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Comment: Long term will spell doom (Score 5, Funny) 313

by Qwade79 (#46364925) Attached to: Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?
[X] No - it'll do more harm than good

Eventually some of those high school students will make their way through an MBA course which will lead to disaster.

Let me put it this way - how much worse could your boss/team lead/manager screw things up if they thought they could code?

Comment: Re:Rock and a hard place (Score 1) 216

by Qwade79 (#44559869) Attached to: Microsoft: Xbox One Won't Require Kinect To Function

The only real change here is that you can unplug it if you feel you can't tolerate the spying.

Unfortunately you have erred on the side of the user and interpreted the "Won't Require Kinect To Function" to be "I can disconnect it" instead of "We'll say it's mostly disabled in software except for the IR scanning part". I present to you this gem from TFA:

You have the ability to completely turn the sensor off in your settings. When in this mode, the sensor is not collecting any information. Any functionality that relies on voice, video, gesture, or more won't work. We still support using it for IR blasting in this mode. (emphasis mine)

Comment: Re:Skynet (Score 1) 70

by Qwade79 (#41616093) Attached to: US Navy Funds 'MacGyver' Robot
I was thinking more along the lines of Dr Who - 2x04 The Girl in the Fireplace.
Doctor: "What's happened to the crew? Where are they?"
Ship: "We did not have the parts,"
Doctor: "There should have been over fifty people on your ship! Where did they go?"
Ship: "We did not have the parts."
Doctor: "Fifty people don't just disappear! Where... oh... You didn't have the parts, so you used the crew..."

+ - Diablo 3 Open Beta weekend->

Submitted by Qwade79
Qwade79 (2464458) writes "Blizzard invites you to assist with stress testing Diablo 3 this weekend in an open beta. If you've sold your first born but still haven't received your beta key this is your chance.
"We're pleased to announce the Diablo III open beta weekend, which offers open access to all players with a valid Battle.net account! Beginning this Friday everyone is invited to log in and help us put the game and servers through their paces in this three day stress test as we march toward the game's release on May 15.""

Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:This is Sony (Score 1) 293

by Qwade79 (#39505415) Attached to: Sony Taking Down PSP Titles In Response To Vita Hackers

...one had to "check out" the files, and only was allowed three "check-outs" per song.

I remember that bollocks. I had an awesome minidisc player but the software that came with it was crippled and the way around it was to install Real Player which didn't enforce that 3 checkout rule *shudder*. I think that was the point where I decided I wanted nothing more from Sony.

A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing but together can decide that nothing can be done. -- Fred Allen