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Comment: Re:Udemy (Score 1) 254

by ZenMatrix (#47286317) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

Udemy has 12 courses( up there and they have big sales all the time. If you can get some for $10, it might be worth it.

Has anyone actually used these. I've looked at some of the courses but haven't been able to bit the bullet even with some of the deals they do.

Comment: Is this really worth looking at (Score 1) 435

by ZenMatrix (#47261841) Attached to: Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's
I understand "WHY" they look at these numbers, to make sure there is no unfair practices going that would limit someones chance to get a position at these companies, but trying to have been numbers does the same thing. No I don't have any supporting information, I just think its common sense if you hire based on the diversity numbers you denying someone else that opportunity as well. I don't know much about these studies, do they look at the area these companies are based on. While there probably a even mix of men an women, some areas would have an uneven mix of different races. I would like to see is if an area is 65% African American and a company only has 1% of its employees of that race. The other issue is colleges, what are the local colleges diversity numbers, and are they higher or lower then local companies.

+ - Scientist urges 'Friends of the Moon' to campaign for NASA lunar return->

Submitted by MarkWhittington
MarkWhittington (1084047) writes "While NASA insists that expeditions to the lunar surface are off the table in its exploration roadmap, push back continues from many quarters, including the scientific community. Leonard David mentioned on a post on his blog “Inside Outer Space” that Clive Neal, a Civil Engineering & Geological Sciences professor and lunar expert at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana has urged a letter writing campaign to persuade Congress to compel the space agency to put a lunar return back on the space exploration agenda."
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Comment: I was an atheist before the internet anyway. (Score 1) 1037

by ZenMatrix (#46677805) Attached to: How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion
The internet just spreads information.... and much as disinformation quicker then normal. So maybe its starting to show the farce that the current religions are, Don't get me wrong I love religon, it helps set moral values that people wouldn't already have... and for the most part it works. The problem is the people who misinterpet or change them to fit a few. They are generally the ones who hate the internet or things that spread knowledge since they don't want there hidden agendas discovered.

Comment: Re:Yeah, you can totally trust your data... (Score 1) 335

by ZenMatrix (#46476205) Attached to: 1GB of Google Drive Storage Now Costs Only $0.02 Per Month
And that durability comes at a cost, if you want there standard service 2TB costs 170/month. You could use there glacier storage and that would be about 20 a month but that would be difficult and take a long time to restore if you don't want to pay more. They say "Glacier is designed with the expectation that restores are infrequent and unusual, and data will be stored for extended periods of time. You can restore up to 5% of your average monthly Glacier storage (pro-rated daily) for free each month. If you choose to restore more than this amount of data in a month, you are charged a restore fee starting at $0.01 per gigabyte." So if you need a large portion of it be prepared to pay.

Comment: Re:Follow your fascination (Score 1) 451

by ZenMatrix (#46424253) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?
Yeah I'm 31 going back to school to get a CS degree since I couldn't stand technical support anymore. I would be more concerned if you where 50 getting close to retirement.I do see people in some of my classes that are in their 40s and come from widely different backgrounds. So 27 is a good place to start.

Comment: KeePass (Score 2) 445

by ZenMatrix (#46307107) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?
I like KeePass it uses a database file that you can copy manually and you don't need to sync, or you could place the file on a dropbox share and use it from there. The file is encrypted and you need to enter a Master password each time. If you ever needed to give someone passwords you can export just the ones you need to share and set a new password so they can use it. Its been my favorite one to use since I use crazy complex passwords for everything online.

Comment: Re:Works for Slashdot as well... (Score 1) 367

by ZenMatrix (#46203465) Attached to: EA's <em>Dungeon Keeper</em> Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole
Honestly something that's controversial drives traffic to a site, which is good for slashdot. Some sites do stuff like this just to get attention. A better option is to boycott. and don't do it for just a few days. Give it months so when there is no one visiting the site then they would get the point better. Thats what I'm going to do the day I'm forced to use that new format.

Comment: Re:BMI (Score 2) 225

Yeah BMI isn't a hard number to go by, there are many factors that can affect it. Generally speaking if your overweight you know it... you don't need some number to tell you. I'd rather see labels disappear and just focus on what you need to do to stay healthy.

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for. -- W.C. Fields