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Student of Cognitive Science at Edinburgh University. Interested in functional programming.

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Feb
5
comment Why are papers written in a two column format?
In typesetting there is actually a sweet spot between too short lines (eyes have to constantly jump lines) and too long lines (when jumping a line it's hard to figure out which line is the next one and not accidentally skip a line). The exact ideal is a function of the font-size as well as other properties of the font such as it's x-height and proportions.
Feb
5
comment Should you use two spaces after a period, or just a single one?
Yes, this is correct: it is not a matter of preference! Amen.
Jan
13
comment Is discovery or outline writing connected to personality type (e.g. MBTI)
@Jason There's already a flamewar about this exact topic elsewhere on this site.
Dec
12
comment The polymath's dilemma…?
I don't know what exactly are you asking about?
Dec
11
comment What are some ways to get to know your characters?
@bev That's kind of what I've been saying. Quoting Furnham, 1995: "most popularly used measure in the consultancy and training world (the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) and one of the most heavily used measures in the academic research area on personality (the five factor NEO-PI)". It has it's uses... just not in science. Like 15 years ago, maybe.
Dec
4
comment What are some ways to get to know your characters?
@bev, @Philip It's been discredited mainly in the scientific community - still used in business and clinical psy.
Nov
30
comment How to overcome the fact that I can't write?
That sounds really interesting. Though I must admit I have no idea where to find a partner like that.
Nov
29
comment How to overcome the fact that I can't write?
That's why it should be a Community wiki - at least that's how it works on SO. Also the question should definitely request evidence. Anyway was just an idea. If you want to discuss more -> meta.
Nov
29
comment How to overcome the fact that I can't write?
If you'd be interested I can start a Community wiki on that topic.
Nov
29
comment How to overcome the fact that I can't write?
Yeah that may be a problem...
Nov
29
comment How to overcome the fact that I can't write?
Interesting. I'm not sure that I completely agree. For example I've known people who after (more or less) the same amount of practice were at very different levels. But the evidence you present sure is compelling.
Nov
29
comment How to overcome the fact that I can't write?
But surely you'd agree that some are more talented then others?