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Comment: Re:And it is still not a destination. (Score 1) 81

by bman49er (#44087975) Attached to: Google Fiber Adds 14th City: Lee's Summit

As someone who moved to KC from North Carolina:

There's plenty to do and see in KC. I haven't been to the arts district yet, but they have the WWI memorial, Nelson-Atkins Museum, and plenty of other venues going on each month. Maker Faire is my fav so far.
I like the barbecue in KC, but it's more about the sauce and less how you cook it. Smoking Gun and Smokehouse BBQ are my places of choice. It's not worth standing in line for Oklahoma Joes.
Royals and Chiefs are bad, but the Carolina Panthers are bad...easy transition. And North Carolina doesn't have an MLB team. The games are fun anyway.
Boulevard Wheat. I'm hooked on it.
The traffic is a breeze compared to Charlotte, NC where I lived last. Most drivers are ok, however I don't think everyone here understands what yield means
And yet...Google Fiber hasn't reached me yet. In the North Kansas City area.

Comment: Small Beginnings....and still so (Score 1) 867

by bman49er (#41468621) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?
Started with Knoppix (only from the live disk) - 2005 Mandrake/Mandriva for about a year - 2006 Knoppix again through most of 2007 Ubuntu - 2007 - 2011 Xubuntu and Ubuntu Server - 2012 In between all of them I've tried several others. I work with Redhat servers in my job now, but prefer Debian-based distro at home:) Only from mid 2008 to mid 2009 did I go Linux only. All other times I did a dual boot or separate disk altogether. I'm no guru by any means, but I do continue to learn.

Comment: As beginner programmer... (Score 2) 793

by bman49er (#40519051) Attached to: What's To Love About C?
...I'm looking into learning more C from an embedded perspective. A lot of Arduino libraries are written in plain C and I'm venturing to learn more about it to write my own libraries and/or edit libraries that come into conflict with others. And if you're wanting to go outside the usual Arduino chip sets (mega328, 168, etc) then it looks like C is the way to go.

Comment: Relax for the summer.... (Score 1) 335

by bman49er (#40401379) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do Before College?
Take this time for relaxing and adventures. Take this time while you don't have any obligations. Looks like you've already got some work experience before college and A LOT of college grads don't have that when the first get out. However, once you're in the school year and are still having trouble finding an internship or a part time job in your field, go to your instructors and seek research work. It probably won't pay well (or at all), but it looks good on a resume. Don't over work yourself while in school (24 hours a week max). I made the mistake working too much and not having much fun in college. Don't do the same. College can be the most fun in your adult life and can pave the way to more fun later if you do it right.

Comment: Re:Real or Fake? (Score 1) 133

by bman49er (#39997583) Attached to: Geekbench Confirms Ivy Bridge MacBook Pro and iMac
I personally believe Apple and other companies do this to create the usual buzz. I've heard a few stories where Apple already puts new employees through ridiculous tasks just to see if they can keep secrets. What gets me is that as soon as the latest Apple product comes out, it's like there just HAS to be a rumor or story about the next product that hasn't even gone a full year cycle. Beside every new rumor headline for Apple devices I usually put "It would be nice to have..." in front of it.

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