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Comment: Re:Just do it (Score 1) 279

"Tinker a bit with it" and "Figuring out which network card has proper support in FreeBSD" are worlds apart. I don't expect it to know what VLANs I want but just being able to use VLANS makes it better than a $100 router from Walmart.

Do you know how nice they play with their own access points? I''m probably going to buy a used Nortel 5510-24T. Supposedly you can find them for $100 used because you can't get service contracts for them anyway.

Comment: Re:Just do it (Score 4, Insightful) 279

I was excited to see a good discussion about software/hardware required to route 1 Gbps. How many people are running pfsense or Linux router with Google Fiber? What do people have for wireless? I want to separate my router and my AP. Consumer routers never seem to actually perform up to theoretical speeds or have problems with a large number of clients.

But instead it's simple answer: Install wires. Do people think that wires don't exist any more? I bought my current house because the basement has drop ceilings and I can wire everything in a day. Wireless is great for browsing the web or watching some videos. But when I need something backed up or want to edit something from a network drive nothing beats good ole ethernet.

Comment: Re:Excellent Predictor (Score 2) 389

by 0100010001010011 (#48073845) Attached to: Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

"Education" doesn't have to be college. Going into a trade after high school is just as much of an 'education' as college is.

There's no reason you can't do an a la carte education. You like history? Sign up for a 5-10 week course offered nights. Cooking, music, food, etc. There are educational opportunities everywhere.

Comment: Re:College admissions is not a life-value system (Score 1) 389

by 0100010001010011 (#48073179) Attached to: Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

Part of the problem is people have been told that if you don't go to college straight out of highschool you're a failure.

It'd be much better if they took 2-3 years off in a vocational rotational program of some sort. Rotate them through a lot of trades. If they hate the trades maybe they'll have matured enough to try college again or maybe they'll find a job they like.

Comment: Re:College admissions is not a life-value system (Score 1) 389

by 0100010001010011 (#48073155) Attached to: Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

You can go through life with just vocational training an certification with a nice paying job. Just keep in mind you will be the first to get axed and vs the low experienced degree'd person.

No you won't. When a ship builder is in trouble he isn't going to fire his welders or plumbers. Half of the people currently in college probably shouldn't be there and should be studying an actual trade instead.

What good is a Psychology BS? There are a ton of college graduates that aren't STEM and are currently looking for jobs. They are the ones bitching that "You all told us to go to college, now what?"

Comment: Re:Excellent Predictor (Score 4, Interesting) 389

by 0100010001010011 (#48073119) Attached to: Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

"doing well in school is consistently the strongest predictor of doing well in school"

And if they aren't going to perform well in school maybe they shouldn't be going to school?

The US has a huge shortage in the trades because we stopped telling high school students to go into plumbing, welding, electrical, etc. Suddenly the 'poor' student that would have excelled in something hands on like a trade were told "Go to college! You'll make more. Just pick something you like."

It's why we have a ton of "college graduates" that can't find a job because we don't need more Psychology majors with only a BS.

Comment: Re:Informed consent? (Score 1) 141

The funny thing is, this goes back to how facebook originally was set up. People wrote on each others walls. People had to go to a friend's page to see what they've done.

Then they added the News Feed to compete with twitter to help people update. Then it became overwhelming. Assume random people have 500+ friends. Those friends update 2-3 times a day. You need an algorithm to filter what is going on.

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