Re: Spritz

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I hope they quote that last sentence as an endorsement.
My problem is I often look back a couple sentences especially in books with a lot of dialogue because you can lose track of who's speaking. Not allowed, that's too inefficient.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 5:56 AM
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People are going to think we're on the take from Big Speedread.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:01 AM
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I can't get the app to work the one place I'd like it to: student discussion forums that I have to grade.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:04 AM
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The literary equivalent of force-feeding a goose.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:14 AM
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The low-tech semi-equivalent when I took a speed reading mini-course in high school was a band of light that scrolled down the page at a set rate.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:18 AM
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2: ppl w/thnk ontake BigSpdrd


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:20 AM
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Yaeh, did you kown taht you can srlcbame the itiorenr lttrees of wdors and slitl raed tehm?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:24 AM
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If u cn rd ths u cn gt a gd jb w hi pa brg abt it on yr blg


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:26 AM
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ppl w/thnk ontake BigSpdrd

oldthinkers unbellyfeel Speedread


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:27 AM
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If u cn rd ths u cn gt a gd jb w hi pa brg abt it on yr blgb a tngr n twtr.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:27 AM
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I'd like to see someone write a narrative using only stock listing symbols.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:28 AM
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I can wreck a nice beach!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:30 AM
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A DANG CAT SAP MY PEP


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:31 AM
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5: Whoa, you guys had lights back then?! And pages!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:35 AM
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The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:40 AM
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15: tl; dr


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:42 AM
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On my nmng dy whn I cm 12 I gn frnt spr ad klt a wyld br he prbly bn th las wyld pig on th Bundel Downs any hw thr hdnt ben none fr a lng tm befor him nor I aint lokig to see none agen.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:47 AM
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From the link in 15:

But maybe apps like Spritz (there will doubtless be copycats)

Whose bed has Spritz put a horsehead in? They got to Heebie and The Atlantic.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:52 AM
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Anyway, I'm considering Java certification. My natural reaction to certification is allergic, but it seems that the Java cert, for Java jobs, can be a good thing.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:53 AM
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Cn I hz Jv Crt to gt a gd jb w hi pa?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 6:58 AM
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17: Texting Rowan a lot lately has made me realize just how prescient Hoban was.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:01 AM
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"Two centuries hence, they'll be very pleased to have a seat of government that is painted a pleasant, easy-to-maintain white!"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:05 AM
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12, great book. Fantastic book. The record that came with it, a bit disappointing.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 7:09 AM
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This app should be called Spirtz.


Posted by: Annelid Gustator | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 8:35 AM
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OT: Crossfit's moment in the sun is over. The future is MovNat.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:11 PM
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25: I'm sold! Clearly what I need is more somersaults and crawling around and hopping onto/off of boxes in my life.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:26 PM
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I've been exposed to so much Pittsburgh from reading this blog that I can only pronounce "MovNat" as movin' n' at.


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:33 PM
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Troller please. We've been doing that kind of thing at the CF gym for years, there's a guy who does a special class. I suck at it.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:36 PM
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Isn't that parquar or whatever?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:44 PM
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We don't do much of it. Except for bear crawls, which we do a lot.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:45 PM
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Parkour.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:46 PM
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I barely know'er.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:48 PM
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Those MovNatisms are really something.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:50 PM
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Isn't that parquar or whatever?

Parquar is a type of floor covering. Or a particularly nasty insecticide.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:52 PM
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Bonze please, Theravada is just a less universal form of Mahayana, that's why we call it Hinayana.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:55 PM
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It's easy to parkour on parquar.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:56 PM
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In the '90s, FOX did a documentary about the craze, following an indefatigable young Frenchman with a love for practice. It was called Parkour Louis Can't Lose


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 12:58 PM
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Butter? Parkay.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 1:06 PM
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Here is an article with more information.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 1:18 PM
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Full disclosure: The link in 39 contains what may be the most complicated and confusing of all possible sets of directions for getting oneself on top of a bar.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 03-11-14 1:21 PM
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I wonder how accurate the timings are. The 500wpm one feels roughly like normal reading for me, perhaps a little faster but not much. Otoh, I've often been told I read fast.

I thought the point of "speed reading" was to skip over things that "weren't important", which is why I was never interested in it


Posted by: Dee Lurking | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 8:29 AM
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It's easy to parkour on parquet.

If you're a human paraquat.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 8:31 AM
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The link in 39 contains what may be the most complicated and confusing of all possible sets of directions for getting oneself on top of a bar.

Why make it so complicated? Just climb up using the bar stool. Most of the time I can manage this without injuring myself, even after having had several drinks.

Getting down, though--that's the hard part.


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 8:41 AM
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We decided last night at the meet-up that American Gladiator classes are the real next Crossfit.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 8:45 AM
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Getting down, though--that's the hard part.

Actually, very easy. Getting down without injuring other patrons of the bar? That's a little trickier.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-12-14 8:58 AM
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