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Comment: Re:NO (Score 1) 291

by Higaran (#49056727) Attached to: Should We Really Try To Teach Everyone To Code?
That will happen, but when the stuff you can buy at walmart will cost you $5 instead of the $1.50 it costs now. Yes I'm sure you can make $80000 the first year as a programmer, but how much school debt do you have, and if the current pool of programmers increased 2 or 3 fold, do you seriously think the average will still be $80000?

Comment: NO (Score 1) 291

by Higaran (#49056503) Attached to: Should We Really Try To Teach Everyone To Code?
We need to stop wasting our time thinking that everyone needs to know code, or some other high computer skills. What we need are people learning how to drive trucks I'm not talking about a pickup, I'm talking about commercial tractor trailers. In the US the next big workforce shortage is going the be drivers holding a CDL license, it almost already is, or is depending on who your talking to. I manage a small trucking company and I don't have near enough drivers, I know of companies that need to hire thousands of drivers ever year to replace their current ones that will retire with in the next 10 years. The bubble of the low cost shipping will burst soon, because there will not be enough drivers to move everything, so the only products that move will be the ones that pay the most. I'm not trying to sound like a recruiter or anything but ANYONE can go to a trucking school and take a few month class for $5000 or less and make $50000 their first year. We need to stop telling all our young kids that they need to go to college because they really don't, there are plenty of jobs that don't require degrees that you can make good money in, if your willing to get your hands a little dirty. The self driving trucks are realistically decades away, for cars I'm sure they will come sooner, but I guarantee that there won't be any trucks driving cross country by themselves for a while still.

Comment: Still not going to become main stream (Score 1) 61

This is still a bad idea, I don't care how good the graphics are going to become. I'm sure that this is great for certain applications, like training the military or a doctor, but VR will always be on the fringes. We won't be ridding the bus to work wearing these hugh things playing games the whole time. Here is the main problem, no one will sit extended periods of time wearing that thing on their head when your still basically playing a FPS. This is great for a little bit, but people will give up on it because it will be too much fatigue after a while and that will not be worth it then.

Comment: Re:Funniest part for me: The error message in the (Score 3, Interesting) 336

by Higaran (#48676269) Attached to: Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day
I tried to get on XBOX Live yesterday, and was having trouble connecting. I figured it was because it was the afternoon and their servers got overloaded with all the people who opened their new systems and tried to get online, and it overloaded the servers. That wouldn't be the first time the xbox servers got overloaded on Christmas. I did a test and it gave me a message right away that it was not my network or isp, it said it was an issue on microsofts side. I tried again like 10 minutes later and it was fine.

Comment: Re:Land of the free (Score 1) 580

by Higaran (#48626935) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'
I'm sure you've never been to the south side of Chicago. This city has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, but it literately is a warzone. It is not uncommon for 20-50 people being shot on any particular weekend, most of the guns are illegal, and I'm sure a good part of it is gang violence. I totally agree with the above comment, there is never a good middle ground because the pro and anti gun people are both wackjobs. I am firmly pro gun btw, I believe that if we went full open carry like Arizona then alot of that would calm down in a year or two at the most.

Comment: Almost any car from the last 5-10 years should do. (Score 1) 195

by Higaran (#48435467) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?
I'm not sure why you'd want to display the RPM to anyone but the driver, that should be very simple to pull off. The windows SHOULD already work the way you describe, as for the remote starter, those are VERY common now a days and you can get off the shelf parts to in stall one in a few hours.

Stinginess with privileges is kindness in disguise. -- Guide to VAX/VMS Security, Sep. 1984

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