Wednesday, July 6, 2011

WiseGeek: SparkNotes for Everything

WiseGeek advertises itself as a site with "clear answers for common questions;" that is a very apt description for the articles contained on their site. The main reason I love WiseGeek is that all of their articles can easily be converted into flashcards. If I ever wish to get a basic overview of any subject, country, etc., I incrementally read the WiseGeek article discussing it.

11 comments:

  1. Awesome. Thanks for the tip. On a related note, to help me remember fiction books that I've read, I've started using sparknotes quizzes since it's a lot less work to get it into supermemo.

    Also, nice It's Always Sunny pic.

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  2. I never thought of using SparkNotes for remembering fiction books I've read, good idea. I'm mainly using "TVTropes" to remember plots and devices that were used in movies, tv shows, books, etc. that I complete. I incrementally read the entire entry, although it takes ages to do so (I only read each one for 1 or 2 minutes every 10 or 15 days).

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  3. Didn't know any of those two. WiseGeek seems particularly interesting, and will certainly be a reference to generate many cards in the future. Thank you!

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  4. Hii LittleFish !!
    I'm having a problem with SuperMemo. When I open the program the first screen that appears shows me a question and answer. The problem is that I did not even hit the Learn button. Do you know how to solve ?

    Thank you.

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  5. Are the questions and answers about Supermemo itself? Did you create the questions and answers you are seeing? If you did not make them, it is likely the default "Supermemo fact of the day" that you are seeing. If so, you should have the option to close this small box.

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  6. No. The flashcards that I'm seeing are the ones that I've created.
    It appears in the first screen just after a run SuperMemo.
    The problem is that it appears without me pressing the learn button

    Is there anyway to solve this problem?

    Sorry for the english i'm not american =/

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  7. Try pressing the "Esc" key multiple times, and see if this gets you out of that screen.

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  8. It didn't work.
    The last flashcard that I answered keeps appearing for me when I open SuperMemo.

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  9. If you click "Show answer" and mark it as "good" it doesn't say "Nothing more to learn"?

    This is most unusual...

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  10. Yeah my super memo does the same thing when I start it up. I think it's just showing you the last thing you went over before you start your next set of flashcards. I don't think it's a problem though. I've always just click learn and continue on. :)

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  11. Just go to Tools (on the toolbar) then Options -> Access tab and then select Default element. Normally it is Last used but you can change to the first element in your collection. Cheers.

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