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Comment: Consider the school's reputation (Score 1) 309

by TCFOO (#41759545) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Going To a Technical College Worth It?
A technical college is good if you want to pick up a skilled trade, but from what you said in your post it might be better to go to a traditional college, community or otherwise. As far as getting a job goes, you need to consider the reputation of the school that you graduate from because that is something many companies consider when reviewing applicants. A good way to impress prospective employers as a CS or IT grad is to have some tangible project to tell them about or better yet show them.

Comment: Re:300 feet of wireless stupidity (Score 1) 196

by TCFOO (#39640531) Attached to: McAfee Claims Successful Insulin Pump Attack
There are Insulin pumps that currently use IR to transmit and receive data form other devices, like blood glucose meters, and certain cell phones;My grandfather has an Accu-check Insulin pump System where the pump and meter used IR to store their log data in a Palm Centro phone. While IR might be more secure than any other form of wireless communication for these devices, based on range as you suggest, It is not convenient to transmit the data between devices regularly, due to the fact that all devices need to be set to transmit/receive mode, which is not always straight forward, and have the IR ports lined up within an inch of each other.

Comment: Re:Hello, context here (Score 4, Insightful) 152

by TCFOO (#39231291) Attached to: Cook County Judge Says Law Banning Recording Police Is Unconstitutional
I agree. Once a police officer puts on thier uniform s/he waves any right of privacy until they are off duty. Recording officers on duty creates evidence that can be used in court or by the departments internal affairs personell to punish bad cops or reward good cops.
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+ - The main advantages of Solar panel technology System->

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+ - Unicode 6.1 released->

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An anonymous reader writes "The latest version of the Unicode standard (v. 6.1.0) was officially released January 31. The latest version includes 732 new characters, inluding seven brand new scripts. It also adds support for distinguishing emoji-style and text-style symbols and emoticons with variation selectors, updates to the line-breaking algorithm to more accurately reflect Japanese and Hebrew texts, and updates other algorithms and technical notes to reflect new characters and newly documented text behaviors."
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Comment: Peter Parker is Spider-man (Score 1) 608

by TCFOO (#36977024) Attached to: Spiderman's Politically Correct Replacement
To a majority of people Peter Parker is the real Spider-man just like Clark Kent is Superman and Bruce Wane is Batman. While it is SOP to shake things up with who a super hero is in the comic books, characters that have become well established outside of comic books through other media exist in the public mind as the most common variation of that character. Through the various movies, cartoons and video games the average person associates Peter Parker as Spider-man, and may not know or care about Miles Morales as Spider-man, just like they may not know or are about Dick Grayson being Batman.

Comment: Some people are just hooked (Score 1) 301

by TCFOO (#34973474) Attached to: 60% of AOL's Profits Come From Misinformed Customers
I once saw an older woman come into a local super market a few years ago and ask a fellow employee where the AOL CDs were. before the greeter could send the woman on a pointless trek to the opposite side of the store, I told the woman that we didn't have any and that I haven't seen an AOL CD in years, and that she should contact her phone company for internet access. The customer then asked if I knew of any other stores that might have AOL CDs.

"Irrationality is the square root of all evil" -- Douglas Hofstadter

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