feeling about this.
I suffer a lot from attention deficit, bad short time memory, addiction, and sleep deprivation. And I think it's directly related to my use of technology, video games, Internet, etc.
No, that's a personal problem. Don't blame a device for your own shortcomings.
The same as you Lemur : school seemed pointless to me because I was able to learn everything I was interested in on the Internet, because I lived amazing adventures in well written and immersive RPGs, etc. I am an autodidact, I have learned by my own 3D modelling, graphic design, photography, web development, pre-press processing, etc. and I think I'm good enough to make a living of it, but I had bad marks at school. I can remember I was always tired and I had difficulties to focus, especially in Maths and Physics (and I LOVE Maths and Science in general, so I was interested in it). I met my best friends at school, some of them are now scientists and when we chat about their work or related stuff I sometimes realise I kind of missed a step when I was younger.
Again, a personal problem. It's your own lack of drive, don't blame technology. Grades don't matter for anything in the real world if you actually know what you're doing in tech. If you find this isn't the case, you likely don't know what you're doing.
The steps you missed when you were younger were self-discipline.
Apart from this personal testimonial, I have other arguments any of you can identify with.
I don't know any phone number but my father's, and I always have a doubt on the last digits /> This is the fault of technology : only a few years ago, people could remember so many random numbers !
No it's not... It's your own fault yet again. Besides, why should it even really be necessary to remember trivial details like that? The point is to make it to where you can focus on other things.
I love to copy and past when I need to use some data (especially x,y,z coordinates) from a software to another. I realise I am totally unable to remember 3 floating numbers for 5 seconds, and I know I used to be. I became lazy, so did my memory.
I won't disagree with Lazy, but again it's unnecessary to remember.
When I don't remember an English word (I'm French), I immediately type it on Google to get its translation. No wonder my English level seems to drop.
That's because you don't use it often. Your willingness to blame every bad thing on technology is astounding.
Think about how easy it is to get an information on the Internet, and therefore, how little is its impact on our emotions/memory since we didn't "earn it" : memory is about defining what information is important and should be stored. To qualify as an important information, it has to have some kind of emotional impact.
Studies show that our usage of Internet decreases our personal investment when we search an information : we are more likely to skip parts of it and to forget it as soon as we've used it. I myself love the CTRL+F function on my web browser. It allows me to find the very sentence I seek without reading the entire article. Yes it is faster, but what if it becomes a habit ? What if I were a child ?
Then you wouldn't have wasted pointless hours in research when all you need is a simple answer.
When I hear teachers saying they want to introduce tablets at school, I wonder if they come from the same planet. I'm sure it will do nothing but to distract children and adulterate their experience of learning.
Did you know that our ancestor's brain was bigger than ours ? Can you believe that detailed stories were told orally before the democratisation of writing ? It is obvious that every kind of technology substitutes our raw cerebral capabilities. The more we rely on them, the dumber we become.
I'm not saying that we should just ban it, but we should be very careful, especially with young children who are constructing their mind and personality.
People are substantially smarter, except we tend to highlight those who are the special kind of stupid in the news.
No, the problem is personal laziness and ineptitude with a desire to blame anyone or anything but themselves. You want to know the solution? Grow up and quit bitching about things.
Posted 5 Mar 2014In that case, can you edit the pass out? />
True, it feels pretty awkward to protect the shell execution page with a login, hopefully no one who is connected to my network would do such thing. />
Never assume anything when it comes to security. You'll pay for it in blood before the day is out if you keep it up. Bad bad bad bad BAD idea.
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