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I enjoy working in C++, C#, Java as well as Python and JavaScript. I am early in my software career and enjoy reading and developing my skills.


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comment What are the psychological impacts of a split-religion household?
And circumcision. That's a pretty binary discussion in certain religious doctrine.
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comment What are the psychological impacts of a split-religion household?
+1 impossible based on the outright conflicting definition of certain facts. It's school project time: How long has the Earth existed for?
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comment What are the psychological impacts of a split-religion household?
@Peter DeWeese - perhaps, but religious indoctrination is a very powerful thing. I think it is irresponsible and manipulative to subject young children to religion. You're shaping their world.
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comment What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
Is that any different than a person watching sports all day under the guise that it's improving their social abilities because they'll be able to interact with other sports fans? The root of my question is the why computers and computer games are perceived inferior than sports or book reading or music lessons.
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comment What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
There were plenty of horrible and unimaginably cruel things said (and done!) in late elementary and high school according to my memories; I understand the anonymity and the liability (the GIFT from Penny Arcade). To me, this is a difference of frequency, not magnitude and the solution is still preparation and learning to brush it off. Yes, I spent way too much time arguing with people in FPS chats when I was a teen, and I see how you are saying it is taken seriously. Are you saying it is the exposure to uninhibited people, or the concern of what (our) children will say/do when uninhibited?
Dec
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comment What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
Are you phrasing that from the receiving or the sending end? Are you saying that it's a drawback because preteen/teenage children can say things they wouldn't normally say? Or because they would hear things they wouldn't normally hear? Or both? In either case, what does limiting computer use address - given that these objectionable things exist in the real world just the same. Isn't preparation and education the answer, because it is cross-cutting? It sounds like you're relying on censorship to accomplish what could be better achieved through lessons of right and wrong.
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comment What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
I like this answer. Very good.
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accepted What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
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comment What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
So I understand your perspective, but I don't understand how you arrived at it. Perhaps you can elaborate.
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comment What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
So, in the vein of purely anecdotal discussion, don't you think that on-line interaction in video games can (depending on the game) ecourage problem solving and socialization? How are books preferable in that context? On-line interactions are notoriously uninhibited - don't you think that adds value in terms of learning to deal with all differnet types of people? I spent a good portion of my childhook talking to people from other countries and continents and the "how does [x] work over there?" discussions are limitless and very eye-opening.
Nov
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comment How long should I wait before I permit my children to have access to caffeine?
A very level-headed answer that cites a source. +1
Nov
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comment How long should I wait before I permit my children to have access to caffeine?
Can you cite a source for "their bodies learn not to produce as much energy naturally"?
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asked What studies exist regarding computer usage and computer game playing that support limiting access?
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accepted How do you respond to a toddler who insists on having you do their activities for them?
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comment How do I get my daughter to spend less time at the computer?
It sounds like she is passionate about things already - just not things you like. Tread carefully. My parents respected the fact they didn't understand what the hell I saw in sitting in front of a computer all the time, and I am a successful professional with a family and a sense of balance. I "grew out" of 30-hour game marathons and what have you, without any external influence. Some people suggest books. I don't see what the difference is between being engrossed by in book reading or watching anime.
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