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      10-30-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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Bad drivers are a result of a genetic defect.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science...ene/index.html

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(CNN) -- The next time you see a motorist obliviously straddling two lanes, don't fault bad driving, but genetics.

In a study published recently in the journal Cerebral Cortex, researcher Steven Cramer found that people with a certain gene variant performed more than 30 percent worse on a driving test than people without it.

The study by Cramer, a neurology professor at the University of California Irvine, might also help explain why there are so many bad drivers on U.S. highways: About 30 percent of Americans have the variant.

Ordinarily, when a person performs a task, a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is secreted to the area of the brain that is associated with that activity.

The protein helps facilitate communication among brain cells and helps retain memory.

However in people who have the gene variation that Cramer studied, BDNF secretion is limited.

"These people make more errors from the get-go, and they forget more of what they learned after time away," Cramer said in a statement.

Cramer and his team of researchers set out to find how the variant affected driving.
They recruited 29 people to drive 15 laps on a simulated course with difficult curves and turns. Twenty-two of the participants did not have the gene variant; seven did.
The researchers wanted to see how effectively the participants learned to navigate the twists and turns in each subsequent lap.

Four days later, they repeated the test. The participants with the variant did worse both times. They also retained less the second go-round.

"I'd be curious to know the genetics of people who get into car crashes," Cramer said. "I wonder if the accident rate is higher for drivers with the variant."

Unfortunately, a test to determine whether someone has the gene variant is not commercially available.
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Does that mean females in general have this defect?
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interesting..
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Does that mean females in general have this defect?
100% of all asian females must have this defect then
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100% of all asian females must have this defect then
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      10-30-2009, 08:23 PM   #9
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It's times like this I miss Windows XP. I can't type in Japanese since I'm at work (no international fonts), and even at home, I have Windows 7 Home Premium, which doesn't let me type international characters either. I can get Windows 7 Ultimate, but that's expensive! The only thing that even draws me to Ultimate is to type in Japanese.

If anyone knows how I can do this (through the OS, not an emulator, or text program, I have Office/Word 2004 Japanese), I'd appreciate it! I'm just not willing to fork out about $200 just to type in Japanese on my PC anymore.

True my "rank" on this forum is in Japanese, and location is typed in Japanese, but I had XP then! Sometimes, I do miss it...but it's not necessary; especially a $200 necessity!
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if you know how to torrent

http://www.torrentz.com/search?q=windows+7+ultimate


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It's times like this I miss Windows XP. I can't type in Japanese since I'm at work (no international fonts), and even at home, I have Windows 7 Home Premium, which doesn't let me type international characters either. I can get Windows 7 Ultimate, but that's expensive! The only thing that even draws me to Ultimate is to type in Japanese.

If anyone knows how I can do this (through the OS, not an emulator, or text program, I have Office/Word 2004 Japanese), I'd appreciate it! I'm just not willing to fork out about $200 just to type in Japanese on my PC anymore.

True my "rank" on this forum is in Japanese, and location is typed in Japanese, but I had XP then! Sometimes, I do miss it...but it's not necessary; especially a $200 necessity!
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It's times like this I miss Windows XP. I can't type in Japanese since I'm at work (no international fonts), and even at home, I have Windows 7 Home Premium, which doesn't let me type international characters either. I can get Windows 7 Ultimate, but that's expensive! The only thing that even draws me to Ultimate is to type in Japanese.

If anyone knows how I can do this (through the OS, not an emulator, or text program, I have Office/Word 2004 Japanese), I'd appreciate it! I'm just not willing to fork out about $200 just to type in Japanese on my PC anymore.

True my "rank" on this forum is in Japanese, and location is typed in Japanese, but I had XP then! Sometimes, I do miss it...but it's not necessary; especially a $200 necessity!
Mac OSX has the best language support. Not only does it have a built in japanese <-> english dictionary, you can quickly get definitions from almost anywhere with a quick keyboard shortcut. This is a sample from yahoo.co.jp:

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      10-31-2009, 02:22 AM   #12
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Found that it is actually in all versions of Windows 7.
読んでください。
See?

To get it: It's Start\Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region\Change keyboards or other input methods\Change keyboards...\Add...

Then find the language you want.

Hope this helps some of you save money on not having to buy Ultimate if you thought you needed it for language support.
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Of course. You get it, or you don't,
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Mac OSX has the best language support. Not only does it have a built in japanese <-> english dictionary, you can quickly get definitions from almost anywhere with a quick keyboard shortcut. This is a sample from yahoo.co.jp:

Too bad you can't just decide to install it.
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talk about drifting from the topic!
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      11-02-2009, 02:39 PM   #18
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talk about drifting from the topic!
I can turn any thread on this site into a discussion over the benefits of OS X. That's how good it is.
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      11-02-2009, 03:52 PM   #19
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Haha, I actually use OS X for work. I'm on it right now!
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