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Comment: Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic (Score 1) 452

by cerberusss (#49273951) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Good Keyboard?

I really like the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic. Marco Arment has a nice review from 2013. He recently compared it to a Matias Ergo Pro.

Note that I'm a Mac user (yeah LOL Apple, I know right?) but with the right freeware, you're able to map, for example, the Caps Lock key to Escape. I used to work on an awesome Sun keyboard that had the escape key right there, for vi and all that good stuff.

Comment: Wow! Many stupid! Wow! (Score 3, Informative) 223

by cerberusss (#48982499) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Gaining Control of My Mobile Browser?

The amount of misinformation in this topic is staggering.

There's enough cool stuff in the App Store that take a lot of the hurt away. I'm using iCab Mobile, an alternative to Safari that has many options, ad blocking one amongst them.

As for the comments that all browsers are just reskinned versions of an older Safari version, as far as I know the new WKWebView component makes it possible for alternative browsers to have equal speed compared to Safari.

Comment: Re:No (Score 2) 545

by cerberusss (#48541627) Attached to: Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

I own a 10-person tech company in Canada and I have never made my employees work overtime. Ever.

That is commendable. But hasn't it ever occurred that you promise a client to deliver a certain date, and you made a mistake in planning? I could imagine that rather than disappointing the client, you try and work overtime to make good on your promises. Obviously you didn't do that, so how do you solve those problems?

Comment: I'm just happy they made it (Score 1) 473

by cerberusss (#48408915) Attached to: Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

I do understand the complaints made. Sometimes it feels limiting that a constant connection is required.

However, I'm just happy they are finishing the project. I have many happy memories of playing Elite in my youth. In this day and age, creating a video game is a massive and complicated project, and they seem to have succeeded. I pitched in a hundred pounds, and they're also going to release it on the Mac, which is currently my most-used platform.

Comment: Re:yea no (Score 2) 320

by cerberusss (#48368349) Attached to: Duke: No Mercy For CS 201 Cheaters Who Don't Turn Selves In By Wednesday

Never, ever, testify against yourself. Even in the case of a college, it's foolish.

Why am I here professor? Is it because of the assignment? It's all a big misunderstanding. She invited me over to work on the assignment and perhaps I thought too much of it. But she never clearly said "no", so you naturally understand..

What? No, I didn't copy the answer.

Comment: Colleges encourage this themselves (Score 1) 320

by cerberusss (#48368301) Attached to: Duke: No Mercy For CS 201 Cheaters Who Don't Turn Selves In By Wednesday

I've seen this at my college as well. CS students graduated without actually having programmed.

Colleges actually encourage this with their way of teaching:
- Massive classes without any real contact with teachers
- Weird focus on working in project groups

Doing everything as a project with small assignments often has one student both leading and finishing the assignment. Other students then get demotivated.

The obvious solution is to do like companies do. Companies like Toptal vet their applications via Codility. They'll do a Skype session and have you finish a couple of small assignments.

Obviously, this isn't always applicable. But when students hand in their assignment on, say, networking, then the teacher could ask each student for a very minor change in the assignment. And see how he's doing.

Civilization, as we know it, will end sometime this evening. See SYSNOTE tomorrow for more information.