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Home-school articles from the NY Times January 23, 2011

Posted by samwyse in Homeschooling.
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As part of a family that home schools our kids, I have a more than passing interest in anything that could improve the educational process. Here’s some recent articles from the New York Times.

Do Home Schoolers Deserve a Tax Break? – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

Champlain College Makes Financial Literacy a Priority – NYTimes.com

The Argument Against Headphones – NYTimes.com

Test-Taking Cements Knowledge Better Than Studying, Researchers Say – NYTimes.com

Theora vs H.264 January 21, 2011

Posted by samwyse in Uncategorized.
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Here’s a Reddit discussion from about a year ago of the technical merits of Theora. It features several people who actually implement codecs for a living, so it’s pretty in depth, as opposed to “Theora is inferior for technical reasons” and “probably isn’t of sufficient quality”. The Executive Summary: Theora *was* designed with hardware in mind (albeit not “modern” hardware) and is roughly equivalent to the way H.264 is normally used.