Wed, Jan 3, 2007, 7:44am (EST-1) snipped-for-privacy@NOSPAMcharter.net
(Prometheus) doth sayeth:
Well, it's possible- but everyone's mind works differently. <snip of the
rest in the interest of brevity>
Ah yes, what I "should" have said, what I meant, was that I think
"most" people, say at least over 50%, could do it, which I do believe
would be possible. I really try hard not to make flat statements like I
did, but at times do anyway - because I believe few things are just
black or just white, but different shades of gray. As for color, I
understand a lot of people don't dream, or visualize, in color - I
Well, if I want to keep track of someting for a long time, paper is
the prefrred method. Saves the problem of thinking. Then all you need
to know is where you stored the paper. Sometims not thinking is good.
I've heard kids say they "can't" do, or "arent good", or "can't
remember", math, English, or anything else to do with school. But at
the same time they can remember perfectly 100 or so so-called songs, or
rap, or whatever. I figure it's becuse they don't want to remember the
school stuff and do want to remember the crap. My older son was having
a LOT of problems with match when he was a kid. Because of all the
numbers. I told him he didn't have to remember any numbers excpt 0 to
9. Spent a few minutes with him on that and, while he never turned out
to be another Einstein, he stopped having problems with math. I took an
accounting course once. I knew the theory, but the instructor just kept
confusing me. Then 6 months along, the instructor said one or two
sentences that everything clear to me. If he'd said that on the first
day I'd never have had any problem. As it was, it was too llittle too
late, and I failed the course.
So many of the college grads I've met don't read more than the
sports section. They figure they've got their paper, they don't need to
learn more. I figure a good part of them cheaed to get that paper,
judging from their knowledge.
Offhand, I can't recall any movie "based on a true story" that came
what I'd term "reasonably close" to the real facts. Few of the movies
based on a book are close to the book either.
At one point in my life I was a speed reader - read every wood,
didn't skip over like a lot of speed readers do, just read very fast -
could read up to four paperback books in a day, and often did. Now I am
still a voracious reader, but have slowed down on the reading speed -
partly to better absorb the material, but also partly to cut down on the
cost of my reading. I used to read a LOT of sci-fi - long ago, and
single, I'd usually spend from $100-$300 a month on books. Now I've
pretty much stopped reading sci-fi, but do read, and reread, Terry
Pratchett's Discworld series, that's about the only non-fiction I ead
anymore.. Most of my reading is automotive related, or woodworking,
including wooden boats. Along with steam, firearms, and basically
anything else that interests me that is non-fiction. You want some
"insteresting" reading, pickup a forensic paology book, complete with
color pictures. Urrghh. I just missed out on a two volume set of
books on eBay - shoulda don't more homework on the price - and ordered
three other books on-line within the last 3 days, and expect to get
another off of eBay today.
I hope to be able to start on making some cases for myself soon.
I'll be making measurements, but the exteriors will be identical, only
the interiors will be different - so there'll be no sketches, I'll just
work out the interiors as I go along. I'd hink that if people can't
visualize like I can, that some rough sketches would be the equivalent.
A lot of people won't even try that.
To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears
- Igor Stravinsky