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Comment: Re:If not... (Score 4, Insightful) 865

by codepigeon (#46922543) Attached to: Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

You'd be surprised. It seems every time there is change in the tech sphere, Slashdot is the first to voice skepticism and discomfort.

If not outright luddism...

I like to think of it as tempered opposition to running headlong towards the latest fad or 'next big thing'.

"OMG this is going to change the world you luddites! Damn caution, full speed ahead!"

Comment: Re:Wrong target (Score -1, Flamebait) 295

Maybe we should only let people smart enough to figure it out go to college

Fuck you and your holier than thou attitude. Your touching story is a great example of how in america, if you just work hard enough, just try, you will win in the end. You will be debt free with a husband and a house, working at the Mayo clinic.

La - de - fucking - da. Your story represents about 1% of america bud. Its a fucking fantasy and not even possible for most people. Maybe all us 'stupid' people should just be put down like rabid dogs, so we don't tarnish your perfect world. Come down off your Ivory Tower and meet the rest of the people in your society you self righteous ass hat.

Comment: Looking at it wrong (Score 2) 295

What this tells me, is that there is clearly a demand that is not being met by 'traditional' colleges/universities. These schools offer people a chance at a diploma that they can put on their resume. If you don't have that piece of paper on your resume, you are not even going to get an interview regardless of how knowledgeable you are in the field (unless you have a contact inside the company already).

These schools give people, who maybe got off to a bad start, a chance to go to classes in the evenings, it is a path for those students who were not necessarily 'good' at school and would score poorly on an ACT or SAT test. When more and more of the jobs those people used to get go overseas or to mexico, they have to have some way into the 'new' economy. Either that or they find a way to game the system with welfare/disability (or get stuck forever in working poverty). They have to live, they have to feed their families. These schools offer them a way to do that. (or more likely, the false hope that they can do that)

I think the traditional colleges need to take notice and start offering programs that mimic what these for-profit schools offer. Flexible schedules for adult students, shorter paths to a certificate or diploma, etc. Side note: aren't all colleges 'for profit'? I see the million dollar salaires of university presidents, massive coffers, and multi-billion dollar sport franchises and have to think that they are all 'for-profit'; the profit just goes in different directions.

Comment: Drive usage the same on Xbox? (Score 1) 377

by codepigeon (#46498111) Attached to: Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With <em>Titanfall</em>
Does the Xbox install use the same amount of space? Considering you have a fixed 500GB and games have to be installed to the drive, I would be slightly upset that one game takes up that much space.

I couldn't imagine trying to do the digital only thing they were trying to push last year. That's so much data being downloaded at once you would probably get flagged as an evil file-sharer by your ISP.

Comment: Maybe the question is a bit misleading (Score 2) 627

by codepigeon (#46327381) Attached to: Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?
It seems to me he is asking if it makes you a bad programmer to rely on auto-complete, not just relying on an IDE in general:

Mombrea argues that 'being a good developer isn't about memorizing the language specific calls

As a recent C# convert, I can tell you that for me, it has become quite addicting.

+ - The first game of Virtual Reality for Oculus Rift will be Eve Valkyrie->

Submitted by Compraretech
Compraretech (2889959) writes "Oculus Rift and Valkyrie together to publish the first video game in virtual reality by 2014. The game is set in the world of Eve Online and is a simulator of space battles. The team wants to offer players the immersive experience of a virtual world where you can experience the feeling of a claustrophobic cockpit and the adrenaline of a space battle."
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Comment: Re:Teachers Never Get Fired (Score 4, Informative) 399

by codepigeon (#46075713) Attached to: California Students, Parents Sue Over Teacher Firing, Tenure Rules
I had a teacher who was a minotaur. We complained to the superintendant but he wouldn't do anything.

He would show up 20 minutes late, shit all over the floor, and complain about the humans who tresspass in his forest.

He wasn't even trying to do his job, but I guess competence or dedication of a teacher can never be questioned.

This is a true story. Its on the internet so you know its true.

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