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How much should college cost?
Making the math simple here: let's say one professor teaches five courses, each course has 20 students. Each student takes five courses per semester.
Each student pays 1/20 of the professor. If the prof makes 80K/yr then tuition should be $2000 per semester. Or $16K for a four year degree.
I understand this would be only for subjects where it is all classroom, such as Math, History, Literature, and the all important Liberal Arts.
I also understand th

+ - 2010 State Of The Mainframe Survey - alive and wel-> 1

Submitted by JCOTTON
JCOTTON (775912) writes "Here are the results of InfoSec's 2010 State Of The Mainframe Survey, which was conducted in July of 2010. The overwhelming result of the survey is that the mainframe is alive and well and will continue to be a critical component of the IT infrastructure going forward.
Most respondents indicated that they have stayed the same or grown over the past two years.
Key findings of the survey include:
59 percent of respondents indicated that the number of MIPS has increased or stayed the same over the past two years;
53 percent stated that their mainframe budget has increased or stayed the same over the past two years;
One-fourth (24 percent) stated that their mainframe staffing levels have increased in the past two years while 35 percent indicated they have stayed the same.
So all in all, it looks like the mainframe is going to be around for a long, long time.
See the whole survey: http://www.infosecinc.com/Blog/?p=30"

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Comment: Re:8K? 18K? (Score 1) 263

by JCOTTON (#24341227) Attached to: Delivering 8K VFX Shots For the Dark Knight
What is a "K" in this context? I dont know. But here is a clue from comments to the original article:

Celboy, good question. Barbara went back to Paul Franklin at Double Negative and asked him to run us through the exact numbers. Turns out the 5.6K files took up a little less space than he had remembered. Here are his notes: ### 5.6K: 5616x4096; A full 5.6K was actually about 100 meg for the exr and 122 meg for the cineon/dpx; 8K: 8192x6144; approximately 150 meg for the exr and 200 for the cineon/dpx; exr files are run length encoded whereas cineon/dpx is not, so as well as being more efficient they also vary in size depending on how much detail (difference between pixels) there is on a frame to frame basis; My mistake on the downrez figure for the 8K to 5.6

Looks like the K indicates number of lines per frame. They use a formual to determine number of pixels per line *4:3 ratio or something like that.

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+ - Should I learn Java or stay with mainframes? 1

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JCOTTON
JCOTTON writes "CIOs of major corporations are agreed . They trust their mainframe systems more than they trust their distributed systems. But a "perfect storm" may be brewing. Many of the the mainframe Baby Boomer generation programmers will retire in the next decade. Deborah Perelman writes that CIOs should plan for this "problem".
I am a long time mainframe programmer, and I am now learning Java, JavaBeans, JDBC, and Swing, in order to switch to a more modern technology. My mainframe shop CIO says that we are moving to Java, but that our mainframe system will still be around in 10 years. Do Slashdot readers agree with my choice to learn Java? Or should I remain forever a mainframer? Do I trust my CIO?"

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