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56 Post author: Qiaochu_Yuan 07 March 2013 04:33AM

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Comment author: Pablo_Stafforini 08 March 2013 09:24:47PM *  10 points [-]

A few months ago I got a new job that required me to commute for two hours each day. I tried doing many different productive things while sitting on the bus (the means of transportation I used), including reading, listening to audiobooks, watching videos, and even meditating. Eventually, however, I reached the conclusion that doing Anki reviews (using the AnkiDroid app) was, by a wide margin, superior to all these other activities. If you own a smartphone, you might want to give it a try. (And if you don't own a smartphone, you might want to consider obtaining one.)

Comment author: Dr_Manhattan 08 March 2013 09:48:50PM 2 points [-]

Good advice, I think a lot here depends on the quality of the commute. Big heavy trains are the most comfortable and lent to most potential productive activities. Anki-on-smartphone you can do while standing up in a subway.

Comment author: MTGandP 08 June 2013 04:51:31PM 0 points [-]

What do you use Anki to review? I see that lots of people use it so it seems valuable, but I don't know what I would use it for.

Comment author: Pablo_Stafforini 08 June 2013 05:14:13PM 1 point [-]

I use it for all sorts of things. I even listen to music on Anki. :-)

In addition to arundelo's link, you may want to check out this list of Anki decks by LW users.

Comment author: arundelo 08 June 2013 04:56:24PM 1 point [-]