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Comment Re:Even my old high school is doing this (Score 1) 56

Lincoln Nebraska has a technology focus program

In the entertainment industry, it has produced an editor for Pawn Stars and an Emmy winner, among others. I don't have any information on how many successful software developers it has produced.

Comment Re:Next up (Score 1) 202

I don't think the original poster's numbers are that odd. I think he just doesn't understand the big picture. More goes into creating a product than just engineering and if no one buys it, the engineering is entirely pointless.

In his article The Development Abstraction Layer, Joel Spolsky said " and administrative functions which, in a typical company, add up to about 80% of the payroll."
I highly recommend that article as there is a lot of great information in that article that can help with developing perspective on what really needs to happen to make a great product.

Comment Re:Only in the installer (Score 2) 234

I don't think it is the end of the world, I think it is more about expectations. I haven't seen the screen in question but I would probably be fine with it as long as it had a warning that the password would be displayed. Suppose I am installing a virtual machine while sitting in a shared space or while sharing my screen on a projector. I go type that password in with the expectation it would be hidden and next thing you know, everyone knows my password. I suppose you could say I'm a bad person for using my login password on my virtual machine's install, but I want something easy to remember. It could very easily be something else but the point is, I didn't expect to be showing that password to anyone, even with others viewing my screen.

Roku Finally Gets a 2D Menu System 80

DeviceGuru writes "Many of us have griped for years about Roku's retro one-dimensional user interface. Finally, in conjunction with the release of the new Roku 3 model, the Linux-based media streaming player is getting a two-dimensional facelift, making it quicker and easier to access favorite channels and find new ones. Current Roku users, who will now begin suffering from UI-envy, will be glad to learn that Roku plans to push out a firmware update next month to many earlier models, including the Roku LT, Roku HD (model 2500R), Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2 XS, and Roku Streaming Stick. A short demo of the new 2D Roku menu system is available in this YouTube video."

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